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Fujitsu Recognizes Excellence in Supplier Performance

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Richardson, TX, August 25, 2011

Fujitsu, a leading provider of business, information technology and communications solutions, announced its 2011 Supplier Excellence award winners today. Fujitsu has over 170 suppliers and has identified those who most significantly and repeatedly demonstrated a commitment to advancing state-of-the-art technology, as well as on-time performance and cost control.

Award winners represent the full spectrum of services and solutions that contribute to Fujitsu’s market leading optical networking platforms, including providers of backplanes, printed circuit boards, integrated circuits, power modules, amplifiers, custom diecast components, custom cable assemblies and cabinets.

“We expect a lot from our suppliers because they play a critical role in Fujitsu’s ability to exceed the high expectations our customers have of us,” said Hans Roehrig, senior vice president, operations and manufacturing, Fujitsu Network Communications. “Each year we gather our best-in-class partners at the Fujitsu Supplier Day, which culminates in a Supplier Excellence awards banquet. I want to take this opportunity to again thank these companies for the contributions they make toward Fujitsu’s market-leading positions.”

Fujitsu recognizes supplier excellence in four categories, including “On Time Delivery/Quality Performance,” “Value Contribution,” “Technical Advancement” and “Special Achievement.” The 2011 Fujitsu Supplier Excellence award winners in each category are:

On Time Delivery/Quality Performance

  • A.F. Technologies, Inc. – provider of custom cable assemblies, achieved 100 percent on-time delivery and quality performance, even when turnaround times were very aggressive.
  • Fujitsu Interconnect Technologies, Limited – provider of high-layer count backplanes, attained 100 percent on-time delivery and quality performance.
  • Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc. - provider of a variety of ASICS components for use in multiple products, attained 100 percent on-time delivery and quality performance, even as certain processes were moved between factories.
  • Karlee Company, Inc. – provider of sheet metal, and long-standing partner to Fujitsu for nearly 20 years, that ships several hundred lots of custom parts each month; this year the company was Fujitsu’s top performer in the fabricated commodity.
  • Murata Electronics North America, Inc. – provider of power modules and capacitors with a long track record of excellent performance for Fujitsu, attained near perfect on-time delivery and perfect quality performance.

Value Contribution

  • Aegis Lightwave, Inc. – provider of optical channel monitoring products; the company not only collaborated with Fujitsu on cost control initiatives but worked with Fujitsu engineering to develop a new device that will supply even better quality at a lower cost.
  • Finisar Corporation – provider of optical components; implemented cost controls while maintaining the highest quality in optical components.
  • Microcast Technologies Corporation – supplier of custom diecast components, recognized for product quality and creativity in cost control.
  • Sanmina – SCI Corporation – supplier of printed circuit boards and backplanes, worked with Fujitsu’s quality engineered, lower cost production facilities and were qualified at higher layer counts and with new technologies.

Technical Advancement

  • Oclaro, Inc. – provider of amplifiers, worked closely with Fujitsu engineering to develop a higher-quality, lower-cost amplifier and ramped-up production volume more than three-fold.

Special Achievement

  • Xilinx, Inc. - supplier of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), developed a creative program to significantly reduce lead times and using our EDI forecast to drive material.

A description of the many Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.’s optical networking solutions, to which these suppliers contribute, can be found at http://www.fujitsu.com/us/services/telecom/technologies.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of information and communication technology (ICT)-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in over 100 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$55 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011.
For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com

About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., headquartered in Richardson, Texas, is an innovator in Connection-oriented Ethernet and optical transport technologies. A market leader in packet optical networking solutions, WDM and SONET, Fujitsu offers a broad portfolio of network services as well as end-to-end solutions for design, implementation, migration, support and management of optical networks. The only major optical networking vendor to manufacture its own equipment in North America, Fujitsu has over 450,000 network elements deployed by major North American carriers across the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please see: http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom.

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Date: August 25, 2011
City: Richardson, TX
Company: Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.,