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Thomas West Inc.

TWI Press Releases

TWI Wins Star Award from Showa Denko

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SUNNYVALE, Calif.—March 8, 2008 – Thomas West Incorporated (TWI) proudly announces that the company won one of only four Star awards provided to key suppliers by Showa Denko. TWI was recognized for “outstanding contribution and partnership” to the well-known manufacturer of disk drives.

Ken Ponder, VP of the HDD product line at TWI, received the award earlier this year, explains, “the company cuts its teeth developing and supplying polishing tapes to the hard disk drive industry almost 25 years ago. We want all the users out there to know that our ability to develop and supply the greatest variety of polishing, texturing and wipe tapes in huge volumes remains unsurpassed. We are very proud of that.”

Specifically, Thomas West has supplied Showa Denko Japan with textile tapes used to texture disks for data storage devices. Each lot undergoes rigorous quality control tests on site at the Sunnyvale manufacturing facility, as well as rigorous tests at the customers’ sites in Japan.

About TWI : Located in Silicon Valley, Thomas West (TWI), incorporated in 1981, is a supplier of polishing, texturing and wipe tapes for hard disk drives (HDD), and polishing pads for Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) in semiconductor manufacturing. TWI is ISO 9001: 2000 certified by TUV USA Inc. in Sunnyvale, California. TWI maintains a strong network of distributors specializing in semiconductor supply all over the world. For more information, please contact skirtley@thomaswest.com.

Company and PR Contact:
Steve Kirtley
Thomas West Incorporated
Tel: 408-481-9200 ext. 109
E-mail: skirtley@thomaswest.com

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