Renesas Electronics Wins Supplier of the Year 2013 Award from Continental

19 Aug 2014

Dusseldorf, August 19, 2014 — Renesas Electronics, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced today that it has been honoured with the Supplier of the Year award in the Microcontrollers category by the automotive specialist Continental AG. The accolade, which was presented at the company's Supplier Day event in Prague, recognises Renesas' excellence in the areas of technology, quality and logistical performance as well as customer focus and commitment.


  The Continental Supplier of the Year 2013 award was presented by Dr. Elmar Degenhart, Chairman of Continental's Executive Board; Günter Fella, Senior Vice-President of Purchasing at Continental Automotive; and Kai-Uwe Brinkmann, Vice-President of Purchasing Electronics in front of an invited audience of 370 guests. Continental Automotive Group selects its award winners using a stringent set of criteria in four areas: quality, technology, logistics and purchasing conditions. The company has reduced the number of its suppliers, making the reliability and support of its strategic suppliers even more important. Presenting the accolade in Prague, Continental executives mentioned the strong cooperation with Renesas going back many years and highlighted the outstanding support from Renesas during key processes.


  "We're delighted and proud to have won this award from Continental," comments Gerd Look, President of Renesas Electronics Europe. "It's recognised throughout the industry as a prestigious accolade, given the demanding criteria and performance levels required. We look forward to continuing our close and fruitful cooperation with Continental going forward."


  "Renesas Electronics has consistently demonstrated an outstanding level of customer focus along with the quality and reliability of its products," adds Kai-Uwe Brinkmann, Vice President Purchasing Electronics Continental Automotive. "We're also very impressed with Renesas' commitment to innovation – a key driver of value creation for us here at Continental."

About Renesas Electronics Europe

Renesas delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live – securely and safely. As the number one global supplier of microcontrollers, and a leader in A&P and SoC products, Renesas provides the expertise, quality, and comprehensive solutions for a broad range of Automotive, Industrial, Home Electronics (HE), Office Automation (OA) and Information Communication Technology (ICT) applications to help shape a limitless future.

Renesas Electronics Corporation was established in 2010 and is headquartered in Japan.With over 800 hardware and software alliance partners worldwide, it has the industry’s largest local support network. Renesas Electronics’ European structure is comprised of three business units – the Automotive, the Broad-based and the Industrial Solution Business Unit.

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