Continental awards ROHM Semiconductor "Supplier of the Year 2016"

Willich-Munchheide (Germany), August 7th 2017 – Continental´s Automotive Group gave this year´s "Supplier of the year 2016" award in the category discretes to ROHM Semiconductor. With about 100 production sites worldwide, Continental processed around 120 billion components which have been produced by more than 2,700 series suppliers in 2016. To determine the winners, the Continental Automotive Group performs a comprehensive, systematic review on strictly defined criteria. Only suppliers who deliver an outstanding performance in terms of quality, technology, logistics, costs and purchase conditions can excel and hope for the established award.

ROHM received the award during the Supplier Day 2017 in Regensburg by Dr. Elmar Degenhart, Executive Chairman of the Board, Continental AG, and Günter Fella, Head of Purchasing at Continental Automotive. Dr. Degenhart emphasized during the ceremony, "Quality is now no longer a goal in the sense of an indicator of customer satisfaction but an absolute must. Adopting a systematic zero-defects strategy in all areas is a clear objective for our work. For this reason, all companies in the supply chain must make this standard of quality an integral part of their DNA so that all employees put it into practice every day and it characterizes every single process step."

"I am proud to accept this award as representative for all my colleagues around the world who put the utmost importance in the top quality of ROHM products. This award is a great acknowledgement of our efforts to always support our customers in achieving their business goals by providing high-quality, robust and advanced products as well as good services," said Christian André, President ROHM Semiconductor GmbH.

About ROHM Semiconductor

ROHM Semiconductor is a global company of 352,010 million yen (3,23 billion US$) revenue per March 31th, 2017 with 21,308 employees. ROHM Semiconductor develops and manufactures a very large product range from the Ultra Low Power Microcontroller, Power Management, Standard ICs, SiC Diodes, MOSFETs and Modules, Power Transistors and Diodes, LEDs to passives components such as Resistors, Tantalum Capacitors and LED display units, thermal Printheads in state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, China and Europe.

LAPIS Semiconductor (former OKI Semiconductor), SiCrystal AG, Kionix are companies of ROHM Semiconductor Group.
ROHM Semiconductor Europe has its head office near Dusseldorf serving the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
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About Continental

Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for the sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transport. In 2016, Continental generated sales of €40.5 billion and currently employs more than 227,000 people in 56 countries.


Continental awards ROHM Semiconductor Supplier of the Year 2016
Christian André, President ROHM Semiconductor GmbH, received the "Supplier of the Year Award 216" by Dr. Degenhart, CEO Continental, during the Supplier Day 2017.

Continental awards ROHM Semiconductor Supplier of the Year 2016
Continental awarded ROHM Semiconductor "Supplier of the Year 2016"