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Edwards Receives Prestigious Supplier Excellence Award from Lam Research Recognised for outstanding performance and world class capability

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CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, UK. (12 November, 2014)—Edwards is delighted to announce it has received a Supplier Excellence Award from Lam Research for its performance and support. This is the third Supplier Excellence Award which Edwards has received from Lam Research in the last four years. Edwards, who supplies turbomolecular vacuum pumps to Lam Research, is the only vacuum and abatement supplier to be recognized.

Lam Research Corp, a major global provider of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry, recognized only six companies with Supplier Excellence Awards at its 10th Supplier Day held on October 23, 2014. These awards acknowledge exemplary performance to pre-defined standards, including on-time delivery, quality, cost reduction, and several areas of flexibility and support. Chosen from among Lam’s preferred suppliers, the winning six companies also stood out for their willingness to exceed performance requirements, for example, by rapidly delivering solutions in support of challenging new product introduction cycle times.

“We have an outstanding preferred supplier base that contributes significantly to our capabilities,” commented Tim Archer, Lam’s chief operating officer, “and it is an honor to recognize the achievements of the top six companies with these awards. In the fast-paced, competitive semiconductor industry, close collaboration with suppliers is a key component in Lam’s ability to deliver on commitments and provide the innovative solutions our customers need.”

“Lam has been a valued Edwards customer for over 20 years and we greatly appreciate the confidence Lam has placed in our products and people,” commented Scott Balaguer, President US & Europe Semi-ET Business Unit, Edwards. “We look forward to continuing our long and mutually beneficial business relationship with Lam Research.”

Scott Clark, Lam Account Manager at Edwards added, “We are honoured to be part of Lam’s elite preferred suppliers and we are appreciative of the partnership we have with them. This award has only been attainable through global teamwork and continued commitment to excellence.”

About Edwards
Edwards is a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products, abatement systems and related value-added services. These are integral to manufacturing processes for semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells; are used within an increasingly diverse range of industrial processes including power, glass and other coating applications, steel and other metallurgy, pharmaceutical and chemical; and for both scientific instruments and a wide range of R&D applications.

Edwards has over 4,000 employees worldwide engaged in the design, manufacture and support of high technology vacuum and exhaust management equipment. Edwards has state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and North America.

Further information about Edwards can be found at www.edwardsvacuum.com.

About Lam Research
Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ:LRCX) is a trusted global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry. Lam’s broad portfolio of market-leading deposition, etch, strip, and wafer cleaning solutions helps customers achieve success on the wafer by enabling device features that are 1,000 times smaller than a grain of sand, resulting in smaller, faster, and more power-efficient chips. Through collaboration, continuous innovation, and delivering on commitments, Lam is transforming atomic-scale engineering and enabling its customers to shape the future of technology. Based in Fremont, Calif., Lam Research is an S&P 500® company whose common stock trades oon the NASDAQ® Global Select Market™ under the symbol LRCX.

For more information, please visit http://www.lamresearch.com.

For further information, please contact:
Rebecca Walder | Content Specialist | Edwards
Tel: +44 1293 603103 |Mob: +44 7767 310142 | rebecca.walder@edwardsvacuum.com| pr@edwardsvacuum.com
Crawley Business Quarter, Manor Royal, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9LW, UK | www.edwardsvacuum.com

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