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ON Semiconductor Opens State-of-the-Art Global Distribution Center in Singapore

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An average of 50 million units per day are expected to pass through this new, automated, 95,000 square foot, US$3.5 million Singapore distribution facility

PRNewswire-Asia/ –ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN),a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics, has opened its new Singapore hub for global distribution. The new US$3.5 million state-of-the-art facility was built and implemented in partnership with DHL.

“The Singapore Global Distribution Center (GDC) was designed to increase storage and throughput capacity and improve overall productivity,” said John Nelson, executive vice president and chief operating officer for ON Semiconductor.” Our expanded Singapore operations will improve the velocity of our just-in-time shipments to customers and distribution partners, enable more customized logistics processes, and reduce labor expenses. Singapore was an ideal location for this distribution operation because it offers a centralized regional location with close proximity to our customers and to our manufacturing, assembly and test operations located in South Asia.”

Oscar De Bok, CEO for South & Southeast Asia, DHL Supply Chain added: “At DHL we are committed to delivering world class solutions to the semiconductor industry in Asia and beyond. By partnering with ON Semiconductor we have together developed and implemented a strong solution which we believe will set the benchmark for global fulfillment in the industry and have created a clear competitive advantage for ON Semiconductor.”

The Singapore GDC is dedicated to shipping finished goods to its worldwide customer base, acts as a global customer sample center, stores die and wafers for shipment to assembly and test operations, and serves as a local hub for consolidation and delivery of products to customers in South Asia. This facility is now the largest distribution facility serving the semiconductor industry located in Singapore.

— More than half of the 38 billion devices ON Semiconductor produces and ships annually are expected to pass through the company*s Singapore GDC.
— The new 95,000 square-foot Singapore GDC is double the size of the regional distribution center ON Semiconductor previously operated in Singapore.
— Approximately 150 employees of DHL, ON Semiconductor*s strategic logistics partner throughout Asia, currently work at the Singapore GDC.
— ON Semiconductor expects supply chain productivity within its regional operations to improve by more than 15 percent as a direct result of the expanded and automated facility.

“We are grateful for the local support provided us during the selection, planning and construction of this state-of-the-art distribution center,” said Nelson. “This distribution center is an investment in both the future of ON Semiconductor and reaffirms Singapore’s position as an international center for distribution within the electronics industry. ON Semiconductor had a need to expand its distribution capacity to address increasing customer demands and to consolidate its distribution operations for its growing product portfolio. Singapore offered a centralized regional location with close proximity to our customers and our manufacturing, assembly and test operations located in South Asia.”

Singapore EDB Assistant Managing Director Yeoh Keat Chuan commented: “We welcome ON Semiconductor’s decision to locate its global distribution centre (GDC) here in Singapore. This highly automated GDC is very much in line with Singapore’s drive to promote greater productivity in warehousing and logistics operations. With electronics supply chain and customer base shifting to Asia, Singapore, as the leading logistics hub in Asia, has the capabilities that enable electronics companies to optimize their supply chains for quick turnaround time. The presence of major third party logistics providers also provides a compelling case for distribution centres in Singapore. Today, most of the top 25 third party logistics service providers have significant operations here.”

About ON Semiconductor

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) is a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics. The company’s broad portfolio of power and signal management, logic, discrete and custom devices helps customers efficiently solve their design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, LED lighting, medical, military/aerospace and power applications. ON Semiconductor operates a world-class, value-added supply chain and a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centers in key markets throughout North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions. For more information, visit http://www.onsemi.com.

ON Semiconductor and the ON Semiconductor logo are registered trademarks of Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC. All other brand and product names appearing in this document are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders. Although the company references its Web site in this news release, such information on the Web site is not to be incorporated herein.

CONTACTS

Suzanne Yap
Rice Communications
+65-6221-8322
Suzanne.yap@ricecomms.com

Debbie Ho
Rice Communications
+65-6221-8322
Debbie.ho@ricecomms.com

Daisy Sham
Asia – Marketing Communications
ON Semiconductor
+852-2689-0156
Daisy.sham@onsemi.com

SOURCE﹛ON Semiconductor

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DHL Wins Aerospace Logistics Company of the Year at Frost & Sullivan Awards 2011

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PRNewswire-Asia/ — DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, today announced its second consecutive win by its Supply Chain division as ‘Aerospace Logistics Company of the Year’ at the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Aerospace & Defense Awards.

(Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2010/09/02/20100902467742-l.jpg )

The win comes shortly after the company clinched a landmark three-year deal worth euro10.6 million with KPMG for Aero Inventory, a company that up until November 2009 offered airlines and MROs (maintenance, repair and overhaul) a unique service involving buying, storing, leasing and maintaining an inventory of various consumables and expendables for aircraft components. The innovative solution developed by DHL Supply Chain, tracks and consolidates almost 25 million parts and their associated trace documents scattered over 100 locations, enabling KPMG (as administrators of Aero) the option of managing insolvent UK firm Aero Inventory out of administration.

“As part of the Aero Inventory solution, we recently expanded the DHL Aerospace Hub in Singapore by 55% to 70,000 sq ft. This is a timely move as Singapore is recognized as the number one center in Asia for Aerospace MRO(1) and is expected to capture a significant market share from the MRO sector with estimated total cumulative revenue of S$372 billion from 2010 to 2030(2). The aerospace sector is a key area of focus for us and winning the award is proof once again that we have the right industry expertise, enabling us to develop innovative solutions,” said Paul Graham, Chief Executive Officer, DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific.

The DHL Aerospace Hub, certified AS9120 and ISO, provides 24/7 urgent parts dispatch, warehousing, transport and inventory optimization systems.

About the Aero Inventory deal

DHL Supply Chain’s solution to uncover, recover and consolidate inventory from places as diverse as El Salvador and China, plus the development of a proper ongoing sales channel, will enable KPMG to maximize the sales value of the inventory as well as give them the option of rebuilding Aero Inventory into a viable business.

To achieve this, DHL has created three gateways in Canada, Hong Kong and Japan to consolidate parts and then ship them to Aero Inventory’s single, global hub which DHL runs out of its Aerospace Hub in Singapore to supply airline clients all over the world. The solution, which will require the services of DHL’s Global Forwarding and Express divisions, leverages the company’s vast global network and experience, to withdraw all parts from customer locations worldwide — including Australia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Japan and the USA — and have them distributed out of a global hub in Singapore.

Oscar de Bok, Chief Executive Officer of DHL Supply Chain for South and Southeast Asia said: “Since the Aerospace Hub was established four years ago, we have successfully helped our customers improve internal performance and maintain compliance in the Aerospace industry. Today, our one-stop hub provides the broadest end-to-end supply chain services, from having a dedicated aerospace warehouse, to delivering critical spare parts around the world, and having a devoted Aircraft on Ground (AOG) Asia Pacific call centre that operates 24/7.”

About the Award

The annual Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Aerospace & Defense Awards are the industry’s most coveted titles for the best performing companies in the airlines, airports, manufacturing, MRO, aviation training, defense, general aviation and homeland security segments of the Aerospace and Defense industry. Inaugurated in 2008, the Awards recognize the continuing efforts of industry stalwarts as well as emerging players in Asia Pacific.

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DHL – The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 275,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 51 billion euros in 2010.

For the latest news and happenings about DHL in Asia Pacific, visit http://press.ap.dhl.com

Note:

1. http://www.edb.gov.sg/edb/sg/en_uk/index/industry_sectors/Aerospace_Engineering/industry_background.html
2. Singapore Aerospace Value Chain Study, Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore), September 2009

SOURCE﹛DHL

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