Mini-Systems Awarded Gold Status By Northrop Grumman Space Technology

Long Beach, CA -- Mini-Systems, Inc., (MSI), Thin Film Division has been recognized once again by NGST as a "GOLD" Supplier. MSI has achieved NGST's highest rating of "GOLD" for the 3rd consecutive year.

In order to be a recipient of this status, suppliers must maintain an increased level of product quality and on-time delivery of 99%, in 2005, that percentage was at 98%. With about 1000 vendors, MSI was 1 of only 71 suppliers to receive the 2006 "GOLD" Supplier Award.

"Our ‘GOLD' Suppliers are Critical to the spacecraft we build and to the lives they save." – Charlie Heckrotte, Material Director (NGST) NGST's theme this year was "Raising the Bar on Supplier Performance", where they want to increase the number of Gold Suppliers and reduce the number of Red Suppliers. Mini-Systems' superb quality, responsiveness and on-time deliveries has once again proved to NGST that MSI is prepared to "step up to the plate" to meet and exceed their requirements and expectations. This making MSI the premiere vendor of RF/Passive Components throughout all the divisions of Northrop Grumman.

SOURCE: Mini-Systems, Inc.