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Asymtek Receives Intel’s Prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement Award

18 Mar 2008

CARLSBAD , California – March 18, 2008 – Asymtek, a Nordson (Nasdaq: NDSN) company, was named a recipient of Intel Corporation’s prestigious 2007 Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award. The award is Intel’s highest honor for its suppliers, recognizing them for outstanding commitment to quality and performance for providing products and services deemed essential to Intel’s success. The company is recognized for its efforts supplying Intel with automated dispense equipment. Asymtek and 12 other SCQI award winners will be honored at a celebration in Burlingame, California on March 18.

“Asymtek is proud and honored to accept one of our industry’s most prestigious recognitions of supplier excellence, Intel’s 2007 SCQI award – Asymtek’s fifth consecutive. As technology continues to advance at a phenomenal pace, Asymtek believes that our commitment to continuous improvement, our patented technologies, our superior service and effective training are significant factors in differentiating us from our peers. Based on these factors, our customer relationships are strengthened by close collaboration and our receipt of this SCQI award validates those efforts. Our investment in collaboration, and continuous improvement will reap benefits for Asymtek and Intel for many years to come,” said John Byers, president of Asymtek.

“Congratulations to Asymtek for their fifth SCQI award and sixth consecutive quality award,” said Ron Rinfret, Assembly Capital Equipment Development director, Intel Corporation. “As we continue to raise the bar, Asymtek has met, and exceeded, our expectations by delivering equipment early and meeting our demanding requirements. Throughout the year, Asymtek has been committed to the Intel relationship by supporting numerous value added projects and initiatives. Intel is delighted with this relationship and how well our two companies have engaged, and we look forward to continued success in 2008.”

The SCQI awards are part of Intel’s Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement process, which encourages Intel’s key suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for SCQI status, suppliers must score at least 95 percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, delivery, technology and responsiveness goals. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at http://supplier.intel.com/quality.

Intel will also recognize SCQI award winners with an advertisement in the U.S., Europe and Asia editions of The Wall Street Journal on March 18, 2008.

About Asymtek

Asymtek®, a world leader in automated fluid dispensing, conformal coating, and jetting technologies, designs and manufactures a full line of dispensing and coating systems, supported by a global applications and service network. Recognized for its innovative equipment and excellent service, Asymtek continues to offer advanced applications for a range of industries. These include semiconductor packaging, printed circuit board assembly, LEDs, flat panel display assembly, automotive, medical/biotech product assembly, and other precision assembly processes. Founded in 1983 and acquired in 1996 as a subsidiary of Nordson Corporation, Asymtek is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company. Asymtek has received numerous awards including Intel’s prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement award for five years in a row: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. For more information, visit www.asymtek.com .

About Nordson Corporation

Nordson Corporation is one of the world's leading producers of precision dispensing equipment that applies adhesives, sealants and coatings to a broad range of consumer and industrial products during manufacturing operations. The company also manufactures equipment used in the testing and inspection of electronic components as well as technology-based systems used for curing and surface treatment processes.  Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson has nearly 4,100 employees worldwide, and direct operations and sales support offices in 30 countries.