Matheson Tri-Gas,was recognised by SPANSION as a World Class Supplier Pathfinder Award recipient for 2005. The award was presented to Bev Spencer Vice President of Supply Chain Management, Ted Schwarzbach Executive Vice President Electronic Gases, and Lee Scoggins, Central Region Sales Director of Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc., at the awards dinner held in Austin, Texas on May 3rd .

The World Class Supplier Pathfinder award is the recognition for the 'best of the best' and communicates SPANSION's standard of excellence to all other suppliers. "We take great pride in the fact that our company is one of only two selected to receive the WCS Pathfinder award for 2005 from among SPANSION's Fab suppliers," said Ted Schwarzbach. This is the top award among SPANSION's Fab suppliers.

"SPANSION strives to help its customers build differentiated products and bring them to the marketplace faster than ever before. SPANSION is successful in large part because of our valued suppliers. We truly believe that SPANSION would not be a world leader in flash products without the support of Companies like Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.," said Doug Duval, Vice President of Global Supply Management and Quality for SPANSION.