As a devices company, Marubun provides total solutions in the semiconductor business from marketing to technology support and delivery. Based on a business model that emphasizes close ties with customers at the point of contact between customers and suppliers, we strive for parts and materials procurement that provides benefits to our customers. We monitor customer product development trends and production plans and provide, in a timely manner, usefully technology information and support functions that anticipate the timing of this shift from design to commercialization. In addition, management structures made up of large-scale distribution centers and cutting-edge information systems achieve justin- time and stable supply of products. Marubun began importing and selling ICs immediately after their invention and in 1965 was the first company to successfully introduce integrated circuits to the Japanese market, playing a major role in the effective start of Japan's electronics industry. Based on this past performance and expertise, Marubun has become a trusted business partner.