“NXP signs global outsourcing contracts with Atos Origin”

Utrecht, 9 July 2008

NXP, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, has awarded a five-year outsourcing contract to international IT services company Atos Origin. Under the contract Atos Origin will deliver global datacenter management services. This contract follows a business application hosting & datacenter services agreement signed last month. Together the contracts are worth €155 million. At the same time Atos Origin is selected as NXP's managed service integrator, responsible for managing its local and global IT suppliers. This agreement will result in increased flexibility, reliability, and cost savings for NXP using datacenter consolidation, global sourcing, best practice implementation and innovation.

As part of this new contract, Atos Origin will manage all infrastructure services for NXP's core business 24/7 to help consolidate and optimize all global manufacturing and engineering data centres. These services, which comprise consulting and outsourcing services, are based on Atos Origin's global sourcing strategy. Atos Origin and NXP will work with jointly agreed key performance indicators including systems availability, continuous service, cost reductions and output performance levels. This indicates the strategic importance to NXP and high level of confidence that Atos Origin holds to perform according to set targets.

"We have been working with Atos Origin for many years, and they have proven to be a reliable partner that generates results. For this deal which supports our core business, we need a partner with international presence and who knows our business. Our strategy focuses on increased efficiency by returning to our core activities, and Atos Origin will be our long-term partner to strengthen our competitive presence and increase our output. We were extremely pleased with the speed and flexibility during the procurement process. Both parties have worked together in close cooperation, always focussing on NXP's business requirements", says Louis Luijten, CIO of NXP Semiconductors.

Philippe Germond, CEO of Atos Origin, concludes: “This deal helps us to strengthen our market position in the Netherlands and internationally. I'm very proud of our partnership with NXP which serves as an example of best practice in the outsourcing market. Our expertise of global sourcing and our in-depth knowledge of NXP's management and business will help us to deliver within budget and on time. In fact, as NXP's managed service integrator, we will manage all other partners in the infrastructure area to assure NXP that all targets are realized. This requires strong teamwork where respect, trust and shared objectives are essential. It is a collaboration which we will see more of in the near future”.

Global sourcing is an important strategy of Atos Origin, whereby together with the customer either nearshore or offshore locations are chosen. Atos Origin has an international network of IT service centres in Armenia, Brazil, India, Malaysia, Morocco and Poland. The number of staff in offshore locations is 3,000. For 2009 Atos Origin expects a sharp increase to 8,000 staff in offshore locations.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is one of the world's leading international information technology services companies. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues total more than €5.8 billion and it employs over 50,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is listed on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

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