Holt Integrated Circuits Receives Lockheed Martin’s ESBA STAR Supplier Award for the Second Time

Thursday, February 02, 2012


Mission Viejo, CA (February 2, 2012) - Holt Integrated Circuits, a world leader in data bus IC’s for commercial and military avionics, announced today that Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), the world’s largest defense contractor, has awarded the Company its Electronic Systems Business Area (ESBA) STAR Supplier Award, 2011. The Award was presented to Holt at its Mission Viejo headquarters in January 2012. This is the second time Holt has won this prestigious award, following selection from Lockheed’s supplier base of over one thousand manufacturers. Less than one-half of one percent of all Lockheed Martin’s suppliers have been recognized by this award.

Awarded to recognize exemplary supplier excellence, the highly coveted STAR award is granted to a small select number of Lockheed Martin’s best-performing suppliers who distinguished themselves by meeting or exceeding some of the strictest performance criteria in the aerospace industry. To join Lockheed Martin’s elite group of STAR Suppliers, Holt Integrated Circuits achieved 100% quality performance and 100% on- time-delivery over the course of one year. Holt also met or exceeded Lockheed Martin’s Supplier Performance Evaluation metric comprising of quality, delivery, affordability and management/administration.

"Holt is extremely honored to receive this prestigious designation from Lockheed Martin,” said William G. Holt, President and CEO of Holt Integrated Circuits. “The award is an affirmation to our management team and dedicated employees that we are accomplishing our corporate objectives of providing the highest quality products and excellent customer service to the military and avionics markets."

Lockheed Martin introduced the STAR Supplier Award with the dual objective of developing stronger supply chain relationships and providing a means for recognizing top-performing suppliers. Lockheed Martin STAR Suppliers are given visibility across the Lockheed Martin Corporation resulting in opportunities for increasing business and consideration for reduction of Lockheed Martin oversight at the supplier level. As a result of the STAR program, Lockheed Martin and its customers enjoy the benefits of higher supplier product quality, improved delivery performance and their associated cost savings.


About Holt Integrated Circuits

Located in Mission Viejo, CA, Holt Integrated Circuits is a major supplier of ICs for avionics and military data bus and display applications.  The company’s products are specified by more than 400 manufacturers worldwide and are employed in flight control, navigation, engine management, communications, safety equipment, and in-flight entertainment systems.

Holt’s range of ICs supporting the ARINC 429 standard is the widest in the industry, and its display drivers offer high-voltage operation as well as innovative design features to enhance ease of use and testability.  Holt’s transceivers for MIL-STD-1553 applications are recognized as the industry’s smallest and have the lowest power consumption.  In addition, Holt also offers MIL-STD-1553 protocol ICs, Manchester encoder/decoders and interface transformers, as well as other data bus products such as ARINC 717, CAN and RS-485.  Select products are available to DSCC SMD specifications.  Holt also offers product compliant to the European Union "RoHS Directive 002/95/EC".

Holt Integrated Circuits is ISO 9001:2008 registered and is a STACK certified supplier.