NIWOT, Colo., January 27, 2000 - The Dii Group, Inc. today announced that Dii-Dovatron, its contract electronics manufacturing subsidiary, has selected ON Semiconductor as its 1999 Semiconductor Supplier of the Year. ON Semiconductor was selected from among 2,000 Dii-Dovatron suppliers on the basis of quality, competitiveness, delivery, flexibility, service and support, and demand fulfillment capabilities. The award recognizes ON Semiconductor's exceptional global service and responsiveness to Dii-Dovatron.

Dermott O'Flanagan, president of Dii-Dovatron commented: "ON Semiconductor is solutions oriented, and frequently 'goes the extra mile' to fulfill our needs. Its people understand the contract manufacturing channel, and have developed business models to support it. This support enhances our ability to provide our customers with flexible, competitive outsourcing solutions. We're delighted to present this award to acknowledge the close working partnership we have forged with ON Semiconductor."

O'Flanagan continued: "Dovatron and ON Semiconductor share critical business information electronically through our integrated business systems. This close coordination with critical key suppliers such as ON Semiconductor enhances our electronics design and manufacturing capabilities, allowing us to get our customers' products to market faster and more cost effectively."

"Winning this award for the second year in a row is a great honor for ON Semiconductor, and a credit to our global team and their passion for constantly improving service programs for customers," said Alistair Banham, vice-president and director, service and e-business, for On Semiconductor. "As a new company and a leader in the global semiconductor components business, it is our long-term commitment at ON Semiconductor to be a service leader to the contract electronics manufacturing market. We will continue to develop our partnership with Dii-Dovatron, fostering success for both of our companies in this very challenging market."

ON Semiconductor, formerly a division of Motorola, is the world's leading supplier of analog ICs, logic ICs and discrete semiconductors with shipments of 18 billion units in 1999. Sales in 1998 exceeded $1.5 billion (pro forma). ON Semiconductor's products include integrated circuits for high-bandwidth data applications, analog ICs for power management, as well as low-voltage power transistors and the most complete discrete semiconductor portfolio in a variety of surface mount and standard packages. These semiconductor components provide the connectivity for digital electronic products. ON Semiconductor is the tradename of Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC and can be found on worldwide web site:

Dii-Dovatron is a leading ISO 9002 certified global contract manufacturer with locations in New York, Colorado, Southern California, Florida, Mexico, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Malaysia and the People's Republic of China. Dii-Dovatron is one of the autonomous companies of the Dii Group. Dovatron International is headquartered in Boulder, CO, and can be found on worldwide web site:

The Dii Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DIIG) is a leading, value-added electronics design and manufacturing service provider, which operates through a global network of companies in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. The company serves the electronics industry through its core competencies: design and semiconductor services; printed circuit boards; and systems assembly and distribution, which includes circuit board assembly, box build, and repair services. The Dii Group employs approximately 12,500 people and had revenues of $1.3 billion in fiscal 1999. Its Internet (Web) Site can be reached by accessing "" to view recent press releases, company information, and financial data relating to the Dii Group.

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