Clarion Corporation of America Receives A J.D. Power and Associates Award For The Second Year in a Row

Detroit, MI (August 14, 2007) – Clarion Corporation of America, a global leader in the mobile electronics industry, shares the honor of being awarded the industry’s highest award by J.D. Power and Associates for supplying the radio in the AM/FM/ Multi-CD Changer segment of the 2007 Multimedia Quality and Satisfaction Study.

Clarion supplies the CD Changer radio module for the system which received the award while another manufacturer provides the display components. The system ranks the highest in this segment with the lowest overall score of 4.0 problems per 100 vehicles (PP100), well below the industry standard number of reported problems in this segment (the lower the PP100 reported number, the higher the product quality). Clarion also supplies AM/FM/ Multi CD Changer radios to more than ten vehicle models in the North American U.S. market ranking second in the segment with 4.4 PP100.

The J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Multimedia Quality and Satisfaction Study measures owner experiences with the quality, design satisfaction and features of automotive multimedia systems in new vehicles. This study released on August 2, is based on responses from 97,390 owners of new 2007 model year vehicles.

Clarion Company Ltd., the parent company of Clarion Corporation of America, supplies numerous radios, multimedia and navigation systems to vehicles sold globally. This study proves once again that Clarion radios provide vehicle owners with excellent satisfaction and very few quality problems. Clarion has set the benchmark for quality in this multimedia segment.

“We are extremely honored to have received this prestigious award two years in a row by J.D. Power and Associates,” said Matt Matsuda, President of Clarion Corporation of America. “This exemplifies our achievement of producing and delivering high quality products that exceed customer satisfaction requirements. Clarion prides itself on introducing high-quality mobile electronics that are easy-to-use for both OEM vehicles and for the aftermarket.”

About Clarion

Clarion Corporation of America, headquartered in Cypress, California, is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Clarion Co. Ltd., which joined the Hitachi-group as a consolidated subsidiary since 2006. Automotive News ranks Clarion Corporation of America among the top 150 North American OEM Suppliers. Clarion, an international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940, conducts research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of vehicle entertainment, navigation, rear vision, communications and security products for the automotive and recreational vehicle environments. Clarion has over 10,000 employees worldwide and 12 factories in 10 countries, with marketing and sales affiliates in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Clarion is located on the Web at

About J.D. Power and Associates

Headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., J.D. Power and Associates is an ISO 9001-registered global marketing information services firm operating in key business sectors including market research, forecasting, performance improvement, training and customer satisfaction. The firm’s quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually. For more information on car reviews and ratings, car insurance, health insurance, cell phone ratings, and more, please visit J.D. Power and Associates is a business unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

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