Intel Honors 26 Companies With Preferred Quality Supplier Award
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 15, 2005 -- Intel Corporation today announced that 26 companies will receive Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for outstanding commitment to quality and performance excellence. These suppliers provided products and services deemed essential to Intel's business success in 2004. They excelled at meeting and exceeding high expectations and tough performance goals to distinguish themselves from the thousands of suppliers that worked with Intel last year. Winners will be honored at a ceremony in Burlingame, Calif. on March 15.
Award winners are: Advantest Corporation; Amkor Technology Inc.; Applied Materials; Asyst-Shinko Inc.; AZ Electronic Materials; Compugraphics USA Inc.; Credence Systems Corporation; Daewon Semiconductor Packaging Industrial Company; Dow Corning Corporation; Elec & Eltek International Holdings, Ltd.; Georg Fischer Piping Systems, Ltd.; Henkel Corporation; Hitachi High Technologies; Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.; IBM Corporation; ICOS Vision Systems; Kelly Services Inc.; KES Systems & Service (1993) PTE Ltd.; Komatsu Electronic Metals Co., Ltd.; Moses Lake Industries (Tama Chemicals); Munters Corporation; Nan Ya Printed Circuit Board Corporation; NEC Electronics Corporation; Nikko Materials Co., Ltd.; Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd.; Tyco International, Ltd.
"Dedication to quality and continuous improvement are highly valued by Intel," said Gidu Shroff, Intel vice president and director of Materials. "The recipients of this year's PQS awards have demonstrated commitment through top-notch performance in their respective industries; they have delivered world-class products and services while providing outstanding attention to affordability, innovation and excellence. We are proud to be associated with the recipients of this award."
"Our Preferred Quality Supplier award winners this year stand out for their exceptional commitment, contribution and consistent performance to Intel's technology, quality, cost, availability and customer satisfaction requirements," said Jai K Hakhu, Intel vice president and general manager of Technology Manufacturing Engineering. "These distinguished suppliers are role models for our industry and are well positioned to meet future technical and competitive challenges."
The PQS awards are part of Intel's Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement process that encourages suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for PQS status, suppliers must score at least an 80 percent rating in such areas as performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, delivery, technology and responsiveness goals. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at http://supplier.intel.com/quality/.
The PQS winners provide Intel with the following:
Advantest Corporation supplies Intel with flash, logic, memory and mixed signal testers and handlers.
Amkor Technology, Inc. supplies Intel with semiconductor assembly and test services.
Applied Materials supplies Intel with fab capital equipment.
Asyst-Shinko Inc. supplies Intel with automated material handling systems.
AZ Electronic Materials supplies Intel with litho materials.
Compugraphics USA Inc. supplies Intel with photomask repell services.
Credence Systems Corporation supplies Intel with structural, functional and debug test systems.
Daewon Semiconductor Packaging Industrial Company supplies Intel with thermoformed covers and injection molded process/shipping trays.
Dow Corning Corporation supplies Intel with thermal interface material.
Elec & Eltek International Holdings, Ltd. supplies Intel with printed circuit boards.
Georg Fischer Piping Systems, Ltd. supplies Intel with thermoplastic piping systems.
Henkel Corporation supplies Intel with underfill & die attach paste.
Hitachi High Technologies supplies Intel with fab capital equipment.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. supplies Intel with connectors, chassis, sockets, cables, motherboards, P.H.S./I.H.S.
IBM Corporation supplies Intel with notebooks, desktops, workstations and servers.
ICOS Vision Systems supplies Intel with semiconductor inspection equipment.
Kelly Services, Inc. supplies Intel with staffing services.
KES Systems & Service (1993) Pte Ltd. supplies Intel with burn in boards, burn in board repair and maintenance services.
Komatsu Electronic Metals Co., Ltd. supplies Intel with epitaxial and annealed silicon wafers.
Moses Lake Industries (Tama Chemicals) supplies Intel with high purity chemicals.
Munters Corporation supplies Intel with VOC abatement equipment.
Nan Ya Printed Circuit Board Corporation supplies Intel with flip chip substrates, wire bond substrates and wireless module main boards.
NEC Electronics Corporation supplies Intel with pseudo SRAM and ASIC.
Nikko Materials Co., Ltd. supplies Intel with sputter targets.
Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. supplies Intel with semiconductor assembly and test services.
Tyco International, Ltd. supplies Intel with sockets, connectors, chemicals, passives and RF switches.
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