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Intel Honors 44 Companies With Preferred Quality Supplier Award


Intel Corporation today announced the 44 companies receiving 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 2006. They excelled at meeting and exceeding high expectations and tough performance goals to distinguish themselves from the thousands of suppliers that work with Intel. Winners will be honored at a ceremony tonight in Burlingame, Calif.

Winners of the PQS award are: Ablestik Laboratories; AceCo Precision Manufacturing; Advantest Corporation; Amkor Technology; AZ Electronic Materials; Cabot Microelectronics Corp.; Catac Electronic (Zhong Shan) Co., Ltd.; Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.; Daifuku Co., Ltd.; Dainippon Screen Manufacturing Co., Ltd.; DEK International; Delta Design, Inc.; Delta Electronics; Dow Corning Corporation; Enplas Semiconductor Peripheral Corporation; FUJIFILM Electronic Materials; Henkel Technologies; Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.; ICOS Vision Systems, NV; Kelly Services, Inc.; KES Systems & Service (1993) Pte Ltd.; Komatsu Electronic Metals Co., Ltd. (SUMCO TECHXIV Corporation); Marvell Semiconductor; Munters Corporation; Nan Ya Printed Circuit Board Corporation; Nichicon Corporation; Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd. (NDK); Nippon Chemi-Con Corporation; Nitto Denko Corporation; NTK, A Division of NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.; NuFlare Technology, Inc.; Rosendin Electric; Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.; Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.; Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd.; STATS ChipPAC Ltd.; Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.; Tektronix Inc.; Texas Instruments; The Hibbert Group; Thermal Product Solutions Unit of SPX Corporation; TXC Corporation; Tyco Electronics; and United Van Lines, LLC.

“The recipients of the 2006 Preferred Quality Supplier award have clearly demonstrated their excellence with the products and services they deliver,” said Craig Brown, vice president Technology and Manufacturing Group and director of Materials. “The recipients not only showed their commitment to the highest quality standards but also their outstanding ability to focus on affordability, innovation and excellence, as well. It’s this dedication that makes these suppliers highly valued by Intel and makes us proud of our association with them.”

“The Preferred Quality Supplier award winners have an excellent and ongoing focus on technology innovation, manufacturing support and customer satisfaction” said Bob Bruck, vice president Technology and Manufacturing Group and general manager of Technology Manufacturing Engineering. “The suppliers we’re recognizing today are role models for our industry, achieve higher levels of performance than their peers and are key to Intel’s delivery of new products to our customers worldwide.”

The PQS award is 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 meet criteria in such areas as performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, delivery, technological and responsiveness goals. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at

PQS winners provide Intel with the following products or services:

Ablestik Laboratories supplies die attach paste adhesives

AceCo Precision Manufacturing supplies high quality, low cost equipment spares and repairs

Advantest Corporation supplies testers/handlers for SOC, memory, mixed-signal devices

Amkor Technology supplies semiconductor assembly and test service

AZ Electronic Materials supplies photoresists and ancillary materials

Cabot Microelectronics Corp. supplies CMP polish slurries for flash and logic technologies

Catac Electronic (Zhong Shan) Co., Ltd. supplies printed circuit boards

Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. supplies photomask
Daifuku Co., Ltd. supplies automated material handling systems

Dainippon Screen Manufacturing Co., Ltd. supplies wet etch and single wafer cleans equipment

DEK International supplies printing machines
Delta Design, Inc. supplies test handlers and burn-in equipment

Delta Electronics supplies computer system components
Dow Corning Corporation supplies electronics adhesives

Enplas Semiconductor Peripheral Corporation supplies burn-in sockets

FUJIFILM Electronic Materials supplies advanced chemistry and equipment for semiconductor device manufacturing

Henkel Technologies supplies die attach adhesives and underfill materials

Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. supplies vertical diffusion furnaces

ICOS Vision Systems, NV supplies component inspection equipment for packaging and interconnect applications
Kelly Services, Inc. provides staffing solutions

KES Systems & Service (1993) Pte Ltd. supplies burn-in board, test interface units and tooling maintenance

Komatsu Electronic Metals Co., Ltd. (SUMCO TECHXIV Corporation) supplies epitaxial and annealed silicon wafers

Marvell Semiconductor provides storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions

Munters Corporation supplies VOC abatement equipment
Nan Ya Printed Circuit Board Corporation supplies substrates and printed circuit boards

Nichicon Corporation supplies aluminum electrolytic and aluminum polymer capacitors

Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd. (NDK) supplies quartz crystal resonators

Nippon Chemi-Con Corporation supplies aluminum electrolytic and polymer electrolytic capacitors

Nitto Denko Corporation supplies polymer materials

NTK, A Division of NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd. supplies high-density interconnect substrates

NuFlare Technology, Inc. provides photomask writer systems and services

Rosendin Electric provides electrical construction services

Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd. provides IC substrates and multilayer ceramic capacitors

Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. provides uniformed guarding services

Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. provides semiconductor assembly and test services

STATS ChipPAC Ltd. supplies assembly of flash, chipset and wireless packages

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. supplies processed wafers

Tektronix Inc. supplies test and measurement equipment

Texas Instruments supplies voltage regulator integrated circuits

The Hibbert Group provides marketing fulfillment services

Thermal Product Solutions Unit of SPX Corporation supplies epoxy curing, IHS, pre-bake ovens

TXC Corporation supplies frequency control components, quartz resonators and oscillators

Tyco Electronics supplies interconnects, microprocessor sockets and passive components

United Van Lines, LLC provides transportation services for relocation, capital equipment and tradeshows

Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live.


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