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Tosoh Quartz Inc. Receives Intelís Preferred Quality Supplier Award


Tokyo, Japanó Tosoh Quartz, Inc. has been recognized as one of 17 companies receiving Intel Corporationís Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2012. Tosoh Quartz, Inc. is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel with quartzware for semiconductor wafer processing equipment, deemed essential to Intelís success.

ďWe are honored to again receive Intelís Preferred Quality Supplier award as recognition of our commitment to deliver rapid innovation, consistent quality, flexible production capacity, and greater value,Ē says Roger Wood, President and CEO of Tosoh Quartz, Inc. ďThrough close collaboration with Intel and continuous improvement throughout our organization and supply chain, Tosoh looks forward to the continued expansion of our role in Intelís success.Ē

ďCongratulations to Tosoh Quartz, Inc. for winning the 2012 Preferred Quality Supplier award. Tosoh Quartz, Inc.ís team has consistently demonstrated excellent performance across a broad portfolio of Intel products and projects. Tosoh Quartz, Inc. continues to provide development capabilities and a strong management commitment to Intelís Quality Operating System, and leading in Intel environmental, social and governance requirements across Intelís supply base,Ē said Tim Hendry Intel VP and Director of Fab Materials Operations, Intel Corporation.

The PQS award is part of Intelís Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) program that encourages suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for PQS status, suppliers must score 80 percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, technology, environmental, social and governance goals. Suppliers must also achieve 80 percent or greater on a challenging improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at

A celebration to honor PQS award winners was held in San Jose. In addition, there was an announcement on Intelís website at

About Tosoh Quartz Inc.

Tosoh Quartz, Inc. is an industry leader in the production of quartz glass products for use by the semiconductor industry in the manufacture of integrated circuits. Tosoh Quartz, Inc. has been operating in Portland, Oregon, since 1970 and in Durham, England, since 1993, and is a member of Tosoh Corporationís Advanced Materials Division, which includes Tosoh Quartz Corporation (Japan), Tosoh Quartz Co., Ltd.(Taiwan), Tosoh SMD (United States, Korea, China), Tosoh Speciality Materials Corporation (Japan) and Tosoh SGM Corporation (Japan).

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Tosoh Corporation is a Japanese chemical company established in 1935 and listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. It is the parent of the Tosoh Group, which comprises 130 companies worldwide and a multiethnic workforce of over 11,000 people and generated net sales of •687.1 billion (US$8.4 billion at the year-end rate of •82.19 to the US dollar) in fiscal 2012, ended March 31, 2012.

Tosoh is one of the largest chlor-alkali manufacturers in Asia. The Company supplies the plastic resins and an array of the basic chemicals that support modern life. Tosohís petrochemical operations supply ethylene, polymers, and polyethylene, while its advanced materials business serves the global semiconductor, display, and solar industries. Tosoh has also pioneered sophisticated bioscience systems that are used for the monitoring of life-threatening diseases, such as diabetes and certain cancers, and to prevent epidemics by identifying pathogenic microbes. In addition, Tosoh develops products and provides services to purify water and to monitor the environment as part of a commitment to a sustainable future.

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