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Intel Announces 2019 Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement Awards


Today, Intel recognizes 37 suppliers for their exceptional commitment to quality and performance in 2019. These suppliers have collaborated with Intel to implement innovative process improvements and operate with the highest level of integrity while providing superior products and services.

“At Intel, listening to our customers, suppliers and stakeholders is an integral part of our culture,” said Bob Swan, Intel’s chief executive officer. “Intel values the ecosystem partners who embrace a deep commitment to quality, role model affordability and drive innovation. I’m pleased to congratulate the winners of our quality awards. Thank you for enabling Intel to deliver solutions that unleash the potential of data and delight our customers.”

In 2019, Intel spent billions of dollars with nearly 16,000 suppliers from more than 20 countries. This vibrant and diverse supply chain helped Intel deliver products to 2,000 customers, resulting in nearly 2 billion units shipped.

“Congratulations to all award winners,” said Dr. Murthy Renduchintala, Intel’s chief engineering officer and group president of the Technology, Systems Architecture & Client Group. “Transformative innovations and consistent high performance across all aspects of the supply chain by these partners play a vital role in Intel’s success. Together, we advance Moore’s Law by providing differentiated enablement, delivering leading products and helping our customers succeed.”

“Today, we are recognizing a distinguished group of partners who share a relentless drive for excellence, a collaborative approach to innovation and an unwavering commitment to quality,” said Dr. Randhir Thakur, head of the Global Supply Chain at Intel. “These key partners are industry role models and consistently collaborate with Intel to grow and win together.”

Intel has three levels of supplier recognition: The Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) Award, the Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) Award and the Supplier Achievement Award (SAA). The awards are part of Intel’s SCQI program, which encourages Intel’s key suppliers to strive for best-in-class levels of excellence and continuous improvement. Through the SCQI program, the SAA and the Distinguished Performance designation also recognize supplier achievements in supplier diversity, cost, quality, sustainability, technology, innovation, availability and world-class safety program performance. Learn more about the quality expectations of Intel suppliers.

Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement Award (SCQI) winners:

  • DISCO Corporation (with Distinguished Performance in Safety): Cutting, grinding and polishing equipment, consumables and services
  • Fujimi Corporation: Innovative and enabling CMP slurry technologies
  • Securitas USA Inc.: Physical security services, security systems support and related services
  • Senju Metal Industry Co. Ltd.: Solder spheres, pastes and flux
  • Tokyo Electron Limited: Coater/developer, dry etch, wet etch, thermal processing, deposition, test and 3DI systems

Preferred Quality Supplier Award (PQS) winners:

  • Advanced Semiconductor Engineering: Semiconductors assembly, packaging and test services
  • Applied Materials Inc.: Materials engineering solutions, including equipment, integrated processes and services
  • Arvato Supply Chain Solutions: Value-added and forward logistics services
  • ASM International N.V.: Leading-edge semiconductor materials deposition technology solutions and support
  • AT&S: CPU substrates and interposer
  • Brewer Science Inc.: Lithographic underlayer, antireflective coating materials and temporary wafer bonding materials
  • Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH: Semiconductor photomask solutions (mask repair, metrology, tuning systems)
  • GF Piping Systems: Comprehensive range of piping systems and specialized solutions
  • Hitachi High-Technologies: Fab etch and metrology equipment
  • KOKUSAI ELECTRIC CORPORATION (with Distinguished Performance in Safety): Batch thermal processing systems
  • Lam Research Corporation: Semiconductor manufacturing equipment in the etch, deposition and cleans areas
  • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc.: Super pure ammonium hydroxide and custom formulations to increase yield
  • Murata Machinery Ltd.: Automated material handling systems – hoist vehicles and stockers
  • NAMICS Corporation: Innovative epoxy material solutions
  • Schneider Electric Industries SAS: Energy distribution and management
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd: Silicon wafers, mask blanks, thermal insulating materials, underfill and photoresist
  • Siltronic AG: Polished and epitaxial silicon wafers
  • SUMCO Corporation: 200mm and 300mm epitaxial and polished silicon wafers
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd: Wafer manufacturing for externally produced Intel products
  • The PEER Group Inc.: Innovative factory automation software for high-volume smart manufacturing
  • Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co. LTD: Photo resists, developers, cleaning solutions and supporting high purity chemistries
  • Tosoh Quartz Inc.: Quartzware for semiconductor wafer processing equipment
  • TOSOH SMD INC.: High-purity metal and alloy targets for physical vapor deposition
  • Valex: Ultra-high-purity components manufacturer for gas delivery systems

Supplier Achievement Award (SAA) winners:

  • ASML: Technology
  • Ebara Corporation: Sustainability
  • JLL: Supplier Diversity
  • King Yuan Electronics Corp. (KYEC): Availability
  • Lasertec Corporation: Innovation
  • Powertech Technology Inc.: Availability
  • Skanska USA Building Inc.: Supplier Diversity
  • Toray Engineering Co. Ltd.: Technology

About Intel

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