Intel Honors 25 Companies with Its Preferred Quality Supplier Award.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 11, 2002
Intel Corporation today announced that 25 companies will receive the Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS PQS - Picture Quality Scale ) award for outstanding commitment to quality and performance excellence. These 25 suppliers provided products and services deemed essential to Intel's success in the year 2001. These companies exceeded 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 13.
Award winning suppliers are: ChipPAC Inc.; Compaq Computer Corporation (company) Compaq Computer Corporation - The largest US manufacturer and vendor of IBM PC compatible personal computers and servers. Compaq was started in 1982 by three ex-Texas Instruments employees.
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"Intel's Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement process and Preferred Quality Supplier awards have benefited both Intel and its suppliers," said Gidu Shroff n. 1. A banker, or changer of money. , vice president, Intel's Technology and Manufacturing Group and director of Materials. "We instituted this process to drive quality and continuous improvement in our supply base. In return, we have seen our component quality improve and our supply-chain business practices advance. I am thrilled for this year's recipients and proud to be associated with such outstanding companies that are obviously leaders in their respective industries."
"The Preferred Quality Supplier award winners this year have demonstrated a significant commitment to total customer satisfaction during a difficult year for our industry," said Jai Hakhu, vice president, Intel's Technology and Manufacturing Group and general manager of technology manufacturing engineering. "Their contributions of innovative technology, ongoing cost reduction and their focus on customer support have been exemplary."
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 high on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, technology and responsiveness goals. Suppliers must also manage and deliver on a challenging improvement plan and a quality systems assessment. Additional information about the SCQI SCQI Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (Intel) program is available at http://supplier.intel.com/quality/.
Intel will also recognize PQS award winners with an advertisement in the U.S., European and Asian editions of The Wall Street Journal on March 14.
PQS winners provide Intel with the following:
-- ChipPAC supplies assembly and test services -- Compaq Computer supplies computing platforms and storage -- Compeq Manufacturing supplies organic packaging materials -- Delta Electronics supplies switching power supplies -- Dow Corning supplies thermal polymers, die attach and encapsulant -- ESEC supplies chip attach and die bonders -- Fujimi America supplies CMP slurries -- General Electric Industrial Systems and Water Technologies division supplies electrical components, ultra pure water systems and engineering services -- Hitachi High Technologies supplies etch, CD SEM and defect inspection equipment -- Ibiden supplies organic packaging materials and printed circuit boards -- IBM supplies engineering computing and IT notebook, workstation and server standards -- LKT Automation supplies automation systems -- Mitsui Chemicals supplies pellicles and backgrind tape -- NEC Electron Devices, System LSI Operations Unit supplies SRAM and logic products -- Novellus Systems supplies thin films deposition -- NTK Technical Ceramics supplies organic packaging materials -- Samsung Electro-Mechanics supplies organic packaging materials -- Sanyo Denki supplies active heat sinks -- Schlumberger Semiconductor Solutions supplies functional testers, structural testers and diagnostic systems -- Senju Metal Industry Company supplies soldering materials -- Shin-Etsu supplies silicon wafers and assembly polymer materials -- SUMCO supplies silicon wafers -- TDK supplies multilayer ceramic capacitors, EMI components and inductors -- Tokyo Ohka Kogyo (TOK)/OHKA America supplies photoresists and developers -- United Van Lines supplies electronic, household goods and display and exhibit transportation
Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom.
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