Intel gives kudos to 54 top suppliers

March 27, 2007 – Intel has given a nod to more than four dozen suppliers — a new record number of recognitions — from its roster of thousands of supply-chain partners, ranging from capital equipment manufacturers to materials, components, and service providers.

To earn Intel’s top award, its supplier continuous quality improvement (SCQI) award (now in its 20th year), 12 honorees scored at least 95% on a list of performance and ability goals over the past year, including cost, quality, availability, delivery, technology, and responsiveness. Another 44 suppliers scored better than 80% to earn Intel’s 2006 preferred quality supplier (PQS) recognition.

The SCQI winners “have demonstrated the commitment, innovation and results that set them apart from the rest of the industry,” stated Bob Baker, SVP and GM of Intel’s technology and manufacturing group, in a statement. “We congratulate them for their outstanding accomplishments and their focus on world-class performance.”

“The Preferred Quality Supplier award winners have an excellent and ongoing focus on technology innovation, manufacturing support and customer satisfaction,” added Bob Bruck, VP in the technology and manufacturing group, and Intel GM of technology manufacturing and 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.”

Intel launched the SCQI program in 1987 to improve the systems and output of key suppliers, in an effort to minimize the amount of time and money spent inspecting incoming material, goods, and services purchased. The company honored 38 suppliers in 2005, 43 in 2004, and 45 companies in 2003.

The 2006 SCQI winners are:

– Asymtek, a Nordson company (automated dispensing systems)
– Daewon Semiconductor Packaging Industrial Co. (injection molded trays, thermoformed transport media)
– Disco Corp. (precision singulation, wafer saws, polishers, and grinding equipment)
– Grohmann Engineering (custom semiconductor placement and material handling systems equipment)
– Hitachi High-Technologies Corp. (etch, metrology, nanotech and defect inspection tools)
– Moses Lake Industries/TAMA Chemicals (ultra high purity process and performance chemicals)
– Nippon Mining & Metals Co. Ltd. (sputtering targets for physical vapor deposition applications)
– Senju Metal Industry Co. Ltd. (soldering materials)
– SUMCO Corp. (200mm and 300mm polished and epitaxial silicon wafers)
– Tokyo Electron Ltd. (semiconductor production equipment)

Winners of the 2006 PQS award include:

– Ablestik Laboratories (die attach paste adhesives)
– AceCo Precision Manufacturing (high quality, low cost equipment spares and repairs)
– Advantest Corp. (testers/handlers for SOC, memory, mixed-signal devices)
– Amkor Technology (semiconductor assembly and test service)
– AZ Electronic Materials (photoresists and ancillary materials)
– Cabot Microelectronics Corp. (CMP polish slurries for flash and logic technologies)
– Catac Electronic (Zhong Shan) Co. Ltd. (printed circuit boards)
– Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd. (photomask)
– Daifuku Co. Ltd. (automated material handling systems)
– Dainippon Screen Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (wet etch and single wafer cleans equipment)
– DEK International (printing machines)
– Delta Design Inc. (test handlers and burn-in equipment)
– Delta Electronics (computer system components)
– Dow Corning Corp. (electronics adhesives)
– Enplas Semiconductor Peripheral Corp. (burn-in sockets)
– FUJIFILM Electronic Materials (advanced chemistry and equipment for semiconductor device manufacturing)
– Henkel Technologies (die attach adhesives and underfill materials)
– Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. (vertical diffusion furnaces)
– ICOS Vision Systems, NV (component inspection equipment for packaging and interconnect applications)
– Kelly Services Inc. (staffing solutions)
– KES Systems & Service Pte Ltd. (burn-in board, test interface units and tooling maintenance)
– Komatsu Electronic Metals Co., Ltd. (SUMCO TECHXIV Corp.) (epitaxial and annealed silicon wafers)
– Marvell Semiconductor (storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions)
– Munters Corp. (VOC abatement equipment)
– Nan Ya Printed Circuit Board Corp. (substrates and printed circuit boards)
– Nichicon Corp. (aluminum electrolytic and aluminum polymer capacitors)
– Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co. Ltd. (NDK) (quartz crystal resonators)
– Nippon Chemi-Con Corp. (aluminum electrolytic and polymer electrolytic capacitors)
– Nitto Denko Corp. (polymer materials)
– NTK, a division of NGK Spark Plug Co. Ltd. (high-density interconnect substrates)
– NuFlare Technology Inc. (photomask writer systems and services)
– Rosendin Electric (electrical construction services)
– Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. Ltd. (IC substrates and multilayer ceramic capacitors)
– Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. (uniformed guarding services)
– Siliconware Precision Industries Co. Ltd. (semiconductor assembly and test services)
– STATS ChipPAC Ltd. (assembly of flash, chipset and wireless packages)
– Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (processed wafers)
– Tektronix Inc. (test and measurement equipment)
– Texas Instruments (voltage regulator integrated circuits)
– The Hibbert Group (marketing fulfillment services)
– Thermal Product Solutions, a unit of SPX Corp. (epoxy curing, IHS, pre-bake ovens)
– TXC Corp. (frequency control components, quartz resonators and oscillators)
– Tyco Electronics (interconnects, microprocessor sockets and passive components)
– United Van Lines LLC (transportation services for relocation, capital equipment and tradeshows


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