Today, Intel recognized 35 suppliers for their exceptional commitment to quality in 2018. The suppliers have collaborated with Intel to implement innovative process improvements and serve with the highest level of integrity, while providing superior products and services. 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 PQS award recognizes suppliers who relentlessly pursue excellence and conduct business with resolute professionalism. To qualify for PQS status, suppliers must exceed high expectations and uncompromising performance goals while scoring at least 80 percent on an integrated report card that assesses performance throughout the year. Suppliers must also achieve 80 percent or greater on a challenging continuous improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems.
“Companies receiving this year’s Intel Preferred Quality Suppliers award have demonstrated excellence in customer satisfaction and have been critical in enabling our technology and manufacturing roadmaps,” said Mike Mayberry, senior vice president and general manager of Technology Development at Intel. “These suppliers play a crucial role in our relentless pursuit of Moore’s Law as we collaborate to deliver the technology foundation for the future of computing.”
- Shin Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.*: silicon wafers, mask blanks, thermal insulating materials, underfill and photoresist