As Systems on Silicon Manufacturing Company (SSMC) role in fabricating a greater number of NXP Semiconductor’s IC devices increases, the 200mm fab, a joint venture between NXP and TSMC has held a Supplier Day, acknowledging the contributions made by suppliers. Although held in April, 2009, Dow Electronic Materials has now announced that it had received the ‘Best Supplier Award’ – Indirect Materials Category. Formerly Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, the company said it had been recognized for its efforts in supplying CMP process support and consumables to SSMC’s manufacturing facility in Singapore.
“Innovation and knowledge on cost excellence methodology will be crucial factors to drive business success nowadays,” said Lee On Nam, vice president of SSMC’s Corporate Service Division. “Dow has demonstrated innovative solutions through introduction of new materials and innovative designs that help SSMC to reduce cost of ownership.”
Dow received the award based on its performance in SSMC’s supplier rating system, in which materials suppliers are assessed, based on performance, in the areas of technology support, quality, responsiveness, commitment, dependency, logistics and price.
Other ‘Best Supplier Awards’ were give to Applied Materials Varian Semiconductor and LAM Research in the ‘Repair and Maintenance Category.’ Singapore Oxygen AirLiquide was also a winner in the ‘Indirect Materials Category,’ and Tee Hai in partnership with Mallinckrodt Baker, received the Special Recognition Award.