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‚??Velocity‚?? the new buzzword in Intel‚??s PQS annual awards

12 April 2012 | By Mark Osborne | News > Fab Management

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The usual suppliers that include the major sector players and host of Japanese firms dominated Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award system in 2011. However, the word ‘velocity’ has become the new measuring stick, with Nikon winning an ‘Achievement’ category award for ‘velocity.’ In total 19 companies received Intel’s PQS honour in 2011 and 2 companies as Achievement winners.

“This year’s Intel Preferred Quality Supplier award winners have truly distinguished themselves by driving and executing to world-class supply chain performance in execution, innovation and quality,” said Jaclyn A. Sturm, vice president, Technology and Manufacturing Group and general manager of Global Sourcing and Procurement. “2011 was a year that tested all aspects of the supply chain from core challenges of business continuity and affordability to the need for continuous innovation, velocity improvements and growing expectations of sustainability. These winners distinguished themselves not only in their ability to overcome, but their ability to excel in the midst of these challenges.”

The PQS winners provide Intel with the following products or services:

•Advantest Corporation supplies testers, test handlers, and test interface products.
•Applied Materials, Inc. supplies semiconductor manufacturing equipment, software and support services.
•ASML supplies semiconductor lithography equipment.
•Cabot Microelectronic Corporation supplies chemical mechanical polishing slurries.
•Daewon Semiconductor Packaging Industrial Co., Ltd. supplies plastic injected molded trays.
•DISCO Corporation supplies cutting, grinding, and polishing equipment and services.
•DuPont AirProducts NanoMaterials L.L.C. supplies chemical mechanical planarization slurries.
•Ebara Corporation supplies electroplaters, chemical mechanical polishers and pumps and abatement systems.
•FUJIFILM Electronic Materials supplies formulated chemicals, developers, precursors, slurries and advanced photoresists.
•KLA-Tencor Corporation supplies inspection and metrology capital equipment and services.
•Marvell Semiconductor supplies application-specific integrated circuit semiconductor products and engineering resources.
•Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. supplies chemicals for semiconductor device manufacturing.
•Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. supplies multi-layer ceramic capacitors.
•Rofin-Baasel supplies laser mark equipment.
•Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd. supplies flip chip substrates.
•Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. supplies semiconductor assembly and test services.
•STATS ChipPAC Ltd. supplies full turnkey packaging and test services.
•TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD. supplies ceramic capacitors, inductors, and filters.
•Tosoh Quartz Inc. supplies quartzware for semiconductor wafer processing equipment.
The Achievement winners are the following:

•Nikon Corporation awarded for velocity.
•Powertech Technology Inc. awarded for customer orientation & cycle time reduction.

In the Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award category system, Intel acknowledged 9 suppliers in 2011.

The SCQI winners are:

•Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation supplies etch and metrology equipment.
•Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. supplies diffusion furnaces.
•JSR Corporation supplies advanced photoresists, packaging materials and chemical mechanical planarization consumables.
•JX Nippon Mining & Metals supplies sputtering targets for physical vapor deposition process.
•Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd. supplies soldering material.
•SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES CO., LTD. supplies plastic laminated package and heat spreaders.
•Siltronic supplies polished and epitaxial silicon wafers.
•SUMCO Corporations supplies 200mm and 300mm polished epitaxial silicon wafers.
•Tokyo Electron Limited supplies coater-developers, dry etch, wet etch and test systems.

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