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  • Intel® announces eight Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement Award (SCQI) winners.
  • Intel management shares company direction for 2011



SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 19, 2011 -- Eight companies were honored today with Intel® Corporation's prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award for 2010. The award, handed out at Intel's Supplier Day, recognizes the organization's most accomplished suppliers, distinguishing world-class, outstanding quality performance of companies that provide products and services imperative to Intel's business success.


Supplier Day serves as a critical venue for suppliers and Intel's management to collaborate, learn and interact to build the world's best supply chain. Sharing the company direction reinforces the technology and manufacturing organization's focus on cost effective innovation, technology leadership and agile, sustainable execution.


"Our industry is experiencing significant changes that make it even more important to partner with outstanding suppliers to deliver leading-edge technology to our customers," said William Holt, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Technology and Manufacturing Group. "We are delighted to recognize the level of excellence demonstrated by the SCQI winners."


"In this industry companies can't rest on last year's quality performance; continuous improvement is what differentiates good companies from great companies," said Brian Krzanich, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Manufacturing and Supply Chain. "The eight companies honored with this award demonstrated improvement in the important areas of innovation, agility, customer responsiveness and environmental sustainability."


The SCQI award is part of Intel's SCQI program, which encourages Intel's key suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for SCQI status, suppliers must score at least 95 percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, delivery, technology and environmental, social and governance goals. Suppliers must also achieve 90 percent or greater on a challenging improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at


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


  • DISCO Corporation supplies blade dicing and laser saws, wafer thinning and polishing systems.
  • Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation supplies etching systems, field emission and critical dimension scanning electron microscopes, and defect inspection systems.
  • Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. supplies diffusion furnaces.
  • JSR Corporation supplies advanced photoresists, packaging materials and CMP consumables.
  • Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd. supplies electronic interconnect materials.
  • SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES CO., LTD. supplies plastic laminated packages and heat spreaders.
  • SUMCO Corporation supplies 200mm and 300mm polished and epitaxial silicon wafers.
  • Tokyo Electron Limited supplies semiconductor production equipment.


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