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Intel Honors Eight Companies with Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement Award


SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 10, 2016 – Intel Corporation today announced the eight winners of the company’s most distinguished supplier recognition, the Intel Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award. Intel partners with thousands of suppliers and the award recipients have proven to be the best in their class for their products, services and business practices. This elite group has achieved the highest standards of quality, cost, availability, technology, customer service, labor and ethics systems, and environmental sustainability.

A ceremony is being held tonight in Santa Clara, California, to honor the SCQI winners. The theme of the ceremony is “Delivering the Future Together” as this extraordinary group of suppliers has helped Intel push the boundaries of smart and connected technology and bring innovative products to market quickly.

“Intel’s SCQI award winners demonstrate a relentless pursuit of excellence and the highest standards of responsibility, service and professionalism,” said Sohail Ahmed, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s Technology and Manufacturing Group.

“These companies are truly world class, and we’re honored to recognize their important role in helping Intel remain at the forefront of technology manufacturing and global supply chain leadership.”

The SCQI award is part of Intel’s SCQI program, which encourages Intel’s key suppliers to strive for best-in-class levels of excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for SCQI status, suppliers must exceed the highest expectations and aggressive performance goals while scoring at least 95 percent on an integrated report card that assesses performance throughout the year. Suppliers must also achieve 90 percent or greater on a challenging improvement plan and demonstrate outstanding quality and business systems.

Additional information about the SCQI program is available at


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

  • Cabot Microelectronics Corporation*: chemical mechanical planarization (CMP)slurries and CMP pads
  • Fujifilm Electronic Materials*: process and formulated chemicals, developers, slurry, precursors and resist
  • IBIDEN Co. Ltd.*: substrate packaging materials
  • JSR Corporation*: advanced photoresists, packaging materials and CMP materials
  • Moses Lake Industries (Tama Chemicals)*: plating, lithography, cleans and reagent chemicals
  • Senju Metal Industry Co. Ltd*: soldering materials (sphere, flux, paste)
  • SUMCO Corporation*: epitaxial and polished silicon wafers
  • Tokyo Electron Limited*: coater/developer, dry etch systems, wet etch systems, thermal processing systems, deposition systems and test systems



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