Intel 2020 Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement Awards

Today, Intel announced winners of the 2020 Intel Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) Program Award.

“Our suppliers help us achieve our goal of being the leader in every category in which we compete,” said Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger. “Congratulations to the winners of Intel’s Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement Program Awards. Your pursuit of excellence through continuous improvement, your flawless execution in meeting commitments and your bold innovation through collaboration make you a role model for the industry.”

The Intel SCQI Program has three award levels: The SCQI Award recognizes the highest performance in the entire Intel supply chain, the Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) Award recognizes companies whose performance consistently exceeds expectations, and the Supplier Achievement Award (SAA) recognizes companies who are steadily improving across the board and exceeding expectations in at least one critical area.

“The 2020 Intel SCQI Program Award winners are a remarkable group of companies — and their employees — who have helped Intel and the industry continue to grow and deliver safely in the hardest of times,” said Dr. Randhir Thakur, Intel chief supply chain officer. “Their commitment to quality, innovation and operational excellence makes them true partners who have earned our trust and our gratitude along with their awards.”

The Intel SCQI Program began in 1987 to establish an objective system for measuring and improving quality. Only a select group of suppliers are invited to join. These award-winning suppliers are trusted partners who represent truly world-class commitment to continuous improvement.

This year, the program added “COVID-19 response” as a category for SAA. It recognizes the extraordinary performance, innovation and resolve demonstrated by suppliers in the face of pandemic-related supply-chain challenges. Recipients of this special recognition were exemplary in their efforts to ensure uninterrupted supply and help Intel meet customer needs while keeping their employees and communities safe.

SCQI Award winners:

  • Applied Materials, Inc. (with distinguished performance in supplier diversity): Materials engineering solutions, including equipment, integrated processes and technology-enabled services
  • Lam Research Corporation (with distinguished performance in supplier diversity): Semiconductor manufacturing equipment
  • Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.: Physical security services, security systems support and related services
  • Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.: Solder paste, solder ball, flux and STIM
  • Siltronic AG: Polished and epitaxial silicon wafers
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Limited: Foundry services and a broad range of technologies
  • Tokyo Electron Limited: Coater/developer, dry etch, wet etch, thermal processing, deposition, test and 3DI systems

PQS winners:

  • Arvato Supply Chain Solutions: International value-added and forward logistics services
  • ASM International N.V. (with distinguished performance in safety): Leading-edge semiconductor materials deposition technology solutions and support
  • ASML: Advanced lithography hardware, software and services
  • AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG: Substrates, interposer and PCB
  • Brewer Science, Inc.: Lithographic underlayer, antireflective coating materials and temporary wafer bonding materials
  • DISCO Corporation: Cutting, grinding and polishing equipment, consumables, and services
  • Fujimi Corporation: Innovative and enabling CMP slurry technologies
  • GF Piping Systems: Comprehensive range of piping systems and specialized solutions
  • Hitachi High-Tech Corporation: Etch and metrology equipment
  • JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation: Sputtering targets for physical vapor deposition
  • King Yuan Electronics Corp.: Wafer sort, die preparation and IC test services
  • Kokusai Electric Corporation: Batch thermal processing systems
  • Lasertec Corporation: Patterned and unpatterned lithography mask inspection tools
  • Moses Lake Industries (TAMA Chemicals): Ultra-high-purity process and performance chemicals
  • Murata Machinery, Ltd.: Automated material handling systems — hoist vehicles and stockers
  • NAMICS Corporation: Cutting-edge epoxy solutions
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.: Silicon wafers, mask blanks, thermal insulating materials, underfill and photoresists
  • SUMCO Corporation: 200mm and 300mm epitaxial and polished silicon wafers
  • Synopsys, Inc. (with distinguished performance in innovation): Advanced technologies for silicon manufacturing, chip design, verification, IP integration and software security
  • Technoprobe SPA: Design and manufacturing of probe cards
  • The PEER Group Inc.: Innovative factory automation software for high-volume smart manufacturing
  • Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., LTD: Photoresists, developers, cleaning solutions and high-purity chemistries support
  • Tosoh Quartz, Inc.: Quartzware for semiconductor wafer processing equipment
  • Tosoh SMD, INC.: High-purity metal and alloy targets for physical vapor deposition
  • Valex Corp.: Stainless-steel components used in ultra-high-purity gas, vacuum and water systems
  • Veolia: Extracting value out of waste resources

SAA winners:

  • AEM Singapore Pte. Ltd.: COVID-19 response
  • AGC Inc.: Technology
  • American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel: COVID-19 response
  • Amtech Systems Inc.: COVID-19 response
  • ASM Pacific Technology Limited: COVID-19 response
  • Avantor: COVID-19 response
  • Cadence Design Systems Inc.: COVID-19 response
  • Capgemini: Innovation
  • Courier Network Inc.: COVID-19 response
  • Daewon Semiconductor Packaging Industrial Co., Ltd.: COVID-19 response
  • DB Schenker: COVID-19 response
  • Deutsche Post DHL Group: COVID-19 response
  • DSV Panalpina A/S: COVID-19 response
  • Dynacast (Dongguan) Ltd., A Form Technologies Company: COVID-19 response
  • Flex: COVID-19 response
  • Fragomen: COVID-19 response
  • Gemtek Technology Co., Ltd.: COVID-19 response
  • GMJ Air Shuttle, LLC: COVID-19 response
  • HCL Technologies Limited: Cost and COVID-19 response
  • Infosys Limited: COVID-19 response
  • JLL: Supplier diversity
  • KellyOCG: Supplier diversity
  • Keysight Technologies, Inc.: Technology
  • KLA Corporation: Technology
  • Microsoft Corporation: COVID-19 response
  • ModusLink: COVID-19 response
  • Onto Innovation: Technology
  • R&D Altanova: COVID-19 response
  • Solvay Special Chem: COVID-19 response
  • Super Micro Computer, Inc: COVID-19 response
  • Tata Consultancy Services Limited: COVID-19 response
  • Tektronix Inc.: COVID-19 response
  • Texas Instruments Incorporated: COVID-19 response
  • Ultra Clean Technologies (UCT): COVID-19 response
  • VMLY&R: COVID-19 response
  • Wipro Limited: COVID-19 response
  • XPO Logistics, Inc.: COVID-19 response
  • YOKOWO CO., LTD.: COVID-19 response

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