Intel awards 9 elite suppliers in 2011 April 13, 2012 — Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) announced 9 winners of the company’s Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award for outstanding commitment to quality and performance excellence. 19 companies received Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) awards and 2 were recognized with Achievement Award. The SCQI winners support Intel’s wafer fab and packaging, or related business, with these products and services: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation – etch and metrology equipment. Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. – diffusion furnaces. JSR Corporation – advanced photoresists, packaging materials and chemical mechanical planarization consumables. JX Nippon Mining & Metals – sputtering targets for physical vapor deposition process. Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd. – soldering material. SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES CO., LTD. – plastic laminated package and heat spreaders. Siltronic – polished and epitaxial silicon wafers. SUMCO Corporation – 200mm and 300mm polished epitaxial silicon wafers. Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL) – coater-developers, dry etch, wet etch and test systems. Brian Krzanich, SVP and COO, outlined the parameters for SCQI awards as continuous improvement in innovation, affordability, agility, customer responsiveness, and environmental sustainability goals. Intel’s SCQI program encourages key suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for SCQI status, suppliers must score at least 95% 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% or greater on a challenging improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at www.intel.com/go/quality. Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Learn more at www.intel.com. Visit the Semiconductors Channel of Solid State Technology!