GlobalFoundries presents first global Supplier Awards GLOBALFOUNDRIES recognized the winners of its first-ever global Supplier Awards at the company’s 2014 Supplier Day event in Malta, NY on Thursday, June 19, 2014. Recipients were recognized for their exceptional collaboration and support, as well as a demonstrated ability to perform at the highest level based on the specific needs of GLOBALFOUNDRIES, the company said in its official release. JSR Corporation was named the recipient of the Excellence Award for Collaboration and Sustained Support. JSR Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, provides advanced materials for the semiconductor, flat panel display, and optical materials fields. JSR Corporation demonstrated superior collaboration with GLOBALFOUNDRIES on programs that drive defectivity improvement cost-effectively. JSR Corporation is the first supplier to meet GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ formal award criteria. Additionally, Spotlight Awards for suppliers that exhibited superior performance and collaboration were presented to Lam Research, Tokyo Electron Ltd. and SUMCO Corporation. “The goal of the Supplier Day event and Awards is to strengthen relationships with key suppliers who are committed to collaborating with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to deliver maximum value to our customers,” said Magnus Matthiasson, GLOBALFOUNDRIES chief procurement officer. “We are pleased to recognize suppliers that support GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ commitment to manufacturing excellence, and we thank them for their dedication and support.” The Supplier Day event provides a collaborative forum to foster strong supplier relationships and continually improve GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ supply chain capabilities. This year’s event, themed ‘Collaborative Growth,’ drew top executives from over 30 of GLOBALFOUNDRIES key suppliers. This is GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ first annual Supplier Awards, a program that is being launched to recognize supplier excellence. The program identifies the highest performing suppliers by assessing their execution to GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ goals for technology, quality, cost and operational indicators.