Tokyo Electron Limited has been recognized as one of nine companies receiving Intel Corporation's prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award for their performance in 2011. Recognizing extraordinary commitment to quality and exceptional performance to Intel's goals, this award is Intel's highest honor for its suppliers acknowledging world-class, outstanding performance.
Tokyo Electron Limited provided coater-developers, dry etch, wet etch and test systems deemed vital to Intel's success.
"On behalf of TEL employees worldwide, I thank Intel for again recognizing TEL as a winner of the prestigious 2011 SCQI award. The award reflects the commitment we have made to provide the highest quality products, service and support to our customers. Each year, Intel raises their expectations of us, and our employees work hard to meet that challenge. Winning the award this year was even more significant, considering the major ramp we were supporting. We embrace what we have learned from Intel to make us a better company for all of our customers. I would also like to thank Intel for their close partnership with TEL this year. Their gracious support during the earthquake in Japan was invaluable to our quick recovery during that difficult time," said Hiroshi Takenaka, president and CEO of Tokyo Electron Ltd.
"Each year Intel reserves the SCQI recognition for a very elite group of suppliers, Intel SCQI winners distinguish themselves by demonstrating extraordinary initiative in dealing with technology transitions, while maintaining role-model performance in operational excellence, affordability, and sustainability," said Robert Bruck, corporate vice president and general manager of Technology Manufacturing Engineering. "I am pleased to announce that TEL met this high standard and was awarded SCQI in 2011 as demonstrated by their outstanding performance across a broad array of process technology modules. TEL has made huge contributions to Intel's success through world-class safety performance, technology development partnership, and making 22nm the fastest technology ramp in our history despite the impact of the tragic Japan earthquake on their factory operations. We look forward to TEL's continued industry leadership and collaboration with Intel in providing affordable new technologies to our customers."
The SCQI award is part of Intel's Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement 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, technology, 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.