Siltronic AG receives Intel’s preferred quality supplier award

Siltronic AG has been recognized as one of 18 companies receiving Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2013. This supplier has demonstrated industry-leading commitment across all critical focus areas on which they are measured: quality, cost, availability, technology, customer service, labor and ethics systems and environmental sustainability. Siltronic AG is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel with polished and epitaxial silicon wafers, deemed essential to Intel’s success.

“Intel has been one of our key customers for several decades now, and together we enjoy a very successful business relationship,” said Dr. Christoph von Plotho, Siltronic president and CEO. “We are therefore very proud that Intel has again honored us with its prestigious PQS Award. This year we will continue our efforts to ensure that the wafers we deliver meet the high demands of customers like Intel across the board. The recognition granted by the PQS Award provides an extra impetus that drives everything we do to reach that goal.”

“Siltronic has continued to be an outstanding partner for silicon technology development. They are the industry leaders on metrology and have worked with Intel to develop and test novel wafer concepts. In addition, Siltronic has demonstrated a rigorous, holistic approach to EHS including comprehensive programs to reduce their environmental impact that is truly best in class,” said Tim Hendry, TMG VP and FMO Director

The PQS award is part of Intel’s Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) program that encourages suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for PQS status, suppliers must score 80 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 80 percent or greater on a challenging improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at

A celebration to honor PQS award winners was held in Santa Clara, California themed “Deliver the Present and Create the Future”, which illustrates the contributions this supplier has made in 2013. In addition, there was an announcement on Intel’s website at

About Siltronic AG

Siltronic is a global leader in the market for hyperpure silicon wafers and a partner to many top-tier chip manufacturers. Wacker Chemie AG’s semiconductor division operates production facilities in Europe, Asia and the USA. Siltronic develops and manufactures wafers with diameters of up to 300 mm. Silicon wafers form the basis of the modern micro and nanoelectronics. They are used, for instance, in computers, smartphones, flat-panel displays, navigation systems, automotive engine control systems and many other applications.