Siltronic receives Intel’s preferred quality supplier award
“We are proud that our key customer Intel has honored us with its prestigious PQS Award,” said Dr. Christoph von Plotho, Siltronic president and CEO. “Such recognition motivates us time and again to fully meet our customers’ requirements by providing them with cutting-edge silicon wafers.”
“Siltronic did a great job of supporting Intel in 2012, including providing metrology leadership that was critical in several key collaborations with Intel. Additionally, Siltronic provided excellent availability support throughout the year and showed a strong commitment to sustainable supply chains. Congratulations to Siltronic for winning Intel’s PQS award,” said Tim Hendry, Vice President, Fab Materials Operation, Intel.
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 http://intel.com/go/quality.
A celebration to honor PQS award winners was held in San Jose. In addition, there was an announcement on Intel’s website at http://intel.com.
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.
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