SEMI Members Earn 8 out of 9 Intel SCQI Supplier Awards

SEMI Members Earn 8 out of 9 Intel SCQI Supplier Awards

Intel has announced the 2011 winners of its awards for Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) and Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI). Forty key suppliers from thousands of supply-chain partners received the awards. Recipients ranged from capital equipment manufacturers to materials, components, and service providers.

Intel's top award, the Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) Award, is now in its 24th year. Recipients had to score at least 95% on a list of performance and ability goals— including cost, quality, availability, delivery, technology, and responsiveness— over the past year. Eight of the nine 2011 SCQI awards were awarded to SEMI members:

  • Hitachi High-Technologies Corp. (etch, metrology equipment)
  • Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. (diffusion furnaces)
  • JSR Corp. (advanced photoresists, packaging materials,chemical mechanical planarization consumables)
  • JX Nippon Mining & Metals (sputtering target for physical vapor deposition process)
  • Senju Metal Industry (soldering material)
  • Siltronic (polished and epitaxial silicon wafers)
  • SUMCO Corporation (200mm and 300mm polished and epitaxial silicon wafers)
  • Tokyo Electron Limited (coater-developers, dry etch, wet etch and test systems)

Another 21 suppliers scored better than 80 percent to earn Intel's 2011 Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) Award, and over half of these suppliers are SEMI members. The 11 SEMI members who received the 2011 PQS award are:

  • Advantest Corporation (testers, test handlers, and test interface products)
  • Applied Materials, Inc. (semiconductor manufacturing equipment, software and support services)
  • ASML (semiconductor lithography equipment)
  • DISCO Corporation (cutting, grinding, and polishing equipment and services)
  • DuPont AirProducts NanoMaterials L.L.C. (chemical mechanical planarization slurries)
  • Ebara Corporation (electroplaters, chemical mechanical polishers and pumps and abatement systems)
  • FUJIFILM Electronic Materials (formulated chemicals, developers, precursors, slurries and advanced photoresists)
  • KLA-Tencor Corporation (inspection and metrology capital equipment and services)
  • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. (chemicals for semiconductor device manufacturing)
  • Rofin-Baasel (laser mark equipment)
  • Tosoh Quartz Inc. supplies quartzware for semiconductor wafer processing equipment.

Intel also announced the Achievement winners:

  • Nikon Corporation awarded for velocity
  • Powertech Technology Inc. awarded for customer orientation and cycle-time reduction

All awardees must adhere to a "challenging" improvement plan and a quality/business systems assessment, as well as comply with the Electronic Industry Code of Conduct and Intel's Green Sustainability Program.

In 1987, Intel launched the SCQI program to improve the systems and output of key suppliers. The goal was to minimize the amount of time and money spent inspecting incoming material, goods, and services purchased.

May 1, 2012