ASM INTERNATIONAL N.V. RECEIVES INTEL'S PREFERRED QUALITY SUPPLIER AWARD
Almere, The Netherlands
March 10, 2016
ASM International has been recognized as one of 26 companies receiving Intel Corporation's Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2015. ASM International has demonstrated industry-leading commitment across all critical focus areas on which they are measured: quality, availability, technology, customer service, labor and ethics systems and environmental sustainability. ASM International is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel with front-end deposition equipment for ALD, PECVD and Diffusion, viewed as essential to Intel's success.
"We are deeply honored and thank Intel for their recognition through this prestigious 2015 Preferred Quality Supplier Award, the first for ASM International in its history. This achievement reflects our long partnership, the value of our leading-edge materials deposition technology, and the significant progress we have made in our relentless drive toward operational excellence." said Chuck del Prado, CEO & President ASM International.
"Intel is pleased to present ASM International with the Preferred Quality Supplier award for 2015," said Shaheen Dayal, director of Global Supply Management, Business Development and Fab Strategic Sourcing at Intel. "ASM continues to take a collaborative approach in pursuing technology development important to Intel's process technology roadmap while demonstrating operational excellence and safety leadership."
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 Santa Clara, California themed "Delivering the Future Together", which illustrates the contributions ASM International has made in 2015. In addition, there was an announcement on Intel's website at https://newsroom.intel.com/.
About ASM International
"ASM International NV, headquartered in Almere, the Netherlands, ("Company") its subsidiaries and participations design and manufacture equipment and materials used to produce semiconductor devices. ASM International, its subsidiaries and participations provide production solutions for wafer processing (Front-end segment) as well as for assembly & packaging and surface mount technology (Back-end segment) through facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia. ASM International's common stock trades on the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange (symbol ASM). For more information, visit ASMI's website at www.asm.com.
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