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Intel Honors 35 Companies With Preferred Quality Supplier Award

Thirty-five companies awarded for outstanding commitment to quality and performance excellence.

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intel Corporation today announced the 35 companies that will receive Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for outstanding commitment to quality and performance excellence. These suppliers provided products and services deemed essential to Intel's business success in 2007. They excelled at meeting and exceeding high expectations and tough performance goals to distinguish themselves from the thousands of suppliers that work with Intel. Winners will be honored at a ceremony in Burlingame, Calif. on March 18.

Winners of the PQS award include:

AceCo Precision Manufacturing; Asyst Technologies, Inc.; Cabot Microelectronics Corp.; Daifuku Co., Ltd.; Dainippon Screen Manufacturing Co., Ltd.; DEK International GmBh; Delta Design, Inc.; Dow Corning Corporation; Enplas Semiconductor Peripheral Corporation; Harbor Electronics, an ECT Company; Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Indium Corporation; JSR Corporation; KES Systems & Service (1993) Pte Ltd.; Linde Electronics, a member of the Linde Group; Lotes; Munters Corporation; Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.; Nichicon Corporation; Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd. (NDK); Nikon Corporation; Nippon Chemi-Con Corporation; NuFlare Technology, Inc.; Richtek Technology Corporation; Rofin-Baasel; Rosendin Electric; Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.; Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd.; STATS ChipPAC Ltd.; Tektronix Inc.; The Hibbert Group; Tokyo Electron Limited; Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.; Tyco Electronics; and Veolia Environmental Services.

“It is with great pleasure that we announce the recipients of this year’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award,” said Craig Brown, vice president Technology and Manufacturing Group and director of Materials. “These recipients not only have demonstrated outstanding excellence in the highest quality standards, but also their commitment to continuous improvement in affordability, innovation and excellence. Their top-notch performance has made them leaders in their respective industries and we are proud to be associated with them.”

“We’re especially pleased this year to recognize these suppliers due to their significant contribution to Intel’s ramp of the world’s most advanced 45nm manufacturing process and industry-leading assembly and test technologies,” said Robert Bruck, vice president Technology and Manufacturing Group and general manager of Technology Manufacturing Engineering. “These suppliers are industry-recognized leaders committed to innovation, affordability and high-velocity business practices.”

The PQS awards are part of Intel's Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement process that encourages suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for PQS status, suppliers must meet certain criteria in such areas as performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, delivery, technological and responsiveness goals. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at http://supplier.intel.com/quality.

Intel will also recognize the winners with an advertisement in the U.S., European and Asian editions of The Wall Street Journal on March 18.

The PQS winners provide Intel with the following products and services:

AceCo Precision Manufacturing supplies fab spares and refurbishment
Asyst Technologies, Inc. supplies automated material handling systems
Cabot Microelectronics Corp. supplies CMP polish slurries for flash and logic technologies
Daifuku Co., Ltd. supplies automated material handling systems
Dainippon Screen Manufacturing Co., Ltd. supplies capital manufacturing equipment and spares and services
DEK International GmBh supplies printing machines
Delta Design, Inc. supplies handlers and burn-in tools
Dow Corning Corporation supplies thermal interface materials and adhesives
Enplas Semiconductor Peripheral Corporation supplies burn-in sockets
Harbor Electronics, an ECT Company, supplies turnkey test interface units (TIU)
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. supplies PC, server and notebook clocking solutions
Indium Corporation supplies solder thermal interface materials
JSR Corporation supplies advanced photoresists, packaging materials and CMP consumables
KES Systems & Service (1993) Pte Ltd. supplies burn-in boards, TIUs, BIB/TIU/UBID maintenance
Linde Electronics, a member of the Linde Group, supplies electronic gases and total materials management
Lotes supplies connectors and sockets
Munters Corporation supplies VOC abatement equipment
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. supplies ceramic capacitors, ferrites, inductors, RF modules and dielectric filters
Nichicon Corporation supplies aluminum electrolytic and polymer capacitors
Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd. (NDK) supplies crystals and oscillators
Nikon Corporation supplies lithography scanners
Nippon Chemi-Con Corporation supplies aluminum electrolytic and polymer capacitors
NuFlare Technology, Inc. supplies mask writers
Richtek Technology Corporation supplies power management solutions
Rofin-Baasel supplies laser mark equipment
Rosendin Electric provides electrical construction services
Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. provides security services
Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. provides assembly and test services
STATS ChipPAC Ltd. provides full turnkey packaging and test services
Tektronix Inc. supplies validation test equipment
The Hibbert Group provides marketing collateral fulfillment services
Tokyo Electron Limited supplies semiconductor production equipment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. provides foundry services
Tyco Electronics supplies CPU sockets, connectors and passive components
Veolia Environmental Services provides hazardous waste transportation and disposal

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