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KLA-Tencor Corporation has announced that the company has received the Intel 2018 Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award, with Distinguished Performance in Safety, for its process control capital equipment and services.
Image Caption: Murthy Renduchintala, chief engineering officer and group president of the Technology, Systems Architecture & Client Group at Intel (left) with Brian Trafas, executive vice president of KLA's Global Customer Organization (right). Photographer: Chip Holley Productions.
"Intel's award-winning suppliers are critical to Intel's success," said Jacklyn Sturm, corporate vice president and general manager of Global Supply Management at Intel. "As we grow into new markets with evolving and expanding product quality and performance requirements, these suppliers continue to rise to the challenge to collaborate, innovate and win together."
To qualify for PQS status, suppliers must score at least 80 percent on an integrated report card that assesses performance throughout the year. Suppliers must also achieve 80 percent or higher on a challenging continuous improvement plan, and demonstrate solid quality and business systems. The Distinguished Performance in Safety award honors companies for investing in and implementing relevant programs, maintaining transparency and supporting the supply chain.
KLA develops industry-leading equipment and services that enable innovation throughout the electronics industry. We provide advanced process control and process-enabling solutions for manufacturing wafers and reticles, integrated circuits, packaging, printed circuit boards and flat panel displays. In close collaboration with leading customers across the globe, our expert teams of physicists, engineers, data scientists and problem-solvers design solutions that move the world forward.