SANTA CLARA, USA: Applied Materials Inc. announced that it has received the prestigious 2010 Supplier Excellence Award from its customer, Texas Instruments (TI), for the outstanding contributions of Applied's service group. Applied was selected as one of the 16 recipients of the award from TI's worldwide supplier base of more than 12,000 companies for its continued commitment in helping TI meet its goals to grow its business.
As TI opened the world's first 300mm analog fab, set up its first facility in China, and added a new fab in Japan, Applied Materials expanded its role as a supplier to TI to support this significant expansion ramp. Applied's role included help to execute the largest and most comprehensive relocation project in the industry. Applied also provided enhanced service, equipment and automation capabilities to TI in the past year.
"This award is our highest level of supplier recognition, presented only to those that have significantly set themselves apart through their achievements," said Rob Simpson, vice president of Worldwide Procurement and Logistics at Texas Instruments. "Applied has played a key role in supporting the growth of our business and we appreciate its commitment and dedication to our success."
"We are proud to play a part in TI's growth, and have worked hard, using our extensive global support resources and capabilities, to help TI meet its objectives," said Charlie Pappis, group vice president and general manager of Applied Global Services. "We are especially honored to have our long and productive relationship with TI recognized by this sixth award - the second time in three years - for our service solutions. We will continue to strive to meet TI's high standards and support them in their efforts to drive business success."