VELDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS: ASML has been recognized as one of 19 companies receiving Intel Corp.'s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2011. ASML is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel with semiconductor lithography equipment, deemed essential to Intel’s success.
Frits van Hout, executive VP and CMO, ASML, said: “ASML is honored to be selected by Intel as a recipient of their Preferred Quality Supplier award for 2011. This is the third consecutive year that Intel has recognized ASML’s commitment to quality, innovation and customer satisfaction. Our employees strive to consistently improve the product performance and service we provide our customers. We are grateful for both our relationship with Intel and the recognition of our efforts as we work together to deliver on the promise of Moore’s Law.”
“For multiple generations, ASML has consistently developed and delivered leading edge lithography solutions to Intel. We recognize their continued commitment to technical innovation aimed toward extending lithography into the future,” said Janice Golda, Lithography Capital Equipment Development director, Intel.
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.