KLA-Tencor Corp. has been recognized as one of 26 companies receiving Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2015. KLA-Tencor Corp.has demonstrated industry-leading commitment across all critical focus areas on which they are measured: quality, cost, availability, technology, customer service, labor and ethics systems and environmental sustainability. KLA-Tencor Corp. is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel with process control capital equipment and services, deemed essential to Intel’s success.

“We are immensely proud to again receive Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier award in recognition of KLA-Tencor’s commitment to excellent customer service and ever-evolving quality improvements,” stated Brian Trafas, senior vice president of global customer operations at KLA-Tencor. “This highly regarded award is a testament to KLA-Tencor’s distinguished ability to successfully collaborate and deliver leading-edge inspection and metrology solutions to our customers. Our partnership with Intel is held in the highest esteem and we are looking forward to another outstanding year as an integral partner for the innovative technology the company is so well known for.”

“KLA-Tencor has been a leading partner for Intel in delivering cutting edge solutions at an affordable cost. KLA-Tencor’s willingness to work with Intel in developing novel solutions and products to meet Intel’s goals is unique in the industry,” said Janice Golda, director of Litho strategic sourcing in Global Supply Management at Intel  “We look forward to their continued contributions in support of Intel’s next generation requirements in the areas of technology, availability, affordability, and sustainability.”

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 this supplier has made in 2015. In addition, there was an announcement on Intel’s website.


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