Applied Materials, Inc. has been recognised by Intel as a recipient of a 2018 Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award. The PQS award recognises companies like Applied that Intel believes have relentlessly pursued excellence and conducted business with resolute professionalism.
“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 exceed high expectations and uncompromising performance goals while scoring at least 80 per cent on an integrated report card that assesses performance throughout the year. Suppliers must also achieve 80 per cent or greater on a challenging continuous improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems.