Tosoh Quartz Receives Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier Award

Tosoh Quartz, Inc. Receives Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award


PORTLAND, Oregon, April 11, 2012Tosoh Quartz, Inc. has been recognized as one of 19 companies receiving Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2011. Tosoh Quartz, Inc. is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel with quartzware for semiconductor wafer processing equipment, deemed essential to Intel’s success.

“We are honored to receive Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier award as recognition of our commitment to deliver rapid innovation, technology development, higher yield and greater value,” says Roger Wood, president and CEO of Tosoh Quartz Inc. “Through close collaboration with Intel and continuous improvement throughout our organization and supply chain, Tosoh looks forward to continuing our role in Intel’s success.”

“Intel is pleased to present Tosoh Quartz Inc. with the Preferred Quality Supplier award,” said Tim Hendry, vice president and director of Fab Materials Operation, Intel Corporation. “Tosoh Quartz Inc. has consistently delivered leading edge technology and is continuing to invest in future technology that will help Intel enable more advanced computing products over time. We look forward to building on this success in 2012 and beyond.”

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

A celebration to honor PQS award winners was held in Santa Clara. In addition, there was an announcement on Intel’s website at

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About Tosoh Quartz Inc.

Tosoh Quartz Inc. is an industry leader in the production of quartz glass products for use by the semiconductor industry in the manufacture of integrated circuits. Tosoh Quartz Inc. has been operating in Portland, Oregon since 1970 and in Durham, England since 1993, and is a member of TOSOH Corporation’s Advanced Materials Division which includes TOSOH Quartz Japan, TOSOH Quartz Taiwan, TOSOH SMD and TOSOH SGM.

TOSOH is a multi-national corporation headquartered in Tokyo with special strengths in materials technologies generating an array of cutting edge products including inorganic chemicals, petrochemicals, and other advanced materials.

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