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

Portland, OR, April 10, 2014 – Tosoh Quartz, Inc. has been recognized as one of 18 companies receiving Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2013. This supplier 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. Tosoh Quartz, Inc. is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel with quartzware, for semiconductor wafer processing equipment, deemed essential to Intel’s success.

“Tosoh Quartz Incorporated is honored to receive Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier award for a third consecutive year; this award recognizes our delivery of rapid innovation and consistent high levels of product availability and quality,” says Roger Wood, President and CEO of Tosoh Quartz, Inc. “Through close collaboration with Intel, continuous improvement throughout our organization, and supply chain transparency, Tosoh looks forward to the continued expansion of our role in Intel’s success. I would like to personally thank all the individuals who make our operations successful.” “Congratulations to Tosoh Quartz Inc. for winning the 2013 Preferred Quality Supplier award for the third year in a row. Tosoh Quartz Inc. team has consistently demonstrated excellent performance across a broad portfolio of Intel products and projects. Tosoh Quartz Inc. continues to provide development capabilities and a strong management commitment to Intel’s Quality Operating System, and leading in Intel environmental, social and governance requirements across Intel’s supply base,” said Tim Hendry Intel VP and Director of Fab Materials Operations, Intel Corporation.

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 “Deliver the Present and Create the Future”, which illustrates the contributions this supplier has made in 2013. In addition, there was an announcement on Intel’s website at http://intel.com.

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 Corporation (Japan), Tosoh Quartz Co., Ltd.(Taiwan), Tosoh SMD, Inc. (United States, Korea, China), Tosoh Speciality Materials Corporation (Japan) and Tosoh SGM Corporation (Japan).

Tosoh Corporation is a multi-national chemical company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, that over the last 75 years has built balanced product lines of commodity chemicals for industry and of specialty products for niche markets. Tosoh’s Advanced Materials business serves the global semiconductor, display, and solar industries. Tosoh has also pioneered sophisticated bioscience systems that are used for the monitoring of life-threatening diseases, such as diabetes and certain cancers, and the prevention of epidemics by identifying pathogenic microbes. In addition, Tosoh develops products and provides services to purify water and to monitor the environment as part of a commitment to a sustainable future.