Tosoh Quartz Receives Intel's Prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement Award

Tosoh Quartz, Inc. Receives Intel’s Prestigious
Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement Award

Portland, Oregon, March 4, 2015 – Tosoh Quartz, Inc. has been recognized as one of 11 companies receiving Intel Corporation’s prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award for their performance in 2014. This supplier has demonstrated outstanding performance to goals and extraordinary, 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. This award is Intel’s highest honor for its suppliers, acknowledging truly exceptional and world-class execution. Tosoh Quartz, Inc. provided quartzware for semiconductor wafer processing equipment, deemed essential to Intel’s success.

“Tosoh Quartz Incorporated is honored to receive our first Intel Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement award. This award comes after three consecutive Preferred Quality Supplier awards and is our fifth Intel Supplier Award. This award recognizes our delivery of rapid innovation, technology alignment and consistent high levels of product availability and quality,” says Roger Wood, President and CEO, Tosoh Quartz, Inc.. “Through close collaboration with Intel, continuous improvement throughout our organization, labor, ethics, environmental sustainability 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.”

“Tosoh is devoted to providing innovative technical solutions to Intel technologies and has proven it by delivering remarkable results year after year earning 3 consecutive PQS awards.   It is a great pleasure to announce Tosoh’s first SCQI award in 2014. Tosoh’s strong technology leadership and robust supply chain has proven to be a strong asset to Intel. We look forward to Tosoh’s continued contributions to our next generation requirements in 2015,” said Tim Hendry Intel VP and Director of Fab Materials Operations, Intel Corporation.

The SCQI award is part of Intel’s Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement program, which encourages Intel’s key suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for SCQI, suppliers must score at least 95 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 90 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 SCQI award winners was held in Santa Clara, California themed “Innovating to Deliver Smart and Connected Devices”, which illustrates the outstanding contributions this supplier has made in 2014. In addition, there was an announcement on Intel’s website at



About Tosoh Quartz, Inc.

About the Supplier: 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, Taiwan, China), Tosoh Speciality Materials Corporation (Japan) and Tosoh SGM Corporation (Japan).

Tosoh Corporation is the parent of the Tosoh Group, which comprises 130 companies worldwide and a multiethnic workforce of over 11,000 people. Since its founding in 1935, Tosoh has built balanced product lines of commodity chemicals for industry and of specialty products for niche markets. Tosoh is one of the largest chlor-alkali manufacturers in Asia. The company supplies the plastic resins and an array of the basic chemicals that support modern life. Tosoh’s petrochemical operations supply ethylene, polyethylene, and functional polymers, while its 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. In addition, Tosoh demonstrates its commitment to a sustainable future in part by manufacturing a variety of eco-products.