CHANDLER, Ariz., March 15 -- Amkor Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMKR) was named a recipient of Intel Corporation's Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for outstanding performance in providing products and services deemed essential to Intel's success. The company was awarded for its efforts in supplying Intel with semiconductor assembly and test services. Amkor Technology, Inc. and 25 additional PQS award winners will be honored at a celebration in Burlingame, Calif., on March 15.
"We are deeply appreciative to again receive recognition as a Preferred Quality Supplier by Intel. Amkor and Intel have worked together for 20 years, during which time we have collaborated on developing advanced packaging solutions for a broad range of programs supporting Intel's computing, communications and networking businesses," said John Boruch, Amkor's president. "A central goal of this collaboration is alignment on technology and manufacturing roadmaps, cost reduction goals and achieving excellence in customer satisfaction. This award is a tribute to Amkor teams worldwide who are committed to providing the highest quality service to our customers."
"Intel is pleased to recognize Amkor Technology with the PQS award for their outstanding performance in 2004," said Mark Kaltenbach, Intel Director, Assembly Test Materials Operations. "Amkor delivered comprehensive semiconductor packaging solutions to complement Intel's product roadmap. This is Amkor Technology's third PQS award, demonstrating their commitment to quality and continuous improvement."
The PQS awards are part of Intel's Supplier Continuous Improvement (SCQI) process 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, delivery, technology and responsiveness goals. Suppliers must also manage and deliver on a challenging improvement plan and a quality systems assessment. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at http://supplier.intel.com/quality/.
Intel will also recognize PQS award winners on March 15 with an advertisement in the U.S., Europe and Asian editions of The Wall Street Journal.
About Amkor Technology
Amkor Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMKR) is one of the world's largest providers of contract semiconductor assembly and test services. Founded in 1968, Amkor has become a strategic manufacturing partner for many of the world's leading semiconductor companies and electronics OEMs, providing our customers with the industry's broadest array of IC package design, assembly and test solutions. Amkor's operational base encompasses more than 5 million square feet of manufacturing facilities in six Asian countries, together with product development centers and sales & support offices strategically located in Asia, Europe and the United States.
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