CHANDLER, Ariz. – April 10, 2014 - Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMKR), a leading provider of semiconductor packaging and test services, today announced that it has been recognized as one of 18 companies receiving Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2013. Amkor has demonstrated industry-leading commitment across all critical focus areas on which we are measured: quality, cost, availability, technology, customer service, labor and ethics systems and environmental sustainability. Amkor was recognized for their significant contributions in providing Intel with wafer probe, wafer bump, assembly, and final testing services that were deemed essential to Intel’s success.
"Amkor is pleased and honored to receive Intel's prestigious Preferred Quality Supplier Award," said John Stone, Amkor's executive vice president, global sales and marketing. "Amkor and Intel have worked together for nearly 30 years and we deeply value this relationship. This award is a result of the close collaboration between our companies and our ability to consistently meet Intel's high standards."
"Congratulations to Amkor for winning the 2013 Preferred Supplier Quality Award! Amkor has been a key partner to Intel by providing Intel’s packaging assembly and testing solutions. Intel recognizes Amkor’s commitments in providing leading technology with excellent quality while maintaining great support with respect to availability, cost and sustainability. We are looking forward partnering with Amkor and to their continuous success in 2014,” said Armin Sarstedt, Head of Intel’s Silicon Foundry and OSAT Management.
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.