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April 9, 2013

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DAINIPPON SCREEN MFG. CO., LTD. Receives Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier Award

Kyoto, Japan, April 9, 2013 - DAINIPPON SCREEN MFG. CO., LTD. has been recognized as one of 17 companies receiving Intel Corporation's Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2012. DAINIPPON SCREEN is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel with cleaning and annealing equipment and services for semiconductor manufacturing, deemed essential to Intel's success.


"We are deeply honored to receive this prestigious award from Intel," stated Tadahiro Suhara, President of the DAINIPPON SCREEN's Semiconductor Equipment Company. "Intel demands the best from their suppliers, driving us to continuously improve our execution in all areas. Our interaction with Intel has made us a better company, driving significant improvement in the quality and speed of our activities, and challenging us to keep our products at the leading edge of process technology."

"Intel would like to congratulate DAINIPPON SCREEN for winning Intel's 2012 Preferred Quality Supplier Award," said Sandra Viarengo, Director of Intel's Fab Capital Equipment and Development organization."DAINIPPON SCREEN is receiving this award, one of Intel's highest levels of award, because they have exceeded Intel's expectations in terms of meeting affordability, delivery response times, safety, environmental, and social governance programs. Development support has been strong and DAINIPPON SCREEN performed well from a factory collaboration standpoint. We look forward to working with DAINIPPON SCREEN as we continue to extend Moore's law."
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 San Jose. In addition, there was an announcement on Intel's website at



DAINIPPON SCREEN MFG. CO., LTD. (DNS) is a top 10 supplier of semiconductor equipment, specializing in wafer cleaning systems. DAINIPPON SCREEN was established in 1943 and has expanded its operations based on core technologies developed over the years. These technologies include image processing, transfer and exposure. Using these core technologies, it is developing its business in the following areas. The semiconductor, flat panel display (FPD) and printed circuit board (PCB) production equipment businesses that form the core of information technology (IT) societies, and the media technology business, which offers prepress equipment and print on-demand equipment.
These businesses are contributing to the creation of an information-based society by expanding modes of communication.


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