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SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd. Receives Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier Award

March 11, 2016

Doc. No.: SPE160311E

Kyoto, Japan, March 10(U.S.Time), 2016 - SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd. has been recognized as one of 26 companies receiving Intel Corporation's Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2015. SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd. 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. SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd. is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel with Wafer Cleaning and Anneal equipment and services for semiconductor manufacturing, deemed essential to Intel's success.

"It is our great privilege to have SCREEN's performance acknowledged in this manner and we are honored to receive Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier award for 2015," stated Tadahiro Suhara, President of SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions Co.,Ltd. "The strong quality and safety ethic which lead to this achievement is derived from over 15 years of highly developed partnering with a focused commitment toward our mutual improvement. SCREEN knows that this PQS recognition comes as a result of tremendous dedication and we wish to thank all our Intel counterparts for the role they play in making this possible."

"Intel would like to congratulate SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions for winning Intel's 2015 Preferred Quality Supplier Award," said Shaheen Dayal, director of Global Supply Management, Business Development and Fab Strategic Sourcing at Intel. "SCREEN has a proven track record of engineering expertise and has embraced continuous improvement in their quality program - performing well from a safety and factory collaboration standpoint. We look forward to working with SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions 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 Santa Clara, California themed "Delivering the Future Together", which illustrates the contributions this supplier has made in 2015. In addition, there was an announcement on Intel's website at

About SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd.

SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd. (SCREEN SPE) is a key business operating company of SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd. As the world's leading supplier in the semiconductor field, SCREEN SPE has expanded its product lineups such as wafer cleaning equipment, coater/developers, annealers, and inspection equipment and other units. These advances are based on its core technologies in surface processing, cleaning, and etching, which have been cultivated over many years. In 2014, SCREEN SPE inherited Dainippon Screen's semiconductor equipment business.

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