Murray Hill, New Jersey, U.S., March 17, 2008 – Linde Electronics, a member of the Linde Group, was named a recipient of Intel Corporation’s 2007 Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for outstanding performance in providing products and services deemed essential to Intel’s success. The company is awarded for its efforts supplying Intel with electronic gases and total materials management. Linde Electronics and 34 additional PQS award winners will be honored at a celebration in Burlingame, California on March 18.
Noel Leeson, head of Linde Electronics, the global electronic gases business of The Linde Group said, “This is a significant event for Linde’s business. Intel sets the highest supplier benchmarks in the semiconductor industry; achievement of PQS shows that our relentless approach to quality is in line with these benchmarks. We are, however, mindful that PQS is a milestone, not a destination. We challenge ourselves every day to make sure we perform with the same dedication and attention to detail that won us the PQS award, using processes that ensure our products and services meet Intel’s strict reliability and repeatability standards.”
“Linde Electronics earned a 2007 PQS award by providing exemplary materials and services. We value Linde Electronics’ excellent support in meeting Intel’s dynamic supply chain requirements and look forward to their continued success in 2008,” said Jim Harrison, director of Intel’s Global Fab Materials organization. “Congratulations on a successful partnership and well-earned recognition.”
The PQS awards are part of Intel’s Supplier Continuous Quality 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 with an advertisement in the U.S., Europe and Asia editions of The Wall Street Journal on March 18, 2008.
About Linde Electronics, a member of the Linde Group
The Linde Group, headquartered in Munich, Germany, is a world leading gases and engineering company with more than 50,000 employees working in around 100 countries worldwide. Following the acquisition of The BOC Group plc, the company has gases and engineering sales of approximately €12 billion (USD $18 billion) per annum. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards earnings-based growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde Electronics offers electronics customers around the world an extensive selection of high purity gases, related products, services and technical solutions for research and development through to large-scale production.
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