Veldhoven, the Netherlands, March 30, 2021
ASML is proud to announce that it has earned the Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) Award for 2020. Through dedication to continuous quality improvement, ASML has achieved a level of performance that consistently exceeds Intel’s expectations.
“As one of only 26 Preferred Quality Supplier Award winners in the entire Intel supply chain, ASML has been vital to our success, especially during this uniquely challenging year,” said Dr Randhir Thakur, chief supply chain officer at Intel. “They provided standout service in a critical area of the Intel supply chain and met or exceeded their annual improvement goals. Earning this award represents years of hard work, continuous improvement and truly exceptional performance.”
The Intel PQS Award recognizes success in the Intel SCQI Program, a multiyear road map for continuous improvement for high-performing Intel suppliers. Of the thousands of Intel suppliers around the world, only a few hundred qualify to participate in the SCQI Program.
The PQS Award is the second-highest honor a supplier can achieve. In 2020, only 26 suppliers in the entire Intel supply chain earned a Preferred Quality Supplier Award.
ASML has been a supplier to Intel for more than two decades and continues to work together to bring the most advanced lithography technologies to Intel’s global network.
To qualify for this Award, Intel’s suppliers must exceed expectations, meet aggressive performance goals and score 80% or higher in performance assessments throughout the year. Suppliers must also meet 80% or more of their improvement plan and demonstrate outstanding quality and business systems.
ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chip-making equipment. Our vision is a world in which semiconductor technology is everywhere and helps to tackle society’s toughest challenges. We contribute to this goal by creating products and services that let chipmakers define the patterns that integrated circuits are made of. We continuously raise the capabilities of our products, enabling our customers to increase the value and reduce the cost of chips. By helping to make chips cheaper and more powerful, we help to make semiconductor technology more attractive for a larger range of products and services, which in turn enables progress in fields such as healthcare, energy, mobility and entertainment. ASML is a multinational company with offices in more than 60 cities in 16 countries, headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. We employ more than 28,000 people on payroll and flexible contracts (expressed in full time equivalents). ASML is traded on Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ under the symbol ASML.