Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMKR), a leading provider of semiconductor packaging and test services, today announced that it has been recognized as one of 19 companies receiving Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2014. 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 its significant contributions in providing Intel with wafer probe, wafer bump, assembly, and final testing services that were deemed essential to Intel’s success.
“We are honored to receive Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award for the second consecutive year,” said John Stone, Amkor’s executive vice president, global sales and marketing. “We share a common vision and continue to collaborate with Intel to provide the technology solutions and manufacturing initiatives that Intel requires. This prestigious award reflects our dedication to world-class customer support and our ability to meet Intel’s high standards.”
“Congratulations to Amkor for winning the 2014 Preferred Quality Supplier Award! Amkor has been a key partner to Intel by providing Intel’s packaging assembly and testing solutions. Intel recognizes Amkor’s commitments on providing leading technology with excellent quality while maintaining great support on availability, cost and sustainability. We are looking forward to strengthening the partnership with Amkor in the area of new packaging technology in 2015,” said Armin Sarstedt, Vice President of Technology and Manufacturing Group and Director 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 “Innovating to Deliver Smart and Connected Devices,” which illustrates the contributions this supplier has made in 2014. In addition, there was an announcement on Intel’s website at http://intel.com.
Amkor is a leading provider of semiconductor packaging and test services to semiconductor companies and electronics OEMs. We provide turnkey packaging and test services including semiconductor wafer bump, wafer probe, wafer backgrind, package design, packaging, test and drop shipment services. Our customers will use us for one or more of these services. More information about Amkor is available from the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and on Amkor’s website: www.amkor.com.