�DEK is extremely proud to be recognized by Intel's 2008 Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement award program. This award is a testament to our commitment to helping DEK customers expect more, from product quality through to technology leadership and service and support. We continually strive to improve our processes to drive the performance of our customers around the world,� said Michael Brianda, president, DEK.
�Congratulations to DEK for achieving Intel's Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement award. Throughout 2008, DEK has been committed to the Intel relationship by supporting numerous value added projects and initiatives which have resulted in gains for both companies. We are delighted with our relationship with DEK and look forward to continued success in 2009,� said Ron Rinfret, Assembly Capital Equipment Development director, Intel Corporation.
The SCQI award is part of Intel's Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement program, which encourages Intel's key suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for SCQI status, suppliers must score at least 95 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/business systems assessment.
Furthermore, this year's awardees had to demonstrate basic compliance to the Electronic Industry Code of Conduct and Intel's Green Sustainability Program. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at http://supplier.intel.com/quality/scqi.htm.
Celebrations will be held in Tokyo, Japan and Santa Clara, California during the month of March 2009 to honor the SCQI award winners. In addition, there will be an online advertisement launch and acknowledgement on Intel's website.
DEK is a global provider of advanced materials deposition technologies and support solutions including printing equipment platforms, stencils, precision screens and mass imaging processes used across a wide range of applications in electronics pre-placement subassembly, semiconductor wafer manufacture, and alternative energy component production. For more information, visit DEK at http://www.dek.com