“DEK's inclusion in Intel's 2009 Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement award program, along with our previous award wins, further underscores our 'expect more' philosophy and alignment with Intel's market strategy," comments Michael Brianda, president, DEK International. "Particularly given the challenges of the past year, DEK's supply chain agility and continuous investment in product development and service proved keys to success – not just to weather the financial impact of 2009, but to ensure sustainable initiatives going forward."
"Congratulations to DEK for their second SCQI award and their sixth Intel quality award. As we continue to raise the bar, DEK has met and exceeded our expectations by delivering equipment early and meeting changing and demanding requirements. DEK has worked closely with Intel by supporting numerous value added programs and initiatives which have resulted in gains for both companies," says Ron Rinfret, Assembly Capital Equipment Development director, Intel.
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 customer satisfaction goals. Suppliers must also achieve 90 percent or greater on a challenging improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems. Furthermore, this year’s awardees demonstrated compliance to the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition Code of Conduct and Intel’s Environmental Social Governance Program. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at http://supplier.intel.com/quality
Celebrations to honor the SCQI award winners will be held in conjunction with Intel’s Supplier Day events in Tokyo, Japan and Anaheim, California during the month of March 2010. In addition, an announcement will run in the March 31 U.S. edition and April 1 Europe and Asia editions of The Wall Street Journal with acknowledgement on Intel's corporate Web site, http://www.intel.com
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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.