Tosoh SMD, Inc. Receives Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award

Tokyo, Japan—Tosoh Corporation is pleased to announce that Tosoh Group company Tosoh SMD, Inc., has been recognized as one of 18 companies receiving Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2013. Tosoh SMD, Inc. has demonstrated industry-leading commitment across all critical focus areas on which they are measured: quality, cost, availability, technology, customer service, labor and ethics systems and environmental sustainability. Tosoh SMD, Inc. is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel with sputtering targets for physical vapor deposition, deemed essential to Intel’s success.

"Tosoh SMD, Inc. is honored to receive the Intel Preferred Quality Supplier Award." according to Martin Blazic, President and COO of Tosoh SMD, Inc. "Intel’s SCQI process provides an excellent framework for our companies to work together in a spirit of innovation and continuous improvement. Tosoh SMD will continue to provide its advanced target technology and excellent service and support as evidenced by our recent investments in technologies such as 450mm. This is a great achievement for which all Tosoh SMD personnel can be proud of, and we look forward to continued collaboration with Intel."

“Intel is pleased to award, first time recipient, Tosoh SMD the prestigious PQS award in 2013," said Tim Hendry Intel VP and Director of Fab Materials Operations, Intel Corporation. "Tosoh SMD has demonstrated excellent supply chain management across a diverse portfolio; consistently delivering materials with world class quality performance. Tosoh SMD has been a strong partner and collaborated closely with Intel to create innovative solutions to meet Intel’s critical business requirements. They consistently deliver and exceed our expectations; which is why we consider Tosoh SMD to be our valued supplier. We look forward to continued success in 2014 and beyond."

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

A celebration to honor PQS award winners was held in Santa Clara, California themed “Deliver the Present and Create the Future”, which illustrates the contributions Tosoh SMD, Inc. has made in 2013.


Tosoh SMD, Inc., The Global Leader in Target Technology™, is headquartered in Grove City, Ohio and has additional facilities in Taiwan, Korea, and China. This Tosoh Group subsidiary is a leading provider of thin film deposition materials and of solutions to manufacturers in the semiconductor, display, solar, and large-area coating markets. Tosoh SMD, Inc. has been operating in Grove City, Ohio, since 1975, is a member of Tosoh Corporation’s Advanced Materials Division, which includes Tosoh Quartz Inc. (United States and the United Kingdom), Tosoh Quartz Corporation (Japan), Tosoh Quartz Co., Ltd.(Taiwan), Tosoh Speciality Materials Corporation (Japan) and Tosoh SGM Corporation (Japan).


Tosoh Corporation is a Japanese chemical company established in 1935 and listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. It is the parent of the Tosoh Group, which comprises 132 companies worldwide and a multiethnic workforce of over 11,000 people and generated net sales of ¥668.5 billion (US$7.1 billion at the year-end rate of ¥94.05 to the US dollar) in fiscal 2013, ended March 31, 2013.

Tosoh is one of the largest chlor-alkali manufacturers in Asia. The company supplies the plastic resins and an array of the basic chemicals that support modern life. Tosoh’s petrochemical operations supply ethylene, polyethylene, and functional polymers, while its advanced materials business serves the global semiconductor, display, and solar industries. Tosoh has also pioneered sophisticated bioscience systems that are used for the monitoring of life-threatening diseases. In addition, Tosoh demonstrates its commitment to a sustainable future in part by manufacturing a variety of eco-products.

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