Praxair Electronics has received Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for 2008.

Part of Intel’s Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement programme, the PQS award recognises a company’s contribution to the corporation over a 12 month period.

Praxair supplies Intel with electronic process and bulk gases, sputtering targets, and spare parts management, deemed essential to Intel’s success.

Jim Harrison, Global Fab Materials Organisation Director for Intel Corporation said, “Praxair Electronics has earned a 2008 PQS award in recognition of its quality performance and superior logistics over a large portfolio of fab process materials, including leading edge gas and metal target technologies.”

To qualify for PQS status, suppliers must score 80% on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, delivery, technology and responsiveness goals.

They must also manage and deliver on a challenging improvement plan, and a quality and business systems assessment, as well as demonstrating basic compliance to the Electronic Industry Code of Conduct and Intel’s Green Sustainability Programme.

Mark Murphy, President of Praxair Electronics said, “It is a great honour for Praxair to receive Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier award, this award reflects Praxair’s dedication to meeting Intel’s high quality standards and our commitment to providing Intel with reliable and cost effective solutions.”

According to Harrison, Praxair plays a key role in Intel’s sourcing of novel materials, and he said the corporation congratulates the company on well-earned recognition.