Air Products’ recent acquisition, DA NanoMaterials LLC, is one of 19 companies to receive Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award. Intel complimented its, ‘reliable performance and cutting edge technology’.

Nick Robertson, CEO of DA NanoMaterials, was pleased to receive the award. He commented, “It is a great honour to be recognised for our ability to consistently meet Intel’s highest standards in quality, technology, cost, delivery and product stewardship, and we would like to thank the team at Intel for their close collaboration and outstanding efforts that enabled this success.”

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% 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% or greater on an improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems.

Tim Hendry, Vice President and Director of Fab Materials Operation for Intel Corporation applauded the winning company. He said, “Intel is very pleased to present DA NanoMaterials L.L.C. with the 2011 Preferred Quality Supplier award.”

“DA NanoMaterials consistently delivered reliable performance and cutting edge technology and is continuing to invest in future technology that will help Intel enable future products over time,” said Hendry.

“DA NanoMaterial’s dedication to make continuous improvement, provide innovative CMP technical solutions and customer focused service are key attributes recognised with this award. We look forward to building on this success in 2012 and beyond,” concluded the Director.


The acquisition

Air Products completed the acquisition of DA NanoMaterials earlier this month, April 2012. At the time, Air Products described the acquisition as part of a broadening strategy for the firm.

Wayne Mitchell, Vice President and General Manager of Electronics at Air Products characterised the move as a step towards, “a portfolio of differentiated offerings” for its semiconductor customers.