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Nikon Corporation Received Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award

April 11, 2014 – Nikon Corporation (Makoto Kimura, President) has been recognized as one of 18 companies receiving Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2013. This supplier 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. Nikon Corporation is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel with semiconductor lithography systems for technology development and high volume manufacturing, deemed essential to Intel’s success.

“Again Nikon is extremely honored to be recognized by Intel as a Preferred Quality Supplier. We believe this esteemed award reflects our commitment to achieving Intel’s standards for world-class support of cutting-edge lithography technology, flawless equipment manufacturing integration, and continuous improvements to system performance and availability. This award is a tremendous validation of the dedication of the global Nikon team that contributed to our success in receiving this award,” said Kazuo Ushida, Senior Executive Vice President, President of Precision Equipment Company, Nikon Corporation.

“Intel congratulates Nikon for achieving the Preferred Quality Supplier award in 2013,” said Janice Golda, Patterning Capital Equipment Development director, Intel Corporation. “This award recognizes Nikon’s many achievements including rapid development of enhancements to support Intel’s technology and manufacturing needs. We appreciate Nikon’s collaboration to enable cost reduction while continuing to improve the safety, sustainability and agility of our capital supply chain. We look forward to 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 this supplier has made in 2013. In addition, there was an announcement on Intel’s website at

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