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Ebara Corporation Receives Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award

TOKYO, Japan, April 11, 2012 – Ebara Corporation has been recognized as one of 19 companies receiving Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2011. Ebara Corporation is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel with electroplaters, chemical mechanical polishers, and pumps and abatement systems, deemed essential to Intel’s success.

“EBARA is honored to be selected by Intel as a recipient of their Preferred Quality Supplier award for 2011. To receive this prestigious award for the first time means a lot to us, especially in a year of the disastrous earthquake,” said Manabu Tsujimura, president of Precision Machinery Company, EBARA CORPORATION. “It has been challenging to catch up with increasing demands by Intel, but it has surely enhanced our overall capabilities in quality and support in leading-edge technologies. We appreciate the good relationship with Intel and acknowledge that this award is only possible when both companies share a common vision of performance-driven value and collaborate with early engagements to achieve it. EBARA will continue to contribute our innovation with technology development and affordable solutions.”

“Intel is very pleased to congratulate Ebara Corporation for winning the 2011 Preferred Quality Supplier award, one of our highest levels of achievement to Intel suppliers. Ebara Corporation delivered exceptional performance in technology development and factory ramp support, which led to their very first PQS win. We look forward to Ebara Corporation’s continued leadership in innovation and operational excellence on future Intel technologies,” said Sandra Viarengo, Fab Capital Equipment Development director, Intel Corporation.

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. In addition, there was an announcement on Intel’s website at

About Ebara Corporation
EBARA CORPORATION, founded in 1912, is one of the world’s principal manufacturers of industrial machinery. The Precision Machinery Company, one of core in-house companies of EBARA CORPORATION, is a leading global innovator and worldwide supplier developing its position in the systems and components for semiconductor manufacturing on a global basis. For more details, visit the EBARA website.

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