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Applied Materials Receives Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Materials, Inc. has been recognized by Intel as a recipient of a 2017 Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award. The PQS award recognizes companies like Applied that Intel believes have relentlessly pursued excellence and conducted business with resolute professionalism.

Intel 2017 Preferred Quality Supplier Award
Applied Materials, Inc. has been recognized by Intel as a recipient of a 2017 Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award.


“The dynamic nature of our business necessitates continuous improvement and an unrelenting focus on quality,” said Jacklyn Sturm, Vice President of Technology and Manufacturing Group and General Manager of Global Supply Management at Intel. “As Intel transitions to become a more data centric company, our award winning suppliers are embracing the most difficult challenges with rapid innovation and bold strategies.”

To qualify for PQS status, suppliers must exceed high expectations and uncompromising performance goals while scoring at least 80 percent on an integrated report card that assesses performance throughout the year. Suppliers must also achieve 80 percent or greater on a challenging continuous improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems.

Additional information is available at the Intel Newsroom.

About Applied Materials
Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future. Learn more at www.appliedmaterials.com.

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