JSR Corporation receives Intel's Prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement Award


Tokyo, Japan – March 4, 2015 – JSR Corporation has been recognized as one of 11 companies receiving Intel Corporation's prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award for their performance in 2014. This supplier has demonstrated outstanding performance to goals and extraordinary, 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. This award is Intel's highest honor for its suppliers, acknowledging truly exceptional and world-class execution. JSR CORPORATION provided advanced lithography materials, packaging materials, and CMP Materials, deemed essential to Intel's success.

"Quality pressures and new material requirements from Intel have shaped our organization over the past few years, and continue to elevate our overall quality and technical mindset," said Eric R. Johnson, President of JSR Micro, Inc. and Officer of JSR Corporation. "We thank Intel, not only for the honor of this SCQI award, but for the opportunity to continually grow and improve with them."

Sohail Ahmed, Senior Vice President and TMG Director, LTD, said, "For the last 20 years JSR has been an excellent supplier and a great partner for Intel in delivering leading edge lithography solutions at an affordable cost. JSR's willingness to work with Intel in developing innovative solutions and products to meet Intel's technology, manufacturability and affordability goals is unique in the industry. I look forward to JSR's continued contributions to Intel's next generation material requirements."

The SCQI award is part of Intel's Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement program, which encourages Intel's key suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for SCQI, suppliers must score at least 95 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 90 percent or greater on a challenging improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at intel.com/go/quality.

A celebration to honor SCQI award winners was held in Santa Clara, California themed "Innovating to Deliver Smart and Connected Devices", which illustrates the outstanding contributions this supplier has made in 2014. In addition, there was an announcement on Intel's website at intel.com.

About JSR Corporation

JSR Corporation is a multinational company employing a little less than 6,000 people worldwide and a leading materials supplier in a variety of technology driven markets. JSR's global network is headquartered in Tokyo (Japan) and has factories and offices in Europe, US, China, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore and Thailand. JSR is a research-oriented organization that pursues close collaborations with leading innovators in a number of industries that are a key to the present and future welfare of human society: life-sciences, energy storage, synthetic rubbers, electronic materials, display and optical materials. For more information about JSR Corporation, please go to www.jsr.co.jp.