Tosoh SMD, Inc. Receives Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award for 2015

Grove City, OH—Tosoh SMD, Inc. has been recognized as one of 26 companies receiving Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2015. Tosoh SMD, Inc. 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. Tosoh SMD, Inc. is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel with sputtering targets, deemed essential to Intel’s success.

“Tosoh SMD, Inc. is honored to have been selected for the Intel PQS award for a second time. Intel remains the industry leader in technology and innovation and Tosoh SMD continues its mission to be the global leader in target technology, " says Joe Buckfeller, president and COO of Tosoh SMD, Inc. "The Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement process is an excellent tool to facilitate the increasing collaboration between the companies which has led to product innovations and enhanced Tosoh quality systems. The award is a great achievement for which all Tosoh SMD, Inc. personnel can be proud of, and we look forward to continued partnership with Intel.”

“Intel is pleased to present Tosoh SMD, Inc. with the Preferred Quality Supplier award for 2015. Tosoh SMD, Inc. has been a valuable development partner to Intel, repeatedly showing their commitment to providing innovative solutions that meet Intel’s cost expectations and technology roadmap," said Tim Hendry, vice president and director of fab materials in the Technology and Manufacturing Group at Intel. "We congratulate them and look forward to their continued contributions for our next generation requirements.”

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 “Delivering the Future Together”, which illustrates the contributions this supplier has made in 2015. In addition, there was an announcement on Intel’s website at


Tosoh SMD, Inc., The Global Leader in Target Technology™, is headquartered in Grove City, Ohio and has additional facilities in Taiwan, Korea, and China. This Tosoh Group subsidiary is a leading provider of thin film deposition materials and of solutions to manufacturers in the semiconductor, display, solar, and large-area coating markets. Tosoh SMD, Inc. has been operating in Grove City, Ohio, since 1975, is a member of Tosoh Corporation’s Advanced Materials Division, which includes Tosoh Quartz Inc. (United States and the United Kingdom), Tosoh Quartz Corporation (Japan), Tosoh Quartz Co., Ltd.(Taiwan), Tosoh Speciality Materials Corporation (Japan) and Tosoh SGM Corporation (Japan).