Kyoto, Japan, March 4, 2015 – Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 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. Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. provided multilayer ceramic capacitors, inductors and electromagnetic interference components, SAW filters, and RF modules deemed essential to Intel’s success.
“It is our great honor to receive this prestigious SCQI award two years in a row. We are very much delighted that our dedicated work has been recognized, and would like to express our sincere appreciation to Intel for continuous support and assistance. We will continue making every effort to meet Intel's expectations and be one of the best partners,” said Murata Tsuneo, President, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
“Murata has consistently worked to help us meet our technology development and affordability challenges throughout 2014. They have consistently demonstrated a willingness to partner with Intel on next generation products and platforms. Murata continues to strongly support Intel as we expand into broader market segments and bring the power of IA to an even wider audience,” said Mostafa Aghazadeh, Vice President, Chandler Assembly Technology Development.
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 .
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 .
Murata in Brief
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at www.murata.com