ICOS Vision Systems receives prestigious Award from Intel
LEUVEN, Belgium, March 18, 2008 - ICOS Vision Systems NV was named a
recipient of Intel Corporation's prestigious 2007 Supplier Continuous
Quality Improvement (SCQI) award. The award is Intel's highest honor
for its suppliers, recognizing them for outstanding commitment to
quality and performance for providing products and services deemed
essential to Intel's success. The company is recognized for its
efforts supplying Intel with automated visual inspection equipment.
ICOS Vision Systems NV and 12 other SCQI award winners will be
honored at a celebration in Burlingame, California on March 18.
"At ICOS, we're delighted to receive the prestigious Supplier
Continuous Quality Improvement award from Intel," said Anton DeProft,
president and CEO, ICOS Vision Systems. "We consider this award as
one of the greatest distinctions in our industry, as it measures and
looks for world-class performance in product innovation, quality and
service levels around the globe. We pride ourselves on being a long
term reliable partner for our customers and it is especially
rewarding to us when our customers recognize and appreciate our
mission and the tremendous efforts that our world-wide team puts into
"ICOS has continuously exhibited a commitment to excellence and has
solidified their position as a supplier that can be counted on to go
above and beyond expectations to meet Intel's needs. In an extremely
challenging environment, ICOS delivered new capabilities to support
and enable Intel's dynamic product roadmap," said Ron Rinfret,
director of Assembly Capital Equipment Development, Intel
Corporation. "We're pleased to award them with the Supplier
Continuous Quality Improvement award."
The SCQI awards are part of Intel's Supplier Continuous Quality
Improvement process, which encourages Intel's key suppliers to strive
for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for SCQI
status, suppliers must score at least 95 percent on a report card
that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality,
availability, delivery, technology and responsiveness goals.
Additional information about the SCQI program is available at
Intel will also recognize SCQI award winners with an advertisement in
the U.S., Europe and Asia editions of The Wall Street Journal on
March 18, 2008.
About ICOS Vision Systems NV
ICOS designs and manufactures inspection equipment for semiconductor
packaging and interconnect applications. We are a world-leading
supplier of equipment for the visual control of IC's, before they are
used in various applications, such as PC's, portable phones or cars.
Our systems perform two- and three-dimensional (2D and 3D) metrology
and inspection of IC's, wafers, solar cells, substrates, sockets,
etc. We offer stand-alone inspection systems, as well as inspection
modules for integration. We believe that we offer the most
comprehensive line of inspection products in our target markets. We
are headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and have R&D centers in Belgium,
Germany and Hong Kong, sales and support offices in Japan, the USA,
Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan and production facilities in
Belgium, Hong Kong and China.
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