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(Archived) Praxair Electronics Receives Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier Award

DANBURY, Conn., March 5, 2009 — Praxair Electronics has received Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award recognizing their significant contributions to Intel in 2008. Praxair supplies Intel with electronic process and bulk gases, sputtering targets, and spare parts management, deemed essential to Intel’s success. Praxair and 25 additional suppliers are recognized as 2008 PQS award winners.

“It is a great honor for Praxair to receive Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier award,” said Mark Murphy, president, Praxair Electronics. “This award reflects Praxair's dedication to meeting Intel’s high quality standards and our commitment to providing Intel reliable and cost effective solutions, including bulk and specialty gases, sputtering targets, and other materials.”

“Praxair Electronics has earned a 2008 PQS award in recognition of their quality performance and superior logistics over a large portfolio of fab process materials including leading edge gas and metal target technologies. Praxair has a key role in Intel’s sourcing of novel materials and we congratulate them on a well-earned recognition,” said Jim Harrison, Global Fab Materials Organization director, Intel Corporation.

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, delivery, technology and responsiveness goals. Suppliers must also manage and deliver on a challenging improvement plan and a quality/business systems assessment. Furthermore, the 2008 awardees had to demonstrate basic compliance to the Electronic Industry Code of Conduct and Intel’s Green Sustainability Program. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at  

Celebrations will be held in Tokyo, Japan and Santa Clara, California during the month of March 2009 to honor the PQS award winners. In addition, there will be an online advertisement launch and acknowledgement on Intel’s website.

Praxair is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2008 sales of $10.8 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies bring productivity and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, metals and others. More information on Praxair is available on the internet at

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