ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (SMT) announced that it has earned Intel’s EPIC Distinguished Supplier Award. Through its dedication to excellence, partnership, inclusion, and continuous quality improvement, ZEISS has achieved a level of performance that consistently exceeds Intel’s expectations.
“As one of only 26 Distinguished Supplier Award recipients across the Intel global supply chain, ZEISS SMT has been crucial to Intel’s success while offering agility and flexibility during the ongoing volatile supply chain environment,” said Keyvan Esfarjani, EVP and Chief Global Operations Officer at Intel. “They have provided exceptional collaboration and commitment toward safety, quality, diversity & inclusion, and exceeded our expectations in support of Intel’s supply chain operational excellence. Earning this award speaks to their dedication to Intel values and their partnership.”
The Intel EPIC Distinguished Supplier Award recognizes a consistent level of strong performance across all performance criteria. Of the thousands of Intel suppliers around the world, only a few hundred qualify to participate in the EPIC Supplier Program. The EPIC Distinguished Award is the second-highest honor a supplier can achieve. In 2022, only 26 suppliers in the Intel supply chain network earned this award.
To qualify for an Intel EPIC Distinguished Supplier Award, suppliers must exceed expectations, meet aggressive performance goals, and score 80 percent or higher in performance assessments throughout the year. Suppliers must also meet 80 percent or more of their improvement plan deliverables and demonstrate formidable quality and business systems.