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Santa Clara, Calif. — Applied Materials Inc. dielectric systems and modules received the prestigious Supplier Excellence Award from Texas Instruments (TI), an honor that is given annually to less than 1 percent of TI's suppliers.
Applied Materials was the only capital equipment company to win the award this year. The award cited the exemplary performance and continuous improvement of Applied Materials' CVD (chemical vapor deposition) technology, including products for low k films.
The purpose of the Supplier Excellence Award is to recognize and honor companies that demonstrate outstanding contributions to TI in the combined areas of Cost; Environmental, Safety & Health; Technology; Responsiveness; and Assurance of Supply and Quality. Recipients of TI's annual Supplier Excellence Award are an elite group of companies that rise to the challenge of maintaining a dedication to quality.
Unlike batch systems, the Producer platform reportedly features a modular design that can be configured with up to six process stations, enabling exceptional processing flexibility and high throughput. More than 500 Producer systems are installed at chipmakers around the world.
Applied Materials, the largest supplier of products and services to the global semiconductor industry, is one of the world's leading information infrastructure providers. For more information, visit www.appliedmaterials.com.