KYOTO, Japan, April 19, 2011 – Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has been recognized to receive Intel Corporation's Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2010. Along with 15 other companies, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel with monolithic ceramic capacitors, inductors, EMI suppressions filters, deemed essential to Intel's success.
"Murata is grateful for receiving this honorable 2010 PQS award. I would like to express our sincere appreciation on behalf of all Murata employees supporting Intel. We promise to continue our efforts in 2011 and hope to contribute to Intel's success. Through our consistent service and quality we hope to continue to win this prestigious award for the years to come," said Kiminori Yamauchi, executive vice president, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
"Intel congratulates Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. for earning Intel's PQS award," said Jeff Selvala, Assembly Test Global Materials director, Intel Corporation. "Murata has consistently performed as a key supplier of monolithic ceramic capacitors and wireless components for Intel in 2010. Murata's dedication to providing excellence in quality, technology, and customer focused service at competitive costs, are key attributes recognized with this award. Intel values Murata's commitment to Intel's requirements, as well as their wider environemntal, social and governance efforts. We look forward to greater success in 2011.
"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, technology and environmental, social and governance goals. Suppliers must also achieve 80 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 PQS award winners will be held in conjunction with Intel's Supplier Day in Scottsdale, Arizona. In addition, there will be an announcement on Intel's website at
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About Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is an integrated electronic component manufacturer which has developed and commercialized a wide array of ceramic-based electronic components since its foundation in 1944. We believe that "New quality electronic equipment begins with new quality components and new quality components begin with new quality materials. Guided by this principle, we expand our business based on material technologies. Then, Murata as an "Innovator in Electronics supports the infrastructure of our electronics society by developing unique products.