Our track record as an experienced innovation leader is the result of focusing on key issues and challenges within the semiconductor industry, enabling us to make a difference to our customers, employees, and company stakeholders. While challenges and opportunities may change over time, we will continue to transform the results of our breakthrough technologies into volume manufacturing, benefiting our customers.
We are committed to making positive contributions to society and striving to prevent harm to people and reduce our impact on the environment. This is the foundation of our commitment to improve the communities and industry we operate in. We are a part of a fast-paced industry that continues to reshape the world. Our technology enables the semiconductor industry to drive innovation in communications, energy, transport, medicine and beyond.
We are making positive contributions in what we do. We have a certified global environmental management system to drive continuous improvement in environmental performance across all of our operations. We are committed to the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct and will strive to meet its goals as best we can on a global basis. We are engaging our supply chain to do the same. We continue to focus on and enable the achievement of smaller device geometries which will enable even greater advances and opportunities in communications, energy, medicine and the positive advances of humanity.
At ASMI we know that meeting the needs of today does not mean compromising the future. Therefore we encourage our employees to make positive contributions to our customers and suppliers, our industry, environment, and society reflecting our ambition to drive innovation and deliver excellence.
Within wafer processing, we focus primarily on equipment and process solutions for the deposition of thin films. Our core strengths are in ALD, epitaxy, Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD), low pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD) and oxidation/diffusion. With this broad portfolio of technologies, we are addressing many of the key areas on the semiconductor industry roadmap, including:
Our breakthrough technologies enable the industry to move to smaller line widths and better transistors that use new materials. We focus on serving the top companies that produce logic chips and memory devices, which includes addressing the needs of leading foundries. By serving the leading chipmakers, we maintain an understanding of the important requirements of the next generation of device roadmaps, enabling us to develop value-added solutions to the industry’s critical issues. In many cases, new films developed for one device type can be utilized for other device types with relatively limited additional development.
In February 2017, we received a Supplier Excellence Award from TSMC for the performance and support of our ALD equipment and technology during 2016. During the presentation of the award, TSMC explained the three key points that contributed to the award:
Furthermore, TSMC also recognized ASMI with another Excellent Performance Award at their 2017 Supply Chain Management Forum in December.
In March 2018, ASMI has been recognized by Intel as a recipient of a 2017 Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award. The PQS award recognizes companies like ASMI that Intel believes have relentlessly pursued excellence and conducted business with resolute professionalism.