MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Electronic Materials announced today that it has received the Samsung Continuous Improvement Award (SCIA) from Samsung Austin Semiconductor (SAS), recognizing Honeywell for excellence in quality, materials technology and purchasing process.
Honeywell Electronic Materials was presented with the award for its supply of sputtering targets to SAS. Honeywell is a leading supplier of sputtering targets used by semiconductor manufacturers such as Samsung as the source of metal to form the wiring in microchips.
"We're honored to receive this award from Samsung, a recognized industry leader that sets high standards for quality and continuous improvement," said David Diggs, vice president and general manager of Honeywell Electronic Materials. "Long-term success in the semiconductor industry is based on close win-win relationships between suppliers and manufacturers, and awards like this demonstrate that we're on the right path."
SAS began the award program to help foster the relationship between Samsung and its semiconductor materials suppliers as well as drive continuous improvements in quality. Because of the complexity of new chip designs and the hundreds of processing steps necessary to produce each chip, manufacturers such as Samsung count on innovative materials technology and rigorous quality standards from their suppliers.Honeywell Electronic Materials, part of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies, supplies microelectronic polymers, electronic chemicals, and other advanced materials along with an extensive set of product offerings under its metals business segment, including physical vapor deposition (PVD) targets and coil sets, precious metal thermocouples, and low alpha emissivity plating anodes and advanced heat spreader materials used during back-end packaging processes for thermal management and electrical interconnect. For more information, or to contact a Honeywell representative, visit www.honeywell-pmt.com/sm/em/. Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT) is a global leader in developing advanced materials, process technologies and automation solutions. PMT's Advanced Materials businesses manufacture a wide variety of high-performance products, including environmentally friendlier refrigerants and materials used to manufacture end products such as bullet-resistant armor, nylon, computer chips and pharmaceutical packaging. Process technologies developed by PMT's UOP business ( www.uop.com) form the foundation for most of the world's refiners, efficiently producing gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, petrochemicals and renewable fuels. PMT's Process Solutions business ( www.honeywellprocess.com) is a pioneer in automation control, instrumentation and services for the oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, industrial power generation, chemicals and petrochemicals, biofuels, life sciences, and metals, minerals and mining industries. Honeywell ( www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com. SOURCE Honeywell