Munich, 5 December 2011 – Linde LienHwa (LLH), The Linde Group's joint venture with LienHwa MiTAC Group of Taiwan, has been awarded the 'Supplier Excellence Award' by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (tsmc), the largest semiconductor foundry in the world. The prestigious award commends LLH's exceptional performance and supplier ranking on tsmc's QCDS (quality, cost, delivery and service) metrics in 2011. LLH is the largest gases company in Taiwan.
"Linde LienHwa delivers innovative gas and chemical technology for semiconductor manufacturing that improves efficiency and reduces costs, so we are delighted to be appreciated by one of the technology leaders in the semiconductor industry," commented Matthew Miau, Chairman of LienHwa MiTAC Group and member of the Linde Supervisory Board. "tsmc's recognition of LLH's on-site Total Gas and Chemical Management (TGCM) teams demonstrates our commitment to excellence in customer service and our capacity to provide on-time delivery of high quality products to the constantly evolving semiconductor industry."
The award was presented on 2nd December during tsmc's annual supply chain management forum in Hsinchu, Taiwan, attended by hundreds of representatives from the world's leading suppliers in the semiconductor manufacturing industry.
Peter Owen, Head of Linde's Global Electronics business added "This award is further acknowledgement of our commitment to tsmc with whom we have enjoyed a strong working relationship for more than twenty years."
LLH and Linde's Gases Division supply tsmc with a comprehensive portfolio of bulk gas, electronic special gases and services to its manufacturing locations worldwide.
About Linde LienHwa (LLH)
Linde LienHwa (LLH), a joint venture between The Linde Group and LienHwa MiTAC Group of Taiwan, is dedicated to the supply of ultra-high purity gases and the delivery of engineering projects and services to the semiconductor, TFT-LCD, photovoltaic and LED industries. LLH provides a powerful combination of local infrastructure with technology from the market leader in gas and chemical supply.
About The Linde Group
The Linde Group is a world-leading gases and engineering company with around 50,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2010 financial year, it achieved sales of EUR 12.868 bn. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services.
Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. Linde is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
For more information, visit our website at http://www.linde-gas.com/electronics
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