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PEER Group Receives Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award

Kitchener, Ontario - March 10, 2016

The PEER Group Inc. has been recognized as one of 26 companies receiving Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2015. PEER Group has demonstrated industry-leading commitment across all critical focus areas on which they are measured: quality, cost, availability, technology, customer service, labor and ethics systems and environmental sustainability. PEER Group is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel with innovative factory automation software solutions for high-volume precision manufacturing, deemed essential to Intel’s success. 

“PEER Group is the leading provider of innovative factory automation software to chip makers and their equipment suppliers. We are thrilled that Intel has recognized our technology and team for outstanding performance in 2015. We are truly honored to receive this highly-regarded PQS award and look forward to continuing to meet Intel's expectations for world-class factory automation in the future,” said Mike Kropp, president and CEO at PEER Group. 

“PEER Group is a leading supplier that sets the bar for semiconductor equipment automation solutions. PEER Group has consistently delivered products and capabilities to Intel on time and within budget for multiple projects across Sort, Assembly, Test and Substrate factories. We are honored to recognize them with this award," said Jeff Pettinato, vice president and director of assembly and test technology development automation in the Technology and Manufacturing Group at Intel.

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, 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 was held in Santa Clara, California themed “Delivering the Future Together”, which illustrates the contributions this supplier has made in 2015. In addition, there was an announcement on Intel’s website at

About The PEER Group Inc.

PEER Group provides innovative factory automation software solutions and consulting services to the semiconductor, photovoltaic, and electronics industries. The world’s best manufacturing companies turn to PEER Group to solve their most challenging equipment automation, data management, and process control problems. With more than 100,000 licenses shipped, we are the leading supplier of equipment connectivity and testing products to automated factories around the globe. Our products and services help lower the cost of automation for high-volume manufacturers and their equipment suppliers. PEER Group is recognized on the following listings: Great Place to Work’s Best Workplaces Canada, Branham300, Deloitte Technology Fast 50, and Deloitte Technology Fast 500.


Heidi Marr
Manager, Marketing Services and Corporate Communications