Home Resource Center News and Announcements News Archive Microelectronics and Services Materion Honored with Skyworks Supplier of the Year Award Materion Honored with Skyworks Supplier of the Year Award Materion Microelectronics and Services was recognized as “Supplier of the Year” by industry leader Skyworks Solutions, Inc., for its winning combination of excellent quality, outstanding customer service and solid alignment with Skyworks' technical roadmap. Throughout 2011, Materion delivered high quality thin film deposition materials for use in Skyworks high reliability semiconductor devices, as well as providing total metals management service. The result of the partnership was a reduction in overall costs. As Award is presented: From left to right: Rick Dion, Skyworks - Director of Supply Chain; Don Klimkowicz, President Materion Advanced Metals Group, Richard Hipple, CEO Materion, Kelli Rivers, Materion Sales, Rod Martinez, Microelectronics SBU Leader, David Aldrich, Skyworks President, Derrick Brown, Microelectronics VP Marketing “We should all be proud that we have been chosen Skyworks Supplier of the Year,” stated Derrick Brown, Microelectronics VP Marketing. “The award recognizes the personal dedication by our employees in understanding customer needs and taking a proactive approach in helping meet their challenges. Winning such an award means going the extra mile, and in today’s competitive environment only those who deliver continuous improvement can expect to remain the customers’ first choice in a partner.” One of the products Materion Microelectronics & Services developed with Skyworks was EVAPro IV™. Evapro IV uses a proprietary method to produce high purity, low spitting materials leading to improved value for Skyworks and a significant product enhancement for Materion. Further commenting on the Supplier of the Year Award, Materion Advanced Metals Group President Donald G. Klimkowicz stated: “Materion is pleased to have served industry leader Skyworks and honored to receive this award. It represents a team effort led by sales and supported by the Materion Microelectronics & Services business unit which includes marketing and R&D, operations and administration. An award like this is not possible unless the entire organization works together to meet the needs of the customer and our Buffalo and Brewster plants are to be especially commended.” Klimkowicz concluded that “this award belongs to the Skyworks Newbury Park Wafer Fab as much as it belongs to Materion - and we would like to extend our thanks. It is a symbol of our partnership that we hope will extend into the future as we continue our strategic relationship for success.” Materion Corporation is among the world’s leading providers of advanced materials solutions, and its Microelectronics & Services group is a global leader in supplying Thin Film Deposition Materials, Electronic Packaging Products and High Purity and Specialty Materials. Materion employs 2500 people throughout the world and its divisions serve customers in more than 50 countries.