Congratulations to all of the folks at SiliconBlue Technologies – creators of ultra-low-power FPGAs that they call Custom Mobile Devices (CMDs) – because I just heard that they have been awarded the ISO 9001:2008 registration (Certificate No: US004204-1) for their quality management system for the design and manufacture of their mobileFPGA devices.
ISO9001 certification focuses on quality management ensuring that a company’s products are designed, documented and implemented according to the nationally mandated ISO 9001:2008 standards. Some of the criteria for ISO9001 certification requires that the company be a customer-focused organization, have a system approach to management, provide continual improvement, have mutually beneficial supplier relationships, and more.
“The ISO 9001:2008 certification is an important statement proving our commitment to quality on all levels,” said Tom Chan, SiliconBlue’s VP of Quality. “By meeting the rigorous third-party ISO 9001:2008 certification process, we demonstrated that we meet our customers' quality requirements, applied all relevant regulatory requirements, enhanced customer satisfaction and ensured continuous improvements in line with these objectives.”
I’ve been through this in another company – I know how much work it takes – and I also understand how important it is to follow this sort of process so as to improve and maintain quality and suchlike … I also know people who devote their lives to this sort of thing…
…it’s just that – for myself – I find that wading through the ISO documentation and doing everything it takes to achieve certification makes my brains leak out of my ears and brings me to my knees with boredom. So all credit to the folks at Silicon Blue – especially the poor souls who have been tasked with making it all happen :-)
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