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Quality

Silicon Microstructures, Inc. (SMI) is certified under ISO 9001:2008 by TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH. As of October 16, 2006, SMI has achieved full TS16949:2009 registration. Additionally, SMI has obtained ISO14001:2004 Environmental Management certification on December 27, 2013.

 

SMI’s Quality Policy is:

To implement and continuously improve its quality and business management systems with a target to meet customer requirements with zero defects and 100%on-time delivery.


SMI maintains an active program on quality including utilizing Advance Product Quality Planning, Control Plans, DFMEAs, PFMEAs, Process Capability Monitoring, SPC, and Measurement System Analysis. Further SMI maintains key suppliers under a Supplier Management System to assure the highest quality of materials entering the SMI product chain.


Currently, SMI is shipping product to a number of automotive customers with an ongoing program of continuous improvement towards the objective of zero defects. Applications include manifold air pressure (MAP), braking assistance, tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). In the drive to achieve zero defects, SMI has implemented a computerized Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to track material, equipment, and processes. In addition, SMI has active programs of monitoring processes and electrical test using Statistical Bin Analysis (SBA). It also has implemented and is expanding the application of Parts Average Testing (PAT) to find and eliminate parts that are statistically abnormal.

 

SMI's Environmental Policy is:

Commitment to an environmental management system that will ensure continual improvement and pollution prevention in all aspects of our business. We are committed to compliance with all applicable environmental laws, regulations and/or other requirements that we subscribe. We will continually search for and implement activities that will improve our abilities to properly utilize natural and man-made resources both economically and conservatively. Objectives and targets will be created to guide these efforts.

 

This policy applies to the facility located at 1701 McCarthy Blvd., Milpitas CA, 95035 USA and is appropriate to the nature, scale and impacts of the activities, products and operations therein and is communicated to all employees and selected contractors and is made available to the public.