Silicon Microstructures', Inc. (SMI) quality management system is certified under ISO 9001:2015 by TÜV SÜD. In conjunction with ISO 9001:2015 SMI has achieved full IATF 16949:2016 registration in 2018. This global standard defines the requirements of a quality management system for organizations in the automotive industry. IATF 16949 supersedes and replaces the previous standard ISO/TS 16949, under which SMI's quality management system was first registered in 2006. The internationally recognized specifications outline everything you need to know about achieving best practice when designing, developing, manufacturing, installing, or servicing automotive products.
Additionally, SMI has obtained ISO14001:2015 Environmental Management certification in 2018.
In compliance with European regulations SMI is RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) certified.
SMI's quality policy is to continually improve customer satisfaction by superior quality and 100% on time delivery.
SMI maintains an active program on quality including utilizing Advance Product Quality Planning (APQP), Control Plans, Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (DFMEA) and Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA), Process Capability Monitoring, SPC, and Measurement System Analysis. In addition to external audits SMI conducts internal audits on processes and products to ensure the highest product quality. Further SMI maintains key suppliers under a Supplier Management System, including periodic audits, 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 is committed to an environmental management system that will ensure the context of the organization, 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.