ChipMOS Taiwan Is Certified to ISO/TS 16949 Standards by RWTUV of Germany
Hsinchu, Taiwan, Nov 26, 2003 - ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD. (Nasdaq: IMOS) ("ChipMOS Bermuda") today announced that its 70% owned subsidiary, ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC. ("ChipMOS"), has been awarded the certification of ISO/TS 16949 standards by RWTUV, a well-known international certification institution in Germany, which has been established for 128 years with global recognition.
ChipMOS passed the 2002 version ISO/TS 16949 quality management system. The system is a follow-on version from the well-known International Standard Organization (ISO) 9000 system. ChipMOS kicked-off the project by involving whole company from process flow checking, goal setting, employee training, timetable scheduling, to resulting evaluating, etc. ChipMOS challenge the standard certification from July 2003 and was granted the award in September 2003.
S.J. Cheng, deputy chairman and chief executive officer of ChipMOS Bermuda, said, "ChipMOS is committed to providing advanced technology and prompt service to its customers. We would like to through the process of reviewing and improving the quality control procedure to communicate with our customers. We promise our customers an on time delivery of products which meet or exceed customers quality and reliability requirements at a competitive cost."
ChipMOS has been devoted to improving the quality of its testing and assembly services from its establishment. In 1998, ChipMOS has been awarded the certification of 1994 version of ISO9002 and certified to the quality management system of QS9000 in 1999. For this year, ChipMOS set the target of being certified to the 2000 version of ISO9001 and to the 2002 version of ISO/TS 16949. It has been achieved successfully. For ChipMOS, the achievement of being awarded the certification of ISO/TS 16949 by RWTUV is to realize its commitment of keeping enhancing the quality of the services to it's customers. It is a landmark for ChipMOS' quality management system as well.
About ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD.
ChipMOS/Bermuda is a leading provider of semiconductor testing and assembly services to customers in Taiwan, Japan and the U.S. With advanced facilities in Taiwan and Shanghai, ChipMOS/Bermuda and its subsidiaries provide testing and assembly services to a broad range of customers, including leading fabless semiconductor companies, integrated device manufacturers and independent semiconductor foundries. For more information, please visit its company website at http://www.chipmos.com.tw