Award Validates IDT Zero Defect Philosophy and Commitment to Quality Levels that Exceed Customer Expectations
San Jose, Calif. – October 22, 2007 – IDT® (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ: IDTI), a leading provider of essential mixed signal semiconductor solutions that enrich the digital media experience, today announced it has been awarded the prestigious ISO/TS16949:2002 certification for all IDT manufacturing facilities. Receiving this award validates the IDT commitment to proactively and continuously strive for quality improvements and to deliver consistently high-quality products that meet or exceed customer expectations.
“Delivering consistently high-quality products is of critical importance to IDT. We partner with our customers to deliver them not just products, but high-quality and reliable solutions they can depend on to work right the first time and every time. Our goal isn’t just to meet customer expectations with regards to quality, but to exceed their expectations,” said James Shih, vice president of quality for IDT. “At IDT, we realize that we’re a part of our customers’ supply chain and we continuously strive to achieve a “zero-defects” standard in all the devices we manufacture. Specifically for such industries as automotive, zero-defects tolerance isn’t an option; it’s a requirement. At IDT, we understand that philosophy and incorporate that level of quality into all our manufacturing processes.”
The International Organization for Standards/Technical Specification (ISO/TS) 16949:2002 builds upon the ISO 9000:2000 quality management system international specifications (which IDT has also received). The result is an automotive industry specification that aligns American (QS-9000), German (VDA6.1), French (EAQF) and Italian (AVSQ) automotive quality system standards within the global automotive industry. Not just a single standard, the ISO/TS16949:2002 adds definitive rules for certification, provisions for mandated customer-specific requirements, and a set of process reference manuals developed from extensive automotive experience. The ISO/TS16949:2002 specifications define the quality management system requirements for the design and development, production and, when relevant, installation and service of automotive-related products. The specification is the development of a quality management system that provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain.
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With the goal of continuously improving the digital media experience, IDT integrates its fundamental semiconductor heritage with essential innovation, developing and delivering mixed-signal solutions that solve customer problems. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing and sales facilities throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” Additional information about IDT is accessible at www.IDT.com.
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