Westlake Village, California–Diodes Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of high quality discrete semiconductors, primarily to the communications, computing, electronics and automotive industries, has announced that its Chinese manufacturing facility has been granted ISO-14001 certification.
ISO-14001 certification covers environmental management systems and the way in which organizations minimize harmful effects on the environment caused by the manufacturing process. Certification is granted after an extensive series of on-site audits demonstrate compliance with the Environmental Management Systems Standards.
“We are committed to maintaining the highest standards in every facet of Diodes’ operations,” says C.H. Chen, president and CEO of Diodes Inc. ” We are justifiably proud of our hard-earned reputation in supplying quality products and delivering exceptional customer service, and believe that it is of equal importance that we, as a global organization, demonstrate a keen awareness of our wider responsibilities to the environment and society as a whole.”
The Diodes-China manufacturing facility is producing at a run rate of approximately 2.5 billion units per year and current expansion is expected to achieve a run rate of over 4 billion units by the end of next year. The facility has already received QS-9000 (automotive) and ISO-9002 (quality control) certifications.
Pending the completion of the recently announced FabTech acquisition, Diodes-China’s manufacturing, Diodes-North America (corporate sales, marketing, engineering and logistics headquarters), Diodes-Taiwan (Asia-Pacific sales, logistics and distribution center), and Diodes-FabTech (wafer foundry) will begin to realize the company’s strategic goal of becoming a vertically integrated manufacturer and supplier of discrete semiconductors. This strategy will take the company to the next level and is designed to enable Diodes to accelerate the development and introduction of new technology into its products.
ISO is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies, comprising members from 127 countries. The object of the organization is to promote the development of standardization and related activities throughout the world, with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services and the development of cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity. To meet ISO-14001 standards, a company or a facility must implement processes to control and improve operational activities impacting the environment and demonstrate a thorough environmental management system that embraces the concept of continual improvement.