May 29, 2008 — /PRNewswire/ — MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — Silecs, Inc., a leading provider of advanced enabling materials to the microelectronics industry, today announced that its high-volume manufacturing facility in Espoo, Finland, has been granted ISO 14001 certification by DNV. This important recognition follows a rigorous review of Silecs’ state-of-the-art facility, designed from the ground up to adhere to the highest possible standards for protecting the environment as well as the health and safety of Silecs’ employees and customers.
The ISO 14001 Standard is an internationally accepted specification for environmental management systems (EMSs), created by the International Organization for Standardization to help organizations minimize how their operations affect the environment and comply with related laws, regulations and requirements. To achieve ISO 14001 certification, companies must establish an EMS and develop an environmental policy for their organization, including setting clear environmental objectives and targets to be met. Moreover, they are expected to regularly monitor and evaluate their EMS to ensure that a high level of overall environmental performance is maintained.
Says Silecs’ vice president of engineering, Billy McLaughlin, “We are fully committed to achieving the highest possible degree of both cleanliness and quality throughout our manufacturing process. Not only are we creating our materials in an environmentally friendly facility, but our products are also contributing to building a new generation of ‘greener electronics’ — something you wouldn’t expect to hear from a company specializing in complex chemistries. That’s why we are particularly gratified to have received this validation of our relentless efforts to be best-in-class in this increasingly critical area.”
Prior to its most recent honor, Silecs’ Espoo facility, including all production, design, development, and test functions, was also certified to be compliant with ISO 9001:2000 standards for quality management.
To learn more about Silecs’ advanced enabling materials, please visit the company at the 2008 IEEE International Interconnect Technology Conference, June 1-4, at the Hyatt Regency, Burlingame, CA.
About Silecs, Inc.
Silecs, Inc. provides advanced enabling materials to the microelectronics industry where they are used primarily in semiconductor, digital image sensor and flat panel display manufacturing, enabling customers to achieve improved device performance and reduced overall production costs. From its state-of-the-art technology and production center in Espoo, Finland, Silecs’ scientists leverage molecular engineering techniques in semiconductor-quality clean-room conditions to develop ultra-high-purity materials based on silicon chemistries.
Source: Silecs, Inc.