BEAVERTON, Ore., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tektronix Component Solutions today announced that its Beaverton, Ore. manufacturing facility and headquarters has been certified to the standards of AS9100 Rev C for commercial aerospace, defense and space industries. In July of last year, Tektronix Component Solutions' component test laboratory in Orlando, Fla. achieved the same certification.
AS9100 is a quality management system created specifically to address the demanding quality and reliability standards of the aerospace industry. AS9100 Rev C goes above and beyond most other quality system requirements to provide confidence to aerospace, defense and space companies, and the U.S. government, that a supplier can meet their high-reliability and high-quality requirements. AS9100 is based on the ISO 9001:2008 quality management standards, with additional requirements that pertain to the commercial aerospace, defense and space industries.
"This certification is yet another indication of the importance this organization places upon performance, reliability and quality," said Tom Buzak, President, Tektronix Component Solutions. "Since a big part of AS9100 Rev C certification is customer satisfaction, this says volumes about the quality of our organization and the proven procedures and processes we have in place."
Tektronix Component Solutions' manufacturing and headquarters site in Beaverton provides a range of services to aerospace and defense organizations including ASIC design services; design, assembly and test services for IC packages, hybrids, RF and microwave modules; and high-speed data converter modules.
One of the most important areas of AS9100 Rev C, and any level of AS9100 certification, is customer satisfaction. In assessing a supplier, an AS9100 supplier audit team looks at key customer-focused metrics such as quality and on-time delivery. Performance on those metrics is then made public so customers can assess a supplier's proficiency over time. In addition, any non-compliance uncovered by third-party auditors is also made public, providing a high level of transparency about an organization's performance against the quality standards.
The AS9100 Rev C standard was developed by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG), an industry organization focused on achieving significant performance improvements in quality, delivery and cost throughout the commercial aerospace, defense and space industry value stream. That goal is achieved through: establishing prevention-oriented practices and standardized requirements; introducing a culture of quality in the value stream; and establishing and maintaining cooperation between international companies in the industry. Agencies and organizations endorsing AS9100 include the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
About Tektronix Component Solutions
Tektronix Component Solutions is a proven microelectronics services provider offering a complete range of custom design, prototyping, manufacturing, and test services to equipment manufacturers. With more than 40 years of experience serving the measurement, military, medical, and communications markets, Tektronix Component Solutions works as an extension of customers' product teams to cost-effectively resolve the most demanding component challenges. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix Component Solutions can be found on the Web at component-solutions.tektronix.com.
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