REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Three-Five Systems, Inc.
(NYSE: TFS) a global provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS),
announced that its Redmond, Washington, U.S.A. facility has achieved ISO
13485:2003 certification from TUV America, Inc. TUV America Inc., Management
Service Division, is an internationally recognized provider of certification
services as a leading ISO Registrar in North America, Asia and Europe. With
this certification, TFS is positioned to expand its product offerings beyond
the current level of components to finished medical devices.
President and CEO of Three-Five Systems Jack Saltich said, "Receiving this
ISO certification is a great accomplishment and an important milestone for TFS
and specifically for our Redmond facility. With this world-class endorsement
of our high quality standards in hand, we plan to deliver a broader range of
services to a growing group of medical customers in the northwest and across
the United States."
ISO 13485:2003 addresses the establishment of a quality system focused on
medical devices. The Redmond, Washington facility is one of TFS' four
international manufacturing locations, and the first to receive this
certification. While no current schedule has been defined, the company
indicated that its Penang, Malaysia location may also seek ISO 13485:2003 in
About ISO Standards
The ISO 13485:2003 is an internationally recognized quality management
system (QMS) standard developed by the International Organization for
Standardization (ISO). To meet the certification requirements, companies must
implement and document QMS processes involving staff training, product
processes, materials and services purchasing, and product and services
ISO is a network of national standards institutes from more than 140
countries working in partnership with international organizations,
governments, industry, business and consumer representatives. For more
information, visit the ISO Web site: http://www.iso.org.
About Three-Five Systems(R)
TFS is a recognized leader in providing specialized electronics
manufacturing services (EMS) to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). TFS
has a global footprint, with operations in the United States, Europe, and
several locations in Asia. TFS offers a broad range of engineering and
manufacturing capabilities, with a special emphasis and expertise in display
solutions. TFS' website is located at www.tfsc.com. Three-Five Systems, Inc.
and the TFS logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of TFS. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Certain statements contained in this document may be deemed to be forward-
looking statements under federal securities laws, and TFS intends that such
forward-looking statements be subject to the safe-harbor created thereby.
Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (1) TFS
expanding its product offerings; (2) delivery by TFS of a broader range of
services to customers; and (3) growth of the company's current medical
customer base. TFS cautions that these statements are qualified by important
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
reflected by the forward-looking statements contained herein. Such factors
include, but are not limited to: (a) the company's failure to successfully
deliver new product and offerings despite the achievement of its ISO
13485:2003 certification: (b) changes in markets or demand for medical
products manufactured at the company's Redmond facility; and (c) other risks
as identified from time to time in TFS' SEC reports, including Quarterly
Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and Annual Reports on Form
SOURCE Three-Five Systems, Inc.