Three-Five Systems Receives ISO 13485:2003 Certification for Redmond, Washington Facility Certification Authorizes Finished Medical Device Manufacturing



    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
 the future.
 
     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
 delivery.
     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
 10-K.
 
 

SOURCE Three-Five Systems, Inc.

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