World Micro Achieves Cross-Industry Certifications

Aerospace, Medical Electronics and Government Sales Now Wide Open

Mar 07, 2011, 09:00 ET from World Micro

ATLANTA, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia-based electronic components distributor, World Micro, Inc., announced today that after successful completion of its annual ISO 9001:2008 audit earlier this year, it has received notice from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that the company now holds three major ISO certifications. The certifications issued, ISO-9001:2008, AS9120 and ISO 13485:2003, provide a demonstrated  ability to adhere to stringent requirements of its Quality Management System, allows the company to sell aerospace components, and sell medical electronic components, respectively.  In addition, after a separate audit conducted by an inspector appointed by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), World Micro has earned a spot in the DLA's Qualified Suppliers List of Distributors (QSLD) program run by the Department of Defense. The QSLD status allows World Micro to supply the U.S. government, military and government contractors.

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For World Micro, these certifications are critically important as the company continues its unabated year-over-year growth. "These additional certifications will open opportunities in markets that were not readily available to us before," said Gary Beckstedt, World Micro's Quality Manager. "World Micro continues to differentiate itself -- as a distributor, as a materials management company and as solutions provider that solves difficult supply chain issues. We're intensely focused on quality and these achievements show steadfast dedication to meeting specific requirements of the aerospace industry and now opens a door to purchase and sell electronic components into the medical market. It's also immensely gratifying that World Micro has again been recognized for its comprehensive quality system, which directly impacts product safety and reliability," added Beckstedt.

About World Micro Components, Inc.

World Micro is a global Electronics and Aerospace Distributor focused on quality systems and leads the industry in detection of counterfeit components. Since 1996, World Micro has helped purchasing and engineering departments at leading OEM, EMS, Defense, and ODM companies research, design, source, stock, procure, inventory, and manage board level components, embedded computing products and military/aerospace hardware. World Micro, Inc., is privately held and headquartered in Roswell, Georgia.  The company's website is

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