Update: MIPS Technologies Acquires Chipidea (August 27, 2007)
July 7, 2003 - Chipidea has achieved the ISO9001:2000 Certification following an exhaustive audit conducted by LCIE (a fully owned subsidiary of Bureau Veritas) at Taguspark and DTC sites. Due to the strong cooperation and openness of all audited collaborators, the audit atmosphere was very good. The 2000 revision of the ISO9001 standard replaces the three former standards of the ISO family (ISO 9001, ISO 9002 and ISO 9003) and focuses on the company's permanent improvement activities, emphasizing the management responsibility in maintaining high standards and achieving the best possible customer satisfaction.
This internationally accepted standard encompasses five primary clauses, comprising
(i) Quality Management System;
(ii) Management Responsibility;
(iii) Resource Management;
(iv) Product Realization;
(v) Measurement, Analysis and Improvement.
Certification requires full compliance with the stringent requirements of these clauses, assuring that customers can expect products subject to consistent quality control procedures. After the Audit Report analysis, the Bureau Veritas Certification Committee granted the certificate, which includes the following scope of approval: "Design and characterization of analog and mixed-signals integrated circuits, and sales of IP's".