Sidense Receives Coveted ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certification
16 January 2017
Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) One-Time Programmable (OTP) IP cores, today announced that with a first-time successful registration audit it has met ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) Certification. ISO 9001:2015 specifies criteria for a quality management system and requires an organization to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements and enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the QMS.
“We made the decision at Sidense to work towards ISO 9001 certification to show our commitment to quality to our customers, partners and investors,” said Xerxes Wania, Sidense President, and CEO. “We developed a new Quality Manual as a repository for our quality policies and procedures. Through regular project team meetings, all-hands meetings, and significant staff training everyone at Sidense worked hard to successfully implement and reinforce our systems and methods.”
With increasing emphasis on product quality and risk management targeting key markets such as automotive, mobile communication and “smart” industrial, understanding ISO 9001 requirements and working towards meeting those requirements provide many benefits to a company receiving ISO 9001 certification.
"The BSI team is delighted it was able to support Sidense in the achievement of this coveted certification”, said Pierre Dovala, Director of Sales, BSI Group Canada Inc., the Certification Body which worked with Sidense. “IS0 9001 has quickly become the world's most popular standard for quality management and the latest revision (IS0 9001:2015) will bring major benefits not only as a quality management tool, but also as a significant framework for business improvement, delivering efficiencies and improving customer satisfaction for Sidense, its customers and partners.”
ISO 9001:2015 is based on seven quality management principles that top management can use to lead an organization to improved performance. These principles comprise: Customer Focus, Leadership, Engagement of People, Process Approach, Improvement, Evidence-based Decision Making and Relationship Management. An important component of ISO 9001:2015 is risk-based thinking. The 2015 edition makes it more explicit and builds it into the entire management system.