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THE SEMICONDUCTOR PLANT OF HEI IN THE U.S. ATTAINED THE ISO CERTIFICATE

By May 14, 1999 December 9th, 2019 No Comments
– Attained both ISO 9002 and ISO 14001, the international certificate for quality and environment, at the same time.

HSA (Hyundai Semiconductor America), the semiconductor corporation of HEI(President: Kim, Young Hwan) in the U.S., has recently attained the ISO 9002 and ISO 14001, the international certificate for quality and environment. HSA, located in Eugene, Oregon, has been extensively evaluated its quality and environment by UL (Under writers Laboratories Inc.), and certified for the two in early May. HSA came into operation in March of 1998, and currently produces 64M SD RAM by fully using the equipment of which capacity is as much as 30,000 eight-inch waper per month. With this certificate, it took only a year to become the first corporation in the U.S. that attains both the ISO 9002 and ISO 14001 at the same time. Considering the industrial aspects of semiconductor, it usually takes at least two to four years to get the ISO 9000 on quality management and quality assurance first and then to get the ISO 14000 on environmental management. However, HSA has proven its capability of quality and environmental management by attaining both of them simultaneously, and moreover, cutting the period by one year. The ISO 9000 and 14000 are the international certificate issued only when first the conditions for quality and environment are set by International Organization for Standardization, and then qualifications are fulfilled after evaluated by each certificate institution. ISO 9000 is the standard for quality management and quality assurance for the purpose of satisfying the needs of customer regarding products and services; ISO 14000 is the standard for implementing and improving the environment management system regarding environmental protection. HEI, the holding company, takes care of production design and sale of HSA, and every single plant of HEI has attained the certificate of ISO 9001 and 14001 on its design, production, and sale.