3/5/2012 2:56:04 PM
ElectroIQ: CNSE MEMS center earns ISO 9001:2008 registration
March 5, 2012 -- The Albany, NY-based College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s (CNSE) Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center of Excellence (STC), which performs micro electromechanical system (MEMS) and nanotechnology-enabled manufacturing and packaging, successfully completed the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) 9001:2008 registration.
The registration incorporates rigorous criteria in a collection of formal international standards, technical specifications and reports, as well as handbooks and web-based documents on quality management. CNSE’s STC worked with EEP Quality Group of Rochester to review and edit existing documentation, and to develop a number of new standard operating procedures in order to comply with ISO requirements.
With ISO 9001:2008, the MEMS development center expects to have "new opportunities to create high-tech jobs" and be able to "attract additional partners in the industrial and government sectors," including the Department of Defense and various intelligence agencies that require ISO certification, and domestic and foreign commercial companies, Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros, CNSE SVP and CEO, said. Numerous enhanced security features are being put into place that will allow CNSE’s STC to heighten its site security clearance as well.