|CSS is ISO 9001:2008 Certified
Robert Shackelford, CSS Quality Manager, was the key person at CSS working to accomplish this goal. Robert is shown with Derek Luffman, Certified Lead Auditor, with IMSM, on July 1, 2009 following our successful audit.
Custom Silicon Solutions became ISO 9001:2008 Certified on July 1, 2009. CSS has always considered quality one of the most important aspects of doing business. We feel that now with our ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System we are assured of both maintaining and improving our quality performance.
Quality in IC Development is very important to CSS. Our development process has always had a series of Design Reviews to assure that the IC developed is if the highest quality and that it meets all of the customer needs.
There are typically 4 Design Reviews:
Preliminary Design Review: Prior to start of design, all specifications are reviewed.
Critical Design Review: Midpoint in design, critical circuit simulations are reviewed.
Final Design Review: Prior to fabrication, all simulations and chip layout are reviewed.
Product Acceptance Review: Following fabrication, IC performance is reviewed.
At times, a 5th review is held following a formal qualification of the product, the Product Qualification Review.
Quality in IC production is also very important for CSS. From the very start, CSS put in place our Key Product Characteristic (KPC) quality program. The KPCs are accurately measured and recorded during wafer probe tests for a selected number of devices per wafer (typically 1%). This data is reviewed by our Product Engineers to assure IC product quality across the production lot. All this data is available to the IC customer.
Now, with our ISO 9001:2008 Quality Program in place, we have a formal means of assuring that these programs are maintained and are continuously improving.
Custom Silicon Solutions Memberships & Certifications:
ITAR Compliant: Registration Code M24941
Central Contractor Registered (CCR): CAGE Code 5F3G6