BURLINGAME, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Novasentis, Inc., leading developer of haptics and sensory feedback technology, today announced it has been certified as ISO 9001:2008 compliant for all of its manufacturing and operations after a thorough analysis of its quality system by DNV GL – Business Assurance, a global independent certification body.
ISO 9001:2008 sets criteria for a quality management system that must be met in order to gain certification. Accepted worldwide as the standard that defines quality, ISO 9001:2008 provides the necessary framework to improve company efficiency, minimize risk and maximize opportunity. ISO has over 19,500 international standards covering almost all aspects of technology and business.
"Novasentis’ ISO certification is a coming-of-age significance that the company is a credible product supplier for its customers. The certification is an important achievement because it separates those in technology exploration versus those who can really deliver product that can be used today,” said Raghu Das, CEO of IdTechEx, the independent market research and business intelligence firm focused on serving emerging technology clients in over 80 countries.
“Attaining ISO 9001:2008 certification is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees – from San Francisco to Pennsylvania,” said Dr. Christophe Ramstein, President and CEO of Novasentis. “This notable certification speaks to our continuous passion to innovate our industry, provide first-class products for our partners and customers and ensure that the Novasentis brand and our ground-breaking haptics and sensory technology remains synonymous with un-matched quality.”
The typical time to implement an ISO-9001 compliant quality management system is between 6 to 18 months, but Novasentis completed the journey in 9 months, earning glowing comments from the certification organization. “Novasentis Management has done a comprehensive job of determining the initial performance metrics to manage the company with,” stated in the report. “The effort put in by Operations and Quality to implement manufacturing processes to prepare Novasentis production for the transition from Prototype production to large scale production was benchmark class.”
By receiving this certification, Novasentis customers and partners are assured that they are working with a company that is committed to the highest standards of operations, which includes the production of the world’s thinnest Electro-Mechanical Polymer (EMP) actuator for advanced sensory technology in today’s consumer electronics.
Novasentis is the leading supplier of the world’s thinnest and most flexible polymer-based actuator technology. The patented electro-mechanical polymer (EMP) technology and products are ideal for creating rich haptic feedback and a completely new user experience for ultra-thin, portable consumer electronics including haptic keyboards, mobile devices and accessories. The versatile technology also has novel applications in industries such as medical and automotive. Founded in 2006, Novasentis is privately held and headquartered in Burlingame, Calif. with advanced manufacturing facilities in State College, Penn., and global sales offices in Korea and Tokyo. More information on Novasentis is available at www.novasentis.com.
About ISO 9001:2008
ISO 9001:2008 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements and aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. To learn more about the International Organization for Standardization, visit http://www.iso.org/iso/home/about.htm.