Fabrinet achieves TL 9000QMS certification for optical manufacturing

March 23, 2006 San Francisco, CA -- Fabrinet has received TL 9000QMS certification for the manufacture of electronic assemblies and optical devices. Certification was given to both of the company's campuses near Bangkok, Thailand, where Fabrinet has over 500,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space and over 4500 employees.

March 23, 2006 San Francisco, CA -- Fabrinet, a provider of engineering and manufacturing services for optical, electrical, and precision electro-mechanical devices, has received TL 9000QMS certification for the manufacture of electronic assemblies and optical devices. Certification was given to both of the company's campuses near Bangkok, Thailand, where Fabrinet has over 500,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space and over 4500 employees.

"Receiving TL9000 certification represents a culmination of our efforts to make Fabrinet a world-class manufacturing outsourcing destination for companies throughout the telecommunications spectrum, from component vendors to system vendors," comments Tom Mitchell, chairman and CEO of Fabrinet. "Being TL 9000-certified means that Fabrinet can now meet the quality requirements of the worldwide telecommunications industry."

Created by QuEST Forum to meet the global telecommunications industry's quality requirements, the TL 9000 Quality Management System (QMS) defines quality system requirements for the design, development, production, delivery, installation, and maintenance of telecom products and services, and provides a measurement system that, when implemented, allows companies to track performance and improve results. QuEST says its telecommunications focus eliminates the need for multiple quality management standards, reduces the cost of doing business, and ultimately results in better products and services to consumers.

"Tom Mitchell's founding vision of Fabrinet was to establish an extremely sophisticated, high quality telecommunications operations infrastructure in a low-cost geography," explains Nat Mani, Fabrinet's senir VP of marketing and business development. "Today, Fabrinet is a recognized world leader as an outsourced manufacturing service provider of complex optical and precision electromechanical components and modules. We have highly regarded manufacturing processes and disciplines, superior process engineering, and rigorous IP protection. Achieving TL 9000 certification further solidifies our service offerings and assures tier one telecom system vendors that we can meet their most stringent standards."

According to QuEST, choosing a supplier with TL 9000 certification helps to assure buyers that they will get consistent quality across all products and services, while driving supply chain efficiencies and improving supplier relationships. By selecting TL 9000 certified suppliers, companies know their supplier has been systematically audited by an independent TL 9000 registrar, according to the forum.

Besides TL 9000QMS, Fabrinet is also ISO 9001:2000, 14001, and ISO/TS 16949:2002 certified.
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