AMI Semiconductor Announces ISO 14001 Certification

March 28, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

AMI Semiconductor Inc. (AMIS, Pocatello, ID), a leader in the design and manufacture of application-specific integrated circuits, announced that all of the company's manufacturing and test facilities are officially ISO 14001 certified, including the US chip manufacturing facility and Philippine test facility, certified in 2004, and the chip manufacturing facility in Belgium, certified in 2002.

Each facility successfully passed third-party audits that ensured the environmental management systems (EMS) met all specifications laid out by the International Organizations For Standardization. To achieve ISO 14001 certification, AMIS developed an environmental policy statement and each facility established its own performance objectives. In addition, progress of the system is continually reviewed against the performance objectives with executive management.

"AMIS has a social responsibility to respect and protect the environment. We are constantly working to improve operations and processes," stated Dan Schroeder, vice president of fab operations and Pocatello site manager for AMIS. "In addition to our social responsibilities, we believe a sound environmental policy results in procedures that improve overall efficiency, which is good news for AMIS."