Microchip Gains C-TPAT Certification for US Customs

October 12, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Microchip Technology Inc. (Chandler, AZ) announced that it has been granted the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) certification from the US Bureau of Customs and Border Protection. Effective immediately, the certification will enable Microchip to continue its product delivery times to customers by streamlining the increasingly stringent domestic-import procedures mandated by the US Department of Homeland Security.

In order to achieve C-TPAT certification, Microchip evidenced compliance with standards through a gap analysis of security in its supply chain. By becoming certified, Microchip has helped eliminate any potential shipping delays to its customers that could result from heightened US-import standards following 9/11, while ensuring strong levels of security.

"The measures that this C-TPAT certification requires, Microchip Technology had addressed some time ago," said Tom Cochran, manager of physical distribution at Microchip Technology. "US Customs has affirmed the effectiveness of our security measures, further strengthening our ability to continue delivering our leading semiconductor products in the dependable, just-in-time manner our customers have come to expect."