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CMICRO ensures top quality in all manufacturing processes from planning and development to production and maintenance.

CMICRO involves every employee in comprehensive quality control based on Quality Management Systems. In 1999, CMICRO was ISO 9001 certified (upgraded to 2000 version in 2003). Under a comprehensive quality control system that complies with international standards, we pursue optimal safety in design, taking into consideration such factors as temperature, humidity and vibration in the environments where products are used, accidental and excessive stress, and minimizing damage in the event of an accident. We constantly seek to improve quality in the field from the users’ point of view. Therefore our versatile quality control system includes such elements as inspection of all products prior to shipment for prompt maintenance and product traceability.
ISO 9001,ISO 14001 Certification
ISO 9001,ISO 14001 CertificationISO 9001,ISO 14001 Certification
1999: ISO 9001 certified (auditors: JMAQA)
2003: ISO 9001 upgraded to 2000 version (auditors: JMAQA)
2009: ISO 14001 certified (auditors: JMAQA)

Improving Quality from the Design Stage

Product quality starts at the design stage and CMICRO therefore takes into consideration
the following points in design.

  Electronic parts each have a limit beyond which they cannot operate without being damaged. We consider external stress factors, such as voltage, electric current and heat generation, and dissipation for every part at the design level and use parts with specifications that take into account derating in order to keep stresses to a minimum.
  Accurate estimation of the stresses that will be incurred in the user’s environment ensures higher durability and lower breakdown rates. For this reason, CMICRO pursues high reliability through derating, which takes into account the users’ environment, including such aspects as temperature, humidity, noise, vibration, light resistance, and service life.
  We handle conformity to standards in the countries where products are used including Japan Industrial Standard (JIS), Concurrent Engineering (CE)*, Voluntary Control Council for Interference by Information Technology (VCCI), and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) standards.
  * Concurrent Engineering (CE) considers all aspects in a product’s life cycle including everything from cost, schedule and user demand concepts to disposal
  Our design approach incorporates the System Security concept, minimizing risks in extraordinary circumstances such as breakdowns due to excessive accidental stress.

Improving Quality at the Production Stage

Of course, quality control is also necessary at the production stage. CMICRO implements the following measures to ensure high quality is maintained during production.

  The Directive on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) adopted by the European Union took effect in July 2006. It identifies lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ether as hazardous materials and restricts their use. CMICRO is aiming for 100% compliance and we are steadily increasing the number of RoHS compliant products.
  CMICRO test runs every product prior to shipping in order to completely eliminate defective products.
  CMICRO conducts 24-hour aging tests on electronic devices using a temperature-controlled chamber to test temperature fluctuation. This ensures the durability of all products shipped.
  To ensure that all our products comply with quality standards, CMICRO directly procures all materials used in manufacturing, including electronic parts.