SMTC Corporation Earns AS9100D Quality Accreditation to Address Avionics, Aerospace, and Defense Markets
TORONTO, Oct. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SMTC Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTX), a global electronics manufacturing services provider, today announced that it received AS9100 Revision D accreditation at its Fremont, CA facility. This international standard outlines best practices and rigorous Quality Management Systems (QMS) that meet unique requirements for Avionics, Aerospace, and Defense organizations. AS9100 Revision D requires strict adherence to quality and reliability standards, documentation and procedures, rigorous quality measurements and corrective actions to drive consistency in critical markets.
“By earning AS9100D certification SMTC can for the first time address the needs of customers in the Avionics, Aerospace, and Defense industries, a multi-billion market,” said Ed Smith, SMTC’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our team has deep experience delivering products in these markets and I am extremely proud of their dedication to providing best-in-class service and focus on making continuous improvements as SMTC expands our qualifications to now serve this world class customer base.”
“AS9100 Revision D accreditation represents the first of several major initiatives in our ongoing effort to provide best-in-class service to an expanding base of customers,” said Steve Brown, SMTC’s Senior Vice President of Quality and Technology. “The addition of this rigorous accreditation further enhances our standardization practices through the SMTC portfolio,” Brown added.
Except for the factual statements made herein, forward-looking statements in this press release, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s plans, abilities to address the needs of customers in the Avionics, Aerospace, and Defense industries and the Company’s focus on making continuous improvements in our operations and to expand its customer base, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, these forward-looking statements may be indicated by the use of words such as “may,” “could,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “seek,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” “likely,” “will,” “would” and variations of these terms and similar expressions, or the negative of these terms or similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, including those risk factors set forth in SMTC’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and other factors detailed from time to time in our periodic reports filed with the SEC. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any of these forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, new information or future events, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking statements, except to the extent required by applicable laws. If the Company updates one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that the Company will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements.
About SMTC Corporation
SMTC Corporation, founded in 1985, is a mid-size provider of end-to-end electronics manufacturing services (EMS) including PCBA production, systems integration and comprehensive testing services, enclosure fabrication, as well as product design, sustaining engineering and supply chain management services. SMTC manufacturing facilities span a broad footprint in the United States, China and Mexico. SMTC services extend over the entire electronic product life cycle from the development and introduction of new products through to the growth, maturity and end-of-life phases. SMTC offers fully integrated contract manufacturing services with a distinctive approach to global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and emerging technology companies primarily within industrial, networking and computing, power and energy and medical market segments. SMTC is a public company incorporated in Delaware with its shares traded on the Nasdaq National Market System under the symbol SMTX and was added to the Russell Microcap® Index in 2018. For further information on SMTC Corporation, please visit our website at www.smtc.com.
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Released October 17, 2018