Lightwaves 2020 Receives ISO-9001:2000 Quality Management System Certification

MILPITAS, CA, March 11, 2002 – Lightwaves2020, an innovative designer and manufacturer of fiberoptic components and subsystems, announced today that it has finished ISO 9001:2000 on-site assessment and has received ISO 9001 quality control certification with no exceptions on its first application.

Successfully navigating the rigorous ISO 9001 certification process demonstrates Lightwaves2020’s ability to provide its customers with the highest quality optical components and subsystems and customer service, which has been validated by the ISO 9001 accredited registrar. The certification scope is, “Design, manufacturing and supply of fiber optic components and subsystems for optic communications.” Lightwaves2020 complied with all ISO 9001 requirements with no nonconformance.

From the start, Lightwaves2020 worked hard to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the quality management system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable regulatory requirements.

The ISO 9001:2000 standard is a Quality Management System Standard set forth by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and is recognized all over the world for establishing and maintaining an effective quality management system. The ISO 9001 standard, which is administered in the U.S. by the Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB), requires organizations seeking certification to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products that meet customer and regulatory requirements with the aim of enhancing customer satisfaction. Awarding the certification to Lightwaves2020 ensures that the company has a sound Quality System in place to fulfill its commitments to its customers.

About Lightwaves 2020
Lightwaves2020 was founded by optical technology pioneer J.J. Pan to meet the increasing demand for innovative, high performance, and low cost fiberoptic components and subsystems. Drawing on the experience and expertise of a highly talented team of engineers and scientists, Lightwaves2020 is developing and manufacturing a full range of integrated optical solutions, including intelligent WDM modules, VOAs, fiber lasers, low-cost EDFAs, DWDMs, OADMs and optical power monitors.

Looking towards the future, Lightwaves2020’s integration platform provides a solid foundation for creating the breakthrough products and technologies of tomorrow and offering a broad array of technology choices, integrated, multifunctional devices and custom integration solutions to its customers.

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