Aix en Provence, France, February 18th, 2008 – INSIDE Contactless, a leading provider of advanced, open standard contactless chip technologies, today announced that the company achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification for quality management. Assessment was conducted by Bureau Veritas Certification, the world’s second largest conformity assessment and certification services group, and validates the efficiency of INSIDE’s dedicated and systematic quality program. Bureau Veritas Certification makes INSIDE one of an elite group of companies that have demonstrated continuous improvement of the quality policies specified by ISO 9001:2000 standards.
“ISO 9001:2000 certification is an important milestone for our company,” said Remy de Tonnac, INSIDE’s chief executive officer. “Certification rewards the efforts of the entire company. Our quality management system will help us consolidate our leading position in the NFC and contactless payment markets and enables us to better serve clients with an efficient, enduring quality policy.”
The assessment was performed by Bureau Veritas Certification during a two-year process in which quality processes throughout the company were closely scrutinized. The goal of every quality initiative is to transform businesses processes in order to deliver an outstanding customer experience and earn high levels of customer satisfaction. Each INSIDE department’s processes are optimized for meeting ISO quality standards, and together, all departments’ processes are integrated to weave quality standards throughout all company operations. The assessment enabled the company to fine-tune its continuous improvement practices and set benchmarks to drive the company forward.
About INSIDE Contactless
As the only fabless semiconductor company focused exclusively upon contactless chip platforms, INSIDE Contactless is a market leader in Near Field Communication (NFC), contactless payments and access control. Innovation in contactless technology has led to more than 55 patents granted to INSIDE, including several essential NFC technology patents. INSIDE is the number one market share provider of contactless bank card applications in the world, with more than 35 million MicroPass intelligent payment platforms delivered from launch in 2005 through 2007. These MicroPass platforms power cards from more than 25 leading bank card issuers. More than 25 key partners around the world, including major card manufacturers and handset providers, have successfully delivered “powered by INSIDE” contactless products such as payment and access cards, point-of-sale terminals, NFC-enabled mobile handsets and other products. INSIDE Contactless is headquartered in Aix-en-Provence, France, with offices in Shanghai, Singapore, Poland, San Francisco and Boston. For more information, please visit www.insidecontactless.com.