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10 December 2008


3S Photonics awarded ISO 9001:2000 certification

Telecom laser chip and module maker 3S Photonics of Nozay (Essonne near Paris), France has been awarded ISO 9001:2000 certification by audit firm AFNOR, covering all 3S sites (including its Thai regional office based in Bangkok). The certification embraces design, development, manufacturing, sales, after-sales and upstream activities such as advanced R&D, and hence will support 3S’ diversification and innovation strategy planned for the next three years, the firm says.

The certification replaces the previous ISO 9001 accreditation awarded in December 2006 to Avanex France SA. 3S was formed when chairman & CEO Alexandre Krivine and entrepreneur Didier Sauvage acquired what was Avanex France SA in April 2007 from Avanex Corp (which in 2003 had acquired what was then Alcatel Optronics).

3S says that the new certification validates the efficiency of quality management and quality insurance systems established by the new management team, and is the result of a quality system built around strategic guidelines.

“Some of our components are part of the bedrocks of submarine optical links that ensure Internet connection between continents,” says Dominique Laffitte, VP of Quality & Reliability. “Our customers demand that we not only maintain a high level of quality but that we go from strength to strength to improve it,” he adds.

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