15 March 2012

TSMC Solar receives UL, IEC and ISO 9001 certifications

TSMC Solar Ltd, which was founded in May 2009 as a subsidiary of the world’s biggest silicon wafer foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Inc (TSMC), has received certification from both Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for a wide range of its TS CIGS (copper indium gallium diselenide) series photovoltaic (PV) modules. Modules with nominal power of up to 130W are now listed on the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) list of compliant PV modules.

Picture: TSMC Solar’s manufacturing facility in Taichung.

“UL and IEC product certifications open the majority of the world’s solar markets to TSMC Solar products,” says TSMC Solar’s president Ying-Chen Chao. “We are also making rapid progress in acquiring the individual market and special-purpose certifications required to compete in solar markets worldwide,” he adds.

TS CIGS series modules entered production earlier in March at TSMC Solar’s highly automated manufacturing facility in Taichung. Demonstrating its commitment to best practices in quality and manufacturing, the firm has received ISO 9001 quality management system certification. Customer shipments are due to begin in April.

The milestones have been achieved less than four months after completing tool move-in. “TSMC Solar is pleased to have third-party verification of its ability to leverage its parent company’s quarter-century heritage of delivering technology innovation, quality and manufacturing excellence,” comments Chao.

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