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10 January 2011

e2v aerospace and defense inc. achieves AS9100 certification

e2v demonstrates its continued commitment as a strategic mil/aero semiconductor manufacturer and extends its quality standards to satisfy worldwide mil/aero customers.

e2v aerospace and defense today announced that its hi-rel semiconductor operation in Santa Clara (formerly QP Semiconductor) has fully satisfied the requirements for, and has achieved, AS9100 Rev. B and ISO 9001:2008 certification. This recognizes e2v as a supplier of semiconductor solutions, including lifecycle management services to the demanding mil/aero markets.

e2v’s Santa Clara, CA facility joins its European semiconductor manufacturing site in Grenoble, France, in attaining this AS9100 certification for military and aerospace contractors. The company is now a certified provider of high-reliability semiconductor solutions and products on both continents.

“Raytheon and the aerospace industry are moving towards requiring their suppliers to be AS9100 compliant.” said Fiona Ly, Material Program Manager for the B-2 Stealth Radar Modernization Program at Raytheon. “e2v can gain a competitive advantage and benefit from the process approach of this certification. AS9100 is recognized as a means for continually improving quality, reliability, and on-time delivery within e2v’s supply chain.”

AS9100 Rev. B is the quality management standard for the aerospace industry set by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG). It is the most challenging certification for manufacturers in the mil/aero component supply sector, and adds nearly 100 additional requirements beyond the industry standard ISO 9001:2008 compliance. AS9100 ensures that organizations implement a comprehensive quality management system focused on areas directly affecting product safety and reliability.

“We see AS9100 certification as both essential and a way of clearly raising the bar for our continually expanding range of semiconductor lifecycle management capabilities,” said Dean Frazier, Corporate VP for hi-rel semiconductor solutions at e2v aerospace and defense. “Compliance to this high standard demonstrates our breadth of value as both a component manufacturer and supplier of products and value-added services to aerospace and defense contractors.”

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Press contact:
Jessica Broom
jessica.broom@e2v.com

About e2v

e2v is a leading global provider of technology solutions for high performance systems; delivering solutions, sub-systems and components, to advanced systems companies, for specialist applications within medical & science, aerospace & defence, and commercial & industrial markets.

e2v is headquartered in the UK, employs approximately 1500 people, has design and production facilities across Europe and North America, and has a global network of sales and technical support offices. For the year ended 31 March 2010, e2v reported sales of over £200m and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information visit e2v.com.