February 2022
Fastech Expands its IATF and ISO Certifications
Fastech's IATF and ISO certfications: IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems.

Fastech continues to successfully pass the IATF 16949:2016/ISO 9001:2015 which expands the company’s certification for discrete packages and its readiness for automotive qualification. The audit report mentions that the company fulfills its duties in enforcing and monitoring its management system and is also diligent in applying necessary improvements. The report further notes that its processes are considered to be ample. The Audit Result Summary states:

“The Auditor considers that the company has a functioning and effective management system based on the aforementioned standards, which is adhered to by the employees. The interactions between the processes are controlled and are effective. The effectiveness and efficiency of the processes based on the process reference list are determined, followed-up and corrective actions are instigated if necessary. The top management promotes and supports the further development of the management system.

The Process Reference List provides an overview of the audited processes and their effectiveness. The processes are effective and their performance capacity is adequate.”

The company first expanded its certification to discrete packages back in 2018. Prior to this, Fastech has been qualified to IATF 16949 but was only limited to automotive sensors packages since 2007. Now it includes both discrete packages and automotive sensors packages.

The expansion was made possible when one of the company’s end customers conducted a series of audits for the TO220 package (an ultrafast soft recovery rectifier diode) using a silicon die which is used in electric vehicle charging, which Fastech passed successfully. At the same time, another customer engaged with the company for the qualification of TO263 7L and TO247 using a Silicon Carbide die, a high voltage and high temperature application (N Channel SiC MOSFET and Schottky Barrier Diode). The qualification includes mold compound selection and various wafer adjustments to pass the AEC requirement. A longtime customer working with TO 247 using Gallium Nitride die also passed the AEC requirement after a series of evaluations. The first AEC-Q101-qualified device was launched in 2017, the 2nd device in 2018 and 3rd device in 2021. Each of the packages or devices that passed AEC Q101 are mostly used in electric vehicle charging and electric vehicle battery application. All of this culminates in the company having the necessary requirements to expand to discrete packages.

The IATF 16949:2016/ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems (QMS) certification, a quality management standard for the automotive industry, is valid for 3 years and is needed to be fully qualified as an automotive supplier.

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Aside from this, Fastech was again able to secure the ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) certification, a management standard that states the requirements for the EMS of any organization. Acquiring the certification further reinforced the company’s commitment to sustainability.

The first audit happened last year from June 16, 2021, to June 18, 2021, which was for the IATF 16949:2016/ISO 9001:2015 Recertification Audit. Meanwhile the second audit was for the ISO 14001:2015 2nd Surveillance Audit which happened on August 20, 2021. Both audits were done virtually since travel is not reasonable for the foreign Auditors due to safety concerns and the Philippine government mandated measures to be observed related to COVID-19. Travel Restrictions were also imposed during that time when the COVID-19 variants were officially reported.

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