Lightwaves2020 Passes Annual ISO-9001:2000 Surveillance Audit with 100% Conformity to Standards

MILPITAS, CA, October 8, 2003 – Lightwaves2020, an innovative designer and manufacturer of fiberoptic components, announced today that it has finished its annual ISO 9001:2000 on-site surveillance audit and has passed with 100% conformity to the ISO 9001 Standards. Accredited auditors conducted the assessment at Lightwaves2020’s headquarters in Milpitas, CA.

The procedure involved checking the company’s documented procedures against ISO standards as well as the company’s actual practices against both the documented procedures and ISO standards. “In each case, we were found to be in total compliance with ISO 9000 standards,” said Eric Zhang, Quality Assurance Director at Lightwaves2020.

“We have always worked hard to maintain our technological leadership within the fiber optic industry. Now, by successfully maintaining conformance to the rigorous ISO 9001 standards, we have also shown that we continue to demonstrate our ability to put our innovative technology into practice by providing our customers with the highest quality optical components and customer service according to verified ISO 9001 procedures and practices.”

From the start, Lightwaves2020 has worked hard to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the ISO 9001 quality management system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable regulatory requirements. The most recent audit verified that they have been properly maintained over the past year.

The ISO 9001:2000 standard is a Quality Management System Standard set forth by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and is recognized all over the world for establishing and maintaining an effective quality management system.

The ISO 9001 standard, which is administered in the U.S. by the Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB), requires organizations seeking certification to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products that meet customer and regulatory requirements with the aim of enhancing customer satisfaction. Renewing Lightwaves2020’s ISO 9001 certification ensures that the company continues to have a sound Quality System in place to fulfill its commitments to its customers.

About Lightwaves 2020

Lightwaves2020 was founded by optical technology pioneer J.J. Pan to meet the increasing demand for innovative, high performance, and low cost fiberoptic components and subsystems. Drawing on the experience and expertise of a highly talented team of engineers and scientists, Lightwaves2020 is developing and manufacturing a full range of integrated optical solutions, including intelligent WDM modules, VOAs, fiber lasers, low-cost EDFAs, DWDMs, OADMs and optical power monitors.

Looking towards the future, Lightwaves2020’s integration platform provides a solid foundation for creating the breakthrough products and technologies of tomorrow and offering a broad array of technology choices, integrated, multifunctional devices and custom integration solutions to its customers.

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