【同行 | Together】封测巨头的高质量发展之路

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【Together】The Path of High-quality Development of Packaging and Testing Giant

2019 Feb 19

With the fast rise of emerging industries such as smart terminals, Internet of Things, and 5G in recent years, China's integrated circuit packaging and testing industry has moved from low-end packaging to high-end advanced packaging technology. Tongfu Microelectronics Co., Ltd. ("TFME"), a packaging and testing outsourcing service company ranked fifth in the world and second in China, is further improving its comprehensive advantages in the industry with years of efforts. 

Tongfu Microelectronics Co., Ltd. was founded in 1997. It has cooperated with Fujitsu of Japan for 20 years and was listed in Shenzhen in 2007. Fujitsu of Japan started cooperation with Bureau Veritas on system certification in the early 1990s. Fujitsu withdrew its shares in 2017, and the company was officially renamed Tongfu Microelectronics Co., Ltd. 

Bureau Veritas has more than 20 years of in-depth cooperation with Tongfu Microelectronics. In 1992, Fujitsu completed the ISO 9001 certification for the first time in cooperation with Bureau Veritas; in 2011, it won the Bureau Veritas Excellent Management System Award; in 2018, on the 190th anniversary of Bureau Veritas, Tongfu won the Best Partner Award again. 

Bureau Veritas and Tongfu have a dialogue on how to enhance quality, standardize and improve quality system through cooperation with third parties. 

New Opportunities Brought by Reform and Opening Up policy 

Reform and opening up policy has created opportunities for us, and we have long-term cooperation with Fujitsu of Japan. In recent years, China has been vigorously promoting IC industry, and endowing us with the opportunity of merging with AMD, an international company. This is a very important milestone for us. At present, the main production base of Tongfu Microelectronics has expanded from one headquarter in Nantong to six sites including a headquarter factory, and offices in Nantong, Hefei, Suzhou, Xiamen and Penang of Malaysia, with more than 13,000 employees. Capacity has doubled with advanced packaging capacity greatly increased in particular. We are a cross-district, cross-municipal, cross-provincial and transnational company. 

Balancing quality and cost is an industrial challenge

Customers are highly demanding in terms of quality and cost. How to balance quality and cost is a very important challenge for us in manufacturing service industry. We shouldn’t compromise quality when controlling cost, nor shall we lose market competitiveness by promoting quality at high cost. As our partner for many years, Bureau Veritas has a much clearer vision than we do. As an experienced quality system expert, Bureau Veritas understands how to cooperate with Tongfu to achieve balance in terms of quality system, quality management and quality tools, which also lays a solid basis to further our strategic cooperation in the future. 

System Management Unfolds Greater Possibilities for Corporate Development

On the road of Tongfu's rapid development, BV is a partner of our quality system, helping us to upgrade and improve the quality system, further enhance and strengthen it, and achieve better and more successful results. We are really grateful for such a great partner as BV!