Parvus Awarded AS9100 Rev C Quality Certification

Compliance with Aviation, Space and Defense Quality System Requirements Ensures Customer Satisfaction

Amaro, UD – Italy, 20 December 2011 – Following its legacy of quality-certified electronics manufacturing and design, Eurotech Subsidiary Parvus Corporation announced today its successful certification to AS9100 Rev C. Encompassing all ISO 9001:2008 quality management requirements, AS9100 Rev C specifies additional requirements for aviation, space, and defense organizations. Parvus first earned its AS9100 Rev B Certification in December 2010 and elected to upgrade to Rev C to meet the industry’s newest and highest standards of quality. The new Accredited ISO registrar Eagle Registrations Inc. assessed Parvus and found it in full compliance with this globally recognized quality standard.

The quality management standard for the aerospace industry, AS9100 is designed to meet stringent, complex and unique demands of the defense and commercial aerospace industry. Additional requirements were added to the AS9100 Rev C standard to emphasize the importance of supplier selection, project management, risk management, configuration management and ensure better control of work transfers and critical items. Regular audits are conducted by an independent certification body to ensure that Parvus products are designed and manufactured using sound, repeatable processes and that customer satisfaction remain a primary concern.

“Parvus’ certification to AS9100 Rev C validates our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction,” said Bryce McMillan, Quality Assurance Manager for Parvus. “Our rugged products are found in every branch of the military and in a growing number of national defense applications. By achieving or exceeding the tighter customer satisfaction requirements in AS9100 Rev C allows Parvus to offer an added level of quality assurance to our customers, and further solidify our reputation as a trusted and proven provider of highly reliable and rugged products.”

Parvus’ culture of ongoing quality assurance formally started in 1993 when it became the first company headquartered in Utah to meet the rigorous demands of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) quality management certification. Parvus was initially certified to the ISO 9001:1987 standards, then subsequently ISO 9001:1994 and ISO 9001:2000 standards. Last year, Parvus was certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard – the latest international quality management standard and framework focused on enhancing customer satisfaction and continually improving business performance.

Eurotech selected by DRS Defense Solutions For Ultra Low-Power Embedded Computing Platform

Eurotech Catalyst TC Modules Provide Computing Platform for Communication Equipment for Security Applications

Amaro (Italy) – July 18th, 2011 – Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products, and systems, today announces they have been selected to supply embedded computers to DRS Defense Solutions. The program is expected to require some thousands of embedded computers over a three-year period, for a program value estimated at more than 2M USD.
The Eurotech Catalyst TC modules will provide the embedded computing platform, along with carrier card, for communications equipment for security applications from DRS Signal Solution. Initial deliveries begin this year with production volumes anticipated in the following two years.
“We selected Eurotech for this program for several reasons, including their ability to deliver products based on the latest technology in time to meet our development commitments. In addition, we have consistently found Eurotech to offer the most efficient products when it comes to power management and low heat dissipation,” said Aaron Hankins, Vice President, Tactical Terminals for DRS ICAS, a DRS Defense Solutions business unit.
“Eurotech values the long-term relationship we have with DRS,” explains Greg Nicoloso, Chief Executive Officer for Eurotech North America. “Together we have worked on many programs, and Eurotech is committed to delivering the embedded products and high-quality support DRS requires and deserves. With this strong history and firm commitment, we look forward to the successful, timely launch of this new program as well.”