Crystal IS Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification

December 21, 2015

Crystal IS, a leading developer of deep UV LEDs, is now ISO 9001:2008 certified. Crystal IS’s high-performance UVC LEDs is based on native Aluminum Nitride (AlN) substrates, Crystal IS’s award winning, proprietary technology.

ISO 9001:2008 outlines requirements that an organization must maintain as part of a quality management system. Companies working toward certification must demonstrate the ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. Following ISO standards provides a consistent way to meet customer requirements with a quality management system that is well controlled and sound.  

“For Crystal IS, ISO 9001:2008 certification is a seal of approval that our customers look for,” said Larry Felton, CEO of Crystal IS. “Certification guarantees our quality management processes are held to the highest standards.”

Crystal IS worked with CEG (Center for Economic Growth) to find a consultant familiar with innovative manufacturers to navigate the certification process. CEG is the designated Regional Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center for manufacturing and technology companies as well as the regional economic development and marketing organization serving the 8-county area in New York’s Capital Region, headquarters to Crystal IS. CEG’s focus is on innovation-driven, technology-based industries that will help regional communities and businesses compete and thrive.

“As part of our mission, CEG works with local companies to position themselves as the most competitive in the market,” said Michael Hickey, Interim President and CEO of CEG. “In this case, it was our pleasure to assist Crystal IS in finding a suitable consultant to seamlessly move through the certification process.”

About the Center for Economic Growth

The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) is the regional economic development organization for the greater Capital Region and New York’s Tech Valley and also serves as the Capital Region’s designated Regional Technology Development Center.

With over 300 C-level members in business, government, education, and the not-for-profit sectors, CEG's vision is to lead Tech Valley as one of the most prosperous and innovative ecosystems in the world.  Together with its partners, the organization works to build a skilled and sustainable Workforce and Education pipeline; cultivate a strong Entrepreneurial ecosystem; and ensure a modern Infrastructure to grow local companies, attract new investment and prepare our communities for growth.

In addition, in its role as the Regional Technology Development Center designated by ESD NYSTAR as part of the NY Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the federal NIST/Manufacturing Extension Partnership, CEG assists local manufacturing and technology companies with generating new sales, creating stronger operational infrastructure and overcoming barriers to growth and innovation. Since 2002, the CEG MEP team has driven more than $562 million in total quantifiable impacts to close to 400 manufacturing companies in the Capital Region. Visit