Ceitec Receives Maximum Certification in Governance Indicator

Jan 07, 2019—

Ceitec, a public company linked to Brazil's Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications (MCTIC) that operates in the semiconductor segment, has received Level 1 certification in the agency's Program of Measurement of Indicators of Governance—IG-SEST, promoted by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Management. The certification was awarded at a ceremony held in Brasilia, the nation's capital.

Level 1 certification is the highest achievable in the program. Ceitec is the company deemed to have most evolved, achieving a grade of 9.46. "This achievement is very important to consolidate the conditions," says Paulo Luna, Ceitec's president, "so that Ceitec can expand its operations, both in the domestic market and in the external market."

Paulo Luna, Ceitec's president

"It happens that the market, especially potential international partners, today demands high levels of governance, particularly with respect to compliance," Luna states. "Certificates of Excellence in Governance, such as IG-SEST Level 1 and ISO 9001: 2015, show that the company has dedicated itself and been successful in ensuring the best conditions for good governance and management."

According to Luna, "The current management has focused on consolidating a new market position in which Ceitec presents itself as a potential supplier or relevant articulator of solutions in microelectronics for major national challenges. So it is essential to demonstrate excellence in governance and management." Despite having a vast potential market, he adds, "Brazil is far behind in the implementation of enabling technologies that could allow the various benefits associated with the concepts of Intelligent Cities, the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0, among others.

Luna cites several examples: "Chip identity, for example, although initially foreseen in 1997 (Law No. 9,454/97), has not yet left the gates. Animal identification with a chip, provided for in the Normative Instruction of the Ministry of Agriculture No. 17/06, and the same vehicle identification with the chip—Contran Resolution no. 212/06—also did not reach even 10 percent of its potential market, and both are still associated with many uncertainties regarding its future."

In addition to these demands, Luna explains, a number of others, such as controlling government assets and identifying retail products, can benefit from the incorporation of RFID chips into identification tags. "Making all these markets finally happen does, indeed, require institutionally safe and effective paths, and Ceitec can support the construction of these paths, insofar as its governance and management are recognized as being of excellence, and that it is an institution 100 percent federal and reputable."