AsiaInfo (ASIA) says it has achieved Capability Maturity Model Integration Level 5 Certification for software development.

CMMI is an international standard developed by the Software Engineering Institute to assess the maturity of software development processes. Maturity Level 5 is the highest rating that can be achieved under the standard.

"We are proud to have joined the elite handful of companies worldwide that received the CMMI Level 5 ranking," said Steve Zhang, AsiaInfo's President and CEO. "The certification reflects our commitment to continuous process improvement and providing our clients with the highest quality software solutions and services."

AsiaInfo began its CMMI process improvement in 2001 and achieved levels 2 and 3 in March 2002 and March 2005 respectively. In the two years since starting the Level 5 improvements, AsiaInfo has reduced its product delivery time by 10%, and the product quality and project request response time has improved by 8% and 13%, respectively.

The Software Engineering Institute is a U.S. Department of Defense federally funded research and development center operated by Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI helps organizations make measured improvements in their software engineering capabilities by providing technical leadership to advance the practice of software engineering.

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