X-FAB Gets New Certification To Produce High-rel Auto ICs

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Furthering its reputation for quality and reliability in the automotive industry, X-FAB revealed that its manufacturing sites have achieved qualification according to the new IATF-16949:2016 International Automotive Quality Management System (QMS) — the industry’s highest standard of system and process quality for automotive suppliers.

The company claims to have shipped more than 17 billion X-FAB automotive devices to date. With about 50% of the business related to the automotive market, it says it produces on an average 10 ICs in every newly manufactured vehicle worldwide.

The IATF-16949 standard follows the ISO TS 16949 with enhancements such as additional requirements for business procedures, cleanliness, ethics, training, supplier and customer communications, plus detailed record keeping.

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According to Frank Lorenz, VP Quality at X-FAB, “Process orientation, interdisciplinary work and continuous improvement combined with intensive customer collaboration are the key elements in achieving our goal of zero incidents throughout the automotive supply chain.”

Five of X-FAB’s six manufacturing sites on three continents are now IATF-16949 certified: Erfurt, Dresden and Itzehoe in Germany; Kuching in Malaysia and Lubbock TX, USA.

X-FAB’s most recent manufacturing site in Corbeil Essonnes, France, will be qualified in the second quarter of 2018 and will in future significantly contribute to X-FAB’s automotive business.

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https://www.xfab.com/about-x-fab/news/newsdetail/article/x-fab-becomes-first-semiconductor-foundry-to-achieve-iatf-16949-automotive-quality-certification/

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