Maxim Integrated Products Achieves ISO/TS16949:2002 Certification

June 21, 2006 by Jeff Shepard

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. announced ISO/TS16949:2002 certification at its California, USA, headquarters, design, manufacturing, test, and shipping locations. Achieving TS16949 certification is another step that affirms the Company's ongoing commitment to the automotive market.

The Automotive environment is extremely harsh for semiconductor devices because of electrical noise and operating temperatures. Because the consequences of IC failure can be severe, the TS16949's quality standards were developed to ensure that suppliers anticipate and meet these requirements, from product design to product development, manufacturing, and delivery.

ISO/TS16949 is a common global registration system recognized by all participating organizations of the International Automotive Task Force (IATF), which includes BMW®, DaimlerChrysler AG®, Ford Motor Company®, General Motors Corp.®, Volkswagen®. ISO/TS16949 also comprises common, international automotive quality-system requirements based on ISO 9001:2000, AVSQ (Italy), EAQF (France), QS-9000 (U.S.), and VDA6.1 (Germany) requirements.

"Automotive customers demand the highest quality components and robust quality systems. Maxim's compliance with TS16949 demonstrates that our design and manufacturing processes meet the most rigorous quality standard possible," said Tom Tobin, Executive Director, Quality, Automotive Business Unit. "Maxim's automotive solutions in wireless, power, audio, video and mixed-signal applications exceed the specifications required by the automotive industry," Tobin added.