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24 November 2009


Skyworks extends automotive certification to entire Mexicali plant

Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA, which manufactures linear products, power amplifiers, front-end modules and radio solutions for handset and infrastructure equipment, has expanded its ISO/TS 16949 certification to include its entire manufacturing facility in Mexicali, Mexico. The firm’s 2007 ISO/TS 16949 certification previously covered only certain facets of its Mexicali operations.

Jointly developed by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) and approved and released by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ISO/TS 16949 is the automotive industry’s international quality management system standard, which aims to answer the need for global consistency, continual improvement, and increased customer satisfaction.

Skyworks says that achieving ISO/TS 16949 certification enables it to become a larger supplier within the automotive market, supporting opportunities ranging from keyless entry, to Bluetooth capability, global positioning system (GPS), satellite radios, climate control, and sensors.

Also, given that ISO/TS 16949 is a key differentiating standard across a wide range of industries, extending the certification also creates additional opportunities in markets such as broadband, consumer electronics, and meter reading, the firm reckons.

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