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16 May 2018

TowerJazz achieves IATF 16949 Automotive Quality Certification

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Specialty foundry TowerJazz (which has fabrication plants at Tower Semiconductor Ltd in Migdal Haemek, Israel, and at its US subsidiaries Jazz Semiconductor Inc in Newport Beach, CA and TowerJazz Texas Inc in San Antonio, TX, and at TowerJazz Japan Ltd) has attained the latest Automotive Quality Certification, IATF 16949 (the industry’s highest standard of quality system for automotive suppliers).

The standard provides guidance and tools for manufacturers to ensure consistency with tight quality requirements, customer satisfaction and continuous improvement. This is achieved by proactive risk mitigation, advanced process and equipment control, and organizational mindset for quality and efficiency.

TowerJazz says that the new quality certification, together with decades-long automotive experience and a wide range of analog specialty manufacturing processes at all of its worldwide manufacturing facilities, enables it to meet the increasing demand for semiconductor content in the automotive market. The firm says it is providing full support to its automotive customers, meeting their specific requirements, and working mutually to achieve zero defects and high reliability.

TowerJazz is addressing the analog automotive semiconductor market with technology developed through close partnerships and roadmap alignment with market leaders and global customer service. At the AutoSens 2018 conference in Detroit, MI, USA (14-17 May), TowerJazz is showcasing its offerings including CMOS image sensors (CIS), analog RF and power management manufacturing technologies addressing ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) and autonomous driving requirements. TowerJazz has qualified each major process flow in at least two geographically distinct production sites to ensure customers with supply and capacity flexibility at all times.

“The new IATF certificate demonstrates our continued commitment to providing a best-in-class environment, ensuring the highest quality and reliability in manufacturing next-generation automotive components,” says Ilan Rabinovich, worldwide senior VP of quality & reliability.

“With the rapid expansion of automotive semiconductor content needed to meet the requirements of ADAS and autonomous cars, TowerJazz is well prepared to meet automotive customer demands with a broad offering of the highest-quality manufacturing technologies,” reckons Dr Amol Kalburge, head of the automotive program at TowerJazz. “Our extensive collaboration with the leaders in this market is key to creating value for our customers, offering them innovative technologies that best suit their needs.”

TowerJazz is exhibiting its automotive manufacturing solutions in booth #14 at AutoSens. In addition, Dr Amol Kalburge, head of the automotive program at TowerJazz, is presenting the ‘Role of Specialty Analog Foundry in Enabling Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Driving’.

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