Skyworks Receives ISO/TS 16949 Automotive Standard Certification
"Skyworks is proud to have completed this rigorous audit process involving many facets including design, manufacturing, design validation, final test, packing and shipping," said Nien-Tsu Shen, vice president of quality at Skyworks. "The stringent certification now positions us well with multiple German, Italian, American and French automotive customers and gives us the opportunity to significantly expand our Linear Products business."
According to a research report published by Lehman Brothers in June 2007 entitled the Semiconductor Handbook, "Automotive represents a core end-market for analog and mixed signal semiconductor companies and suppliers of discrete semiconductor components, among others."
Skyworks launched its Linear Products business to aggressively leverage the company's core RF and analog product portfolio and modeling capabilities, along with its strong catalog sales channels and specialized rep and distributor networks, in non-handset applications. Thus far, Skyworks has secured several strategic design wins in the infrastructure, broadband, medical and industrial markets.
Skyworks Facilities Accredited Under ISO/TS16949:
- Woburn, Mass.: Used for the production of 4 inch GaAs pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (PHEMT), metal semiconductor field effect transistor (MESFET), and silicon wafer fabrication for switches, control devices and amplifiers, and discrete radio frequency diodes
- Mexicali, Mexico: Used for final test, tape and reel for a wide portfolio of semiconductor solutions including modules, RF-chip scale and fine pitch ball grid array (FPBGA) packages, as well as RF, analog and systems test
- Failure analysis (FA)/reliability lab in Newbury Park, Calif.
SOURCE: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.