Jazz Semiconductor®, a Tower Group Company, and a leader in Analog-intensive Mixed-signal (AIMS) foundry solutions, announced its ISO/TS 16949 certification, the highest international quality standard for the automotive industry. This represents a critical milestone in the company’s strategic roadmap and has paved the way for increased presence in the automotive market. Furthermore, it demonstrates their commitment to meeting the most stringent standards for manufacturing processes and work procedures, resulting in the highest quality semiconductor products in the industry.

“With this certification, all of Tower/Jazz facilities are now working under the same high standards of qualification. Tower also attained the Quality Automotive certification, and both companies have already achieved other world-class quality standards such as Environmental Management, Health & Safety, and Information Security,” said Don Cerney, Vice President, Worldwide Quality and Reliability, Tower Semiconductor. “Compliance with these leading industry systems standards is testimony to our dedication to maintaining and continuously improving quality and performance which benefits all of our partners and customers."

The ISO/TS 16949 Certification, coupled with customer-specific mandates, defines the quality-system and global-registration requirements for the international automotive supply chain. In addition, this certification eliminates the need for multiple automotive-supplier quality certifications in the US and Europe.

In order to achieve this certification, Jazz demonstrated stringent procedures, strong leadership and solid infrastructure as well as excellence in the areas of: customer satisfaction, process improvement and product development. This was assessed by BSI Management Systems (BSI), a globally accredited third-party certification body.