27 June 2017
Qorvo’s Beijing manufacturing facility earns automotive ISO/TS 16949 quality certification
Qorvo Inc of Greensboro, NC, USA (which provides core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense applications) says that its Beijing manufacturing facility has earned ISO/TS 16949 qualification for testing and production of automotive RF components. Certification is essential for meeting the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC)-Q100 qualification for producing reliable, robust integrated circuits for cars.
Consumer demand for in-car infotainment, mobile communications and Wi-Fi hotspot accessibility is driving rapid growth in the global connected car market, which is rising at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 32% from 2016 to 2020, according to the report ‘Global Connected Car Market, 2016-2020’ issued by Technavio last December. That translates into a significant increase in the need for certified RF components that support cellular, GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity in cars, says Qorvo.
“Achieving ISO/TS 16949 certification underscores Qorvo’s commitment to delivering the most robust, reliable and high-performance RF solutions for a new generation of connected cars and driver applications,” says Gorden Cook, general manager of Qorvo’s automotive business. “Our Beijing facility joins four other Qorvo operations – in Florida, North Carolina, Texas and Costa Rica – that have earned ISO/TS 16949 certification.”
Qorvo offers a broad portfolio of 802.11p, automotive Wi-Fi, SDARS, GPS and LTE automotive solutions. In addition to meeting ISO/TS 16949 certification, Qorvo performs AEC-Q100 and AEC-Q200 testing to ensure that products meet stringent automotive industry requirements.