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Samsung Brings Added Confidence in Functional Safety to its Automotive Semiconductors with ISO 26262 Certification

Posted by TUV Rheinland on May 27, 2019 11:02:37 AM
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The certification assures safety and reliability in Samsung’s new functional safety management system across its product development process for automotive solutions




Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, announced today that it has received the ISO 26262 certification for functional safety in automotive components from TÜV Rheinland, a globally renowned third-party testing, inspection, and certification company.

The accreditation of Samsung’s new functional safety management system ensures that the company’s advanced automotive semiconductors , such as processors, image sensors, memory and light emitting diode (LED) solutions, satisfy the industry’s rigid safety standards throughout the product development process.

“TÜV Rheinland provides independent testing and inspection services that stand by quality and safety,” said Manuel Díez, Global Field Manager, TÜV Rheinland. “Samsung has successfully built its management system that will provide semiconductor solutions meeting the functional safety requirements for today’s automakers. We are pleased to present Samsung with the ISO 26262 certification for automotive semiconductors that will help enhance functional safety within the industry.”

“Safety is a top priority, especially when it comes to tomorrow’s automotive vehicles, and our ISO 26262 certification is an exciting step that secures functional safety in Samsung’s advanced automotive semiconductor solutions,” said Kenny Han, Vice President of Device Solutions Division at Samsung Electronics. “We expect that the new ISO 26262 certification will further drive momentum for our comprehensive line-up of innovative semiconductor solutions within the automotive market.”

As the adoption of electronic components in automobiles continues to increase and the development of future applications are accelerated across industries, the importance of automotive safety standards for semiconductor components, as well as their level of sophistication has also risen.

In order to prevent risks from electric or electronic system malfunction in vehicles, ISO 26262 for automotive functional safety was established as a global standard by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 2011. Recognizing the growing requirements for semiconductors in emerging automotive technologies such as advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving, guidelines specific to such products were added to the revised standard in 2018.

With the ISO 26262 certification, Samsung plans to accumulate development cases and make continuous improvements to further reinforce its functional safety management system. In addition to the certification, Samsung’s automotive semiconductor solutions have been meeting the highest standards of quality management and reliability required by IATF 16949 and AEC-Q100 specifications respectively.


Topics: Functional Safety, AA19_I03_FS