Quality at ICsense
ICsense is ISO 9001:2008 and 13485:2012 certified for “Design, development and production of microelectronic components and systems”. The ICsense QMS (quality management system) maintains and continually improves all company processes and their quality efficiency. It is supported throughout the whole organisation.
The QMS defines systematic and formalised processes for every aspect of the company. The development process is a gated process from business opportunity to volume production with formal milestones, reviews and management project approval at every gate. It formalizes and documents project management, project structure, document management, change management, requirements management and risk management to comply with ISO 9001, ISO13485, IEC61508-ISO26262-2 and IATF 16949 (previously ISO/TS16949) (APQP) requirements. PPAP is performed for automotive ASIC product release.
This project flow is embedded in the unique ICsense design environment through checklists, automated report generation and specification tracking. Version control software is used throughout the flow for documents, specifications and Cadence/Synopsys database. Issue tracking software is employed for all company processes.
IEC61508 – ISO 26262 functional safety
The ICsense development process meets IEC61508 and IEC61508-ISO26262 requirements to reach up to SIL 3 and ASIL B safety integrity levels. A dedicated safety plan is set up including development interface agreements with the customer and suppliers, project-specific, safety-related work products, formal safety and confirmation reviews and configuration management. FMEA and FMEDA are conducted for safety analysis of a.o. random hardware failures and risk management. Requirements management is embedded in the development process to track specifications and changes throughout the ASIC lifecycle with specific focus on tracking of risk and safety related issues through the ASIC lifecycle. For supporting processes, ICsense performs tool qualification for all relevant tools. ICsense provides all relevant information for the safety manual of the final product in its end-application
A zero defect strategy is realized by a systematic development, test, qualification and production outlier screening approach. Every step in the development and production process is tailored to ensure a high quality and reliability of the ASICs delivered: