Hsinchu, Taiwan, Aug. 02, 2017 - Global Unichip Corp. (GUC), the Custom ASIC Leader, is opening new opportunities for companies focusing on the emerging Automotive IC markets thanks to its recent designation as an ISO26262-certified supplier.
GUC Functional Safety Design Flow recently earned ISO 26262 ASIL-D certification from Germany SGS-TUV and now provides a complete, certified automotive safety design service. GUC has established a dedicated automotive safety design team whose members have all earned AFSP-SC (Automotive Functional Safety Professional for Semiconductor) certification. The company is now one of the few ASIC providers to offer ISO26262, AEC-Q100, IATF 16949 services.
The company's ISO26262 services help customers meet all ISO26262 specifications including hazard analysis, safety mechanism development, verification and production for IP/SoC front-end design, back-end physical design, and production phases.
In 2010, GUC launched a 'ZERO Defect Program' and AEC Q100 services that meet the quality/reliability targets of automotive applications through high quality/reliability design and ISO/TS (IATF) 16949-certified manufacturing supply chain, to accommodate automotive customers moving to volume production. To meet the needs of emerging automotive markets moving to advanced technology and new applications, GUC continuously enhances its DFx (e.g. Design for Testing, Design for Manufacturing, and Design for Reliability) capability to achieve increasingly challenges on high quality, high reliability and safety functions of automotive IC application.
As a result, GUC provides a complete automotive service that includes IP/SoC ISO26262 Functional Safety Design, AEC Q100 Qualification, and ISO/TS (IATF) 16949 Manufacturing Control compliance.
'GUC's achievement of both ISO26262 and AEC-Q100 qualification is an ASIC industry game-changer because it opens a new source of automotive-specific services to typically underserved mid-sized and small innovators who want to participate in that fast growing market,' said Dr. Ken Chen, President, GUC.
'Last year, IC sales to the automotive market segment climbed nearly 12% over 2015 shipments to an estimated $22.9 billion, according to the 2017 IC Market Drivers report, so being able to help companies capitalize on this growth opportunity holds significant importance,' Dr. Chen explained.
GLOBAL UNICHIP CORP. (GUC) is the Custom ASIC Leader, who provides the semiconductor industry with leading IC implementation and SoC manufacturing services. Based in Hsin-chu Taiwan, GUC has developed a global reputation with a presence in China, Europe, Japan, Korea, and North America. GUC is publicly traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the symbol 3443. For more information, visit www.guc-asic.com.