Discussion of Automotive Quality at IDT

Welcome to IDT and welcome to the Automotive
Center of Excellence at IDT Europe. I’m Michael Ohletz, the vice president of
IDT’s corporate automotive quality and I’m located at IDT’S European headquarters in
Dresden, Germany. Today, I would like to talk about IDT’s automotive
quality. With the acquisition of ZMDI in December 2015,
IDT also acquired the automotive business and the automotive quality strategy. But even more important are the key people
that implemented this strategy successfully during past decades. That, ensuring continuity for the automotive
business and its long term customers, as well as new customers. Only recently, IDT Europe was ITO-16949 certified,
or should I say successfully re-certified as for the automotive team it’s not the first
time. This certification is for the development
and manufacturing of integrated mixed-signal circuits, which IDT considers mandatory as
an automotive tier 2 product supply partner in this industry. This clearly not only validates IDT Europe
as an Automotive Center of Excellence with the know how to develop and manufacture automotive
products but we at IDT believe it also demonstrates the right quality mindset of the overall automotive
team, something we have heard from our customer feedback as well. Customer feedback is of essential importance
to IDT and all our teams are carefully listening to the customer specific requirements through
audits, customer visits, and also what customers put out on their web pages – a very valuable
source of information to meet customer expectations. But IDT also listens carefully to its supply
partners, as they are leading experts in their fields of manufacturing excellence. And IDT, of course, verifies this in the course
of regular VDA 6.3 onsite audits. Only A supplies, with a rating better than
90 percent are accepted as proved supply partners to IDT automotive. With the introduction of functional safety
and autonomous driver assistance systems, ADAS, the reliability of product has become
even key in development and manufacturing. To this end IDT Europe launched our specific
technology reliability monitoring program for its 180 nanometer technology back in 2013. Today this program has acquired around 10
billion device hours and achieved a FIT rate of 0.18 and without any confirmed technology
failures. This program is essential to all safety relevant
automotive products and it is the basis for the commitment on the Automotive Safety Integrity
Level, ASIL. The program not only covers the high temperature
but also low temperature, a customer specific requirement we received some time ago. Today, several automotive products are in
development and are already in ramp up. To support those product developments, IDT
pursued a quality building strategy for products and processes, as well as strives for manufacturing
excellence. If a product or a process is not automotive
capable from the very beginning it cannot be fixed later on. Many quality contracts talk about 0 PPM targets. We at IDT believe that customers are looking
for zero incident products, independent of the shipped volume. Thus, at IDT Europe’s Automotive Center of
Excellence we strive to have no parts coming back, neither from the field nor from the
OEM, nor from the manufacturing lines of our customers. A tough target, but achievable. That’s why IDT continuously works on its quality
improvement programs together with its global supply partners. Come and visit IDT Europe. Thank you. And IDT automotive – driving quality.