Quality Management

With our quality management system at Fraunhofer IMS, we sustainably increase the satisfaction of our customers. Establishing quality management primarily means defining quality-relevant processes, defining responsibilities and evaluating risks and opportunities. Complex processes become comprehensible for customers and employees alike - this principle is lived by all employees at Fraunhofer IMS. The result is consistent quality that is not only reliable and verifiable, but also highly efficient. It is our goal to continuously develop our processes by consistently integrating the quality management system.

Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001

Our institute has been certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001 since 1995 in order to implement the high quality goals of the Fraunhofer IMS. The validity extends to the areas of research, development, manufacturing and sales of microelectronic circuits, electronic systems, microsystems and sensors as well as consulting in these areas.  With this certification we strengthen our development processes. This contributes decisively to the quality of our research and development work. The risk-based approach of the standard is reflected in all Fraunhofer IMS processes. Regular risk assessments and the corresponding initiation of countermeasures increase the reliability of the projects for our customers.

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Certification DIN EN ISO 9001

Certification according to IATF 16949

Furthermore, the CMOS production line of Fraunhofer IMS has been certified according to ISO/TS 16949 since 2006 and according to IATF16949 since 2018. This standard is regarded as a global quality standard in the automotive supplier industry and serves as a supplement to the ISO 9001 standard. It additionally takes the customer-specific requirements of automobile manufacturers for their suppliers into account. The aim is to identify risks and errors throughout the entire supply chain and to initiate effective countermeasures. The IATF 16949 provides a holistic approach to quality improvement by committing certified companies to excellence, cost efficiency and delivery reliability. The scope of Fraunhofer IMS refers to the manufacturing of semiconductor devices without product development.

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Certificate IATF 16949

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