Multiple sites pass IATF 16949:2016 audit
TEMPE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amkor Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMKR), a leading provider of
semiconductor packaging and test services, today announced that multiple
factories have passed certification audits for IATF 16949:2016, a key
certification required for manufacturers who supply products to the
automotive market. IATF 16949:2016 replaces and supersedes the older
ISO/TS 16949 standard.
Included in the list of factories that achieved certification is Amkor’s
newest, K5 ― a state-of-the-art facility with 2.3 million square feet of
floor space located in Incheon, South Korea. K5 combines automation,
world class particle control and automotive processes to meet stringent
quality and reliability requirements.
“This certification is a testament to Amkor’s significant automotive
experience, as well as our exacting quality standards,” said YongChul
Park, Amkor’s executive vice president, Worldwide Manufacturing.
“Semiconductors are the foundation for automotive electronic systems
that help keep passengers connected and safe. Certifying our factories
for automotive applications offers significant growth opportunities for
Amkor and enables us to deliver the leading-edge solutions our customers
and automotive OEMs require.”
Automotive ICs must perform reliably under harsh conditions for extended
periods of time. To deliver the durability and accuracy expected by
automakers, IC suppliers are required to use specialized packaging
techniques with additional process steps and controls. Amkor has
factories in several countries that have achieved IATF 16949:2016
certification, including ATK, ATP, ATM, ATT, and ATC; IATF 16949:2016
certifications for J-Devices and Amkor Technology Portugal are in
process. For more information, visit https://amkor.com/quality-management/.
About Amkor Technology, Inc.
Amkor Technology, Inc. is one of the world’s largest providers of
outsourced semiconductor packaging and test services. Founded in 1968,
Amkor pioneered the outsourcing of IC packaging and test, and is now a
strategic manufacturing partner for more than 250 of the world’s leading
semiconductor companies, foundries and electronics OEMs. Amkor’s
operational base includes production facilities, product development
centers, and sales and support offices located in key electronics
manufacturing regions in Asia, Europe and the USA. For more information,
About ISO/TS 16949 and IATF 16949:2016
ISO/TS 16949 was jointly developed by The International Automotive Task
Force (IATF) members and emphasizes the development of a
process-oriented quality management system that provides for continual
improvement, defect prevention, and reduction of variation and waste in
the supply chain.
On October 3rd, 2016 IATF 16949:2016 was published by the IATF and
supersedes and replaces the current ISO/TS 16949, defining the
requirements of a quality management system for organizations in the
About The International Automotive Task Force (IATF)
The IATF is a group of automotive manufacturers and their respective
trade associations, formed to provide improved quality products to
automotive customers worldwide. The IATF members include BMW Group,
Chrysler Group, Daimler AG, Fiat Group Automobile, Ford Motor Company,
General Motors Company, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Renault SA, Volkswagen AG,
AIAG (U.S.), ANFIA (Italy), FIEV (France), SMMT (U.K.) and VDA (Germany).
ISO TS 16949 2009
Automotive Task Force
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