Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) via its subsidiary ZMD AG, today announced the expansion of its automotive capabilities through the TS 16949 certification of a second test and production facility. The company's longstanding production facility in Penang, Malaysia has passed the two-stage certification process for automotive backend manufacturing under the requirements of TS 16949, the International Standard for Automotive Quality Management Systems.
IDT now can offer a dual-source automotive capability that will help the company meet the requirements of its global high-volume customers, delivering security of supply through different locations.
The new Penang automotive backend production floor joins the IDT Automotive Center of Excellence of ZMD AG in Dresden, Germany, which has been successfully certified since 2004 as ZMDI, a company IDT acquired in December 2015. The Dresden facility successfully passed re-certification in June. Both facilities offer wafer test class 100 and final test class 1.000 capabilities.
"The certification of a second facility is an important milestone for IDT as we expand our automotive business," said Frantz Saintellemy, vice president of IDT's Automotive and Industrial Division. "Our dual-source production capabilities will help ensure continuity of supply for our customers and, with the safe launch expertise at ZMDI, will ensure flawless ramp up. By end of this year, we expect full capacity at our automotive Penang facility."