ABLIC, a subsidiary of the MinebeaMitsumi Group based in Minato-ku, Tokyo has recently obtained the ISO 26262 Automotive Functional Safety standards development process certification. This certification was awarded by the German firm SGS-TÜV Saar GmbH, a third-party certification company.
ISO 26262 is an international standard established in 2011, focusing on the functional safety of electrical and electronic systems in road vehicles. This certification comes at a time when there is a growing global demand for safety features in vehicles, driven by the expansion of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving technologies. These advancements have necessitated higher performance levels in automotive components.
During the certification ceremony, both Mr. Lisson Yan, Managing Director of SGS Japan, and Mr. Seiji Tanaka, Representative Director and President of ABLIC, made statements.
Mr. Yan highlighted the increasing importance of functional safety due to the rapid development of automotive systems like autonomous driving and electric vehicles. He emphasized the critical role semiconductor devices play in ensuring the safety and operation of these systems. ABLIC’s acquisition of the ASIL D development process certification, the most stringent under the ISO 26262 Automotive standard, is significant for the future design of complex automotive systems.
Mr. Tanaka spoke about ABLIC’s long-standing involvement in the automotive semiconductor field and their foresight in recognizing the growing need for functional safety compliance with the emergence of autonomous driving systems and electric vehicles. He expressed his company’s commitment to leveraging this certification to continue developing high-safety products to meet customer requirements and contribute to automotive and user safety.
At the certification ceremony (Left: Mr. Lisson Yan, Managing Director of SGS Japan, Right: Mr. Tanaka, Representative Director and President of ABLIC)