Quality through customer orientation

Quality

  • Customer-oriented. We focus our efforts on our customers’ needs, goals and expectations.
  • Compliant. We aim for full compliance of our quality management system to the ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 standards.
  • Value-adding. We balance our efforts according to the benefit and value achievable for our customers and our company.
  • Robust. We always aim for robust solutions for quality assurance and control by means of a risk-based approach.
  • Sustainable. We ensure that our measures to achieve and secure quality are sustainable.
  • Integrated. We understand quality as an ongoing process that covers all the steps needed to develop, realize and maintain our technologies and services along their whole lifecycle.
  • Validated. We base our judgments and decisions on rigorous data analysis and benchmarking.
  • Continually improving. We actively strive for continuous improvement of all our processes.

Quality awareness and customer focus are key factors that determine the success of our business. We understand quality as an ongoing process that covers all the steps needed to develop, realize and maintain our technologies and services. Our ultimate goal is to meet or exceed the expectations of our customers through an adequate, stable and continually improving quality performance.

Markus Ackermann, Vice President Quality, X-FAB Group

Quality & EHS policies

  • Quality policy

    The quality of products and services we provide forms the foundation for our success. It is therefore our policy to deliver products and services ... more

    The quality of products and services we provide forms the foundation for our success. It is therefore our policy to deliver products and services that meet or exceed the expectations of our customers, through an adequate, stable and continually improving quality performance based on the following guiding principles, which reflect the context of our organization.

  • EHS policy

    Our Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) policy is designed to ensure that all activities within the X-FAB Group are performed in a manner that considers the health and safety of our employees,  ... more

    Our Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) policy is designed to ensure that all activities within the X-FAB Group are performed in a manner that considers the health and safety of our employees, contractors, suppliers, customers and the general public, with no adverse impact on the environment caused by our manufacturing operations and products. We operate an EHS management system that meets the needs of our stakeholders in the context of our organization and the requirements of ISO 14001, based on the following guiding principles.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

    We are firmly committed to social responsibility and have signed the ZVEI Code of Conduct for Corporate Social Responsibility. ... more

    We are firmly committed to social responsibility and have signed the ZVEI Code of Conduct for Corporate Social Responsibility.

    Download the Code of Conduct: English version | German version | French version | Chinese version

    For further information please go to: CSR at X-FAB

  • Material declarations

    In line with our EHS policy, we are working continuously on reducing our environmental impact through legal compliances. Our policy stipulates that all purchased materials must satisfy  ... more

    X-FAB product declaration of non-use of banned substances

    In line with our EHS policy, we are working continuously on reducing our environmental impact through legal compliances. Our policy stipulates that all purchased materials must satisfy current government and safety constraints on restricted, toxic and hazardous materials, as well as environmental, electrical and electromagnetic considerations applicable to the country of manufacture and sale.

    Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)

    We hereby confirm that all our products supplied to our customers and/or our subsidiaries do not contain “intentionally introduced” lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP) or diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) as defined in the Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment and all its amendments thereto.

    Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

    All the products we produce are classified as “articles” and therefore do not need to be registered under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation EC/1907/2006. We hereby confirm that all our products supplied to our customers and/or our subsidiaries do not contain:

    1. Any of the substances in the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)
    2. Any of the substances mentioned in Annex XVII and XIV of the REACH regulation

    Halogen-free (bromine and chlorine) 

    We hereby confirm that all our products supplied to our customers and/or our subsidiaries do not contain any halogen (bromine and chlorine) as defined under IEC 61249-2-21. 

    Sourcing and usage of rare earth elements 

    We refer to rare earth elements as described in https://geology.com/articles/rare-earth-elements/. We declare that none of the wafers/products manufactured at any of our sites contain rare earth elements. If traces of such elements are contained in supplied process chemicals, we will take all necessary actions to secure worldwide supply within standard practices and legal requirements.

    Sourcing materials from conflict regions

    We are aware of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Wall Street Reform Act) requirements regarding the sourcing of metals (tin, tantalum, tungsten, gold) from conflict regions. We request all our relevant suppliers to source minerals from certified conflict-free smelters validated under the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) protocol. The list of compliant smelters is available on www.responsiblemineralsinitiative.org

    For further information, please refer to the X-FAB Product Declaration

Integrated quality

Integrated quality concept

According to ISO 9000, Quality is the degree to which a set of inherent characteristics of an object fulfills requirements.
At X-FAB, we understand quality as an ongoing process that covers all the steps needed to develop, realize and maintain our technologies and services along their whole lifecycle. This process is tailored to the following key results:

  • Robust design: Built-in robustness and its validation are essential objectives of technology development at X-FAB. Beyond this, we actively support our customers in achieving these objectives for their products as well.

 

  • Reliable technology: Our technologies are created and qualified according to stringent criteria that cover wide-ranging application requirements in terms of performance, operating conditions and lifetime.
  • Quality control: The achievement of quality objectives in manufacturing needs to be measurable in order to generate quantitative assessments as a basis for highly effective and efficient quality control.
  • Manufacturing excellence: We control and continually improve both productivity and quality in order to achieve excellence in manufacturing with highest quality standards. 

Qualification and reliability

Reliability qualification procedure

 

 

  • Reliability: Probability that a device will function without failure over a specified time period or amount of usage under stated conditions.
     
  • Qualification: Process of demonstrating that an entity is capable of meeting or exceeding the specified requirements (JEDEC JEP148).
     
  • Reliability qualification: Process of demonstrating that an entity is capable of meeting or exceeding the specified reliability requirements, usually by tests using accelerating conditions and proven models (JEDEC JEP148).

More than 25 years of track record as automotive foundry.

Certificates

 X-FAB GMBH (Erfurt)X-FAB DresdenX-FAB TexasX-FAB SarawakX-FAB FranceX-FAB MEMS
Foundry GmbH
X-FAB MEMS
Foundry Itzehoe
Quality management systems for automotive suppliers
ISO/TS 16949 - First certificationCertified in
2003-11
Certified in 2004-08Certified in 2003-11Certified in 2007-09Certified in 2016-10Certified in 2014-09Certified in 2015-03
Current certificate*
IATF 16949:2016
Certificate 2021-01
 
Certificate 2020-09Certificate 2017-12
 
Certificate 2021-01
 
Certificate 2018-07
 
Certificate 2020-12
 
Certificate 2018-02
 
Environmental management system
ISO 14001 - First certificationCertified in
1996-12
Certified in 2003-08Certified in 2004-11Certified in 2004-06Certified in 1998-09Certified in 2014-09Certified in 2017-01
Current certificate ISO 14001:2015Certificate 2021-01Certificate 2021-01Certificate 2021-01Certificate 2021-01Certificate 2019-11Certificate 2021-01Certificate 2020-03
 
Energy management system
Current certificate ISO 50001:2018Certificate
2020-07
Certificate 2020-05n/an/aCertificate 2019-10Certificate 2020-07n/a
Quality management system for medical suppliers  
ISO 13485                                                                                   Declaration of Compliance to ISO 13485 

Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) certificates: X-FAB GMBH (Erfurt) | X-FAB DresdenX-FAB MEMS Foundry GmbHX-FAB MEMS Foundry tzehoe 

* The ISO/TS 16949 and IATF 16949 standard include the ISO 9001 standard. X-FAB is therefore automatically ISO 9001-compliant, and no additional certificate is required.

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