NXP recognizes the vital importance of high quality in electronic components and its critical effect on the viability and economics of finished equipment. This is especially true for semiconductors, which often perform critical circuit functions, such as handling high frequencies and transmitting high-speed digital data - often in hostile environments.
At NXP Semiconductors, we are constantly striving to improve our products and processes to ensure they reach the highest possible quality standards. We drive continuous process improvement using a variety of tools and approaches (for example Six Sigma, Zero Defects program, CMMi assessments and the exchange of best practices across all our business segments) and apply the PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) cycle, enabling us to work smarter, reduce cycle times and delight our customers. All our manufacturing sites are ISO 9001 and, where automotive products are manufactured, ISO/TS16949, and we work closely with our major customers to continuously advance quality.
This cooperation with customers includes working to refine test methods, match products to applications and ensure correct application conditions. Feedback on quality levels achieved on customer assembly lines and in service is a vital and continuing part of this collaboration. It measures the quality that really matters – the quality experienced by our customers – which, in turn, directly influences their reputation in the market.