The ISO International Automation Task Force (IATF) has granted its quality certification to optical filters produced by VIAVI Solutions at its facility in Suzhou, China.
This IATF 16949:2016 standard is one of the most widely used in the automotive industry – and one of the most difficult for manufacturers to meet, which highlights VIAVI’s commitment to supporting Tier 1 automotive suppliers.
IATF 16949 emphasises 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.
IATF reviewed 12 months of production data to assess the VIAVI quality management system at its Suzhou, China, facility.
“Many companies have been struggling to meet this standard’s stringent requirements. The fact that we did highlights our company’s robust internal controls and strong process orientation, which ensures that our customers receive the consistently high quality and performance that they depend on,” said Luke Scrivanich, senior vice president and general manager, Optical Security & Performance Products, VIAVI.
Since 2012, VIAVI has produced more than 200 million optical filters for mission-critical applications such as automotive LiDAR for crash avoidance. Tier 1 automotive suppliers use VIAVI thin-film-based light management technologies to maximise the performance of their sensing solutions.
VIAVI optical filters can improve a LiDAR system’s signal-to-noise ratio by up to 150%, helping to protect drivers, passengers, vehicles and cargo against avoidable accidents. These optical filters also have features that are crucial for autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles, such as a square bandpass to maximise accuracy.