Cree, Inc., a leader in LED solid-state lighting components, today announced completion of a successful advancement assessment audit for the company's ISO/TS16949 certification. This year's audit includes the XLamp(r) LED production facility in Durham, as well as the company's LED chip, power and materials manufacturing operations. The ISO/TS certification demonstrates Cree's commitment to high-quality product manufacturing.
TS16949 encompasses all requirements of ISO9001:2000 and additional requirements from the automotive industry. Upon the obsolescence of the QS9000 quality standard, Cree chose to fortify its quality certification process and seek compliance with the newer, more stringent ISO/TS16949 requirements.
"Compliance to TS signifies that Cree's quality management system is capable of meeting one of the highest quality standards worldwide," said Norbert Hiller, Cree vice president, Lighting. "By successfully implementing an ISO/TS16949-compliant quality management system, Cree has proven that it is not only an LED performance leader, but also a world-class leader in product and process quality."