IATF16949 Automotive Quality Management System

MACOM’s Lowell Manufacturing facility is IATF16949 certified. All fabrication, assembly & test subcontractors used by MACOM for automotive products have also achieved IATF16949 certification.

Automotive Quality Core Tools

MACOM’s Automotive Product Design & Manufacturing processes use core tools to ensure assure compliance with industry standards. These include:

  • Advanced Product Quality Planning & Control Plan (APQP)
  • Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Measurement System Analysis (MSA)

Product Qualification Standards

MACOM Automotive components are qualified to the appropriate Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) standard:

  • AEC-Q100: Failure Mechanism Based Stress Test Qualification For Integrated Circuits
  • AEC-Q101: Failure Mechanism Based Stress Test Qualification For Discrete Semiconductors


MACOM has a long legacy of providing high-reliability products.

MACOM has internal Process Reliability, Product Qualification & Failure Analysis capability.