u-blox to Manufacture GPS Receivers Under ISO/TS 16949:2002 Standard

7/12/2004 - u-blox AG announced that all its GPS receiver products will be manufactured under ISO/TS 16949:2002 certification, confirming the company’s strong commitment to quality and reliability.

The ISO/TS 16949, based on the ISO 9001:2000 quality standard, defines the quality management system requirements for the design, development, production, installation and service of automotive-related products.

“ISO/TS 16949 certification means improved quality products and processes, resulting in greater confidence for our customers,” said Jean-Pierre Wyss, u-blox Vice President, Production and Finance.

Manufactured by Flextronics, an ISO/TS 16949:2002 certified company, all u-blox products undergo a thorough production test with maximum test coverage including the full GPS detection and processing path - from antenna input to data output. An X-ray examination with automatic image analysis identifies and discards units with potential faults, running in parallel with a reliability test to tackle problem areas at the earliest stage. u-blox products are fully traceable so production-related information and test results can be retrieved and analyzed immediately. Collectively, Flextronics and u-blox are able to discover the source of potential quality problems and correct them.

"Manufacturing must be capable of achieving and maintaining outstanding production quality, global component sourcing, efficient processes and logistics, and detecting and resolving problems at an early stage,” Wyss continued. “We’re meeting our key objective of reliability, by bringing our customers high quality products consistently, promptly, and cost-effectively."

About u-blox
u-blox is an international company headquartered in Switzerland, with subsidiaries in the UK, USA and Hong Kong. Founded in 1997, u-blox develops leading Global Positioning System (GPS) chip sets and GPS receiver products for the automotive and mobile communications markets. For additional information, please refer to www.u-blox.com

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