Atmel Achieves Industry’s First Automotive SPICE Level 3 Certification

San Jose, CA -- Atmel® Corporation announces that it’s maXTouch firmware development facility in Whiteley, U.K., has achieved the Automotive SPICE® Level 3 certification—a certification that addresses rigid requirements for the software development process for tier 1 and tier 2 partners in the automotive industry.

SPICE, also known as Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination, is a process assessment model with a set of technical standards documents for the computer software development process and related business management functions. It is one of the joint International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards, and it was developed by the ISO and IEC joint subcommittee ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 7. Automotive SPICE is a version of SPICE that applies specifically to the automotive industry, however the benefits of the Automotive SPICE certification will also apply to the consumer industry and other industries that use maXTouch technology in the future.

For Atmel, achieving this certification is evidence of its recognition as a world-class leader in touch software development capabilities and processes for automotive electronics and embedded systems.

To achieve the certification, Atmel redefined and redesigned its software development process over a three-year period. Atmel achieved Automotive SPICE Level 2 compliance in 2014, and Level 3 after the final independent assessment was completed at the Atmel Whiteley facility between November 23, 2015, and November 27, 2015. That assessment was conducted by an independent third-party organization, Vector Consulting Services of Germany, a leading company for organizational change management in product development.

Powering thousands of automotive touchscreens and touchpads in vehicles on the roads today, the Atmel maXTouch T Series products are the industry’s first auto-qualified self- and mutual-capacitance controllers that meet high reliability standards in harsh environments.

For more information, visit http://www.atmel.com/products/automotive/default.aspx
 

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