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Press Release
Dec 30, 2019

iCatch Technology CR1 Automotive Intelligent Image Processing SOC Chip is AEC-Q100 Compliant

iCatch Technology, a world-leading smart image processing chip design company, announces today its newest CR1 automotive intelligent image processing SOC chip product has passed the AEC-Q100 automotive electronics qualification tests. This achievement indicates that company has raised its product quality to a higher level after shipping many products for operation in wider temperature ranges. The pass of automotive stress tests and qualifications of the CR1 chip show cases the results of continuous efforts of development in iCatch.
AEC-Q100 automotive chip quality stress test qualification was developed and standardized by the global leading automotive electronics companies and international automobile OEM brands under the supervision of Automotive Electronics Council (AEC). This automotive chip quality qualification guidelines the stress test items and conditions based on the potential failure mechanism of electronic chips. It requires several non-consecutive batches of mass production samples with certain quantity of each batch for the stress tests, in order to ensure the stability of product quality and the compliance of failure rate criteria. There are four grades of temperature range under AEC-Q100: -40°C to 85°C, 105°C, 125°C, and 150°C. iCatch’s CR1 automotive image processing chip is compliant to grade 2, -40°C to 105°C.
For the fulfillment of AEC-Q100 quality requirements, it not only has to enhance the design considerations and techniques, but also to improve the manufacturing process and test flows. During the chip design stage, it needs to increase protection circuitries, improve verification and test coverage, and include process compensation mechanism. During the chip manufacturing and test stage, it also needs to adjust the manufacturing process flow and enhance the test coverage by adding extra test items and patterns. Therefore, the compliance to AEC-Q100 qualification is a combinational effort and joint result of chip design, manufacturing and testing.
The announcement of AEC-Q100 grade 2 compliance of iCatch’s CR1 automotive image processing SOC chip implies the design and manufacturing capability of the company has reached the level to meet the requirements of international leading automotive vehicle manufactures. It also triggers the opportunities to engage the global tier-1 and tier-2 automotive component suppliers. In the forthcoming future, iCatch will continue to innovate and develop new products with functional safety to fulfill the market trends and expectations from the customers.
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