ISO 26262 certification for Global Unichip Cooperation

Global Unichip Cooperation (GUC), the custom ASIC company, is one of the world's first ISO 26262 certified fabless ASIC service company to be awarded the certification for safety-relevant electric/electronic systems in motor vehicles. SGS-TÜV Saar, as an independent auditor, confirmed the Taiwanese company's excellent Functional Safety Processes. The design-development process has been certified by means of a pilot project for control units for the electric drive in e-cars.

GUC is one of the top fabless IC suppliers and known for their ASIC-components. ASIC stands for application-specific integrated circuit and refers to microchips, which can be adapted to the specific needs a customer's particular application. Many well-known automotive industry suppliers use these IC-components in their control units.

The SGS-TÜV Saar validates GUC's development process conformity with the ISO 26262 certification through a comprehensive on-site audit. In this way, the company can successfully demonstrate that Functional Safety standards for the automotive industry are implemented in its development process and hardware design – starting from the product idea all the way to serial production.