HSINCHU, Aug. 22, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — DEKRA, a German certification body, issued ISO 26262 ASIL-B Functional Safety Process Certification to Lextar, a leading manufacturer of LED packages and modules under Ennostar. This certification strengthens the quality and accreditation of automotive interior and exterior automotive lighting, in-cabin and exterior displays, automotive backlight, sensing, and LED-related products. Lextar, a subsidiary of Ennostar, has been dedicated to providing automotive solutions in line with international automotive development processes and management systems.
ISO 26262 is a globally recognized automotive functional safety standard that applies to the entire product life cycle of electrical and electronic components in the automotive industry, from initial safety concept, system development, software and hardware development to production, operation, maintenance, and scrapping. Its main purpose is to ensure driving safety in case of failures in electronic parts and components and systems, so it is regarded as one of the basic requirements for suppliers to enter the automotive supply chain. ASIL (Automotive Safety Integration Level) is a risk classification system defined by the ISO 26262 standard. There are four levels – A, B, C, and D – with ASIL D being the strictest level of development process.
Lextar has established a strong foothold in the automotive market over the long term. With the flourishing development of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), autonomous driving, and smart vehicles, the utilization of LEDs has experienced a significant upsurge. Leveraging their extensive research and development technologies to elevate product performance and quality, Lextar is actively expanding its presence in the automotive sector. By adhering to rigorous automotive standards and certification, the company is crafting standardized design and manufacturing processes, along with comprehensive services. This strategic approach is geared towards delivering automotive solutions that precisely cater to market demands, such as interior and exterior automotive lighting, in-cabin and exterior displays, automotive backlight, as well as automotive sensing components for Driver Monitoring Systems (DMS).
Lextar holds safety as an indispensable prerequisite when producing automotive electronic components. Their focus lies in creating an integrated and secure as well as comfortable in-vehicle environment, with the paramount goal of protecting the safety of drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. The establishment of a functional safety process framework is a vital element of their strategy. The recent reception of the ISO 26262 Functional Safety ASIL-B certification from DEKRA signifies that Lextar is making multi-faceted contributions in the automotive sector that aligns with international automotive development processes and management systems. Through the incorporation of advanced technological development capabilities and the implementation of the functional safety system, the company guarantees meticulous quality control to ensure that their automotive products work to the certified safety risk standards. Consequently, they are able to offer highly reliable, safe automotive products and committed to creating better smart cockpit experience. Lextar also showcases their capability from the certification in collaborating with European and American automakers and Tier 1 suppliers.
Mr. Aaron Lee, Managing Director of DEKRA Taiwan, expressed that in recent years, advanced smart automotive electronic products have emerged as the primary trend in the automotive industry. These products have pushed the needs for higher safety requirements, and this is where ISO 26262 comes into play to aid automotive electronics manufacturers in boosting their development in functional safety. We are honored to witness Lextar successfully obtaining this certification and receiving the ISO 26262:2018 Automotive Functional Safety ASIL B Product Certification from DEKRA. This achievement further highlights Lextar’s competitiveness in the automotive market. We look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with Lextar in various domains in the future, working jointly to bolster the development of safety in the automotive industry.
The automotive industry is rapidly edging towards electrification, autonomous driving, and connectivity, and in turn drives the need for more advanced electronics and safety assistance systems mounted on future cars. Accordingly, safety is of critical priority when it comes to design and development. ISO 26262 Functional Safety has always been key to automakers and suppliers. To be certified by ISO 26262 standards means to secure the ticket to the market for the automotive players. As an internationally renowned testing, inspection, and certification service provider, DEKRA excels in providing a suite of integrated solutions for the automotive industry supply chain, in the implementation of ISO 26262, ISO 21434, Automotive SPICE, and Cyber-Security processes. Moreover, DEKRA offers an array of testing and international certification services encompassing areas such as EMC, RF, 5G, V2X, wireless technology, electrical safety, functional safety, reliability verification, and more.
DEKRA has been active in the field of safety for almost 100 years. Founded in 1925 in Berlin as Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein e.V., it is today one of the world’s leading expert organizations. DEKRA SE is a subsidiary of DEKRA e.V. and manages the Group’s operating business. In 2022, DEKRA generated sales totaling nearly EUR 3.8 billion. The company currently employs almost 49,000 people in approximately 60 countries on five continents. With qualified and independent expert services, they work for safety on the road, at work and at home. These services range from vehicle inspection and expert appraisals to claims services, industrial and building inspections, testing and certification of products and systems, also in the digital world, as well as temporary work. The vision for the company’s 100th birthday in 2025 is that DEKRA will be the global partner for a safe, secure, and sustainable world. With a platinum rating from EcoVadis, DEKRA is now in the top one percent of sustainable businesses ranked.