QUALITY  

Manufacturing Quality
Key Manufacturing Metrics Drive Actions for Continuous Improvement

Skyworks commitment to manufacturing quality includes working with the operations and supply chain organizations to promote the use of advanced quality tools and principles.

  • Ensure internal and second-source foundry products meet quality goals and expectations
  • Manage fab material supplier quality activities
  • Perform incoming material inspection, NCMR, MRB, material disposition, supplier development review, supplier site audit, supplier qualification/re-qualification
  • Define, develop, and implement metrics for continuous improvement
  • Initiate, explore, and implement quality tools for poke-yoke methods to insure the integrity of the manufacturing process controls
  • Validate critical process changes
  • Propose process improvement opportunities based on analysis and monitoring of process control indicators
  • Investigate customer complaints and determine root cause
  • Prepare and perform process audits
Advanced Quality Tools

Best quality practices lead to best quality products. Quality is built in, not tested in:

  • Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) developed during design and manufacturing
  • Measurement systems analysis (Gage R&R) performed on all test and measurement equipment
  • Process control plans used during pre-launch and manufacturing
  • Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Continuous process stability and capability monitoring