Samsung Electronics Co Ltd of Seoul, South Korea and TÜV SÜD AG of Munich, Germany, a global technical services provider of quality, safety and sustainability solutions, have developed a new testing program for Samsung’s automotive LED components. A ceremony has been held at the headquarters of TÜV SÜD Korea Ltd in Seoul to unveil the new testing program.
The agreement is said to mark the first time in the industry that an automotive LED component maker has partnered with a global testing and certification company to test the quality, performance and reliability of automotive LED components. Automotive LED component makers are generally required to submit in-house testing results to supply their products to OEMs. With TÜV SÜD’s verification processes, Samsung says that it will be able to offer a high degree of validation and technical assurance for its automotive LED customers.
Through the program, Samsung’s automotive LED components will be tested with TÜV SÜD based on AEC-Q102, the international standard for automotive components, as well as additional relevant safety tests adopted by Samsung and TÜV SÜD. When a component passes a jointly administered test, the final report will include a certificate with TÜV SÜD’s double octagon mark.
“TÜV SÜD’s validation of the quality, safety and reliability of our automotive LEDs will provide another very important barometer,” says Sung-Kwan Lim, VP of the LED Quality Team at Samsung Electronics.
In July, Samsung Electronics’ LED testing laboratory was awarded an Acceptance of Client’s Testing certificate by TÜV SÜD in recognition of the quality and reliability of Samsung’s automotive LED component testing processes.