Jagadish CV: Achieving Automotive Quality Excellence: Zero Defect Performance – a Foundry’s Perspective

Achieving Automotive Quality Excellence: Zero Defect Performance – a Foundry’s Perspective
Jagadish CV
Systems on Silicon Manufacturing Company Pte Ltd


The automotive industry is well known for its high demand on safety, quality and reliability. Furthermore, the electronic content of an automotive vehicle has been increasing steadily in the last two decades to achieve higher system integration of new functions and capabilities. Hence the semiconductor chip, which is at the heart of its electronic system, needs to be extremely low in defect (or zero defect) and high in reliability. Automotive Semiconductor Manufacturers strive to meet the challenge of developing high quality fabrication processes to support the expansion of automotive ICs of future markets.

This keynote presentation will outline a systematic approach to implementing automotive readiness in critical fabrication processes that help to accelerate the supply chain towards automotive quality excellence. A 360 degree foundry perspective in achieving the automotive quality goal will be presented. In addition, top must-do actions for going beyond zero defect performance, moving from ppm to ppb level, meeting today and future automotive market, will be shared.


Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Jagadish C.V. was appointed CEO of Systems on Silicon Manufacturing Company (SSMC), a joint venture of TSMC and NXP in December 2006. Jagadish has vast experience in the business development arena and semiconductor industry. He was a Director with FEI Company of USA before embarking his career with SSMC. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Jagadish served as Vice President, Business Operations of SSMC. He is currently a member of the NXP’s operations management team. Jagadish also serves as the Deputy Chairman of the Singapore National Quality Award Governing Council and Power Quality Advisory Panel (PQAP) of Singapore since 2007. He is also the Vice Chairman of SEMI, Singapore Regional Advisory Board (RAB) since 2010; and Deputy Chairman of the PUB Water Network Panel since 2015. He is also a member of Singapore Semiconductor
Industry Association (SSIA) Board of Advisors since 2011. He holds a first class honors bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication from the National Institute of Engineering Mysore, India; and completed the International Executive Program by INSEAD Management School, France.