TASKING Division of Altium achieves Automotive SPICE Level 2 Certification

April 25, 2017

Altium, a global leader in electronic design automation, has announced the successful ASPICE Level 2 Certification for their TASKING VX Compiler development process, signifying the quality of product development processes for their automotive systems.

San Diego, Calif. – April 25, 2017 - Altium has been recognized with Automotive SPICE® (Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination) Level 2 certification for their TASKING VX Compiler Toolset. This achievement signifies the standard of product development process that TASKING applies to provide quality, reliable products and continues the commitment to customers to help them produce high quality results in safety-related projects.   

The Automotive SPICE® Process Assessment Model has been developed under the Automotive SPICE® initiative by consensus of the car manufacturers within the Automotive Special Interest Group (SIG), a joint special interest group of The Procurement Forum and The SPICE User Group. The members of the Automotive Special Interest Group include AUDI AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Fiat Auto S.p.A., Ford Werke GmbH, Jaguar, Land Rover, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Volkswagen AG and Volvo Car Corporation. The Automotive SPICE® Process Assessment Model is used to perform conformant assessments of the software process capability of automotive suppliers.

The TASKING team has set up their software development processes in accordance with Automotive SPICE. Automotive SPICE® Level 2 certification is only awarded to projects that demonstrate the development process quality required as the quality basis to ensure the safety and reliability of modern automotive systems. Companies must undergo a rigorous assessment to assure that common process requirements are met to be recognized with certification. This accreditation further substantiates the capabilities and proficiency that TASKING provides for safe and reliable automotive solutions.

“Our partnership with TASKING has a successful history in jointly addressing our automotive and industrial customers,” said Peter Schaefer, Vice President and General Manager Microcontrollers at Infineon Technologies. “The successful Automotive SPICE audit is an important step for TASKING to continue offering robust solutions for the global automotive and industrial market.”

ABOUT TASKING

TASKING is an Altium brand. TASKING development tools are used by carmakers and the world's largest automotive Tier-1 suppliers to program microcontroller based power train, body control and safety related applications around the globe. More than ten thousand users rely on the TASKING compilers and debuggers to create richer next-generation applications while achieving optimum reliability, security, and performance. TASKING compilers are also part of Altium Designer and installed on hundreds of thousands of developer’s desktops around the globe. In 2012 the TASKING brand celebrated its 35-years anniversary of technology leadership, quality tools and customer support excellence.

ABOUT ALTIUM

Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) is a multinational software corporation headquartered in San Diego, California, that focuses on electronics design systems for 3D PCB design and embedded system development. Altium products are found everywhere from world leading electronic design teams to the grassroots electronic design community.

With a unique range of technologies Altium helps organisations and design communities to innovate, collaborate and create connected products while remaining on-time and on-budget. Products provided are Altium Designer®, Altium Vault®, CircuitStudio®, PCBWorks®, CircuitMaker® and the TASKING® range of embedded software compilers.

Founded in 1985, Altium has offices worldwide, with US locations in San Diego and Boston, European locations in Karlsruhe, Amersfoort, Kiev and Zug and Asia-Pacific locations in Shanghai, Tokyo and Sydney. For more information, visit www.altium.com. You can also follow and engage with Altium via FacebookLinkedInTwitter and YouTube.