July 13, 2021

Leonardo's Tucson, Arizona Semiconductor Laser Manufacturing Facility Obtains Automotive IATF 16949 Certification

Leonardo Electronics US Inc. (LEI), a leading manufacturer of semiconductor lasers and systems for automotive, defense, security, medical, and industrial applications, and US subsidiary of Leonardo, announced today that it has obtained the automotive IATF 16949 certification. Leonardo is now one of a select few automotive certified manufacturers of both Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) arrays and edge-emitting laser sources for lidar, Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) and other sensing applications.

In collaboration with industry leaders, Leonardo is developing innovative laser sources that enable emerging automotive applications such as ADAS and autonomous vehicles.

Prabhu Thiagarajan, Senior Vice President of Leonardo’s Tucson Facility, stated, “This automotive certification is an important recognition of the investment we have made in setting up the management and quality systems to support this automotive and other illumination applications. Our talented, experienced team and management system are focused on meeting the most demanding customer requirements and building reliable products.”

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