Quality policy

Samsung semiconductor (“Samsung”) has continuously enhanced the quality management system to achieve the best quality in all products and services.

Samsung’s quality policy statement:

“We deliver, on the basis of an efficient quality system, the best products and services which conform to our customer requirements and expectations.”

The quality objectives of Samsung’s are measurable and consistent with quality policies. Quality objectives include key performance indicators by processes and joint quality improvement projects with customers and suppliers. 

Continuous improvement program

Implementation strategy


Samsung makes every effort to achieve excellent and consistent product quality, and at the right time to ensure customer satisfaction. In order to achieve this goal, Samsung continuously improves productivity by controlling variations in various processes in a stable way. Continuous improvement is implemented by a closed loop methodology consisting of a selection of critical parameters, evaluation of the measurement system, monitoring of critical parameters, process capability improvement, and reaction plan. The main purpose of the CIP activities is minimizing the deviations from the target.

Supplier quality management

Implementation strategy


To be successful in satisfying business expectation, Samsung selects and develops reliable suppliers/subcontractors (hereinafter referred to as ”suppliers”). Each supplier’s performance is continuously assessed and periodically (typically once a year) conducted in-depth audit in terms of technology, quality, delivery, cost, and finance. Suppliers are notified of the evaluation results and their improvement activities are driven. 

Materials qualification


Samsung ensures materials with stable quality and supply capability by following the certification procedure. The procedure is designed to validate product conformity, supply risk assessment and production capability through supplier self-checklist and manufacturing site audit. 


Quality standard certifications


Samsung has the world's best QMS based on international standards such as ISO 9001 and IATF 16949, and is continuously evolving to meet our customer requirements. Samsung manufacturing domestic and overseas sites have acquired the ISO 9001 certification.

Certification history 

-1993 ISO 9001 for semiconductor plants in Korea
-1999 ISO 9002 for semiconductor plants in Austin, Texas and Suzhou, China
-1999 QS 9000 for System LSI plants in Korea
-2001 TL 9000 for semiconductor plants in Korea
-2002 QS 9000 for memory plants in Korea
-2004 ISO/TS 16949 for semiconductor plants in Korea -> Substituted TS16949 for QS9000
-2005 ISO/TS 16949 for semiconductor plants in Suzhou, China
-2008 ISO/TS 16949 for semiconductor plants in Austin, Texas
-2014 ISO 9001 for semicondector plants in Xian, China
-2018 IATF 16949 for semiconductor plants in Korea and in Austin, Texas
ISO9001 for design and development of S.LSI semiconductor products 
-2019 IATF16949 for semiconductor plant in Xian, China 



Product regulation certifications


Samsung has gone to great lengths to achieve and maintain compliance with standards and regulations such as CE marking or CB. By complying with industry standards, we are able to quickly adapt to changes in the industry for our customers.


Regulations covered by region:

        European Union - CE marking, CB

        USA – EMC, Safety certification

        Canada, Australia, New Zealand - EMC certification


Other regions:
Certain countries might require extra certifications that are not listed here. For more details or country-specific approvals applicable to the specific product, consult your regional representative.

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    Quality Handbook
    If you would like to learn more about the quality management system, please refer to the quality handbook.