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Ricoh Electronic Devices Company now ISO/TS16949 certified and ready for Automotive business

Amstelveen, the Netherlands, August 2013 – Ricoh Europe (Netherlands) B.V. Semiconductor Support Centre announces that its headquarter department (Ricoh Electronic Devices Company in Japan) has obtained the prestigious automotive ISO/TS16949 certificate.

Following detailed preparations for the automotive market, Ricoh Electronic Devices Company passed a series of audits to achieve the certification accepted by the automotive electronics application manufacturers as a business partner. Ricoh now ISO/TS16949 certified and ready for Automotive business

Ricoh has developed a new semiconductor product portfolio during the past years specifically for the automotive market. This portfolio contains a range of products for power management such as Voltage Regulators, DCDC Converters, Voltage Detectors, Watchdog Timers and USB Protection Switches. To meet the automotive standards such products must be robust, reliable, suitable for use in various categories of the automotive system and offer low current consumption. Moreover, the products need to be able to withstand harsh environmental and electrical conditions, such as a wide operating temperature range and high input voltage peaks.

Ricoh classifies the quality levels for automotive products into three ranks according to the specification required by customers:

Rank 1: For safety critical automotive applications, such as ABS, Airbag
             and Motor Management.

Rank 2: For general automotive applications, such as Keyless Entry Systems,
             Security System and Climate Control.

Rank 3: For automotive accessories, such as Car Radio, Satellite Navigation
             and Entertainment Devices.

The majority of the products are currently tested according to automotive AEC-Q100 standard.

Information about the automotive products will be published on our website soon and the Car Electronics Products Catalog 2013 is available to download, allowing you to make a selection of products and compare specifications.

About Ricoh
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group, operates in more than 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2011, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,942 billion yen (approx. 23 billion USD).

The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.

Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.

In March 2001 Ricoh Europe (Netherlands) B.V. established the Semiconductor Support Centre to support European distributors and electronics designers and manufacturers with their applications or other enquiries about Power Management and Real Time Clock ICs.