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Fujitsu Introduces Assessment Service to Assist Auto Industry with ISO 26262 Compliance

Promotes safer onboard electronics and software

Fujitsu Limited,Fujitsu Chubu Systems Limited,Digital Process Ltd.

Tokyo, June 21, 2011

Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Chubu Systems Limited and Digital Process Ltd. today announced the immediate availability of their ISO 26262 Assessment Service, a service that offers training, consulting and assessments to assist the auto industry with ISO 26262 certification, an international standard for embedded electronics and software in automobiles.

This service provides automakers and parts suppliers training from Fujitsu Group personnel who are certified in functional safety assessment and who are experts on ISO 26262, including its strict functional-safety criteria. Customers can also receive proposals to best meet the standard, and to improve every part of their processes, from defining product requirements to design, manufacturing, and testing.

Fujitsu will also make ISO 26262 compliant its PLEMIA M3 series, the company's integrated product-data management software that covers every aspect of manufacturing, which will also assist the auto industry in its efforts to comply with this standard.

Embedded electronics and software have become indispensable to the manufacture of automobiles, but as design and development projects grow larger in scale, the needs to keep defects in check and to ensure safety have grown more acute. This summer ISO 26262 is expected to be promulgated as an international standard to establish rules for every phase in the product-development lifecycle for carmakers and parts suppliers in an all-out pursuit of functional product safety. Preparations to implement the standard are already underway in Japan.

With this in mind, the Fujitsu Group has launched its new ISO 26262 Assessment Service to provide the auto industry with training, consulting, and assessment services to comply with the new standard.

Outline and Application Process for ISO 26262

Service Overview

Preparatory phase

Fujitsu Group personnel who are certified in functional safety assessment will hold group sessions to promote an overall understanding ISO 26262 and its requirements.

Planning phase

Fujitsu Group staff will conduct interviews with regard to customers' development and production processes and for the deliverables (design documentation, test specifications, test result reports, and manufactured goods) that result from each process. It will also analyze any gaps between them and what ISO 26262 requires. Based on the results of this analysis, they will prepare a Functional Safety Management Plan to propose ways to bridge such gaps.

Fujitsu will also assist in deploying ISO 26262-compliant ICT tools, such as its own PLEMIA M3 series of product-data management software.

Implementation phase

In addition to supporting implementation of the Functional Safety Management Plan prepared as a part of the service, the Fujitsu Group will also provide ongoing analysis of compliance and propose solutions.

Service Features

1. Service can be used as a set or a la carte for every phase, from preparation to implementation

The Fujitsu Group divides the preparation, planning, and implementation cycle into five steps (Assessments 1–5), and offers these as a set or individually.

2. Service provided by Fujitsu Group personnel who are certified in functional safety assessment

All the Fujitsu Group personnel providing this service have been certified in functional safety assessment by a certifying authority, have deep specialist knowledge of ISO 26262, including its very strict standards, and can propose ongoing improvements to the customer through every phase of the process.

3. Deploy the PLEMIA M3 series for smooth operating support of the standard

By deploying the PLEMIA M3 series, Fujitsu's product-data management software with support for ISO 26262, customers can easily maintain support for the standard in their operations.

Pricing

By individual quotation

Sales Targets

80 assessments over next three years

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$55 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com

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This press release has been revised as of December 17, 2018.

Date: 21 June, 2011
City: Tokyo
Company: Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Chubu Systems Limited, Digital Process Ltd., , , , , , , ,