Our Fabless Production Model
As a fabless semiconductor company, we design our components in-house and outsource the fabrication, assembly, and testing to specialized manufacturers across the globe. The supply chain management team oversees our fabless production process. They coordinate with our engineering operations teams, who manage process and package development, test program development, and quality, in alignment with our ISO 9001 certified quality management system. This manufacturing strategy allows us to focus on designing innovative components, while minimizing fixed costs and capital expenditures and giving us access to advanced manufacturing facilities. It also enables the company to develop and maintain long-term relationships with tier-one suppliers to source multiple leading-edge technologies.
Responsible Supply Chain
A key component to the Cirrus Logic commitment to quality is an underlying foundation of integrity in our supplier relationships. The company builds and maintains long-term relationships with tier-one suppliers that share our values and high standards. We expect those suppliers to create working conditions that are safe and treat workers with respect and dignity while maintaining an environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing process. These close relationships help us mitigate potential reputational risks, build customer loyalty and deliver products with exceptional quality.
Cirrus Logic is an affiliate member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), a nonprofit coalition dedicated to corporate social responsibility in global supply chains. All of our key tier-one suppliers must acknowledge their obligations to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct, which was developed using inputs from both the RBA Code of Conduct and more stringent customer requirements. Cirrus Logic uses the Supplier Code of Conduct for selecting and managing our network of suppliers. Various methods are then used to manage, measure and drive continuous improvement within these relationships, including quarterly reviews, scorecards, annual audits, supplier development goals, process yields and overall quality performance.
We encourage our tier-one suppliers to expect the same standards of operation from their leading suppliers. Whenever possible, the company leverages the RBA tools and initiatives in practical ways to build a responsible supply chain. In addition to abiding by the Supplier Code of Conduct, all of our tier-one foundries and assembly and test suppliers also maintain ISO 14001 environmental management system certificates. This demonstrates their commitment to responsible management of their environmental impacts.
Visit our Supplier Quality Management site for more information on how we build product quality through supplier relationships.
Supply Chain Ethics
Cirrus Logic is committed to the highest standards of product quality and business integrity in all relationships with its third-party suppliers. Cirrus Logic also commits to ensuring that working conditions throughout our supply chain are safe, that workers are treated with respect and dignity, and that manufacturing processes are environmentally and socially responsible. We are committed to acting in an ethical manner, with integrity and transparency in all business dealings. We share our current Anti-Slavery Statement below, and you can also review our prior 2020, 2019 and 2018 statements.
Cirrus Logic collaborates closely with our supply chain partners to support responsible sourcing of materials. Each year, to be transparent, we leverage our membership in the Responsible Minerals Initiative to prepare a Conflict Minerals Report that summarizes our due diligence efforts. You can find our current Conflict Minerals Report.
Cirrus Logic is committed to prohibiting and restricting the use of certain hazardous substances in the design and manufacturing of our semiconductors. We conform to applicable regulatory requirements including EU RoHS and EU REACH compliance to minimize environmental impacts.
Refer to the Corporate Compliance site for additional information.