Quality by Design

Helping you ensure optimal quality and reliability ‘by design’.

Your benefit

Speeding up your time-to-market by robust and cost-effective designs with less field returns and lowering cost-of-non-quality end-to-end.

We deliver

  • Support for the composition of quality and reliability specifications, risk analysis, design reviews, product verification & validation
  • Problem solving complemented by integrated qualification & design flow services.

Our approach

We actively participate in your innovation project team, delivering on-demand and structural design support, consultancy and trainings.


Design for eXcellence tools e.g.:

  • Design for Six Sigma (DfSS), Design for system reliability (DfR)
  • Design for EMC excellence & standardization (DfEMX)
  • Design for signal & power integrity
  • Design for antenne integration & wireless connectivity
  • PCB technology & design flow management and layouting
  • Component qualification & CAD-E library creation
  • Design for materials reliability

Customer case

Gilbert Technologies and Philips Innovation Services team up on medical device development

There may be new hope on the horizon for lung patients with difficult to treat conditions, like fibrotic diseases and severe asthma, thanks to Dutch start-up Gilbert Technologies.

Together with Philips Innovation Services, the company is working to turn their proprietary soft mist technology into a first-of-a-kind medical inhaler device, which has the potential to improve treatment effectiveness for patients and reduce medical costs.

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What our partners value

“Thank you for the clear report and the DVDs with data sets. This gives a good basis to start working on our spectrum management database and to learn how to verify and release wireless devices in our medical environments. I liked working with you and the team very much and I am very pleased with the results and the way the project was able to stay on track with planning.”

Rob Kleihorst
System Designer

“On behalf of my whole development team I’d like to thank your innovation team for its support. A supposedly insolvable CE problem was solved in only half a day thanks to your superb CE-lab facilities and expertise.”

Frank Bakker
Managing Director
Contronics Engineering B.V.

“We immediately spoke to the right person at Philips Innovation Services in the Netherlands. They were kind enough to show us around. We found that they had dedicated an entire building to the testing facility we needed from them. They optimised the design and performed simulations. In our field, groundbreaking innovations mostly come from small companies. It is nice to notice facilities are taking that into account.”

Sebastian Schostek
Business Unit Director

“Philips Innovation Services offers the full range of test and analysis facilities that Solland needs for its R&D work on solar cells and solar modules. Solland can benefit from many years of experience in the respective characterization techniques without the need for own investment in expensive characterization equipment. We are very satisfied with the responsiveness and the quality of the delivered results.”

Dr. Martin Fleuster
Director Research & Development
Solland Solar Cells B.V.

“The analysis carried out by the Philips EMC center on our 3G product has been extremely valuable to optimize the system solution, minimizing components and ensuring expected performance target.”

Bruno Bocaert
IC Design & DSP R&D Manager
3G Entry Business Unit, ST Ericsson

Quality by design in the spotlight

Product reliability is important for us because it affects many elements of our customer experience, e.g. patient care, efficient workflow, and high uptime for healthcare…

Printed circuit board, cable and connector and shielding design choices are becoming more complex, due to higher frequencies and shifting legislative requirements.

Design for X (DfX) is a toolbox for proactively including end-user experience in the product development phase. With DfX our experts offer a program to get excellence up to speed.

Watch the Design for Quality webinar with quality & reliability consultant Sonja Aarts and learn how to uncover quality pitfalls that could derail your project.

As an innovation team, you are responsible for meeting the ever-increasing market needs by delivering innovations faster. But how can you cut your time-to-market without compromising compliance? How do you drive down the cost of non-quality (CoNQ) end-to-end?

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