San Francisco, CA – HARMAN (NYSE: HAR), the leading global infotainment, audio and software services company, today announced that the HARMAN Connected Services Division has achieved Automotive SPICE® Organizational Process Capability Level 3 certification.

By achieving this certification, HARMAN is one of the few organizations in the world to be recognized for its software development capabilities and practice in automotive electronics and embedded systems.

The independent assessment was conducted at multiple HARMAN locations (formerly Symphony Teleca), between September 2014 and April 2015 by Impronova AB and led by Alec Dorling, certified Principal Assessor.

“HARMAN joins a select group of organizations that have achieved Automotive SPICE® Organizational Process Capability Level 3 certification,” said Alec Dorling, Principal Assessor, Impronova. “This is a significant achievement and underscores HARMAN’s commitment to implementing best practices in developing software for the automotive industry.”

As we usher in the era of the connected car and autonomous driving, quality and security become that much more important in the automotive space,” said Sanjay Dhawan, President, HARMAN Connected Services. “HARMAN is proud to receive this important industry validation which reflects our ongoing drive to develop and deploy best in class services for our customers and their drivers.”

HARMAN’s suite of services for automakers supports an end-to-end approach to upgrade, connect and improve the automotive ownership experience.

HARMAN’s global automotive practice supports clients in defining and realizing next generation connected car experiences across the entire product lifecycle and provides clients a fast, secure and robust track for bringing innovative concepts and technologies to the car.



HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for consumers, automakers, and enterprises worldwide, including audio, visual and infotainment systems; enterprise automation solutions; and software services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® , Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. HARMAN also is a technology and integration services leader for the Automotive, Mobile, Telecommunications and Enterprise markets. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. The Company's software solutions power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated, personalized, adaptive and secure across all platforms, from the work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 25,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended March 31, 2015. The Company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.