ASPICE 4.0 is out – are you informed? Hardware point of view

by Nikhil Unnikrishnan,Micael Wintsten published on April 12, 2024

With the release of the Automotive SPICE® PAM and PRM v4.0 on the 29th of November 2023, among the news was that new process groups were added. In this event, we will go more into the details of one of these, the Hardware Engineering Process Group (HWE).

Key ideas to discuss:

  • ASPICE plug-in concept for engineering processes
  • Overview of the HWE processes.
  • Showing the changes to the other engineering processes made to encompass HWE into the ASPICE v4.0.
  • Description on the impact that HWE has on non-engineering processes and how this is implemented in ASPICE v4.0.


Nikhil Unnikrishnan

Nikhil Unnikrishnan is a Consultant with a broad range of experience, involved in the design & development of hardware, software and mechanical systems and components. He has worked with organizations to analyze process deficiencies and drive improvement by implementing best-in-class practices conforming to internationally recognized standards such as Automotive SPICE®, ISO 26262 Functional Safety, ISO 9001 & IATF 16949 Quality Management Systems. Nikhil has been involved with performing detailed documentation reviews, Automotive SPICE®, Functional Safety & QMS assessments, process documentation development and conducting roll-outs for numerous leading automotive organizations including multiple Software and Hardware systems. Mr. Unnikrishnan is a Certified Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma Methodologies (CLSSGB) and also Certified Quality Process Analyst (CQPA). He is an Exemplar Global certified Lead Auditor for IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015.