A much needed test facility is now available at the Shared Services Centre run by the Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC). Funded by the federal government, this Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) laboratory will cut costs for all parties and encourage local companies to venture boldly into product design.
From september 2010 onwards, Penang can boast an EMC laboratory of its own. This cutting edge technology determines whether or not a new electronic product design may generate or transmit unintended electromagnetic energy that interferes with other electrical equipment.
There are two parts to this testing. The pre-compliance part comes into effect during the product design lifecycle, whilst the compliance part becomes relevant when finished products require certification before they are released for sale. This laboratory will be the largest public-access facility of its kind in Malaysia and is expected to change the manufacturing equation in the country.
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