Keysight Opens Regulatory Testing Laboratory in Pulau Pinang Signifies Malaysia’s Strong Ecosystem for Emerging Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc., the world’s leading technology company headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, announced the opening of its new Regulatory Test Laboratory in Pulau Pinang on 6 May 2020. The test laboratory will deliver accredited electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing services for manufacturers of electronic devices and mission-critical industries across wireless communications, IIoT, automotive, healthcare and medical applications

Kuala Lumpur, 8 May 2020 – Keysight Technologies, Inc., the world’s leading technology company headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, announced the opening of its new Regulatory Test Laboratory in Pulau Pinang on 6 May 2020. The test laboratory will deliver accredited electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing services for manufacturers of electronic devices and mission-critical industries across wireless communications, IIoT, automotive, healthcare and medical applications.

According to Keysight, the facility in Pulau Pinang is the next world-class compliance and testing facility established by Keysight to offer expertise, knowledge, efficiency, capacity and exceptional customer service including calibration and testing services. Keysight currently has similar testing facilities in California in the United States and in Boeblingen, Germany.

Welcoming the opening of the Test Laboratory, Dato’ Azman Mahmud, Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) said, “We are very pleased that Keysight continues to expand its value chain by leveraging on the strength of its manufacturing base in the country. The opening of this testing lab also signifies Malaysia’s strong industry ecosystem as well as an important stakeholder in emerging technologies to support autonomous cars, electric vehicles, 5G and IoT devices, as well as medical equipment. This announcement is more gratifying as even during the current challenging period, Malaysia continues to provide added advantages to investors for high-value-added activities that promise a long term and sustainable growth.”

“This establishment will enable manufacturers to shorten their lead time by eliminating the need to send their products abroad for testing, hence provide speedier time to deliver their goods to customers. It will also allow manufacturers to reduce cost as the testing can now be done in the country,” added Dato’ Azman. 

"Keysight is proud of our nearly 50 years of operations in Malaysia and our strong partnership with MIDA through the years, which has enabled the establishment of our latest facility here. We continue to be committed to helping our customers and our ecosystem in the region with our comprehensive solutions, even during the most difficult and demanding times,” said Dato’ Gooi Soon Chai, Keysight Technologies Inc. Senior Vice-president and Keysight’s Electronic Industrial Solutions Group(EISG) President.

Keysight started investing in Malaysia in 1972 with its first operations in the heart of Georgetown, Pulau Pinang. Today, it occupies a 42-acre site in Penang’s Free Industrial Zone, with a 1.2 million-square-foot state-of-the-art facility. It is one of the core sites for Keysight worldwide, with operations spanning business management, sales, support, marketing, manufacturing, research and development (R&D), supply chain and global infrastructure services.

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Posted on : 08 May 2020
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Last Updated : Wednesday 12th August 2020