Keysight opens regulatory test lab in Penang
08 May 2020
Keysight Technologies Inc, a technology company headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, United States, announced the opening of its new Regulatory Test Laboratory in Penang on May 6, 2020.
In a statement today, it said the test laboratory will deliver accredited electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing services for manufacturers of electronic devices and mission-critical industries across wireless communications, industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), automotive, healthcare and medical applications.
The facility in Penang 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, US and in Boeblingen, Germany.
Welcoming the opening of the test laboratory, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) chief executive officer Datuk Azman Mahmud said the opening of this testing lab also signified 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,” he added.
Meanwhile, Keysight Technologies Inc. senior vice-president and Keysight’s Electronic Industrial Solutions Group (EISG) president Datuk Gooi Soon Chai said: “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,” he said.
Keysight started investing in Malaysia in 1972 with its first operations in the heart of Georgetown, Penang.
Today, it occupies a 16.97-hectare site in Penang’s Free Industrial Zone, with a 1.2 million-square-feet 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, supply chain and global infrastructure services.