We, SGS Taiwan Electronics & Communication Laboratory, provide comprehensive service for Consumer/Industrial electronic product whether they are non-wireless or wireless (i.e., 2G/3G/LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Zigbee, Z-wave, Bluetooth and many others).
You could always come to us for whatever the country you want to market your product.
We are a fully functional team which would help you go through every step in your development process, even pre-test at the earlier stage, or provide the latest regulatory standard knowledge to keep your product away from legal issue.
HWTrek: Please introduce yourself and your services.
I work at SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company. We have offices all around the world (more than 1600!) and I work at the Taiwan office. The company has almost hundred years of history, so it is very interesting to work at such established corporation. We provide testing and certification in many industries – from agriculture, food and chemical, to aviation, finance and logistics. I personally mostly work with electronic devices.
HWTrek: What advice from the product certification side would you give to entrepreneurs interested in starting a hardware startup?
First, work closely with your ODM/OEM or solution provider, as they have more experience in bringing hardware products to life. Trust them, but also keep a close eye on the project, so in the end it comes out the way you intended.
Second, as mentioned before, plan the budget for testing and certification.
Third, do the EMI pre-test on your device when you have working sample, do not wait for final production, it is too risky.