Granite River Labs (GRL), a global leader in engineering services and test automation for connectivity and charging, and a provider of international market access services has announced a strategic alliance with one of the world's most respected players in safety testing and certification, the Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA).
The alliance also includes DSP Research, Inc (DSPR),a JQA group company that is recognized internationally for the inspection and testing of telecommunications and wireless equipment. This positions the organizations to offer customers in Japan a one-stop-shop for electronics testing, certification and market access services.
GRL has provided Japan’s electronics manufacturing ecosystem with critical troubleshooting, testing and certification support for more than a decade. Its Yokohama Test Lab offers a wide range of services, including compliance test, process, voltage, temperature (PVT) stress testing and debugging, signal integrity and power integrity verification, and engineering consultation. Leveraging GRL’s international presence and perspective, the recently introduced Market Access Services help exporters to address constantly changing, country specific protocol and telecom import requirements and tap into local, regional and global markets.
The JQA’s extensive network, which includes labs in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Kyushu, along with DSPR’s flagship location in Kobe, puts safety and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing and telecommunications verification close to customers across the country.
As one of its first steps, the alliance is organizing a face-to-face seminar on automotive Ethernet and 5G in November, hosted by all three partners. Other focus areas include safety testing, EMC testing, telecom and wireless testing, high-speed interface testing and certification services, and certification and digital platform services.
“DSPR is proud to be the first Registered Private Body in Japan for telecommunications and radio equipment inspection and testing. We are equally pleased to extend the range and reach of our offering in partnership with a dedicated industry pioneer like GRL,” said Nobuhiro Nakanishi, President of DSP Research, Inc.
“This alliance is a major milestone for GRL, JQA and DSPR,” said Holger Kunz, President of Worldwide Services of GRL. “The natural synergy between GRL’s technical expertise in high-speed interface testing and sophisticated market knowledge, combined with JQA’s safety & EMC capabilities, and DSPR’s reputation in telecom and wireless testing, will unlock new possibilities. That is great news for Japanese companies targeting technology-driven opportunities in local and international markets, especially those involved in the important consumer electronics and automotive industries.”
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