Monolithic Power Systems To Launch Two EMC Testing LabsSeptember 16, 2020 by Shannon Cuthrell
U.S.-based circuit manufacturer Monolithic Power Systems will open two EMC (ElectroMagnetic Compatibility) testing facilities in Michigan and Germany later this year.
Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) will open two ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing sites in Livonia, Michigan and Ettenheim, Germany in late-2020.
The company is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington but has regional headquarters and sales operations in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The Michigan facility will be situated near the company’s Detroit-area sales office, which is also located in Livonia. In Germany, MPS’s Ettenheim lab would be around four hours’ driving distance from the company’s European sales branch in Ottobrunn.
Monolithic Power Systems’ EMI test center in Hangzhou, China. (Photo source: MPS automotive EMI seminar presentation)
Monolithic Power Systems produces power electronics solutions for computing, automotive, industrial, infrastructure and consumer end-markets. Of these, automotive is the company’s fastest-growing market segment, with a 38.5% compound annual growth rate in revenue from 2016 to 2019, according to an investor presentation from August 4, 2020.
The storage and computing segment comes second, with a compound annual growth rate of 32.9%, followed by industrial at 21.3%, consumer at 2.2%, and communications at 9.4%.
MPS’s new EMC testing facilities will offer a boost to the company’s automotive design and engineering operations. At the labs, MPS’s automotive engineers will perform radiated and conducted emissions testing to comply with industry emissions requirements. The company opened its first internal pre-compliance EMC lab in Hangzhou, China a few years ago.
The labs meet a high demand for in-house testing capabilities in the company’s automotive solutions. EMC and EMI emissions standards are used in production for advanced driver-assistance systems, infotainment and lighting solutions.
Monolithic Power Systems states on its website that the two new EMC testing labs are slated to open in the fourth quarter of 2020.