Strategic Certification: How to get to market quicker in the electronics industry
You can have a great idea for a “smart” electronic product. You can even bring it to life and prove that it works. But if you can’t get it certified for use, all your efforts will have been for nothing.
Although technology is the most trusted industry in Canada according to the Edelman Trust Barometer, with 74 % of Canadians believing that companies in the sector behave with consumers’ interests at heart 1, the study found that 42 % of Canada’s ‘informed public’ believes there isn’t enough regulation of business.
Regulations and certifications in the electronics sector are here to stay, and we believe they’re going to become more stringent given that overall market distrust is much stronger than trust.
This white paper aims to educate product designers and CTOs on the standards that may impact their visions. It’s best to take a “measure twice, cut once” approach with these, as it can be both time consuming and expensive to attempt compliance after a prototype’s been built.
- Standards addressed in this article include:
- “Must-Haves,” like ROHS, CE and WEEE
- “Should-Haves” like ISO 9001 and 14000
- “Nice-to-Haves” like CE and Six Sigma
The content will also address some key industry-specific standards.
Learn which design standard are important for your product, how to get them, and how and when to consider these standards as part of your process.