LONDON, UK – October 25, 2021 – Element Materials Technology (Element) has taken market leadership with its connected technologies business, investing over $300m from the start of 2020. It is now the leading testing provider on carrier approvals in North America and Japan; regulatory capacity and relationships; and 5G capabilities and expertise.
The opening of its new center of excellence in Columbia, MD and the acquisition of AIRCOM have been followed by extensive investment in accreditation, expertise and capacity. Element has taken a strong leadership position in 5G and the strategic program has meant the business has worked on the most 5G grants in the US market and has enabled technology customers to reach end markets quickly and competitively.
In addition to the acquisition of AIRCOM and the new center of excellence, Element acquired leading connected devices testing and certification business, PCTEST, and has increased its suite of accreditations, bringing market leadership in device testing for the world’s leading Tier 1 mobile device manufacturers. The amalgamation of these businesses now positions Element as a leader in the field, with approvals from every major carrier in North America and Japan.
Jo Wetz, CEO at Element, said: “Significant investment in connected technologies puts Element right at the forefront of bringing new technology to market. We are now in the best position to offer a full range of services for our customers to support them in launching their innovative and leading products, pushing forward with our technical excellence and bringing a positive difference to the testing and certification of the world’s latest technologies.
“With almost 500 experts working in our connected technologies business globally, with many active in industry and technical bodies to provide premier advisory services and insight on regulatory requirements and changes, we are agile in offering customers services for their flagship products. Throughout the pandemic, when the performance of telecommunications have never been more important, we have created and grown employment opportunities alongside expanding our skillset and capacity, placing us in a market leading position in connected technologies.”
The connected technologies business within Element now includes 21 laboratories in the USA, UK, Germany, China, South Korea, and Japan. Element’s global connected technologies testing capabilities includes significant capacity across extensive electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and radio frequency (RF) testing chambers; specific absorption rate (SAR) systems; OTA systems; industry conformance; hearing aid compatibility (HAC); as well as 5GNR RF, RRM and Protocol conformance coverage across all three major US operators and major operators in Asia.
Element is a world leader in the testing, inspection, and certification of a diverse range of technologies from consumer electronics like smartphones, cellular devices, wearables and simple sensors, to medical devices, autonomous vehicles, connected robots and factory devices. Element works daily with the world’s leading technology manufacturers and innovators to make the Internet of Things (IoT) an increasing reality.
The Element Materials Technology Group is one of the world’s leading global providers of testing, inspection and certification services for a diverse range of products, materials and technologies in advanced industrial supply chains where failure in use is not an option. Headquartered in London, UK, Element’s scientists, engineers and technologists, working in our global network of over 200 laboratories, support customers from early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production ensuring their products are safe, sustainable and achieve market access.
Devan LaBrash, Pagoda Public Relations
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“Significant investment in connected technologies puts Element right at the forefront of bringing new technology to market. We are now in the best position to offer a full range of services for our customers to support them in launching their innovative and leading products, pushing forward with our technical excellence and bringing a positive difference to the testing and certification of the world’s latest technologies.”