July 2013 Blog Posts

U.S. House Calls for HALT Testing of Missile Defense Systems

Last month, a U.S. House of Representatives committee asked the Missile Defense Agency to consider the use of Highly Accelerated Life Testing and Highly Accelerated Stress Screening (HALT/HASS) for identifying possible reliability issues in critical ballistic missile defense (BMD) systems and components. The committee also believes HALT testing can help ferret out unreliable counterfeit parts... Read More

MKE & RRA Make Regulatory Changes for Electrical Products Sold in Korea

Following are recent electrical product regulatory changes in Korea: Korea’s Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE) amended the Electrical Appliances Safety Control Act.  From July 1, 2013, built-in power supplies for computers and notebooks (including tablet PCs) are mandatory for KC marking. Korea’s Radio Research Agency (RRA) updated the conformity assessment regulation which comes into effect... Read More