Nemko News in Brief for July 2022                        Back

Dear Reader,


While being summer vacation time in many parts of the world, July has still been filled with global headlines for good and for worse.

The war in Ukraine and its consequences are continuously in the headlines and still appearing unpredictable. Amongst other hot topics during July were:

  • Climate changes causing extreme weather conditions with heatwaves in USA and Europe resulting in wildfires and extreme melting of glaciers, and on the opposite, flooding some places in Asia and USA.
  • New Corona wave in Europe.
  • Withdrawal of the UK prime minister.
  • Conclusions of the ‘6th January Committee’ in the US.
  • Strikes in some European airlines causing delays and cancellations with chaotic airports.
  • Record high energy prices elevate costs and hence prices in most industries.
  • Successful world championships in athletics in USA

The July issue this newsletter covers the following topics which hopefully are found of interest:

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Trond Sollie

Editor- News in Brief



Technician checking cables in a rack mounted server in server room

Breaking News from India

Also this time, it has been some unexpected good news from India

- Extended validity period for telecom certificates

On 1 July the Indian Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) published a Notification, No. 5-7/2022-TC/TEC announcing that the validity of certificates issued under the program for Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunication Equipment (MTCTE) has been extended from 5 to 10 years

- Extended validity period for telecom certificates

On 25 July, TEC released another Notification, announcing that the below listed three test parameters for LAN switches will be exempted from the MTCTE until 24 January 2023, or until further notice.

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Major acquisition in Norway

As announced briefly in the last issue of this newsletter, Nemko Group AS has acquired the majority of the shares in SINTEF Norlab AS, which is the largest Norwegian owned laboratory group within environmental monitoring, analytical chemistry, microbiology and veterinary medicine.


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Annual CB Meeting


Highlights of the annual CB scheme management meeting

The annual meeting of the IECEE CMC (Certification Management Committee) took place at the end of June, this time as physical meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, hosted by the Canadian IECEE Member Body, CSA.

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Engineering interface against mechanic changing car battery


Heavy Nordic investments in battery production

Clearly, industry and investors have increasingly realized that the green shift is on the rise and see the need for multiplying the efforts to reach current climate targets. In the massive migration from fossil to electric energy, the availability of capable batteries is a major issue. All industries need batteries to electrify their operations for the Green Shift.


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Glowing electric cable close-up


The US Department of Energy with new test procedure for external power supplies   

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has published a new procedure for testing of external power supplies regarding energy efficiency. Essentially, the new procedure amends the scope of power supply types covered and provides details on testing configurations.


Featured Events

30 August - Nemko Cyber Security Seminar (physical) in Hsinchu, Taiwan

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20-22 September - The IEEE/PSES symposium in San Diego, CA, USA

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26-27 September - Nemko USA Customer Seminar in San Diego

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GSO courses in the Arabic Gulf Region

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IEC Academy courses and webinars

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Hopefully, you are finding these topics to be of interest.

 Best regards,

 Trond Sollie


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