A Chip Off the Old Block?

By Christian Thornton, iNARTE Business Manager   A few months ago in this column, I mentioned that a shortage of semiconductor chips was putting an inordinate amount of pressure on the international supply chain and resulting in the potential for major production and quality bottlenecks for manufacturers of everything from cars to smartphones to increasingly … Read More

SGS Launches New In-Situ EMC and EMI Testing Services

Testing, inspection, and certification company SGS recently announced the launch of new mobile units for delivering in-situ EMC and EMI testing services to sites across the United States. These mobile units extend the capabilities of SGS’ electrical and electronics regulatory compliance testing services to include the new requirements for semiconductor manufacturing plants, site surveys, and … Read More

IEEE Free Webinar Library

IEEE, the world’s foremost technical professional organization for the advancement of technology, has a series a free webinars for the U.S. market. These presentations can build your career pathway, understand ethical considerations in the workplace, and help you stay up-to-date on public policy developments that may affect you and your profession. To learn more and … Read More

iNARTE Is Going Digital

For several years we have been receiving requests for digital versions of certificates to allow for more efficient access to the credentials earned. The time has finally come for this transition to occur. In the coming months we will begin to introduce a digital downloadable version of the certificates which will be available from within … Read More

Engineering Quality

By Christian Thornton, iNARTE Business Manager   For years I have promoted certification as a major contributor to higher quality within engineering organizations. I still maintain certification is essential to ensure an unbiased view of the knowledge and experience of all team members. When it comes to overall lab quality, however, how can one rest … Read More

In Memoriam Don Sweeney

All of us at iNARTE were saddened to hear of the recent passing of Don Sweeney, the founder of D.L.S. Electronic Systems, today one of the largest independent testing and consulting laboratories in North America. Don was a long-time supporter of iNARTE, even offering to not only pay for his employees’ certifications and renewals, but also … Read More

Career Development Is Our Calling

By Christian Thornton, iNARTE Business Manager The resilience shown by individuals and organizations in our industry never ceases to amaze me. During the last 15 months or so we have all faced a series of challenges that essentially shut down multiple economic sectors. Yet we persevered, and even thrived, by remaining adaptable in how we … Read More