The European Electromagnetic Compatibility Testing Equipment and Test Services Market
This deliverable focuses on the European electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing equipment and test services market. It discusses the key factors expected to drive and restrain the market growth over the next 5 to 7 years and forecasts the future size of the market in 2020. The deliverable discusses both segments - testing equipment and test services, separately. Testing equipment includes EMI test receivers, spectrum analyzers, signal generators, field monitors, amplifiers, Gigahertz Transverse Electromagnetic Mode (GTEM) cells, and accessories. It also provides the share of revenue by end user and geographic region and includes a competitive analysis for each market segment.
Electromagnetic interference is caused by the unintentional generation of electrical signals by electronic equipment. This interference can be very harmful to human beings and can cause equipment to malfunction based upon its strength. Therefore, it is important to keep equipment electromagnetically compatible with its environment and other equipment to mitigate pollution caused by electromagnetic interference.
To gain access to the European market, manufacturers of electronic equipment need to comply with the European electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) directives and ensure that their products are CE or "Conformité Européenne" compliant. Only equipment bearing the CE mark can be sold in Europe.
Depending upon the level of risk, manufacturers can self-declare their products as CE. However, most manufacturers prefer to have their products certified by an authorised third-party service provider with a global feel of the market. This would ensure that the manufacturer's product is completely certified, ensuring minimal product recalls and penalties, which can be costly.
The total EMC industry is very fragmented and comprises participants from different technological fields and backgrounds. In general, the total European EMC business can be categorised into the following groups of companies:
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