Technology changes rapidly. So our R&D department evolves at ultra high speed to be ahead of the market.
Our engineering team is one of the most experienced in Asia at every level. With 8 top level development engineers from HK, and a team of over 30 engineers and technicians in China, SEM is capable of taking a new design from sketch to actual production in as little as 90 days.
A separate team of Safety and Testing engineers manage all the regulatory requirements such as CE, EMC, LVD, ErP, RoHS, REACH, FCC, UL/ETL, SAA, and even CB or GS if required.
Bluetooth is today's most prevalent and popular wireless technology that breaks from traditional constraints of wired speaker systems. The technology uses safe low power RF digital signals to wirelessly transmit sound and data, doing away with the need for wires or line-of-sight within a 10m (30 Ft.) operating range. SEM is a member of BLUETOOTH SIG, and specializes in developing BT audio products.
The technology behind the MP3 music format is patented and licenced by Audio Mpeg for the North American market. SEM is fully licensed to manufacture and sell products with MP3, with a track record of almost 12 years.
The technology behind the MP3 music format is patented and licenced by SISVEL Spa. for all global markets (except North America). SEM is fully licensed to manufacture and sell products with MP3, with a track record of almost 12 years.
SEM is fully licensed by Apple Inc., to design, manufacture and supply products incorporating the "MADE for iPod / uPhone / iPad" technologies, including the new 8-pin Lightning connector, as well as the common 30-Pin original connector.
Every CD player contains technologies that were developed by PHILIPS, and SEM is a licensed manufacturer by Philips, fully authorized to use these technologies in all our products.
Products that are able to play WMA audio compressed files require a license from MICROSOFT Inc., and SEM is fully licensed to manufacture, design and sell such products.
Licensing of technologies is of genuine importance both to manufacturers like SEM and to customers who buy and deal with products using those technologies. We believe it is ALWAYS best to play safe and take the licensed route.
SEM's core business is design and engineering. But to support these functions requires us to also control the workmanship and quality of all our products, and therefore conduct our own manufacturing in China.
Therefore we operate 3 independent plants in SZ and DG, in the southern province of Guangdong, about 1 hour from HK by road.
Production at our plants is fully guaranteed by our ISO 9002 control systems combined with a strong Quality Assurance (QA) system which includes:
- IMQC (Incoming Materials QC)
- IPQC (In-Production QC)
- OLQC (Off-Line QC)
- EPQC (End of Production QC)
- FRI (Final Random Inspection testing)
- IA (Internal Audit Quality Assurance)
- RELTEST (Reliability + Drop Testing)