Tech & innovation

  • Standardizing quantum technologies

    9 April 2021 by Richard Pitwon, Chair IEC TC 86/SC 86B
    A Joint Symposium on Standards for Quantum Technologies was organized at the end of March to bring together stakeholders from the major standards development organizations (SDOs) that are dealing both with quantum and...
  • Home smart home

    20 August 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    The market for smart home devices and systems is booming. The IEC is helping the various industries involved by publishing a number of Standards in the relevant sectors.
  • SMB Meeting in Vladivostok

    20 August 2017 by Gabriela Ehrlich
    IEC e-tech talked with Ralph Sporer, new IEC Vice-President and Chair of the Standardization Management Board (SMB) during the General Meeting in Vladivostok, Russia. Sporer shared key decisions and expected impact as...
  • Increasing the speed of standardization

    15 July 2017 by Johanna Vepsä
    Jan-Henrik Tiedemann, IEC Community Manager, an architect and civil engineer as well as a self-proclaimed coffee enthusiast, was in a leading role on the first day of the SESKO-IEC Workshop 2017. Why does the IEC hold...
  • Turn up the heat

    15 July 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Safety is a crucial concern for anyone working in industries that use electroheating. The IEC has established key International Standards in that area under the remit of IEC Technical Committee (TC) 27: Industrial...
  • A place in the sun

    15 July 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    As the price of photovoltaic (PV) systems continues to tumble and the requirement for cleaner renewable forms of energy grows, more and more of our energy needs will be met by PV-generated power. The IEC is a leader in...
  • Here comes the sun

    15 July 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity is rapidly increasing its share of global power generation. Technology and production breakthroughs are making it cheaper to manufacture. The IEC is leading the way with the...
  • Tried and tested

    15 July 2017 by Adrian Pennington
    A number of low voltage direct current (LVDC) trials are preparing the ground for a wider use of the technology, both in developed and developing countries.
  • Powering the planet

    15 July 2017 by Zoë Smart
    Electric power is so much more than switching on a light bulb, and the havoc wreaked by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September was a stark reminder of this.
  • Thirty years of ICT standardization

    21 June 2017 by Antoinette Price
    The world has never been more connected and surrounded by ICT. Whether we realize it or not, many aspects of ISO/IEC JTC 1 work affect daily life. From a smart toothbrush, animal tracking collar and household appliances...
  • Printed electronics gathering pace

    21 June 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Printed electronics is a relatively new technology, but it has already proven a disruptive, yet creative process that allows the production of new products and components, low-cost electronic devices, which open the way...
  • Independence Day

    21 June 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Using new technology and gadgets to help the elderly and people with disabilities stay independent in and outside the home is the approach favoured by most health specialists, not to mention policymakers and governments...
  • Driving the future

    21 June 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Vehicle makers, telecoms operators and local authorities are planning our future means of transport in big cities, with the help of some key IEC Standards. Self-driving tractors and agribots are changing agriculture in...