conformity assessment

  • The IEC family is growing

    15 March 2018 by Claire Marchand
    In the past few months, IEC has welcomed two new Members, Peru in December 2017 and Côte d’Ivoire in March 2018, both countries joining IEC after about 15 years of participation in the IEC Affiliate Country Programme. In...
  • All systems under control

    15 March 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Avionics - a term coined from the merging of aviation and electronics - deals with all electronic devices and systems that perform specific individual functions on aircraft, satellites and spacecraft.
  • Ex-perience and Ex-pertise

    15 March 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Faced with a “What-will-you-be-when-you-grow-up” question, a kid will choose rather conventional careers such as policeman/woman, astronaut, teacher, football player, actor, or singer; models and TV stars are more recent...
  • International Standards provide toolkit for GDPR compliance

    15 March 2018 by Michael A. Mullane
    When the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, on 25 May, it will have a humongous impact on web properties all over the world. It will affect all organizations, wherever they keep...
  • Taking the next step

    15 January 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Recognizing the need to ensure continuity in its standards development and conformity assessment activities, the IEC has, since 2010, reached out to up and coming young experts active in a variety of technological...
  • Croatia to host IECEx event

    15 January 2018 by Claire Marchand
    In just six years, the IECEx international conferences have made their mark and have become must-attend events on the annual conference circuit for the Ex industry sector. After Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2012...
  • Electronics inside

    15 January 2018 by Claire Marchand
    What do artificial intelligence, robotics, biometrics, virtual and augmented reality, sports innovations, digital health and 5G connectivity have in common? First, they were all singled out at CES 2018, the Consumer...
  • UNECE holds 4th Session Group of Experts on Renewable Energy

    15 January 2018 by Antoinette Price
    According to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Renewables Market Report series for 2017, renewables accounted for almost two-thirds of net new power capacity around the world in 2016, thanks to a strong solar PV...
  • Baby tech boom

    15 January 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Baby-related technology is increasingly about monitoring newborns from afar using the latest facial recognition tools and artificial intelligence software.
  • Standards are vital in a connected world

    21 August 2017 by Antoinette Price
    The ubiquitous internet of things (IoT) comprises billions of "sensorized" and connected devices and systems, which are used in many industries, including agriculture, energy management, healthcare, industrial automation...
  • Quality assurance is vital for global PV market growth

    21 August 2017 by Antoinette Price
    By 2030, total installed PV capacity could range between 1 760 gigawatts (GW) and 2 500 GW. However, if market growth is to remain sustainable, the technology must be enhanced, and the risk for investors, policy makers...
  • Ever smaller, safer and more powerful

    21 August 2017 by Claire Marchand
    With the digitization of societies, electronics has become ubiquitous in modern life. Smart devices and appliances, industrial automation and robotics, autonomous vehicles, the internet of things (IoT) and everything...
  • Honing skills in Ex areas

    21 August 2017 by Claire Marchand
    The times when a degree was the ultimate stage in your educational development are long gone. And so are the jobs for life. People today are more likely to switch profession more than once in their lifetime. They may...
  • Don’t be a fool, follow the rule

    21 August 2017 by Gabriela Ehrlich
    For more than half his life, Ulrich Spindler has participated in standards development and conformity assessment (CA) activities, at the German, European and international levels. Between 2002 and 2007, he was President...
  • Improving relevance and efficiency

    21 August 2017 by Gabriela Ehrlich
    Highlights of the IEC Conformity Assessment Board (CAB) meeting, which took place during the 81th IEC General Meeting in Vladivostok, Russian Federation.
  • 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.
  • Recognizing exceptional achievements

    20 August 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Every year, the IEC pays tribute to people from its organization, for their distinguished work and commitment to improving the safety, compatibility and energy efficiency of electrical products and systems, with its...
  • Digitization: direct impact on standardization

    20 August 2017 by Gabriela Ehrlich
    In his address to Council, Frans Vreeswijk, IEC General Secretary & CEO, reminded the audience that digitization is a key focus for both industry and standards organizations. Standards will play a key role in the...
  • Successful leaders adapt in fast changing world

    20 August 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Our world is changing rapidly and technologies are converging all around us. Enhancements in communications, renewable energy, medical devices and many other areas have improved health, economic safety and development...

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