IECQ

  • Protecting assets

    15 February 2020 by Claire Marchand
    It is reasonable to say that companies, whether small- or medium-size, multinationals, industrial or service-oriented, that are technology-driven are exposed to security and privacy threats. While state-of-the-art...
  • From boomers to gen Zers

    15 January 2020 by Claire Marchand
    For the first time perhaps in the history of mankind, industrialized countries now often have four generations cohabiting in the workplace: baby boomers (born between 1944 and 1964), generation X or Xers (1965-1980)...
  • Winning trust

    15 June 2019 by Claire Marchand
    In today’s world of ultra-smart technology, being smart doesn’t only mean being well connected, but also well protected against security breaches. While that is an aspect that individuals must consider, it has become a...
  • Have you taken your medication today?

    15 May 2019 by Claire Marchand
    As far back as 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that only about 50% of patients with chronic diseases living in developed countries follow treatment recommendations with particularly low rates of...
  • Protection from cyber threats and beyond

    15 April 2019 by Claire Marchand
    In many countries, the networked connection of physical objects is the norm today, in homes and businesses, transport, healthcare, entertainment and sports.
  • Smart made safe

    15 March 2019 by Claire Marchand
    In the last decade the healthcare sector, which had until then been mainly in the hands of professionals, has seen a major shift. People now keep tabs on their diet, activity and health with the help of dedicated smart...
  • Fostering sustainable consumption and production

    15 February 2019 by Claire Marchand
    In the last 50 years, the global population has consumed more goods and services than the combined total of all previous generations. This has fostered economic growth and improved the quality of life for many while...
  • Trust in your electronics

    15 January 2019 by Claire Marchand
    Technological development in the electronics industry has evolved not just at a rapid pace but has been accelerating steadily over the past 20 to 30 years. There have been many success stories and many failures...
  • Managing hazardous substances

    15 May 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Take a moment to think about the number of electronic devices you’ve acquired in your lifetime. Can you remember all the computers, tablets, phones, game consoles, cameras that passed through your hands at some point...
  • Waste not, want not!

    15 May 2018 by Adrian Pennington
    As the amount of electronic and electrical equipment waste (e-waste) generated each year continues to increase, the work accomplished by the IEC becomes ever more essential in helping manufacturers meet legal...
  • IEC presence on five continents

    15 April 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Since the beginning of the 2000s, IEC Central office in Geneva, Switzerland, has decentralized some of its activities, establishing regional offices first in North America, then in Asia-Pacific, Latin America and lastly...
  • Invaluable support for developing countries

    15 April 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Each year sees an increase not only in the number of countries participating in the IEC Affiliate Country Programme but also in the number of International Standards adopted as national ones, national electrotechnical...
  • Safe connections

    15 April 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Artificial intelligence, robotics, biometrics, virtual and augmented reality, smart transportation, digital health and 5G connectivity are hot topics these days. What is their common denominator? They all rely heavily on...
  • Small and powerful

    15 March 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Electronics are omnipresent today. For the younger generations, it must be difficult to imagine life without the array of electronic, smart devices that are an integral part of our daily interactions. Few realize that...
  • All systems under control

    15 February 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.