IECQ

  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Electronics essential for sustainable energy model

    15 July 2017 by Claire Marchand
    The demand for energy is growing fast, for electricity even faster. To meet the needs of over 9 billion people by 2050, energy production will have to double while at the same time greenhouse gas emissions will have to...
  • 2017 IEC Awards

    21 June 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Every year the IEC honours the commitment and work of a number of individuals in its community who, through their leadership and technical expertise, have contributed to making products and electrical systems safer, more...
  • Strengthening participation

    21 June 2017 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...
  • A global approach

    21 June 2017 by Claire Marchand
    All IEC regional centres are focal points for IEC standardization activities in their respective part of the world. They have greatly contributed to raising awareness on and promoting the Commission through country...
  • Smart, safe and reliable

    21 June 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Inventions of past centuries have paved the way for today’s technological innovations. This is the case for many of the electronic components that we use so liberally today. The Leyden Jar, for instance, is the ancestor...
  • In the home stretch

    21 June 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    From smart clothes to talking cows: the IEC prepares Standards for the latest wearable applications.
  • 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...
  • Obituary - Dave W. Smith

    21 May 2017 by Claire Marchand
    It is with great sadness that the IEC learnt of the passing away of former IECQ Chair Dave W. Smith on 20 June 2017.
  • Green connections

    21 May 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Smart and connectivity are two of the words that probably best describe our society in the 21st century. Everyone and everything is connected nowadays, or soon will be. Cities, buildings, homes, farms, industrial plants...
  • Wear your health on your sleeve

    21 May 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    New flexible and organic printing technologies are revolutionizing the medical wearable device market and the IEC is establishing the key relevant International Standards.
  • Sensors at the heart of disaster relief

    21 April 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Long gone is the time when populations knew of an earthquake when it was actually happening, when rescue teams cleared rubble with their bare hands, when it took days to deliver food and medical supplies to devastated...
  • Plug and play for refugees

    21 April 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Access to clean and affordable energy for all is a sustainable development goal for the United Nations and the IEC is contributing to the effort with a number of its International Standards. While access to electricity...
  • Smarter than the average lamppost

    21 April 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Want a weather update, real-time air pollution status, or are you just trying to find that elusive parking space? It’s simple…ask the lamppost!
  • With a little help from ADAS

    21 March 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are developed to automate, adapt and/or enhance vehicle systems for safety and better driving.
  • Smart home: a life-changing experience

    21 March 2017 by Claire Marchand
    While recent developments in home automation are bound to make anyone’s life easier, there are certain categories of the population for which it may be a life-changing experience: elderly and/or disabled people have very...
  • A certificate in record time

    24 January 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Demand for the use of solid state technology for general and specific lighting applications continues to grow at a very rapid pace. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in particular, on the market since the early 1960s, have...

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