printed electronics

  • Clothes that reveal how you really feel

    15 April 2018 by Alan Hodgson, Chair, IEC TC 119: Printed Electronics
    International Standards for wearable electronics devices are now being actively worked on in a number of technical committees (TCs) within the IEC community.
  • April-May nominations and extensions

    15 March 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Over the past few months, the Standardization Management Board (SMB) nominated several new Chairs for different IEC technical committees (TCs).The SMB has approved the extension of the term of office of:
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • From toys to human organs – the diversified world of 3D printing

    21 May 2017 by Gilles Thonet, Head of ICT Standards Coordination
    The term "3D printing", also known as additive manufacturing, originally referred to a process that deposits a binder material onto a powder bed with inkjet printer heads layer by layer. Recently, it has been used...
  • The shape of prints to come

    21 May 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Since the mid-18th century, manufacturing has been affected by technical innovations that have led to the gradual replacement of many craft-based activities by mechanized and automated processes. From weaving to the mass...
  • A blueprint for industry

    21 May 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Printed electronics is set to revolutionize multiple industries from automotive to photovoltaic. The IEC is helping to find the right applications through standardization.
  • 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.
  • Self-powering the internet of things

    21 May 2017 by Morand Fachot
    The rapidly growing number of connected devices that form the backbone of the internet of things must become self-powered. The US research and advisory company Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 8,4 billion connected things...
  • Connecting the printed electronics and wearables communities

    21 May 2017 by Alan Hodgson, Chair IEC TC 119
    Printed electronics as a manufacturing method has become established in a number of areas across the electrotechnical world. The connections that are made are emerging as particularly significant in the new generation of...
  • Omnipresent printed electronics

    21 May 2017 by Claire Marchand
    A decade ago, printed electronics was still very much a budding technology destined to a niche market. The emergence and rapid growth of connected devices such as smartphones, tablets and wearables have boosted the...
  • Upcoming global events (April-June 2017)

    21 April 2017 by Claire Marchand
    The IEC regularly supports key global and regional industry events, which can present the IEC endorsement on their website and materials.
  • Upcoming global events (March-June 2017)

    21 March 2017 by Claire Marchand
    The IEC regularly supports key global and regional industry events, which can present the IEC endorsement on their website and materials.