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  • 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.
  • AI is listening to you

    15 January 2018 by Natalie Mouyal
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) was one of the big buzzwords at CES 2018. From home appliances to robots and self-driving cars, AI is able to help us with our everyday activities. While an interest in intelligent machines...
  • 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...
  • Railways smarten up in battle for customers

    21 August 2017 by Peter Feuilherade
    Railway operators are increasingly achieving greater safety and efficiency by using digital technologies and computer‑based management, control and communication systems. The technical advances in modern transportation...
  • New generation

    21 August 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    The world's growing population and the increasing use of renewable energies are posing unprecedented challenges for the conventional electricity grid. Intelligent systems which can accommodate renewable and distributed...
  • 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.
  • Driving the internet of things through standardization

    15 July 2017 by Gilles Thonet, Head of Information and Communication Technologies Standards, IEC
    The internet of things (IoT) is now in sharp focus for the technology industry and for standards development organizations, such as IEC, which publishes consensus-based International Standards and manages conformity...
  • 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...
  • Air transport required to clean up its act

    21 June 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Transportation is a major source of emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG); air transport is a contributor and efforts have been under way to cut emissions from the sector for many years. These are not limited to cutting...
  • 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...
  • Energy efficiency to recover power for the future

    21 June 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Energy efficiency (EE) is the most important and easily available source of energy; it can be collected along the entire energy chain, from generation, transmission and storage to final use in industry, homes or...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A new kind or training

    21 June 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Modern virtual reality (VR) technology has its origins in the military, and later gaming industries. Many sectors use VR applications to improve business and enhance workplace safety. Some examples include aerospace...
  • 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...
  • 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.

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