Electricity access is key

August 2016 Message from Frans Vreeswijk, IEC General Secretary & CEO

IEC work impacts all aspects of life. Electricity and electronics are the cornerstone for all economies in developing and developed countries. IEC International Standards together with IEC Conformity Assessment Systems support 12 out of the 17... More...

Protecting against the new normal

In an increasingly connected world, instances of cyberattacks targeting objects, systems, institutions and infrastructure are growing exponentially. The sophistication, severity and impact of these...

Printing electronics anywhere

Although a relatively new technology, printed electronics has already proven a disruptive, yet creative process that allows the production of new low-cost electronic devices. It has started...

Electricity drives global move towards greener transport

City traffic is increasingly congested and air quality often poor. However, transport systems which rely on full electric power, such as the metro, trams and railway lines, can transport huge numbers...

Innovative technology cleans up transport on land and at sea

Authorities worldwide face the challenge of ensuring improved road safety and providing efficient transport systems to address congested roads and pollution in growing cities. They are also tasked...

New ways of seeing, working and doing business

Initially developed for military and subsequently gaming scenarios, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications have found their way into many industries, which are enhancing their...

Technology is revolutionizing the way we deliver healthcare

We are more mobile today than ever before and expect to be able to carry out many daily activities outside the home or office. Having embraced the era of information overload, we want access to...

Technology Focus Who says water and electricity don’t mix?

Poor water quality and water scarcity continue to pose a major...

Technology Focus From eight words a minute to 13 terabits per second in 150 years

Given today’s low-cost or free crystal-clear voice calls...

Technical Committees Smart Energy moves ahead

Smart Energy can be described as connecting many points of...

Technical Committees The technology that makes our world tick

As more areas of our lives become connected to the Internet of...

Conformity Assessment Keeping our powered lives safe

From the smartphone alarm first thing in the morning to switching...

Conformity Assessment 20 years and stronger than ever

Explosive (Ex) atmospheres – also termed hazardous...

Conformity Assessment A giant network

Smart and connectivity are two of the words that probably best...

Conformity Assessment Ensuring renewable energy systems are safe

Renewable Energy (RE) plays an increasingly important role in...

IEC Family IEC-AFRC fully operational

IEC reinforces global presence with regional centre in Africa

IEC Family Welcome to Kuwait

The country is the newest IEC member

IEC Family The IEC next generation steps up to the mark

IEC Young Professionals – 2016 workshop

IEC Family Growing and thriving

Years of support, training and reaching out bear fruits

IEC Family Oil for the machine

IT activities facilitate the work of the community

IEC Family 2016 IEC Awards

Recognizing excellence and commitment to the IEC

IEC World Moving cities to greater smartness

First World Smart City Forum: more than half a million city stakeholders reached

IEC World Share your work

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In Store IEC and USB-IF united in e-waste fight

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