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January 2013 Electronic assistance at our service

The 2013 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show), held on 8-11 January 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, lived up to its reputation, showcasing not only products that have just reached the marketplace, but also a wide range of... More...

Fuel cells poised to power mobile devices

While the ever-growing demand for more powerful mobile electronic devices is pushing the conventional Li-ion (lithium-ion) battery to its limits, the latest portable fuel cell systems promise to...

Chores made easy

Following the introduction of the first electric vacuum cleaners in the early 20th century, a range of different appliances have helped deal with many household chores. However, all required a certain...

Robots: reshaping manufacturing

Industrial robots have been around for over 50 years. The first one, an automated die-casting machine that took over hazardous tasks from workers, was installed at a General Motors plant in the US in...

Watt? No. Think lumen!

Domestic consumers, faced with the gradual phasing out of the incandescent light bulb that has lit their environment for well over a century, have some difficulty finding new energy-efficient bulbs...

Toys in smart clothing

Electric and electronic toys form a small but growing part of the toys and games industry. They are defined as products designed specifically for children for the purpose of entertainment or...

Placing the barcodes higher

Joseph Woodland, the inventor of the barcode, passed away aged 91 last December. Although Woodland and his associate Bernard Silver received a US patent for "Classifying Apparatus and...

Technical Committees System: more than the sum of its parts

A system by definition combines a number of different elements....

Technical Committees Balancing power needs using fuel cells

FCs (fuel cells) convert the chemical energy of fuels such as...

Conformity Assessment IEC, IAF and ILAC increase cooperation

Cooperation agreements with other standardization and conformity...

Conformity Assessment Promoting safety in the Ex sector

IECEx, the IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to...

Conformity Assessment New IECQ website launches

Those of you who are frequent visitors to...

IEC Family The way ahead

Frans Vreeswijk became IEC General Secretary and CEO on 1 October...

IEC Family Meet the IEC 2012 Young Professional Leaders

The IEC Young Professionals programme brings together upcoming...

IEC Family Standardization for Smart Grids and Electric Mobility

This second 2012 IEC Young Professional Leader profile introduces...

IEC Family Smart Grid software and solutions

Introducing Manyphay Souvannarath of the United States

IEC Family IECEx-AFSEC seminar in Africa

Raising awareness on risks and liabilities in the Ex sector

IEC Family Latest nominations and extensions

New Chairmen and extensions of terms of office

IEC World Tackling the energy challenge

Renewable energy and energy efficiency are key themes

IEC World Raising efficiency

Changing the quality paradigm

IEC World The future of vehicles

2013 Fully Networked Car Workshop – Keep the date free

In Store Right caps for the right lamps

Precision adjustment to standards

In Store Increasing clarity for Japanese users

IEC databases for graphical symbols now available also in Japanese