Supersmall, superfast

June 2013 IEC Standardization work makes it possible

Mini, pico, nano, micro are prefixes that are getting ever more common in the electrotechnology world. They are used to describe components, such as MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems), technologies (nanotechnology), installations (pico... More...

Disruptive printing

Printed electronics is set to revolutionize the electronics industry and many other domains. It will prove a disruptive, yet creative process that will allow the production of new low-cost electronic...

IEC shares vision with energy leaders

At the recent GSEP (Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership) annual summit the IEC was invited to participate in the programme and also hosted a session on energy microgrids for disaster resilience...

The IEC helps keep the power on

Modern life is unthinkable without electricity – it transforms lives. IEC International Standards cover all facets of electrical energy generation, distribution, storage and use; including...

Citius, Altius, Fortius…

"Faster, Higher, Stronger" – the Olympic motto could very well reflect the evolution of civil aviation. Planes are flying faster, higher and further than ever, as well as transporting more...

Small is beautiful

The trend to reduce the size of many systems and devices is gathering pace, driven by cost, energy efficiency and environmental considerations. It is most noticeable in the electrical and electronic...

Printout for the future

Printed electronics is a relatively new technology that uses an additive process to create a variety of electronic components and systems. It is rapidly advancing from research and inventions into...

Technical Committees Keep safety sky high

The safety of aircraft, even light aircraft, has become...

Conformity Assessment Focus on industrial automation

The development of automation throughout the 20th century brought...

Conformity Assessment Preventing dust explosions

When addressing the topic of explosive atmospheres, what...

Conformity Assessment MEMS tested and certified by IECQ

In thousands of ways, new and smaller technologies are helping us...

IEC World Increasing global energy safety

During the Clean Energy Ministerial meeting which was held in...

IEC World Stimulating national adoption

In April 2013 a workshop and training was held in St Lucia with...

IEC World Frederica Scott Vollrath designs a winner

Each year the WSC (World Standards Cooperation) runs a...

IEC World Upcoming global event

The IEC regularly lends its support to key global and regional...

IEC Family Meeting expectations

Training sessions in Southeast Asia focus on individuals

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In Store Very small yet global

Standardization for nanotechnology set to boost global industry