International Standards are more important than ever

October 2013 Message from Frans Vreeswijk, IEC General Secretary & CEO

IEC General Secretary and CEO Frans Vreewijk talks about the ever increasing importance of IEC International Standards and Conformity Assessment Systems. Standards in combination with conformity assessment are used by companies and countries as a... More...

Disruptive but creative technologies

Printed electronics and nanotechnologies are set to revolutionize the electronics industry and many other domains. These disruptive, yet creative processes are expected to become two of the key...

IEC work supports renewables' expansion

With growing global energy needs and concern about the adverse impact of burning fossil fuels, efforts are under way to tap all possible sources of RE (renewable energy). IEC TCs (Technical...

Robots enter all domains

Deployed in car manufacturing to replace workers for hazardous tasks just over 50 years ago, robots were later introduced into other domains, such as homes and medical premises to take over chores or...

Personal and public electric transport

Public and personal transport vehicles are increasingly dependent on electrical systems for propulsion and countless other functions, even more so in urban environments. Many IEC TCs (Technical...

Working for a brighter and greener future

The world’s lighting industry is constantly expanding, driven by many factors that include a need to check power consumption. The quest for energy-efficient lighting extends beyond lights bulbs...

TC work to help thwart potential threats

As concerns about potential risks to power and telecommunication grids from nuclear devices and electromagnetic weapons grow, IEC subcommittee work takes centre stage

Technical Committees Tackling noise effectively

Noise is second only to pollution in terms of negative...

Technical Committees Helping turn solar power into electricity

Together with wind and marine resources, energy generation from...

Conformity Assessment Making the world a safer place

The last 12 months have been extremely successful and fruitful...

Conformity Assessment Reining in explosive atmospheres

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

Conformity Assessment Failures avoided

IECQ, the IEC Quality Assessment System for Electronic...

IEC Family Honouring IEC Award winners

Each year the IEC pays tribute to the commitment and work of some...

IEC Family New hands on the IEC tiller

Since the 2012 IEC General Meeting, the Commission has seen a...

IEC Family Mentoring and training

In a world in constant evolution, where new technologies are...

IEC Family Go Ahead, Get Ahead

IEC Young Professionals – 2013 Workshop

IEC Family Committed to IEC Standards for all

IEC Affiliate Country Programme promotes the IEC throughout the world

IEC World IEC is part of the energy conversation

IEC active in SE4ALL

IEC World The year in events

A roundup of the key events attended by the IEC

IEC World Paving the way for e-mobility

Two workshops look into enabling a safe future for EVs

IEC World Investing in the future

CEOs share their views on the benefits of IEC standardization

IEC World Share your work

We want your stories

In Store Enhancing our digital presence

IEC website improvements

In Store Rural electrification support for developing countries

IEC, World Bank and UN Foundation TS 62257 offer