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Issue 02/2019

Fostering sustainable consumption and production

Relevance of IEC and IECQ work in SDG 12

In the last 50 years, the global population has consumed more goods and services than the combined total of all previous generations. This has fostered economic growth and improved the quality of life for many while having a negative impact on the environment. However, consumption patterns differ significantly between developed and developing nations.

2018
Issue 05/2018

Managing hazardous substances

IECQ helps manufacturers and suppliers with their hazardous substance management processes

Take a moment to think about the number of electronic devices you’ve acquired in your lifetime. Can you remember all the computers, tablets, phones, game consoles, cameras that passed through your hands at some point? Not to mention the electric toothbrushes, microwave ovens, hair dryers that you discarded because newer, smarter, more powerful models were launched and you thought you absolutely had to upgrade! Do you ever stop to think that all these devices that you enjoyed for a while only to be replaced by the next generation are your (small) contribution to the ever growing pile of electronic waste (e-waste)?

Issue 02/2018

All systems under control

How to make sure avionics devices and systems meet the strictest requirements

Avionics - a term coined from the merging of aviation and electronics - deals with all electronic devices and systems that perform specific individual functions on aircraft, satellites and spacecraft.

2017
Issue 05/2017

Green connections

How to manage hazardous substances in electronic components

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, transportation, appliances, wearables and mobile devices are intrinsically linked to our way of life.

2011
Issue 01/2011

Smarter, safer, greener appliances

IECQ: the best tool for electronic component certification

Your 15-year-old washing machine just broke down and you need to buy a new one? You’re in for a big surprise…the simple washing machine that you switch on by turning the operating dial and pressing the start button is gone. The new machines all use advanced technologies, taking modern lifestyles and environmental issues into consideration.