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Issue 03/2018

Small and powerful

IECQ: the trusted partner of electronic component manufacturers and suppliers

Electronics are omnipresent today. For the younger generations, it must be difficult to imagine life without the array of electronic, smart devices that are an integral part of our daily interactions. Few realize that, without the inventors, thinkers and scientists of past centuries, the world as they know it, might not be the same.

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 08/2017

Ever smaller, safer and more powerful

Electronic components – Indispensable in today’s world, tested and certified by IECQ

With the digitization of societies, electronics has become ubiquitous in modern life. Smart devices and appliances, industrial automation and robotics, autonomous vehicles, the internet of things (IoT) and everything, aerospace and defense equipment medical equipment are only some of the fields where electronic equipment are increasingly becoming indispensable, leading to considerable market growth.

2016
Issue 08/2016

Stacking solar, setting standards

Solar photovoltaic installations on the cusp of significant performance boost

Rapid development of new materials and production techniques in solar photovoltaics (PV) is pushing both the limits of technology and relevant industry standards. With a swathe of new PV cell types emerging, the solar sector is set for a revolution. International Standards developed by IEC Technical Committee (TC) 82 and the IECEE certification scheme for PV help support this expansion.

Issue 08/2016

Moving from the core to the edge

Scaling to support the Internet of Things’ trillions of sensors and billions of systems

The IEC has initiated a White Paper dedicated to Vertical Edge Intelligence in cooperation with Fraunhofer Institute’s FOKUS NGNI

Issue 07/2016

Sensor networks, wearable printed electronics and AAL

Wearable printed electronics will play a central role in Active Assisted Living

Sensors provide information about objects, or people and their environment. Networks of sensors in the shape of wearable electronics and integrated into the living environment will support Active Assisted Living (AAL) into the future. Sensors and printed electronics will be increasingly integrated into smart wearable devices to facilitate the implementation of AAL.

2015
Issue 03/2015

Lazy? Hungry? Too heavy or far to carry?

Conveyor belts for all purposes

From sushi, to luggage, to ore, more than ever, large, small, light, heavy, regular or irregular shaped objects are moved by conveyor belts. They may be simple in appearance, but conveyor belts are complex and do more than one imagines.

2011
Issue 06/2011

Robotics for electronics

Use of robots in electronics assembly lines accelerates fast

There are all types of robots loaded with electrotechnology and the electronics and semiconductor industries are relying increasingly on robotics for their product assembly processes. According to data compiled by the US Robotic Industries Association, the volume of robot sales to the electronics and semiconductor industry rose by nearly two-thirds during the first quarter of 2011.