Cooperation towards a Smarter World

November 2014 Message from Frans Vreeswijk, IEC General Secretary & CEO

Everything from grids, to cities, to transportation and manufacturing is to become smarter. Smart is often associated with information and communication technology. But the gathering and processing of data – so-called Big Data is only part of the... More...

The promising impact of renewables

The wide-ranging environmental, economic and employment benefits of the rapidly expanding RE (renewable energy) sector are multiple and go beyond solely electricity generation. “New” RE sources,...

Storage: the heartbeat of renewables

As many countries try to increase the share of REs (renewable energies) in their electricity generation portfolio, a major issue facing utilities is EES (electrical energy storage). IEC International...

Towards Smarter Cities and Smarter Grids

By 2050, it is projected that the world population will reach 9.6 billion1. Moreover if current trends continue, 67% of these people are predicted to be living in cities. Hand-in-hand with these...

The sparks that make land transport flow

Public and personal road transport, as well as railways, rely to an ever greater extent on electrical and electronic systems for better safety and energy efficiency. IEC International Standards are...

Over a century of electric medical devices

The effects of electricity on the body were recorded as far back as ancient Greek and Roman times, when electric eels were used to treat joint pain, migraines and epilepsy. In the late 18th century,...

Ultrasonics in medical applications

Over the past century, the great progress made in healthcare for existing and new technology relies on electrotechnology. Following the discovery of X-ray imaging in the late 19th century, great...

Technology Focus Trend-setting devices

We live in a “real time” world where soft- and hardware...

Technology Focus Delivering portable healthcare

The scope of electronic wearables has broadened from the hearing...

Industry Spotlight Sensing with optical fibres

Starting from the first patent of a fibre optic sensor in 1967,...

Technical Committees IEC Standards drive hi-tech advances

A number of new key technologies have entered the manufacturing...

Technical Committees Sea, sun and earth

As energy demand keeps rising countries seek to cut their...

Technical Committees Energy storage helps power world ahead

To balance increasing levels of intermittent RE generation from...

Technical Committees Standards matters in road/rail transport

Road and rail transports are enjoying a major expansion...

Technical Committees Getting the right picture

A central aspect of modern medical treatment is the ability to...

Technical Committees Sharper, better pictures and sounds

IEC Standardization work is instrumental in driving multimedia growth

Technical Committees How standards impact our world

Ensuring safety and simplifying life

Conformity Assessment A leader in its field

IECEE is a truly international partner for the electrical and electronic industry

Conformity Assessment The ultimate safeguard in Ex areas

IECEx is a trusted partner for the Ex industry

Conformity Assessment Quality and reliability at the forefront

IECQ provides independent verification of compliance with International Standards

Conformity Assessment International debut for IECRE

Testing and certification fro renewable energies

IEC Family Five years on…

Achievements of the IEC Young Professionals programme

IEC Family Strong and infallible support

IEC Affiliate Country Programme helps bring tailor-made solutions to developing countries

IEC World IEC Global Visions

Industry and government leaders share their views on IEC standardization

IEC World The year in events

An overview of key events attended by IEC management

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