Omnipresent printed electronics

Issue 05/2017 From niche to mass market in a few years

A decade ago, printed electronics was still very much a budding technology destined to a niche market. The emergence and rapid growth of connected devices such as smartphones, tablets and wearables have boosted the Internet of Things (IoT) and... More...

Connecting the printed electronics and wearables communities

Printed Electronics as a manufacturing method has become established in a number of areas across the electrotechnical world. The connections that are made are emerging as particularly significant in...

Securing critical infrastructure all the way to the top

As more and more objects are connected, communicate and interact with each other, in what is labelled the Internet of Things (IoT), they become building blocks in larger systems. Known and unknown...

Self-powering the Internet of Things

The rapidly growing number of connected devices that form the backbone of the Internet of Things must become self-powered. The US research and advisory company Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 8,4 billion...

Behind the virtual wheel

Virtual reality (VR) applications are improving the workplace of diverse industries. From construction, military and mining, to training first responders, practising complex surgery, or enhancing...

Wear your health on your sleeve

New flexible and organic printing technologies are revolutionizing the medical wearable device market and the IEC is establishing the key relevant International Standards.

Bright prospects for hydropower – and some challenges

IEC TC 4 Secretary Robert Arseneault, winner of the 2016 IEC Thomas A. Edison Award, was at IEC Central Office (CO) recently to receive his award. Arseneault also shared a few thoughts with e-tech on...

Technology Focus A blueprint for industry

Printed electronics are set to revolutionize multiple industries...

Industry Spotlight The shape of prints to come

Since the mid-18th century, manufacturing has been affected by...

Technical Committees Tags, RFID and the Internet of Things

Information technology is all around us and part of our daily...

Conformity Assessment Morocco steps up standardization activities

IEC National Committee of Morocco (COMELEC), held a successful...

Conformity Assessment European workshops promote IECRE marine technology certification

The MET-CERTIFIED project is holding a series of workshops in...

IEC World Shedding light on IEC standardization

The sparc-FMA International Lighting and...

IEC World Sustainable RE needs global cooperation, standardization and innovation

Among these, in 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted...

IEC Family June and July 2017 nominations and extensions

The latest TC Chair nomination and extension approved by the SMB

IEC Family Obituary - Dave W. Smith

A lifetime of experience in components

IEC World Upcoming global events (June-September 2017)

On the agenda: hydropower, marine energy, solar PV asset management, EMC and rotating machinery

In Store Is the future of lighting in OLED?

IEC publishes Standard for new lighting technology