Message from IEC General Secretary and CEO

Issue 07/2012 The importance of your work and of the IEC is increasing

IEC General Secretary and CEO Ronnie Amit will hand over the reins to his successor Frans Vreeswijk at the IEC General Meeting in Oslo, Norway. Amit talks about the IEC and how it has evolved since he joined 17 years ago. More...

Making the right connections

Multimedia content and computer data can be accessed through a variety of channels. In recent years the wireless distribution and reception of audio, video signals and other kinds of data have...

IEC endorses four USB specifications

Connectors and interfaces are central to computer and multimedia devices, allowing them to communicate and exchange all forms of data and content. With a total installed base now in excess of 10...

Omnipresent interrupters

Interrupters are used for a wide range of applications and in switching devices from circuit breakers to switches and reclosers. They are essential to the protection of equipment such as transformers...

Rechargeable power anywhere

Secondary batteries, which can be recharged, unlike their primary counterparts, offer the greatest flexibility for many applications, whether mobile or stationary. They make up the fastest growing...

Disposable yet irreplaceable

Access to power whenever and wherever it is needed is essential. When connection to the grid is not available or in other cases it can only be ensured by batteries. The global share of primary...

Developing standards for safer navigation

Safety at sea, always a major concern for seafarers, has made huge advances in the last hundred years, particularly where navigation and communication systems are concerned. International Standards...

Technical Committees No power, no safe shipping

Merchant ships are the lifeblood of the global economy,...

Technical Committees Heat without fire for manufacturing

Electroheating, the high-power heating of various materials using...

Technical Committees Small but powerful

MEMS (Micro electromechanical systems), were invented in the...

Conformity Assessment Reaching out globally

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

Conformity Assessment Global and mobile

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

Conformity Assessment Benefits of IECEx certification

IECEx (IEC System for Certification to Standards relating to...

Conformity Assessment Safer electronics

Electronic components play an ever increasing role in our lives....

IEC World Representing the IEC worldwide

The work carried out by IEC-LARC (Latin America Regional Centre)...

IEC World Smart Grid events

Special deals for IEC experts

IEC World Building markets and industries

IEC work helps companies gain the trust of stakeholders and investors

IEC World Young Professionals

2012 workshop

IEC World Succession planning for standardization

Mobilizing Young Professionals

IEC World IEC Young Professionals move ahead

Tania Cerda at ConnectivityWeek 2012

IEC World Share your work in 2013

We want your stories

IEC Family 2012 Awards

Recognizing commitment to the IEC

IEC Family Affiliate Country Programme

Welcome to the Bahamas

IEC Family Training and IT tools development

TISS provides technical support to IEC community

IEC Family IEC training sessions in Asia

Raising awareness, increasing participation

IEC Family August-September 2012 nominations and extensions

New member to SMB SG 3 and extensions of terms of office

In Store Fighting product piracy

A new brochure provides anti-counterfeiting guidance

In Store Cleaner shipping with shore-to-ship power

First International Standard will help widen global adoption

In Store Landmark medical standard overhauled

Standardization optimizes safety and performance of medical equipment