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Issue 01/2014 Smarter and smaller devices help us monitor every aspect of our lives

The 2014 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show), held on 7-10 January 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, lived up to its reputation, showcasing not only products that have just reached the marketplace, but also a wide range of... More...

Tech trends 2014

The electronics industry is one of the fastest innovating industries globally. In 2013 USD 6 billion worth of electronic products were sold in categories that didn't exist just a few years ago,...

2014 CES megatrends

From dog bracelets to pill boxes, to devices that measure our health and fitness levels, the Internet of Things has become the Internet of Everything. At CES, literally hundreds of companies presented...

Advanced displays for better content

New display technologies are driving up the sales of equipment worldwide. The rollout of 4K or UHDTV (ultra high definition TV), which offers four times the resolution of current 1080p HD, is forecast...

Back with a vengeance!

In spite of the widely held view that high-performance audio was losing the prominent position it had in the entertainment sphere a few decades ago, it has been making a significant comeback in a...


MEMS, tiny electromechanical systems, are now an indispensable component of any piece of electronic equipment, from smart phones, to tablets, to wearable devices, cars, aeronautics and much more (see...

The Internet of Things

At CES (Consumer Electronics Show) a group of experts met and shared some of the opportunities and hurdles facing the Internet of Things in the consumer space. This is a short summary of their...

Technology Focus Standards in the Cloud

Don Deutsch, chairman of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 38, Distributed...

Technology Focus More content down the same pipe

Over the last two decades digitization of multimedia product...

Technology Focus Food print

“Darling, what should I print for dinner tonight?” Not cook,...

Industry Spotlight Connecting homes, connecting things

Commercial and residential buildings are widely expected to...

Technical Committees Gearing up for standardization

Printed electronics is set to revolutionize the electronics...

Technical Committees Small or huge – displays are everywhere

The top categories of products presented at this year's Las Vegas...

Conformity Assessment Nightmare of a child chewing on a cord

It happens to every parent at some point. Your child is playing...

Conformity Assessment A CA perspective from Turkey

One of Turkey’s leading companies and leading consumer...

Conformity Assessment Failure can lead to disaster

IECEx International Conference in Malaysia

Conformity Assessment Gifts that can be hazardous

IECQ promotes safety in electronic components

Conformity Assessment World Electronics Forum

Discovering new facets of IEC work

IEC Family Introducing the IEC 2013 Young Professional Leaders

Growing the next generation of electrotechnology standardization experts

IEC Family Closer ties to build trade and share expertise

Statement of Cooperation signed between the IEC, RusAccreditation and Rosstandart

IEC Family A focus on industry and evolution

Michel Brénon looks back at his time in Conformity Assessment

IEC Family ACEA nominations - February 2014

Two new members join the IEC Advisory Committee on Environmental Aspects

IEC Family Obituary - Professor Takashi Tomita

Professor Takashi Tomita

IEC World International Standards for sustainable energy

IEA, IEC and ISO joint workshop 13 March 2014, Paris

IEC World Allow interoperability/Secure investment

Thembani Bukula, Regulator Member, NERSA (National Energy Regulator of South Africa)

In Store Single charger for notebook computers

Major step to help reduce e-waste

In Store Protecting rights

Ensuring consumer satisfaction