Multimedia and consumer electronics

Issue 01/2015 The world is a giant network connecting everyone and everything

The focus of the January/February edition of IEC e-tech is on multimedia and consumer electronics. More...

The future of 3D printing

e-tech attended a presentation by Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk during CES. Carl Bass has been a pioneer of 3D printing. Below is a summary of his talk.

Tech trends 2015

The 2015 CES was again a show of records, reflecting the growing importance of consumer electronics and connected devices.

No wires, no tangles

Wireless charging is expected to prove highly convenient for consumers, yet the market is being slow to develop. One of the reasons could be that a standards war – albeit a small one – takes place...

Batteries charge forward

The performance of batteries is becoming ever more important for mobile devices as these get more capable and need extra power. The automotive sector too is trying to overcome range and charging...

Keeping the radio on for nearly 90 years

As World Radio Day, which marks the anniversary of the first broadcast by UN Radio in 1946, is celebrated every 13 February, it is worth recalling nearly 90 years of continuous involvement by the IEC...

What’s up?

Based on a presentation given during the Tokyo General Meeting, with permission from Prof. Sung Kyu Park and the IEC National Committee of Korea.Computing and how we connect to the Internet has...

Technology Focus The great potential of wearables

Do you monitor yourself closely? Heart rate, carb intake,...

Technology Focus Seeing through virtual reality

VR (virtual reality) is mind-blowing in the gaming environment,...

Technology Focus New generation USB interfaces on their way

The IEC and USB-IF (USB Implementers Forum) recently announced...

Industry Spotlight Keeping us working and entertained

The IT, audiovisual and multimedia industries are some of the...

Technical Committees IEC Systems Committee Smart Energy

As power utilities have to cope with the complex mixture of ever...

Technical Committees Larger, smaller, sharper and… pervasive

In recent years fast growing sales of CE (consumer electronics)...

Conformity Assessment Safe lighting for everyone, everywhere

For many of us, switching a light on or off is such a routine...

Conformity Assessment Poland to host IECEx event

In just three years, the IECEx international conferences have...

Conformity Assessment High-quality LEDs

IECQ provides structured approach to supply chain management

IEC Family Leading from the front

Introducing 2014 IEC Young Professional Leaders

IEC Family Fruitful workshop in Mongolia

Acting on recommendations brought immediate results

IEC Family February 2015 nominations and extensions

The SMB has approved a number of Chairman nominations and extensions for January and February.

IEC Family Obituary - Ernst Grunewald

Ernst "Ernie" Grunewald passed away on 25 July 2014 at the age of 77.

IEC Family Obituary - Michel Coupy

Michel Coupy passed away on 22 January 2015

IEC World Let there be light, for everyone

International Year of Light launched

IEC World Orchestrating infrastructure for sustainable Smart Cities

A new IEC White Paper launched

IEC World A new President for IFAN

David Felinski began his three-year term on 1 January 2015

IEC World 15th African Utility Week

Powering the African continent

IEC World India Smart Grid Week

Bangalore to host first major Smart Energy event in the country

In Store Keeping data safe - what's your back up?

New International Standard on data storage security

In Store When eyes replace machines

Monochrome LCD devices are still widely used and depend partly on visual inspection

In Store Keeping kids safe

A new International Guide from IEC and ISO

In Store Enhancing web features

New Feedback and Share buttons, restructured IEC Partners section