Standards for a sustainable world

Issue 04/2019 Providing greater opportunities for economic development

Sustainability is an increasing focus both for society and industry. More...

Computing: getting ready for the quantum leap

Engineers and scientists around the world are racing to build quantum computing devices capable of achieving quantum supremacy, which is broadly defined as solving problems that today’s computers...

How the IEC has been preparing for 5G

Fifth-generation cellular networks, known as 5G, look set to transform the way we live and work by connecting not just people but things in the so-called Internet of Things. It’ll mean smarter...

Standards help achieve SDGs

The United Nations defines 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the core of its blueprint for building a better world by 2030. The SDGs serve as a call for action to all countries to promote...

IEC prepares for the future

In a city famous for its honking horns and yellow cabs, it is hard to imagine that horse drawn carriages were once the most common form of transportation in New York City. Two images of Fifth Avenue,...

Batteries for a sustainable world

The work of Technical Committee 21 reflects the changes in battery technology over the last 20 years. Standardizing safety requirements is more essential than ever before.

Establishing trustworthiness is vital in our human-machine world

Over the last century, automation has advanced in many industries. More recently people must work with non-human entities, which increasingly use artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

Technical Committees Cyber security-by-design

This year’s IEC General Meeting is taking place in China, a...

Technical Committees Training and capacity building in standardization

Underscoring its strong ties with academia, the IEC will sign...

Technical Committees Sign of the times

The work of IEC Technical Committee 3 has much evolved since the...

Conformity Assessment IECEE certification benefits diverse industry sectors

Over the past year, IECEE has been considering several...

Conformity Assessment Certification advances renewable energy industries

According to the Renewable Capacity Statistics 2019 report by...

Conformity Assessment Encompassing most industry sectors

Explosive (Ex) atmospheres – also termed hazardous...

Conformity Assessment Protection from cyber threats and beyond

In many countries, the networked connection of physical objects...

In Store Missing parts

IEC Technical Committee 56: Dependability, recently published a...

IEC World From apprentice to president

Interview with Juan Rosales, President of ANCE and IEC YP Leader from 2010