The future's at our door

Issue 08/2017 The IEC is gearing up to tackle technological advances

Traditionally, the last issue of the year provides feedback on the IEC General Meeting (GM), held in 2017 in Vladivostok, Russia. More...

Successful leaders adapt in fast changing world

Our world is changing rapidly and technologies are converging all around us. Enhancements in communications, renewable energy, medical devices and many other areas have improved health, economic...

Digitization: direct impact on standardization

In his address to Council, Frans Vreeswijk, IEC General Secretary & CEO, reminded the audience that digitization is a key focus for both industry and standards organizations. Standards will play a...

SMB Meeting in Vladivostok

IEC e-tech talked with Ralph Sporer, new IEC Vice-President and Chair of the Standardization Management Board (SMB) during the General Meeting in Vladivostok, Russia. Sporer shared key decisions and...

Improving relevance and efficiency

Highlights of the IEC Conformity Assessment Board (CAB) meeting, which took place during the 81th IEC General Meeting in Vladivostok, Russian Federation.

2017 Council Statutory Session

Council, the supreme governing body of the IEC, held its meeting on Friday 13 October 2017 during the IEC General Meeting in Vladivostok, Russian Federation.

The influence of weather and geography

The Open Session of the 81st IEC General Meeting in Vladivostok focused on the geographical and climatic features that influence the requirements and reliability of electrical and electronic devices...

e-tech Special Recognizing exceptional achievements

Every year, the IEC pays tribute to people from its organization,...

e-tech Special Don’t be a fool, follow the rule

For more than half his life, Ulrich Spindler has participated in...

e-tech Special Exciting times ahead

Originally elected as Treasurer at the General Meeting in...

e-tech Special Onboarding the next generation of experts

The 21st century has already seen the ineluctable acceleration of...

e-tech Special Growth and changes

The Affiliate Forum has been part of the IEC General Meeting (GM)...

e-tech Special IEC and FINCA join forces

On 13 October 2017, during the 81st IEC General Meeting in...

Technical Committees 30 years of Standards for cutting-edge technology

Information technology doesn’t stand still and neither does the...

Technology Focus It’s anything but a dog’s life

Our lives, work, and the way we take care of our health continue...

Technology Focus New generation

Smart grids to transform power generation

Technology Focus Railways smarten up in battle for customers

Smart systems will make railways fit to face 21st century challenges

Industry Spotlight Home smart home

Smart homes drive Standards

Conformity Assessment Honing skills in Ex areas

IECEx – making sense of training, assessing and certifying competence of Ex industry workers

Conformity Assessment Ever smaller, safer and more powerful

Electronic components – Indispensable in today’s world, tested and certified by IECQ

Conformity Assessment Quality assurance is vital for global PV market growth

IRENA report emphasizes role of international standards

IEC World IEC ISO and ITU sign World Smart City Letter of Intent

Collectively delivering standards for smart cities

IEC World Standards are vital in a connected world

IEC drives latest IoT technology trends

IEC World Upcoming global events (January-March 2018)

On the agenda: hydrogen fuel cells, energy storage, SCADA systems, energy efficiency, smart grid and digital substation implementation

IEC Family November and December 2017 nominations and extensions

The latest TC chair nomination and extensions approved by the SMB

In Store Measurement-based control for industrial systems in the digital world

New series of standards for better testing of industrial and process measurement transmitters