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Issue 03/2018

Small and powerful

IECQ: the trusted partner of electronic component manufacturers and suppliers

Electronics are omnipresent today. For the younger generations, it must be difficult to imagine life without the array of electronic, smart devices that are an integral part of our daily interactions. Few realize that, without the inventors, thinkers and scientists of past centuries, the world as they know it, might not be the same.

Issue 03/2018

April-May nominations and extensions

The latest TC Chair nominations and extensions approved by the SMB

Over the past few months, the Standardization Management Board (SMB) nominated several new Chairs for different IEC technical committees (TCs).The SMB has approved the extension of the term of office of:

2017
Issue 05/2017

Self-powering the internet of things

Harnessing ambient energy sources is critical to the rollout of the internet of things in industry

The rapidly growing number of connected devices that form the backbone of the internet of things must become self-powered. The US research and advisory company Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 8,4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2017, up 31% from 2016, and will reach 20,4 billion by 2020. Powering these with batteries or by connecting them to power networks would be totally impractical, even impossible.