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Issue 01/2020

Trend setter

Interview with the new Chair of IEC Techical Committee 100

What lies in the future for IEC Technical Committee 100? Ulrike Haltrich, its new Chair, gives us a preview.

2016
Issue 06/2016

IEC and USB-IF united in e-waste fight

Global single-cable solution for audio, video, data and power

The amount of global e-waste — discarded electrical and electronic equipment — reached nearly 49 tonnes in 2013. On average that is more than 20 kg for each person on the planet. By 2017 it is predicted that the world will produce approximately 65 million tonnes of e-waste, or a 33% increase, according to a study conducted by a partnership of United Nations organizations, industry, governments and scientists.