- Nanotechnology may be key to solar energy and energy storage
New IEC and Fraunhofer ISI study finds that nanotechnology will bring significant benefits to energy sector
Nanotechnology will bring significant benefits to the energy sector, especially to energy storage and solar energy, says new IEC and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI study.
- Behind the scenes at the Sochi Olympics
Making things work as they are supposed to
IEC work underpins a host of technologies which help in the smooth running of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
- Standards in the Cloud
Interview with Don Deutsch, Chairman of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 38, Distributed Application Platforms and Services
Thoughts on standards for cloud computing within the information technology sector and the role of JTC1/SC 38.
- A Conformity Assessment perspective from Turkey
Interview with İhsaner Alkım, Executive Committee Member, Vestel
Vestel, part of IEC Conformity Assessment System IECEE for the last ten years, on the benefits that working with the IEC brings to companies.
- Closer ties to build trade and share expertise
IEC signs Statement of Cooperation with Russian agencies
The IEC and Russian Federal standardization and conformity assessment agencies have signed a Statement of Cooperation.
- Protecting Asian economies from explosion risks
First IECEx International Conference in Malaysia
The 2014 IECEx International Conference will take place on 19-20 February 2014, and will provide an opportunity for industries in Asia to better understand IEC International Standards and Conformity Assessment Systems.
- Major milestone: single charger for notebook computers will significantly reduce e-waste
IEC publishes first globally relevant technical specification
The IEC announces the publication of the first globally relevant Technical Specification for a single external charger for a wide range of notebook computers and laptops.
- Enabling real solutions to the energy challenge
IEC Post-COP19 response to global energy issues
Call to countries to better use IEC solutions to help meet the energy challenge and to migitate climate change.
- Promoting regional and global trade and product safety
IEC signs Memorandum of Understanding with Eurasian Economic Commission
The IEC and the EEC signed an MoU that aims to smooth regional and international trade, while increasing the competitiveness and safety of electrical and electronic products in the region.
- Significant impact of power outages and fluctuation
77th IEC General Meeting Open Session addresses the challenges of Power Quality
International leaders, top academics and industry heads address the challenges of maintaining a reliable, high quality power supply at the Open Session during the IEC General Meeting.
- World Standards Day 2013: International standards ensure positive change
Celebrated on 14 October to recognize the work of thousands of experts
Volunteering their time, these experts come together to create standards, sharing innovation worldwide and providing a solid platform for positive change.
- IEC, World Bank and UN Foundation announce rural electrification support for developing countries
New initiative provides access to important technical documents
TS 62257 rural electrification package available for qualified stakeholders at a specially discounted price.
- Invisible link
IEC work is enabling the transfer of power from marine energy converters to the grid and end users
Submarine power cables and connecting equipment are central to marine energy.
- Twenty thousand MW under the sea
IEC is developing International Standards for wave, tidal and other water current converters
Harnessing marine energy is set to provide essential additional sources of clean power in the future.
- Danger to life and property
IECQ CAP wages war against counterfeit components
The IECQ Counterfeit Avoidance Programme helps the aerospace, defense and high performance industries with avoiding and mitigating counterfeit or fraudulent electronic components.
- Small is beautiful
IEC TCs are helping to enable tinier than ever technologies
Micro, mini, pico, nano: there are few domains where all these suffixes are as frequently used as in electrotechnology and the trend is continuing.
- The sky's no limit...
How the IEC is helping to enable avionics
With almost 3 billion passangers transported in 2012, it's good to know that IEC TC 107 helps advance airborn safety through process management standards for avionics.
- The IEC helps keep the power on
A new brochure showcases IEC work in the energy sector
There are thousands of ways that the IEC is working when it comes to keeping the power on – you may be surprised!
- IEC joins energy leaders at GSEP Summit
IEC President and IEC CEO participate in Washington event
At the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership summit the IEC hlighlighted the benefits its work brings to the energy solutions of the future.
- 2013 World Standards Day poster competition: Winner announced
Frederica Scott Vollrath has won first prize
She wins with a poster depicting manufacturing blueprints illustrating International standards ensure positive change.
- Look ahead…New Delhi calling
IEC Young Professionals 2013 workshop registration closes 30 June
National Committees have until the end of June to register participants for the IEC Young Professionals Programme 2013 workshop.