The 2019 Qingdao Forum on International Standardization took place on 27-29 October, under the guidance of IEC, ISO, ITU, the Standards Administration of China (SAC) and the People’s Government of Shandong Province. The event was hosted by the Qingdao Municipal Government.
Three scientists have been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their pioneering work on lithium-ion batteries. Today lithium-ion batteries are used in everything from mobile phone to electric cars.
From our homes, to offices, hospitals and other public spaces, we use electronic products every day, such as smartphones, ovens, washing machines and medical devices, which we expect to function properly and safely.
June is quite a special time of year for the IEC: it was the month the organization was founded back in 1906 and it is also the month of William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs’ birthday. For the IEC, William Thomson has always been known as “Lord Kelvin”.
In 2015, the United Nations agreed on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to make the world a safer, more peaceful and prosperous place, for all. International Standards and conformity assessment are playing a significant role.
The IEC is co-organizing the Vienna Cyber Security Week, a high-level conference on the theme of “Protecting Critical Infrastructure”. The event is taking place in Vienna, Austria, from 11 to 15 March 2019.
Analysts estimate that up to 80% of cyber breaches may originate in supply chains—attacks where hackers sabotage software or hardware before it’s sent to the customer. Protecting supply chains is therefore an absolute priority for all organizations.
According to a new study commissioned by Inmarsat, the maritime industry has one of the most favourable attitudes towards the adoption of analytic, management and operational tools based on the internet of things (IoT).