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IEC TAGs - TC113


USNC TAG for IEC TC 113

This is the home page for the U.S. National Committee (USNC) Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Committee 113 (TC 113), Nanotechnology standardization for electrical and electronic products and systems.

The TC 113 TAG is the vehicle by which U.S. manufacturers of nano-enabled electrotechnical products create a favorable international business model for their companies and their industry. This is because the TAG is the forum for developing standards for the characterization of nanoscale-attributes and the reliability and durability of nano-scale subassemblies.

Historically, standards have driven the commercial landscape and have accelerated the commercialization and mass production of new technologies. Nanotechnology for the electrical and electronic sectors will be no different. The U.S. has the largest nanotechnology manufacturing base in the world. This presents us with countless opportunities for breakthroughs from industry and the scientific community that will lead to safer and more functional electrotechnical products, including renewable sources of electricity for home and transportation needs, flexible video displays, and compact electronic devices.

Mass manufacture of these products will translate to more U.S. jobs and improved U.S. competitiveness in the international marketplace. But if we are not proactive in standardization work for this emerging field, other countries and regions around the world will prevail in setting those standards for us and put us at a competitive disadvantage as mass production expands. Nanomaterial suppliers and product development experts in nano-electrotechnical measurements and performance assessments are urged to join the TC 113 TAG and help the U.S. lead in this vital work. 

TAG members: Click here for the members-only pages.

Technical Advisor - Dr. Brent Segal
TAG Secretary - Mike Leibowitz

TC 113 Scope

Standardization of the technologies relevant to electrical and electronic products and systems in nanotechnology, in close cooperation with other committees of the IEC and ISO TC 229.

Click here to learn about IEC TC 113, including officers, member countries and the Committee's current Strategic Business Plan.

TC 113 Structure

TC 113 is composed of the following:

IEC TC 113-ISO TC 229 Joint Working Group 1 (JWG1), Terminology
IEC TC 113-ISO TC 229 Joint Working Group 2 (JWG2), Measurement and characterization
IEC TC 113 Working Group 3 (WG3), Performance assessment
IEC TC 113 Working Group 7 (WG7), Reliability assessment

TAG involvement in the TC 113 Work Program

TAG members serve as experts on TC 113 project teams that contribute to the current set of TC 113 publications

These experts are also participating in the development of TC 113 working documents in process. Among these, the USNC is the lead country on the following:

IEC/TS 62565-3-1, Nanomanufacturing - Material specifications - Part 3-1: Blank detail specification for graphene for electrotechnical applications
This is an approved new work item, currently in the 2nd Committee Draft stage.

IEC/TS 62565-4-2, Nanomanufacturing - Material specifications - Part 4-2: Detail specification for luminescent nanomaterials for general lighting applications
This is an approved new work Item, currently in the working draft stage

IEC/TS 62607-3-2: Nanomanufacturing - Key control characteristics - Part 3-2: Luminescent nanomaterials - Mass of quantum dot dispersion
This is in the Draft Technical Specification stage.

IEC/IEEE TS 62659, Large scale manufacturing of nanoelectronics.
This is in the Committee Draft for Voting stage.

Become a TAG member today!

Why should you become a TAG member? See why IEC standards work is important to companies already participating and video testimonials on the benefits of electrotechnical standardization.

Standardization drives the commercial landscape. Those who drive standards hold the high ground on the commercialization of their products. If you don't drive, you follow!

Membership on the TC 113 TAG affords you a voice in IEC standards work, including:

  • Access to the members-only pages including TC 113 working documents
  • Voting rights in the formulating of U.S. National Committee positions
  • The opportunity to introduce or contribute to new work proposals
  • The opportunity to comment on working drafts
  • Eligibility to lead in standards projects
  • Representation on international working groups and at plenary sessions

Membership is open to all U.S. stakeholders in nano-electrotechnology, but requires application through the TAG Secretary and Technical Advisor, approval by the TAG voting membership, and payment of an annual TAG participation fee assessed by the USNC, currently $295.00, which must be paid before membership can be active.

Contact us to join or for questions. When formally requesting membership, please complete and submit a TC 113 TAG application with your professional resume and organizational letter of support.

Events Calendar

Nanomaterials for Applications in Energy Technology
February 22-27, 2015
Ventura, CA

Graphene 2015
March 10-13, 2015
Bilbao, Spain

IEEE 35th International Conference on Electronics and Nanotechnology
April 21-24, 2015
Kyiv, Ukraine

Printed Electronics Europe 2015
April 28-29, 2015
Berlin, Germany

IEC TC 113 Project Teams
May 19-21, 2015
Prague, Czech Republic

Graphene Week 2015 (Graphene Flagship)
June 22-26, 2015
Manchester, UK

IEEE Nano 2015 - International Conference on Nanotechnology
July 27-30, 2015
Rome, Italy

IEC TC 113 Plenary and Project Team meetings
Week of October 19-23, 2015
Seoul, Republic of Korea