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ElectroComponent Science and Technology
Volume 6, Issue 2, Pages 55-61

National and Transregional Standardization Activities and the Present World Market

1Siemens AG, Munich, Germany
2Jungstraße 21, Erlangen D-8520, Germany

Received 12 June 1979

Copyright © 1980 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


On the occasion of the “Electronica 1978”, an exhibition of electronic components and modules held in Munich in November 1978, a technical session took place entitled “Aspects of the International Standardization of Components”. One of the four lectures on standardization reviewed current standardization activities in general. An English version of this lecture is given below.

After describing the development of standardization at national, regional and international levels, the author identifies the various organisations involved and explains how they cooperate. International standards are in the future to be accorded priority in the interest of the international market. Some aspects of electronic materials are discussed and new trends in standardization work indicated. In conclusion statistics covering the volume of work on standardization and the cost factors involved are presented.

Some of these statistics, which are based on investigations conducted in Germany, may stimulate similar investigations in other countries.