NEMA Named TAG Administrator for IEC Nanotechnology Comittee

ROSSLYN, Va., September 5, 2006-NEMA, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, has announced that the association has been assigned by theTechnical Management Committee (TMC) of the U.S. National Committee for IEC as the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Administrator for the newly established IEC/TC 113, nanotechnology standardization for electrical and electronic products and systems. In this role, NEMA will organize participation in the activity, facilitate the development of U.S. proposals for development of standards, and will work with the interested parties in the U.S. to develop positions on proposals from other countries.

The technical committee will cover standardization in the field of nanotechnology relevant to electricity and related technologies within the scope of the IEC. These include electronics, magnetics and electromagnetics, electroacoustics, multimedia, telecommunication, and energy production. Parameters will include terminology and symbols, measurement and performance, reliability, design and development, electromagnetic compatibility, safety, and environment.

"Our assignment as TAG Administrator shows the respect NEMA has attained in the field of international standardization and acknowledges NEMA's extensive TAG management capability," says NEMA President Evan Gaddis.

Anyone interested in participating should contact NEMA's Ken Gettman at (703) 841-3254 or

NEMA is the trade association of choice for the electrical manufacturing industry. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its 430 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity. These products are used in utility, medical imaging, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. Domestic production of electrical products sold worldwide exceeds $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing, Sao Paulo, and Mexico City.


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