André Durier’s main role will be confirmed in April 2018 when he officially becomes president of the 47A sub-committee for integrated circuits at AFNOR, which represents France at the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). He will succeed Christian Marot from Airbus Group Innovations. Uniting 60 countries, IEC elaborates and publishes international standards in the field of electricity and electronics. France’s Union Technique de l’Electricité (UTE) has been a proactive force since 1993, along with AFNOR since 2015, for IEC workgroups dedicated to EMC in electronic components, that is, their capacity to operate correctly in their electromagnetic environment without disturbing other components. André Durier will drive standards proposals resulting from work performed by the Component Robustness Competence Centre.
Evolutions for standards include studies on integrating the effects of ageing in electronic component emission and immunity models. Lastly, the positive vote on the new proposal (NP) IEC 62432-6, on the immunity of integrated circuits to Electrical Fast Transients (EFT), is the first recognition of IRT Saint Exupéry’s work to propose new standards.