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BSA welcomes economic forecaster to 2009 Annual Convention.

April 7, 2009

Responding to world-wide economic crisis, BSA has invited Dr. Ken Mayland to share his knowledge and economic and bearing forecast with attendees at 2009 Annual Convention, May 2-5 at Hyatt Grand Cypress Hotel in Orlando, FL. Dr. Mayland is President of ClearView Economics, LLC, and has spent more than 30 years studying business cycle and providing economic analyses to variety of constituencies. He is also a member of Blue Chip Economic Forecasters and Financial Forecasts survey panels. Read More

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Campaign promotes transportation infrastructure awareness.

April 7, 2009

Facing the expiration date for the current federal transportation authorization, AASHTO launched a national campaign to build awareness and provide information about the critical needs of America's transportation system. "Are We There Yet? We Can Be!" is designed to provide current information pertaining to the condition of this country's infrastructure, with examples of successful projects, technology, and focused solutions. Read More

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ASTM Proposes Standard for measuring acid mist, air quality.

April 7, 2009

ASTM International Committee D22 on Air Quality is constructing a standard for measuring acid mists that come from combustion sources titled 'WK22846, Test Method for Determination of Sulfur Oxides Including Sulfur Dioxide, Sulfur Trioxide, and Sulfuric Acid Vapor and Mist, from Stationary Sources Using the Controlled Condensation Sampling System.' This will help address US EPA concerns about fine particles (2.5 ┬Ám dia and smaller) deemed unhealthy to breathe. Read More

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SCSI Trade Association to present tutorial April 9, 2009.

April 7, 2009

SCSI Trade Association, in effort to promote understanding and use of Serial Attached SCSI technology, is presenting tutorial at Storage Networking World Conference on Thursday, April 9, from 11:15 a.m. to noon. Speaking will be Harry Mason, President of STA and Director of Industry Marketing, Storage Components Group, LSI, and Marty Czekalski, Vice President of STA and Interface and Emerging Architecture Program Manager, Seagate. Read More

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Volunteers Honored for industry, standards contributions.

April 7, 2009

IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® presented 50 awards at IPC APEX EXPO(TM) 2009. Special Recognition, Distinguished Committee Leadership, and Distinguished Committee Service awards were given to individuals who made significant contributions to IPC and the electronics manufacturing industry by lending their time and expertise to standards development committees and program development. Read More

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Satellite Export Control Rules must be updated.

April 7, 2009

According to AIA President and CEO, Marion Blakey, satellite export control rules are hampering U.S. national security and economic interests, and must be updated to protect U.S. space industrial base. U.S. market share for commercial satellites dropped from 73% to 27% after legislation passed in 1998 to control commercial satellites as military items. AIA recommends that government review all space technologies to determine which ones should be controlled as commercial or military items. Read More

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AMCA releases Publication 512-09 AMCA Listing Label Program.

April 6, 2009

Publication 512 provides follow up service for louvers tested in accordance with ANSI/AMCA Standard 540, Test Method for Louvers Impacted by Wind Borne Debris, and louvers tested in accordance with AMCA Standard 550, Test Method for High Velocity Wind Driven Rain Resistant Louvers. Program applies only to complete cataloged series of sizes, and is not applied to individual sizes in series, or part of series, or special units where catalog ratings are not published. Read More

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Third Plenary Meeting addresses identity theft and fraud.

April 6, 2009

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will hold the third plenary meeting of its Identity Theft Prevention and Identity Management Standards Panel (IDSP) on April 27-28, 2009 in Arlington, VA. This meeting will take a point-in-time look at the state of identity theft prevention and identity management, and panel discussions will consider progress made on various fronts as well as look ahead at areas that still need attention. Advance registration by April 15 is required. Read More

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NIST Workshop to address standardization education.

April 6, 2009

Scheduled for May 8, 2009 and supported by ANSI Committee on Education, workshop on Promoting Education about Standardization in America will address existing course offerings on standardization and lessons learned from both academic and industry representatives. Participants will have opportunity to discuss different pedagogical alternatives and future strategies for developing, delivering, and promoting standards education curricula in North America. Read More

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NACD appoints Director of Government Affairs.

April 6, 2009

As Director of Government Affairs, Conrad Schatte will maintain and develop new relationships with Congress, regulatory agencies, and other organizations to advanced NACD's advocacy efforts. He will work with NACD's Government Affairs Committee and Issue Task Groups to develop positions on legislative and regulatory proposals, and will also assist members with regulatory compliance. Schatte will report to Vice President of Government Affairs, Jennifer Gibson. Read More

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IPC Gives Hall of Fame Award to 2 industry veterans.

April 6, 2009

IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® bestowed the 2009 Raymond E. Pritchard IPC Hall of Fame Award to 2 industry verterans at the IPC APEX EXPO(TM) in Las Vegas. It recognizes contributions to IPC and the electronic interconnect industry, volunteer service on IPC standards development committees, and lifetime achievement. Recipients were Bill Jacobi, former president and CEO of William Jacobi and Associates, and Dan Feinberg, owner of Fein-Line Associates. Read More

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IPC presents corporate recognition awards at annual meeting.

April 6, 2009

At IPC Annual Meeting and Luncheon, March 31, 2009, in Las Vegas, IPC recognized Uyemura International Corp. as winner of Peter Sarmanian Corporate Recognition Award, which recognizes member corporation that has taken leadership role and contributed to PCB industry. Stan Plzak award, recognizing active contributors in electronics assembly industry, was presented to Phoenix International. Both awards also recognize support of IPC and its activities. Read More

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Representative Neal Honored as BIO Legislator of the Year.

April 6, 2009

BIO has selected Representative Richard E. Neal (D-MA) as Legislator of the Year for 2008-2009. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood said organization commends Congressman Neal for leadership and support of crucial issues affecting biotechnology industry. It also thanks him for support of provision in Economic Recovery Act, which increased funding at National Institutes of Health by $10 billion over next 2 yr. Neal is Chairman of Ways and Means Select Revenue Subcommittee. Read More

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Steel Standard offers guide to mechanical tests.

April 6, 2009

ASTM A1058, Test Methods for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products-Metric, will serve as guide for manufacturers and laboratories that make and test steel products according to standards using SI system of units. ASTM A1058 includes coverage of international standards, and references and cross references international standards such as European Committee for Standardization, International Organization for Standardization, and Japanese Standards Association. Read More

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Competitive Manufacturing Toolkit introduced at WESTEC.

April 6, 2009

SME and NIST/MEP have put together toolkit of ideas to help manufacturers innovate, compete, and succeed. Tools available include Open Innovation Center to help exhibitors/attendees learn about how to source and sell innovation, and Merwyn Business Translation to accelerate communication between various manufacturing segments. Also offered are Green Workforce Development Program, USA National Innovation Marketplace, as well as other existing programs included as part of effort. Read More

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BIO urges Congress to enforce biofuels policy and stimulate investment.

April 6, 2009

BIO submitted letter to Congressional leaders proposing 6 principles to guide development of legislation supporting continued development and deployment of advanced biofuels. Congress has authorized various programs to assist biofuels producers, according to Brent Erickson, but effort to coordinate and fund them is needed. Also, help is needed in developing various parts of value chain, such as transport and delivery as well as fuel distribution networks. Read More

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BIO announces convention welcome reception entertainment.

April 6, 2009

BIO has announced that The B52s will be performing during 2009 BIO International Convention Welcome Reception, which is being hosted by BioGeorgia. Presentations and educational sessions will focus on research and development, partnership opportunities, and new business models required to meet global health challenges. BIO Exhibition at International Convention will feature new Product Focus Zones, including BioIT, BioFuels, Business Services, and Emerging Technologies. Read More

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EASTEC survey reveals manufacturers rolling up their sleeves.

April 6, 2009

EASTEC annual attendee survey of more than 700 manufacturers reveals that instead of reflecting on troubles of current economy, respondents suggested that they were ready to work harder, smarter, and invest in their future. Ninety percent were attending EASTEC to see new products and many will be there buying, with 21% of manufacturers reporting increased equipment budgets. Networking and learning new applications were also reported as priorities, as was work force development. Read More

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Forecast Predicts long-term aviation activity growth.

April 6, 2009

With regards to long-term concerns, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) annual aviation forecast predicts a return to growth for air travel. This 16-year forecast, covering 2009-2025, predicts domestic passenger enplanements to decrease by 7.8% in 2009 and then grow 2.7% per year thereafter. US aircraft operations are predicted to experience a 5.7% decrease in 2009 from 2008 levels, but operations are expected to grow at an annual rate of 1.5% from 2010 to 2025. Read More

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Materials for Medical Devices Database reaches milestone.

April 3, 2009

Supporting medical device design, Materials for Medical Devices Database provides 22,000 datasheets and literature references for 10,661 cardiovascular and orthopedic devices, 380 materials, and 945 specific material grades. Extending Cardiovascular Module, information has been added for all FDA classifications of catheters and other related interventional devices. Characterization, numerical information, and links to specific devices have been completed for 16 materials in Orthopedic Module. Read More