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SCSI Trade Association highlights important role of SAS.

July 31, 2014

During panel presentation scheduled at the 2014 Flash Memory Summit, leading storage industry experts from SCSI Trade Association will discuss challenges of distributed storage systems and how the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) storage protocol is uniquely positioned to handle the mixture of workloads and I/O demands required. Titled "Scale-out Storage Solutions for Today and Tomorrow," panel presentation will take place Wednesday, August 6, from 9:45 to 10:50 a.m. Read More

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FABTECH 2014 to be held at Georgia World Congress Center.

July 31, 2014

Scheduled for Nov 11–13, FABTECH 2014 is expected to attract over 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies. In addition to live equipment demonstrations, event will include keynote presentation on "Creating U.S. Jobs and Bringing Manufacturing Back Home" by Walmart VP for U.S. Manufacturing Cindi Marsiglio; special panel discussion on "Bridging the Manufacturing Skills Gap with Veterans" to be held on Veterans Day; and keynote speech by former Pittsburgh Steeler great Rocky Bleier. Read More

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NEMA Holds First Meeting for electrical submetering manufacturing.

July 31, 2014

To constitute new trade group under its umbrella, NEMA organized electrical submetering manufacturing industry representatives meeting. Participants discussed industry-wide concerns and opportunities that, if properly addressed, could accelerate growth of this new industry segment. Participants voiced interest in being involved as representative stakeholder in related codes and standards development as well as regulatory activities and promotional programs. Read More

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PTDA releases 2014 Membership Directory.

July 31, 2014

PTDA's 2014 Membership Directory provides resource for connecting with top decision-makers of the global power transmission/motion control industry. Through Directory, users will find phone, fax, address, and website listings for all PTDA distributor, manufacturer, and associate members. Networking resource includes corporate headquarters listings as well as top management contacts, distributor branch locations, and manufacturer lines carried; manufacturer listings include products manufactured. Read More

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Safety Manuals outline directional drilling best practices.

July 31, 2014

AEM has produced new Directional Drilling safety manual and updated Directional Drilling Tracking Equipment safety manual to reflect latest industry best practices for drilling safely. Keyholing and cross boring are featured in safety procedures for underground utility damage prevention. Developed by manufacturers under auspices of AEM’s Underground Equipment Manufacturers Council, industry-consensus safety documents are written in clear language and presented in easy-to-follow format. Read More

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IPC Training Video focuses on FOD issue prevention.

July 31, 2014

DVD-172C, "FOD Prevention in Electronics Assembly," addresses foreign objects and debris (FOD) issues impacting electronic device reliability/functionality. Training video provides information and techniques to help eliminate FOD during electronics assembly, including hand soldering, SMT and plated-through hole assembly processes, and box build/wire assembly. Also, video explains 6 proper housekeeping steps and covers tool control, hardware control, material handling, and ESD prevention. Read More

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IPC and HKPCA renew show partnership for next 4 years.

July 30, 2014

Following successful 2013 International Printed Circuit & APEX South China Fair, IPC and Hong Kong Printed Circuit Association are extending their alliance to host the event for another 4 years. Introduction of the IPC APEX brand last year helped strengthen the exhibit scope as it catered to the rapid market development of the electronics manufacturing services sector in the country. Participation of IPC members in the show increased nearly 200%, contributing to growth in attendance of 20%. Read More

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Wearable Device detects diabetic neuropathy.

July 30, 2014

Group of researchers in Taiwan has developed optical technology that may be able to detect diabetic autonomic neuropathy sooner, when it is more easily treated. Condition progressively affects autonomic nerves controlling vital organs like the heart and gastrointestinal system. Described in paper published in OSA’s journal Applied Optics, the new technology is a small, wearable device called a pupillometer that hangs on a pair of eyeglasses and measures 5 parameters associated with pupils. Read More