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NEMA Congratulates Members on their 2014 ENERGY STAR Awards.

April 21, 2014

EPA and Department of Energy honored 7 NEMA member companies with 2014 ENERGY STAR® Award, which recognizes businesses and organizations for outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through energy efficiency. Recipients included 3M Company; LG Electronics, Inc.; Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.; LG Electronics, Inc.; MaxLite, Phillips Lighting Company; Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.; Technical Consumer Products, Inc.; and Cree, Inc. Read More

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CSA HCT Co. Ltd. Ally to offer testing/certification services.

April 21, 2014

Alliance announced between CSA Group and HCT Co. Ltd, provider of certification and compliance testing in Korea, will enable both organizations to expand one-stop testing and certification services for electronics and electrical appliances. Consequently, this will provide Korean manufacturers access to global markets. Mr. Ash Sahi, President and CEO of CSA Group, and Mr. Soochan Lee, CEO of HCT, marked this occasion by signing memorandum of understanding (MOU). Read More

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AIM honors HID Global for RFID technology innovation.

April 21, 2014

AIM has selected HID Global of Austin, TX as winner of 2014 RFID Case Study Competition. Bodega Norton Winery, one of Argentina’s leading vintners, wanted to automate vineyard’s harvest tracking and payment system without fundamentally changing underlying grape-gathering process. HID Global provided each harvester an armband equipped with unique HID Global contactless card, tagged grape collection bins with HID Epoxy Disc tags, and outfitted vineyard supervisors with NFC-enabled smartphones. Read More

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BIO honors Congressman Holt as Legislator of the Year.

April 18, 2014

According to Debbie Hart, President and CEO of BioNJ, Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ) has been a stalwart advocate for sound public policy that advances all sciences, including biotechnology. Through his over 15 years of service to the citizens of New Jersey's 12th district, he has elevated the level of discussion and support for science in the U.S. Congress. By demonstrating a respect for research and an appreciation of scientific thinking, he has set a standard to which we all can aspire. Read More

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IPC releases Conflict Minerals Data Exchange Standard.

April 18, 2014

IPC, working with Automotive Industry Action Group, Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative, and Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association, published IPC-1755 Conflict Minerals Data Exchange Standard, to help suppliers and customers effectively facilitate conflict minerals data exchange along global supply chain. Standard includes terms and definitions, descriptions of declaration classes, data requirements for conflict minerals declaration, and verification guidance. Read More

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AIA encouraged by SASC member meeting on sequestration.

April 18, 2014

Aerospace Industries Association is encouraged by the news that members of the Senate Armed Services Committee are meeting to discuss solutions to the threat posed to national security by indiscriminate budget cuts under sequestration during fiscal years 2016 through 2019. Senior Pentagon leaders have repeatedly warned that failure to address sequestration would impact readiness, troop levels, and modernization, leading to unacceptable loss in military capabilities. Read More

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FAA announces Philippines' aviation safety rating.

April 18, 2014

FAA announced that the Republic of the Philippines complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization and has been granted a Category 1 rating. The country previously held a Category 1 rating until January 2008, when it was downgraded to Category 2. With International Aviation Safety Assessment Category 1 rating, Republic of the Philippines’ air carriers can add flights and service to the United States and carry the code of U.S. carriers. Read More

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BIO honors Senator Blunt as Legislator of the Year.

April 18, 2014

As ranking member of the Agricultural Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) has distinguished himself through leadership and support of a number of critically important issues, including responsible funding for the FDA, and the release of sequestered FDA user fees. He has championed public policy that enables biotech companies to bring life-saving and life-enhancing technologies to market, while ensuring America remains the world leader in life sciences innovation. Read More