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A3 Business Forum hosts top robotic industry executives.

January 22, 2014

Running from January 22–24, Association for Advancing Automation Business Forum explores how and why robotics industry is changing businesses for the better. More than 400 global automation leaders and execs from robotics, machine vision, and motion control industries will be in attendance. Forum includes informative presentations from top-notch keynote speakers, several networking opportunities, and meaningful discussions designed to arm global business leaders with real-world strategies. Read More

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IPC's PCB Survey is open until January 31.

January 22, 2014

IPC released a global survey to collect data for the IPC International Technology Roadmap for Electronic Interconnections, and for IPC's 2014 Technology Trends Study. Survey covers key technical issues in both fabrication and assembly of PCBs, including clock speed, heat dissipation, layer counts, embedding, aspect ratios, I/O pitch, and component size. Respondents may answer questions that relate to their type of operations, focusing on specific end-use applications. Read More

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NEI Grant Brings NASA Technology to SME event in Detroit.

January 22, 2014

Promoting transfer of NASA technology to manufacturing purposes, SME Technology Interchange will take place February 19, 2014 in Detroit, MI. Forum will bring together stakeholders from industry, academia, and U.S. government to engage in strategy development, partnership building, as well as implementation of ways to foster technology collaboration and innovation. This event is possible in part due to $40,000 grant from New Economy Initiative of Southeast Michigan (NEI). Read More

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NEMA Congratulates Winning Team in public-private consortium.

January 22, 2014

As announced by President Obama, public-private manufacturing innovation institute, focused on power electronics, will partner with federal government to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. Next Generation Power Electronics Institute will provide innovation infrastructure needed to support new product and process technologies, education, and training to become global center of excellence for development of wide bandgap semiconductor devices and industry-relevant processes. Read More

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AeroDef 2014 will feature 60 technical presentations.

January 22, 2014

According to event producer SME, AeroDef® Manufacturing Summit and Exposition 2014 will include 60 technical presentations developed in partnership with aerospace and defense manufacturers. Event is solely dedicated to aerospace and defense manufacturing and will offer technical presentations across 4 technology tracks: composites, metals and advanced materials; digital and additive manufacturing/3D printing; integrated assembly and robotics; and precision machining and tooling. Read More

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EPRI Report addresses control data for storage operations.

January 21, 2014

Released by EPRI, "Analysis of Automatic Control Data for Storage Operations" identifies, collects, and analyzes operating data from California Independent System Operator (ISO) to address use of energy storage for regulation services. Collected operating data covers one full week (June 6–12, 2010), which was selected to facilitate current and potential future work. Additional analyses, including valuation and portfolio analyses, are suggested. Read More

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BIO Lauds House and Senate for 2014 omnibus spending agreement.

January 21, 2014

BIO applauded House and Senate appropriators for agreeing upon fiscal year 2014 omnibus spending package, which includes provisions for allowing FDA to access $85 million in user fees sequestered in 2013. In urging House and Senate to approve this package as soon as possible, BIO's Jim Greenwood said "It makes no sense to subject private company-paid user fees to sequestration." BIO also expressed support for overall funding for FDA, NIH, biodefense, and oversight of 340B program. Read More

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A4A Lauds Omnibus Appropriations Bill as a win for travelers.

January 21, 2014

Airlines for America (A4A) deemed omnibus appropriations bill favorable for airline passengers and shippers. Targeted funding and lack of new aviation taxes were cited as helping to ensure reliability and efficiency of air travel while improving how customers travel through security and customs. Another lauded aspect of said bill, of concern to passengers and shippers, includes strategy development to increase risk-based screening eligibility to one-half of all passengers. Read More