Association News

Association News

Vineyard Networks joins EEMBC DPIBench working group.

August 13, 2012

EEMBC announced that Vineyard Networks, a leader in next-generation Deep Packet Inspection technology, has joined consortium's DPIBench working group, which is focused on creation of a comprehensive, credible, and equitable benchmark suite to measure performance of firewalls and Unified Threat Management appliances. Vineyard Networks' membership in EEMBC will allow company to utilize DPIBench, to validate performance of its solutions. Read More

Association News

Nonresidential Construction Spending was unchanged in June.

August 13, 2012

According to report by U.S. Census Bureau, total nonresidential construction spending was unchanged in June, as spending remained at seasonally adjusted annual rate of $570 billion. Year-over-year, total nonresidential construction spending is up 5.4%. Residential construction spending was up 1.3% for the month and is 10.7% higher than same time last year. Overall, total construction spending - which includes both nonresidential and residential - was up 0.4% for the month and 7% from June 2011. Read More

Association News

Governors unite in support of auto growth policies.

August 13, 2012

At annual industry conference sponsored by Center for Automotive Research, bipartisan group of governors announced formation of the National Governors Auto Caucus to support a robust auto manufacturing sector that is vital to a healthy U.S. economy. Open to all governors, Caucus will provide forum to discuss bipartisan, non-controversial issues related to the industry and its 8 million jobs. It will explore broad policy frameworks, initiatives, and developments that impact industry at large. Read More

Association News

Survey finds acquisitions give boost to distributor sales.

August 13, 2012

Welding and Gases Today surveyed members of GAWDA to find out what impact acquisitions are having on their businesses. Results of survey were posted in series of articles on Welding and Gases Today Online. When asked "What impact do you expect industry consolidation to have on your business?", 73% of distributor respondents said it will help their sales moving forward. On the other hand, survey found that 63% of suppliers expect industry consolidation to hurt sales. Read More

Association News

IPC Handbook addresses potting and encapsulating PCBs.

August 13, 2012

IPC-HDBK-850, Guidelines for Design, Selection and Application of Potting Materials and Encapsulation Processes Used for Electronics Printed Circuit Board Assembly covers broad range of protective materials for printed boards. Handbook includes information on choosing, mixing, applying, and dispensing for each material listed. In addition, it explains techniques that should be used when repairs are necessary. Book is 68 pages long with more than 50 illustrations. Read More

Association News

BETEC Symposium offers insight into fenestration technology.

August 13, 2012

Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) Symposium, to be held January 7, 2013, will inform attendees of recent developments in fenestration performance and technology. Experts will address variety of topics concerning this symposium's theme, Fenestration: A World of Change. Full-day event will also present information on retrofits, impacts on utility planning, shading technologies, and other topics. Online registration opens September 1. Read More

Association News

Identity Ecosystem Steering Group Meeting seeks to support NSTIC.

August 13, 2012

Identity Ecosystem Steering Group Kickoff Meeting will be held August 15 and 16, 2012 in Chicago, IL to support National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). Private-sector-led Identity Ecosystem Steering Group will provide open process for organizations to participate in ecosystem development, with goal of crafting framework for identity solutions that can replace passwords, allow individuals to prove online that they are who they claim to be, and enhance privacy. Read More

Association News

Four NIST Employees honored with Flemming Awards.

August 13, 2012

Four NIST employees were among 12 recipients of annual Arthur S. Flemming Award, which recognizes outstanding service to federal government by individuals with 3-15 yr of federal service. Awards are given in 3 categories: Applied Science, Engineering, and Mathematics; Research; and Managerial or Legal Achievement. NIST recipients include Craig Brown, research chemist; Elizabeth Gentry, Metric programs coordinator; Nathan Newbury, physicist; and Till Rosenband, physicist. Read More

Association News

IAQA Signs MOU with American Industrial Hygiene Association.

August 13, 2012

Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) announced memorandum of understanding (MOU) signing with American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). MOU establishes working relationship between said organizations and encourages collaboration as well as knowledge sharing. By combining their areas of expertise, IAQA and AIHA will address shared indoor air quality and environmental issues. IAQA President Donald Weekes, in comment, said "IAQA is proud to partner with AIHA." Read More

Association News

EPA, HUD, and DOT help states meet growth, development goals.

August 13, 2012

U.S. EPA, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that they will partner with Governors' Institute on Community Design to provide technical guidance to governors seeking to address housing, transportation, environmental, and health challenges facing their states. This partnership is designed for states seeking to spur economic growth and development while addressing the above-stated issues. Read More

Association News

Subcommittee on IT Sustainability holds first plenary meeting.

August 10, 2012

During plenary meeting on June 12-14, Subcommittee 39, Sustainability for and by Information Technology, affirmed that it would focus on standardization related to efficient use of resources to power and sustain information technology, with goal of bolstering economically and environmentally viable development. To avoid conflicting or duplicative work, subcommittee agreed to actively collaborate with other JTC 1 entities, relevant divisions of ISO and IEC, and other standards organizations. Read More

Association News

Midwest Hand Soldering Competition has 10 open slots.

August 10, 2012

To determine Best Hand-Soldering Technician in Midwest for 2012, Second Annual IPC Midwest Soldering Competition will take place on show floor at IPC Midwest in Schaumburg, IL from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on August 22 and 23. There are 14 competitors representing 9 companies, leaving 10 slots for additional participants. Competitors are tasked with building functional electronics assembly within 30 min. Assemblies will be judged on IPC-A-610E Class 3 criteria, speed, and electrical functionality. Read More

Association News

IPC Standard addresses solder paste printing.

August 10, 2012

Developed by Task Group Nordic, IPC's volunteer standards development group in Scandinavia, IPC-7527, Requirements for Solder Paste Printing, will help companies assess and improve their solder paste printing processes. Standard covers many aspects of solder paste application, from initial placement on board through production and testing. To equipment operators, standard serves as reference guide with more than 50 photos packed into 15 pages. Read More

Association News

BIO unveils preliminary program for BIO Convention in China.

August 10, 2012

During 2012 BIO Convention in China, Oct 24-25, executives from biotechnology, pharmaceutical companies, and investment firms in North America, Europe, and Asia will meet to explore business opportunities with China's emerging biotech sector. Preliminary program topics include globalization of Chinese companies; innovation in generics and biosimilars; comparative legal systems in U.S., Europe, and China; R/D trends in China; trends in cancer research; and regulatory review in China. Read More

Association News

TRFA Annual Meeting to feature 16 technical paper presentations.

August 10, 2012

Thermoset Resin Formulators Association's (TRFA) 2012 Annual Meeting, taking place in Orlando, FL from October 28-30, will feature presentation of 16 technical papers. These presentations further one of TRFA's key objectives: to be "the premier forum to interact and exchange knowledge among formulators and suppliers." Additional technical presentation will be made by winner of TRFA's third annual Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award. Read More

Association News

AMCA approves revisions to air control device rating manual.

August 10, 2012

AMCA board of directors and membership have approved revisions to AMCA Publication 511-10 (Rev. 8/12) Certified Ratings Program - Product Rating Manual for Air Control Devices. Revisions add testing, calculation, and rating requirements for transverse connectors and dust access doors, and also address the way air leakage for dampers is rated. This manual should be used in conjunction with current edition of AMCA Publication 11-03 (R2008) (Rev. 7/11). Read More

Association News

AMCA International Revises fan air performance rating manual.

August 10, 2012

June 2012 revision of AMCA's publication 211-05 adds language to Section 10.1.2.4 for making adjustments to fan performance when determining check test failures. Purpose of AMCA's Certified Ratings Program (CRP) provides buyer, user, and specifier assurance that manufacturer-published performance ratings of air system components are reliable and accurate. Also, CRP provides information on how product was tested, what appurtenances were included, and other pertinent information. Read More

Association News

SAE International Website can be read in 9 different languages.

August 10, 2012

In addition to English, key portions of SAE International's website are available in Brazilian/Portuguese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Russian. This provides access to SAE International's programs, products, and services, especially its technical standard and papers. At 3 levels deep, websites include 200+ pages of translated information and let visitors drill down to find information in format designed to facilitate readability and navigation. Read More

Association News

NEMA, UL Partner on fire prevention technology training course.

August 10, 2012

NEMA is collaborating with UL to offer free online training course structured to educate electrical professionals on safe and effective ways to install and troubleshoot issues with arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs). Available through Knowledge Services, course will foster complete trouble-free installation of AFCIs and other residential branch circuit components as well as provide expert advice on finding and fixing electrical system problems that may cause AFCIs to trip. Read More

Association News

WirelessHART Products named best in automation industry.

August 10, 2012

HART® Communication Foundation announces that two WirelessHART® products have been named by industry users as the best among automation, control, and instrumentation products introduced during 2011. The products, recognized as being exceptional for technological advancement, service to the industry, and market impact, are the Rosemount 708 wireless acoustic transmitter from Emerson and the RAD-WHA-1/2NPT WirelessHART adapter from Phoenix Contact. Read More