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IEC Standards Have History in mobile phone development.

April 25, 2013

IEC has been involved in standardization work related to phones and mobile devices, helping bridge gaps between technologies and advance work in mobile device innovation. Examples include IEC 62047-5 Ed. 1.0 b:2011, Semiconductor devices - Micro-electromechanical devices - Part 5: RF MEMS switches, and IEC 60118-13 Ed. 3.0 b:2011, Electroacoustics - Hearing aids - Part 13: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Standards include requirements overseeing use of hearing aids with mobile phones. Read More

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IPC Capitol Hill Day educates policy makers on industry concerns.

April 25, 2013

During IPC Capitol Hill Day 2013 (June 19–20, Washington, DC), IPC members will be able to join fellow manufacturers on Capitol Hill to educate policy makers on IPC's mission, advocate need for pro-manufacturing initiatives, and discuss concerns regarding legislation, policies, and regulations. As IPC's John Hasselmann noted, Capitol Hill Day provides "face-to-face time with members of Congress and the Administration to advocate for our industry’s priority issues." Read More

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BIO Announces New Chair and Officers as well as Board members.

April 25, 2013

BIO announced election of GlycoMimetics President and CEO Rachel King as Board of Directors Chair for 2013–2014 term and Allergan Chairman, President, and CEO David Pyott as Board Secretary. Also, BIO announced re-election of Fenway Pharmaceuticals Chairman and CEO Mark Skaletsky as Board Treasurer as well as election of 19 Directors to serve on BIO's Board Executive Committee. Furthermore, BIO welcomed election of 8 new members to its Board of Directors. Read More

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Rocket Contest Students return for White House Science Fair.

April 25, 2013

Students participating in Team America Rocketry Challenge displayed their rockets for President Obama at the White House Science Fair for third time since 2010. Students from Memphis, TN and San Antonio, TX represented more than 55,000 students pursuing STEM education who have taken part in world’s largest rocket competition over past 11 years. Nationally-recognized contest is sponsored by AIA, National Association of Rocketry, and more than 20 industry partners. Read More

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BIO announces dates for 2013 BIO Convention in China.

April 25, 2013

BIO and China Center for Pharmaceutical International Exchange announced that the 2013 BIO Convention in China will be held Nov 11–13. Leaders from global biopharma industry will gather to develop strategic collaborations, establish distribution networks, find service providers, and create cross-border alliances with companies from U.S., Europe, and Asia. Now in its third year, BIO Convention in China attracts more than 1,000 executives from 400 companies representing over 36 countries. Read More

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DOE and NREL Announce Collegiate Wind Competition teams.

April 25, 2013

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and NREL announced teams selected to take part in inaugural DOE Collegiate Wind Competition. Selected through competitive process, student teams include Boise State University, California Maritime Academy, Colorado School of Mines, James Madison University (VA), Kansas State University, Northern Arizona University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Alaska - Fairbanks, University of Kansas, and University of Massachusetts - Lowell. Read More

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EASTEC Programs focus on workforce development.

April 25, 2013

Scheduled for May 14-16, 2013, EASTEC will focus on engaging students, educators, manufacturers, and policymakers to address lack of skilled workers to fill manufacturing jobs. Manufacturing exposition and conference will include keynote panel discussion titled "Challenges and Solutions for a Qualified Workforce Pipeline"; EASTEC Dream It. Do It.™ Manufacturing Student Challenge; and conference tracks solely devoted to workforce development issues. Read More

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Hose Assemblies Technical Specification is available from NFPA.

April 25, 2013

ISO/TS 17165-2:2013 (supersedes ISO/TR 17165-2:2006) Hydraulic fluid power – Hose assemblies – Part 2: Practices for hydraulic hose assemblies is available from NFPA. Document provides guidelines for selection, routing, fabrication, installation, replacement, maintenance, and storage of hose and hose assemblies for hydraulic fluid power systems. Also included, annex lists examples of actual failure resulting from improper use of hydraulic hose and hose assemblies. Read More