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Satellite Export Reform critical to U.S. national security.

January 25, 2012

According to report released by AIA, U.S. space industry is losing its competitive edge and risks falling short of future national security requirements unless government reforms export control system and promotes international competitiveness of U.S. industry. The report, Competing for Space: Satellite Export Policy and U.S. National Security, found more than 70% of respondents incurred lost sales due to current export control system. Read More

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LaHood and Huerta break ground for new runway.

January 25, 2012

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Acting Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta helped break ground for $791 million runway expansion at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Project will extend, shift, and lengthen Runway 9R/27L from 5,276 to 8,000 ft. When construction activity peaks next year, project will contribute more than $1 million per day to local economy. It will also generate thousands of direct and indirect jobs by the time runway opens in fall 2014. Read More

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IPC Data Exchange Standards aid environmental compliance.

January 25, 2012

With proliferation of regulations focused on materials in products, IPC is expanding its data exchange standards. IPC 2-18g Declaration of Batteries and Battery Materials and IPC 2-18j Declaration of Chemical Analysis Lab Reports Task Groups will begin development of standards that aid in exchange of information on batteries and lab reports, respectively. Companies throughout electronics manufacturing supply chain are invited to attend these committees' meetings at IPC APEX EXPO 2012. Read More

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BIO thanks USDA and congratulates Fibertight.

January 25, 2012

BIO congratulates Fibertight and its technology partner Novozymes on their progress in commercializing advanced biofuels. According to Brent Erickson, executive VP of BIO's Industrial and Environmental Section, BIO also appreciates efforts of USDA to make its loan guarantee program work for advanced biofuel companies with technologies that contribute to U.S. energy security. For pioneering companies seeking capital to construct facilities, these public-private programs are necessary and vital. Read More

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Donald L. Mays to serve term on ASTM Board of Directors.

January 24, 2012

Elected to ASTM's board of directors for 2012-2014, Donald L. Mays recently joined Deloitte and Touche LLP in Stamford, CT, as a director. In this position he will create and build a new product safety consulting business for the firm. A graduate from Manhattan College in NY with bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering, Mays has worked on product safety, consumer product testing, laboratory management, consumer advocacy, public outreach, and education during his career. Read More

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Vacuum Cleaner Committee Task Group is open to interested parties.

January 24, 2012

Interested parties are invited to join Task Group F11.50.13 on the Development of ASTM Standard Test Methods for the Measurement of Battery-Powered Vacuum Cleaner Performance. According to F11 chairman Ray Mayginnes, task group will develop standards for characteristics such as cleaning, air performance, battery life, filtration, and sound. Task group will have its first meeting during F11 meetings on May 7-9 in Phoenix, AZ. Read More

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Willem De Vos named SPE's new CEO.

January 24, 2012

Willem De Vos comes to SPE after serving as CEO of Vitalo Group, a global supplier of plastic packaging and thermoformed products. Previously he managed compounding and processing units of Recticel, an international producer of polyurethane automotive components. A member of SPE, Mr. De Vos served as chair-elect of European Thermoforming Division. He holds an engineering degree in polymer chemistry from Industriƫle Hogeschool CTL and executive MBA from Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School. Read More

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Chadwick Engineering Ltd joins Aluminum Association.

January 24, 2012

Aluminum Association announced addition of its newest member, Chadwick Engineering Ltd. As Associate member, Chadwick Engineering will provide direct services to firms that produce or recycle aluminum. According to Aluminum Association President Heidi Brock, "Chadwick Engineering is especially positioned to help the Association better understand new technical innovations shaping the industry and provide a vital voice in future Association endeavors." Read More

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Fireside Chats focus on biopharma R/D, corporate strategy.

January 24, 2012

At BIO CEO and Investor Conference, to be held February 13-14, 2012 in NYC, Fireside Chats with senior industry executives and will feature moderated, one-on-one conversations with pharma R/D chiefs and industry leaders as well as subsequent interactive question and answer sessions. Participants are to include Moncef Slaoui, PhD, Chairman, R/D, GlaxoSmithKline plc; Mikael Dolsten, MD, PhD, President, Worldwide R/D, Pfizer Inc.; and John Milligan, PhD, President and COO, Gilead Sciences. Read More

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IEEE Experts identify global trends for consumer electronics.

January 24, 2012

After 2012 International CES in Las Vegas, technologists from around the world have gathered at IEEE International Consumer Electronics Conference to discuss what's next for consumer electronics. Annual event is known for unveiling variety of innovations and highlighting upcoming developments. Trends from CES 2012 that will dictate product development cycles include nonstop connectivity, cloud-based applications, streaming web-based video, intelligent transportation, and automated metadata. Read More

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Air Filtration Device Committee holds testing program.

January 24, 2012

Air Filtration Device Standards Development Committee (AFD) of IESO will continue its research efforts by conducting 3-day (March 15-17) testing program of HEPA-filtered negative air type or collection machines. Goal is to gather data to complete development of ANSI/IESO Standard for field evaluation of portable HEPA-equipped air filtration devices. Research effort will be led by AFD Committee Vice-chair Wane A. Baker and Andrew Anthony Havics. Read More

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BSA Conference Table Registration opens February 1st.

January 24, 2012

Scheduled for April 29 to May 1, BSA 2012 Annual Convention will include Conference Table Sessions, which offer participants opportunity to pre-schedule and plan for face-to-face meetings between distributors and manufacturers to address bearing industry concerns and resolve business problems. Convention attendees have found these 20-minute meetings to be particularly productive since they eliminate additional investments in travel and time, and schedule accommodates more than one meeting. Read More

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Rooftop Solar Lease Option increases appeal.

January 24, 2012

Rooftop solar panels are attracting new demographic of customers who are choosing to lease rather than buy, and enjoying low upfront costs and immediate savings. According to NREL study, "The Transformation of Southern California's Residential Photovoltaics Market through Third-Party Ownership," solar lease models are surging in southern California and they are being adopted in less affluent neighborhoods that had few customer-owned systems. Read More

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NREL earns accolades for sustainability efforts.

January 24, 2012

NREL was winner of White House GreenGov Presidential Award for the design and sustainable nature of its net-zero energy data center. NREL also received Environmental Sustainability awards from DOE for its "Sustainable Campus of the Future" and "Cradle to Cradle - Near-Zero Materials Waste and Beyond." EStar awards highlight environmental sustainability projects and programs that reduce environmental impacts, enhance site operations, reduce costs, and prevent pollution. Read More

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ASHRAE Recognizes HVAC/R Achievements of 36 individuals.

January 24, 2012

ASHRAE is recognizing 36 people for their contributions to the Society and the building industry at 2012 Winter Conference, which is being held January 21-25. Honors to be bestowed concern Hall of Fame, ASHRAE Technology Awards, ASHRAE Student Design Project Competition, John F. James International Award, and E.K. Campbell Award. Winners include students, those hard at work in their respective fields, as well as those who made HVAC/R technology milestones in their lifetime. Read More

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AIA honors John Stack with 2012 AIA Achievement Award.

January 24, 2012

John Stack, President of the Optical Systems Division of Zygo Corporation, was presented with 2012 AIA Achievement Award. He is being honored for his industry leadership and outstanding contributions to the vision and imaging industry for more than two decades. Before joining Zygo, Stack served as President and COO of Edmund Optics, Inc. Stack also served as member of AIA Board of Directors from 2001-2004 and was elected Chairperson for 2003-2004 term. Read More

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Greg Hollows is named to be AIA Board of Directors Chairman.

January 24, 2012

Greg Hollows, Director, Machine Vision Solutions, Edmund Optics, was named Chairman of AIA Board of Directors for 2012-2013 during AIA Business Conference. During his tenure, Hollows hopes "to grow AIA's presence in existing and emerging market areas through education, understanding, and cooperation." He also hopes to make AIA's "Vision for the Future" a reality by working with staff and other Board members. Hollows succeeds Rusty Ponce de Leon, who remains as Past Chairman. Read More

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Early Registration for BEST3 Conference ends January 31.

January 24, 2012

Scheduled for April 2-4, 2012, BEST3 Conference: High Performance Buildings will cover building systems that deliver high energy efficiency, good indoor climate, and long-term performance. Presentations by building envelope experts will offer latest research and practice on net-zero buildings, commissioning, foam insulations, and quality management as well as vacuum insulated panels, whole systems design, interior/exterior insulation applications, methodologies, and models/modeling. Read More

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Malcolm Doughtery sees transportation funding uncertainty.

January 24, 2012

In Two-Minute State DOT Update video produced by AASHTO, Malcolm Dougherty, acting director of California DOT, says department is building for the future with about 770 projects worth approximately $10 billion under contract. Currently, the recovery act and Proposition 1B are providing valuable funding. However, like many states, California is facing challenges in caring for its aging infrastructure and securing reliable source of funding for the future. Read More

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PCB Engineering Poll shows troublesome PCB engineering aspects.

January 24, 2012

Polled on their biggest challenges with PCBs, PCB components, and PCB assembly process failures, 350+ engineers who attended IPC's Soldering and Assembly Defects webinar identified solder finish (39%), BGA components (29%), and reflow soldering (27%). Runners-up included electrical shorts/opens (27%), QFN/LGA components (27%), and credit paste printing (20%). Webinar instructor Bob Willis said this survey shows areas requiring concentrated efforts. Read More