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Nanoelectronics Event focuses on semiconductor industry's future.

March 8, 2013

To be held at NIST's campus in Gaithersburg, MD from March 25–28, 2013 International Conference on Frontiers of Characterization and Metrology for Nanoelectronics will feature theme of how semiconductor industry can create next generations of nanoscale computing technology. Highlights include 3 successive keynote addresses by Mike Mayberry, Naga Chandrasekaran, and Gyeong-Su Park. Also, speaker Tom Theis will deliver address on long-term strategies to replace today's transistors. Read More

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BSA Convention Program includes important industry updates.

March 8, 2013

Business program on May 5 at Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) 2013 Annual Convention will begin with BSA Update presented by Jack Simpson, who will focus on bearing industry's growth from distributor perspective and include data from BSA's Annual Distributor Report Survey. Additionally,  American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA) chair Pete Eich will present update on growth in bearing industry from perspective of ABMA. Read More

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Sponsorship Packages Available for World Standards Week 2013.

March 8, 2013

ANSI has announced sponsorship opportunities for World Standards Week (WSW) 2013, which is scheduled for September 30 through October 4 in Washington, DC. There are 4 tiers of sponsorship packages available: Diamond, Platinum, Gold, and Break Sponsors. Depending on sponsorship level, benefits include complimentary admission to WSW events, distribution of promotional materials to attendees, color print and web advertising, and premier signage.

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Global Motion Control Shipments contract in 2012.

March 8, 2013

According to statistics released by Motion Control Association, global shipments for motion control products fell by 1% in 2012. Alex Shikany, MCA Director of Market Analysis, says 2012 MCA results were in large part a reflection of shocks to the global economy, such as the Eurozone crisis. According to Jeff Burnstein, President of MCA, economic indicators are good moving into 2013, and polls of member companies show optimism that shipments will increase over next 6 months. Read More

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Standards help keep people healthy during American Heart Month.

March 8, 2013

ASTM F2106-12, Standard Test Methods for Evaluating Design and Performance Characteristics of Motorized Treadmills, sets down procedures and lists equipment needed for effective evaluation of stability, endurance, and overheating risks of treadmills. ANSI/AAMI BP22:1994 (R2011) helps manage health of patient’s cardiovascular system by establishing guidelines for use of transducers to measure blood pressure through catheters or direct vascular puncture. Read More

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Property Industry Conference is scheduled for March 17, 2013.

March 8, 2013

Focusing on contents restoration after fire and water damage, Property Industry Conference will take place March 17 in Boston, MA before PLRB/LIRB Conference. There will be 2 panel discussions: one comprising insurance representatives and second composed of restoration professionals. Panelists will be asked questions on contents restoration, and attendees will be asked to offer input on contents of update to RIA Fire Damage Standard that will begin development later in 2013. Read More

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Biomass Analysis Tool combines speed and precision.

March 8, 2013

Intended for biofuels industry, High-Throughput Analytical Pyrolysis (HTAP) tool from NREL facilitates and accelerates task of determining cell wall chemistry to find plants with ideal genes. Screening tool can analyze hundreds of biomass samples per day and provide early look at genotypes most worth pursuing. NREL scientists integrated autosampler, pyrolyzer, and molecular beam mass spectrometer to make HTAP, which analyzes samples as small as 4 mg in 2 min. Read More

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March Conference focuses on new trends in cybersecurity.

March 7, 2013

On March 19-21, 2013, NIST will host the 26th annual conference of the Federal Information Systems Security Educators’ Association, which promotes cybersecurity awareness, training, and education. Key talks will include "How to Use the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework" and "How to Plan for Your Cybersecurity Workforce." Other sessions will focus on developing careers of existing workers in cyber arena and programs for expanding available pool of cyber-savvy employees. Read More