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Construction Materials Prices increased 1.3% in February.

March 21, 2013

According to March 14 Producer Price Index (PPI) report, USA's construction material prices rose 1.3% in February. Construction materials prices overall remain 2% higher than one year ago, and nonresidential construction materials prices rose 1.4% and 1% respectively compared to last month and year. Among factors at work, ABC's Anirban Basu named globally rising key asset and other prices due, in part, to "accelerating global economic growth and accommodative monetary policy." Read More

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International Team Excellence Awards Process finalists announced.

March 21, 2013

ASQ announced 32 teams from 10 countries representing spectrum of industries – manufacturing, service, education, healthcare, and government – as finalists in 28th annual International Team Excellence Awards Process. These teams will be part of quality impact sessions/live team case study presentations at ASQ Annual World Conference on Quality and Improvement in Indianapolis, IN (May 6–8, 2013). Finalists' projects showcase creative, innovative solutions and organizational cost savings. Read More

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PMMI Solution Groups bridge supply chain to generate solutions.

March 21, 2013

Two new Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence solution groups, made up of production and operations executives from consumer packaged goods companies with experts from OEMs, have launched into action. Total Cost of Ownership Solution Group is collaborating on standard set of TCO metrics that suppliers and CPGs can apply industry-wide, while Engineering Solution Group is developing guidelines for sanitary equipment design for low-moisture foods. Read More

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IPC ESTC Keynote to address achieving exceptional package design.

March 21, 2013

Amkor Technology senior VP Dr. Choon Lee will deliver "System Integration Challenges in Packaging" keynote at IPC Electronic System Technologies Conference and Exhibition (ESTC) on May 22, 2013. He will present common applications and uses of micro-EMS, module-level packaging that integrates functional aspects of both SoC and SiP; discuss benefits/limitations for major market segments; talk about simulation and modeling tools; and divulge Amkor's holistic approach. Read More

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SME MicroManufacturing Event fosters discovery and inspiration.

March 21, 2013

MicroManufacturing Conference and Exposition will take place in Minneapolis, MN from April 16–17, 2013. Keynote presentations will explore global issues facing manufacturing, while conference sessions will cover range of related topics. SME's Medical Manufacturing Innovations series, which looks to help facilitate technology exchange and improve product development, will be premiering with track featuring live, interactive panel discussions and new technology displays and demonstrations. Read More

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Revised ISO/IEC Standard boosts computer security.

March 21, 2013

ISO/IEC 8652:2012, Information technology - Programming languages – Ada, revised third edition includes addition of contract-based programming, a rare computer programming feature that significantly bolsters protection against viruses and other digital threats. Ada programming language is widely used in aviation, railway, satellite, financial services, and healthcare sectors, as well as by U.S. military, all of which require security and dependability from digital networks. Read More

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NIST Advisory Committee issues 2012 Annual Report.

March 21, 2013

Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology has sent its annual report to Congress, which addresses NIST’s role in support of Public Safety Broadband Network and recognizes need for interoperability at all levels of public safety operation. Report provides recommendations related to proposed NIST Centers of Excellence as well as National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. It also endorses NIST’s strategic planning process and emphasizes organization’s progress in developing positive safety culture. Read More

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Business Climate Index is in tune with industrial supply event.

March 21, 2013

Industrial Supply will feature streamlined layout and comprehensive program at HANNOVER MESSE 2013 (April 8–12). Shortly before industrial supply solutions and lightweight construction trade show's start, ArGeZ supplier industry association's business climate index shows this sector expects positive change of mood. This outlook is further confirmed by current exhibitor registration for trade fair, reflecting companies' continued strength of identification with Industrial Supply. Read More