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Market Research Subscription available for electronics industry.

January 16, 2013

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has introduced market research subscription service for electronics manufacturers and their suppliers. In all, 4 series of reports are available to electronics OEMs, PCB and EMS companies, suppliers, financial analysts, and others. Regularly published reports combine current data with descriptive charts and expert commentary. Aggregate data is provided from companies worldwide along with carefully vetted secondary research. Read More

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Fieldbus Foundation Releases updated H1 test kit.

January 16, 2013

Fieldbus Foundation released H1 Interoperability Test Kit (ITK) 6.1.0, which assesses functionality of H1 (31.25 Kbps) fieldbus device and its conformity with FOUNDATION™ function block and transducer block specifications. Comprised of test engine, communication stack, and function block interface card, version includes features to enhance device intelligence, improve consistency in instrument configuration, and simplify replacement of field devices from different automation suppliers. Read More

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EESCC announces agenda for first plenary meeting.

January 16, 2013

Scheduled for Jan 22-23, ANSI Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) plenary meeting marks the first in-person occasion where all EESCC members and stakeholders have opportunity to discuss Phase One of EESCC standardization roadmap. The roadmap will focus on building energy and water assessment standards; systems integration and communications; building energy modeling, rating, and labeling; evaluation, measurement, and verification; and workforce credentialing. Read More

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Chemical Network Teleconference is scheduled for January 17.

January 16, 2013

Co-moderated by Dr. Richard J. Forselius and Michael Kirschner, ANSI Chemical Network Teleconference will take place at 10:30 am on January 17, 2013. Information exchange will involve 350+ representatives from industry, academia, and government agencies as well as other stakeholders. Lisa Goldberg will also take part as guest speaker on AIA's REACH Working Group. While focused on chemical regulations, discussions will extend to topics relevant to chemicals and general supply chain issues. Read More

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NIST Patent could give 'lab on a chip' long shelf life.

January 16, 2013

Having blood drawn and analyzed to diagnose disease is a process that can take a few days, but what if doctors could perform this analysis in minutes? That’s the promise of "lab on a chip" technology, and researchers are working on variety of fronts to remove technical roadblocks. A new idea patented by NIST and the Naval Research Laboratory addresses the issue of sensor shelf life, showing how some such chips might be made to last for months or more until needed. Read More

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Lt. Comdr. Scott Colburn to serve on ASTM board of directors.

January 16, 2013

Elected to serve 3-year term on ASTM International board of directors, Lt. Cmdr. Scott A. Colburn, RN, is director of the standards program at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, part of the U.S. FDA. In this position, Colburn manages center’s participation in developing test methods and performance standards for medical devices, and he oversees CDRH staff. While working at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Colburn attended Marquette University and earned his B.S. in nursing in 1999. Read More

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Jeffrey S. Goldfinger to serve on ASTM board of directors.

January 16, 2013

Jeffrey S. Goldfinger, director of business development at L-3 Interstate Electronics, has been elected to serve 3-year term on ASTM board of directors. An ASTM International fellow and 2012 Award of Merit winner, Goldfinger was honored by Committee F38 on Unmanned Aircraft Systems for his leadership in standards work that supports global UAS community and heightens industry’s safety and access to national airspaces. Goldfinger also served as naval flight officer for 20 years in the U.S. Navy. Read More

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ELFA Announces Top 10 equipment acquisition trends for 2013.

January 15, 2013

Yearly spending and financing by U.S. businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies create trends that impact significant portion of U.S. economy, and ELFA has revealed its Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2013 to help businesses with their strategic equipment acquisition plans. According to ELFA President and CEO William G. Sutton, "Equipment acquisition plays a critical role in driving the supply chains across all U.S. manufacturing and service sectors." Read More