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Adapteva Joins EEMBC to participate in benchmark development.

November 21, 2012

Adapteva, provider of energy-efficient and scalable multicore microprocessor IP, has joined Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium's (EEMBC) Consumer subcommittee. Within said subcommittee, working groups are focused on developing mobile device benchmarks – especially regarding smartphone and tablet benchmarking as well as general-purpose Android-based applications. Membership will let Adapteva utilize such benchmarks as well as EEMBC CoreMark®. Read More

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ASTM Invites Participation in SLAB recycling standards meeting.

November 21, 2012

Meeting on Dec. 3, 2012 in Washington, D.C. from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm will be held to discuss potential for developing standards for spent lead acid battery (SLAB) recycling. One mechanism to improve safety of SLAB recycling is to develop international performance standards that any facility can meet and any generator or handler of SLABs can require of their downstream processors. Neutral forum will allow private and public sectors to work together to develop consensus standards program. Read More

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Daniel E. Williams receives L. Ray Buckendale Lecture Award.

November 21, 2012

Daniel E. Williams, Chief Engineer of Advanced Engineering with TRW Automotive Commercial Steering Systems, has been named winner of 2012 L. Ray Buckendale Lecture Award from SAE International. At 2012 SAE International Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, held in Rosemont, IL, Williams presented his technical paper, "Multi-Axle Vehicle Dynamics." Award provides for annual lecture dealing with automotive ground vehicles for on- or off-road operation in commercial or military service. Read More

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ASTM 2013 Conference to focus on asbestos laboratory issues.

November 21, 2012

Taking place in Jacksonville, FL from January 31 to February 1, 2013 Michael E. Beard Conference: Asbestos Laboratory Issues will encourage presentation of recent work in field as well as allow open discussion of ideas and interpretation of data. Sessions will include Analysis of Soil, Vermiculite, Talc, and Other Media; QA, Training, and Interlaboratory Studies; Issues Between Laboratory and Field Operations; and Interaction between Labs and NVLAP, Auditors, and Government Agencies. Read More

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Foundation releases November 2012 Monthly Confidence Index.

November 21, 2012

According to November 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for Equipment Finance Industry, overall confidence is 49.9, a decrease from October index of 53.3, reflecting post-election concerns over issues including the fiscal cliff, economic policy, and taxes. When asked to assess business conditions over next 4 months, 9.1% of executives said they believe business conditions will improve, up from 8.6% in October, and 21.2% believe business conditions will worsen, up from 17.1% the previous month. Read More

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PTDA elects 2013 leadership at Industry Summit.

November 21, 2012

At Industry Summit in Dallas, Texas, PTDA elected its 2013 Board of Directors, including Chris Bursack of ISC Companies, Inc. as President, succeeding Mitch Bouchard. Board will also include First Vice President Ken Miko, Second Vice President Harold Dunaway, and Treasurer Keith Nowak. For PTDA Manufacturer Council, association elected Michael Dolpp as PTDA Manufacturer Council chair, Brian Kolman as Vice Chair, and George Rizza as Immediate Past Chair for 2013. Read More

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AASHTO Board elects new president and vice president.

November 21, 2012

At its annual meeting in Pittsburgh, AASHTO's Board of Directors voted to elect Rhode Island Transportation Director Michael Lewis as AASHTO's president for next year. Mike Hancock, Secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, was elected AASHTO VP. As president, Lewis will emphasize deployment of new technologies, implementation of reforms included in Moving Ahead for Progress in 21st Century Act, and leading AASHTO's effort to pass next surface transportation reauthorization bill. Read More

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European Robotics Week 2012 looks at societal challenges.

November 20, 2012

EUnited Robotics is serving as central coordinator of European Robotics Week, which takes place November 26 to December 2 and aims to show public what robotics is all about and how it impacts society. Over 80 organisations have registered for participation, offering 182 robotics-related activities – demonstrations, workshops, open labs for students, hands-on activities for kids, robots visiting schools, art exhibitions, media events – for general public in 20 European countries. Read More