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IEC and IEEE announce winners of global IEC-IEEE Challenge.

October 11, 2012

IEC-IEEE Challenge was launched by chief executives of both organizations with goal of stimulating global discussion on the role technology plays in social, environmental, and political development, and how universal standards influence this process. Ken Krechmer of the University of Colorado was chosen as first prize winner for his paper, "Cloud Computing Standardization" and received cash prize of $20,000. Second prize was awarded to Axel Mangelsdorf and third prize went to Joyce van de Vegte. Read More

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ISO Releases Case Studies on benefits of standardization.

October 11, 2012

ISO published second volume of Economic Benefits of Standards. This book-length work compiles 10 case studies of companies from 9 countries demonstrating that consistently implementing standards provides benefits, regardless of company's size, business sector, or country in which they are based. Studies have been carried out by ISO's Central Secretariat in Geneva in cooperation with ISO national members and academic institutions. Read More

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Jasbir Bath Joins IPC as assembly technology principal engineer.

October 10, 2012

Jasbir Bath, of Bath and Associates Consultancy LLC, joined IPC staff on project basis as principal engineer within IPC's assembly technology area. He will be responsible for providing input and support for various IPC assembly technology standards as well as IPC's International Technology Roadmap. IPC VP of standards and technology Dave Torp favorably cited Jasbir's near 20 years of experience and knowledge of lead-free and tin-lead soldering technologies. Read More

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Pro Mach Extends PACK EXPO 2012 Reach via sponsorship package.

October 10, 2012

Pro Mach is using custom sponsorship package to maximize reach and power of PACK EXPO International 2012, which will take place in Chicago, IL from October 28–31. With 1,800 exhibitors and 1.1 million net square feet, this event is expected to draw 46,000 attendees. Pro Mach has over one dozen divisions exhibiting, each with its own distinct identity. Among high-visibility tactics of custom package, Pro Mach divisions Federal and Fowler are 2 co-sponsors of Beverage Cooler lounge. Read More

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Polypack Sponsors Rx Lounge at PACK EXPO International 2012.

October 10, 2012

Polypack, Inc. will sponsor Rx Lounge at PACK EXPO International 2012, which runs from October 28–31, 2012 in Chicago, IL. The hub of pharmaceutical industry activity on show floor, Rx Lounge will act as networking tool and host Ask the Expert Forum staffed by members of ISPE Midwest and Great Lakes chapters. PMMI president and CEO Charles D. Yuska said Polypack’s sponsorship and ISPE chapters' endorsements show industry supports event's vertical approach and customer-centric strategy. Read More

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International Gateway sells out at The Venetian.

October 10, 2012

Consumer Electronics Association announced that the International Gateway TechZone has sold out in its new location, The Venetian, at the 2013 International CES®, scheduled to run Jan 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas. International Gateway allows attendees to expand their global networks at CES. TechZone will feature more than 460 exhibitors in Hall D, showcasing innovative technologies and products from international destinations, including China, Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Read More

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ANSI seeks comments on proposed private security standard.

October 10, 2012

ASIS International, a member and accredited standards developer of ANSI, has submitted proposal for adoption of American National Standard ANSI/ASIS.PSC.1:2012, Management System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations - Requirements with Guidance, as an ISO management system standard. Standard creates framework for establishing, monitoring, and maintaining management of private security services and applies to any land-based private security provider. Read More

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U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders rise 4.1% over 2011.

October 10, 2012

Reported by companies participating in United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) program, August U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $470.44 million – up 3.4% from July but down 4.7% from August 2011. Year-to-date total, $3,606.56 million, was up 4.1% compared to 2011. In comment, AMT President Douglas K. Woods said, "It's a great sign for the industry to see both month-to-month and year-over-year gains in August, historically one of the slowest months for orders." Read More