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Broadband Industry hits historic milestone.
Broadband Forum    Fremont, CA 94538
December 8, 2008 According to report prepared by Point Topic industry analysts for Broadband Forum, global broadband subscribers have reached significant milestone of 400 million. In 1998, there were 57,200 broadband subscribers globally, which increased to 280,890 one year later. Past 10 years has seen 600,000% increase in number of subscribers. Over same period access technology evolved to include fiber, which now delivers broadband to over 45 million people worldwide.
NACD elects 2009 Officers/Directors at Large.
The National Association of Chemical Distributors    Arlington, VA 22209
December 5, 2008 The NACD elected Bruce H. Schechinger as Chairman at its 37th Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ. Jean-Pierre Baizan and Bart Whitaker were elected, and Richard A. Peacock reelected, as Directors at Large. The organization also elected Donna D. Boldt as Southern Region President as well as Bruce L. Whetter for the Central Region and Susan T. Nicholls-Billheimer for the Western Region. Northeast Region President Jeanette Glose Partlow will continue serving for the next 2 yr.
ASTM Standard offers framework for testing RFID performance.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
December 5, 2008 Developed by Subcommittee D10.18 on Miscellaneous Packaging, Standard D7435 Test Method for Determining the Performance of Passive RFID Transponders on Loaded Containers allows users to evaluate performance of RFID system, or component thereof, with their specific product and package system. It also enables evaluation of RFID systems from different manufacturers with certain product/package system when in development and decision-making stage of RFID implementation.
ASTM Standard addresses nuclear gauge calibration.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
December 5, 2008 According to Dan Pratt, senior nuclear project physicist of Troxler Electronic Laboratories Inc. and D18 member, there are 2 motivating factors guiding development of WK21484, Practice for Nuclear Gauge Calibration. First was to allow focus of ASTM D6938, Test Method for In-Place Density and Water Content of Soil and Soil-Aggregate by Nuclear Methods to remain on use of gauges, rather than calibration. Second factor was to expand on practice of nuclear gauge calibration.
NACD reports fewer vehicular accidents/injuries in 2007.
The National Association of Chemical Distributors    Arlington, VA 22209
December 5, 2008 According to the 2007 NACD Membership and Performance Data Report, NACD member companies announced that vehicular accidents or spills decreased by almost 19%, while injuries due to accidents or transportation spills decreased by 23.5%, from 2006. Meanwhile, travel increased by almost 4.5% from 2006 and total shipment weight rose 29%. In 2007, NACD member companies accounted for $19.7 billion in sales at 1,554 sites and employed 20,812 workers.
ASTM creates task group on antimicrobial medical gloves.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
December 4, 2008 Based on number/severity of healthcare association infections, ASTM International Committee D11 on Rubber created new task group which invites glove suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors, as well as contract test labs, government agency reps, and infection control practitioners to participate. Wava Truscott of Kimberly-Clark Healthcare heads the group and listed various topics to be addressed for development of standard test methods, such as test parameters and types of microorganisms.
IPC to host symposium on electronics and the environment.
IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries    Bannockburn, IL 60015
December 4, 2008 IPC will host "It's Not Easy Being Green: Compliance with Legislation and Customer Requirements," on Feb 4-5, 2009, in San Jose, CA. Symposium will address new and evolving laws, regulations, and requirements including REACH compliance, information on EU's RoHS review process, China RoHS, and regulatory trends in California such as green chemistry, e-waste, and energy efficiency. A keynote address by Joe Johnson will provide insight into CISCO's plans for environmental/product compliance.
ASTM International approves standard for flight authority.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
December 4, 2008 Standard F2690, Guide for Suggested Procedures for Applying for a Flight Authority for an Unmanned Aircraft System: Part I and Part II, has been approved by Subcommittee F38.01 on Airworthiness, part of Committee F38. Gerry Marsters of AeroVations, Inc. encourages comments which can be used for initial revisions. The proposed WK15881, Specification for Design and Performance of UAS Recovery Systems, will specify design, manufacturing, and testing of unmanned aircraft recovery systems.
ASTM Committee approves mechanical sampling standard.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
December 4, 2008 ASTM International Committee D05 on Coal and Coke has approved D7430, Practice for Mechanical Sampling of Coal, which is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D05.23 on Sampling. The new document incorporates standards D7256, D4916, D4702, and D6518. According to Paul Reagan, President of Sampling Associates International, commercial transactions citing ASTM standards for mechanical coal sampling should stipulate D7430 as well as the specific part of standard.
Kornberg Associates Architects opens Tokyo office.
Kornberg Associates    Menlo Park, CA 94025
December 4, 2008 Retained by Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology, Kornberg Associates Architects will help design 2,500,000 sq-ft government-funded scientific research campus and graduate university. Phase 1 includes 700,000 sq-ft of research buildings, central energy plant, and portion of village which will house half the campus staff. Core research facilities at campus center include synchrotron, electron microscopes, nuclear magnetic resonance devices, mass spectrometers, and sequencing center.
AFS Society to hold annual conference.
American Filtration & Separations Society    Richfield, MN 55423
December 4, 2008 Scheduled for May 4-7, 2009 at the Sheraton Hotel in Bloomington, MN, 22nd Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition offers companies opportunity to promote products and services through conference sponsorships and tabletop exhibits. It will include 12 short courses, technical sessions, keynote speakers, and tours for Donaldson Company, TSI, Inc., GE-Osmonics, and the Particle Technology Laboratory, University of Minnesota.
ASTM to develop polyethylene pipe standard.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
December 4, 2008 Subcommittee F17.11 on Composite is developing proposed standard, WK21276, Specification for Polyethylene Pipe with Co-Extruded Polyamide Inner and/or Outer Barrier Layer for Oil and Gas Applications. According to Gene Palermo, a member of F17, type of piping covered in WK21276 is helpful to users in areas in which there are liquid hydrocarbons inside polyethylene pipe or in the ground that would otherwise affect performance of polyethylene.
AEM provides funding for machinery standards development.
Association of Equipment Manufacturers    Milwaukee, WI 53202-4879
December 3, 2008 AEM has signed Memorandum of Understanding with SAE International to provide funding assistance for more comprehensive approach to standards-development work in off-road equipment industry, specifically earthmoving, road building, and forestry. Partnership with SAE transfers financial costs from individual companies to AEM on behalf of industry, and continues support of important industry-related standards work.
Takeda President to present keynote at BIO Asia Conference.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
December 3, 2008 Yasuchika Hasegawa, President of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, will be keynote luncheon speaker for 6th annual BioŽ Asia Partnering Conference, Jan 19-20, 2009 at Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Japan. BIO Asia is an exclusive, customized partnering forum that brings together Asian-Pacific, North American, and European biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies interested in research collaborations and licensing agreements.
ANSI looks to nominate experts for accreditation program.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
December 3, 2008 ANSI reminds interested stakeholders of its call for assessors and committee members to lead accreditation program for organizations that issue demand-based education and training certificates to U.S. workers. Evaluation process outlined in international standard ISO/IEC 17011 will be basis for procedures and includes using assessors to review documents submitted by applicants, conduct on site assessments of applicants, and make recommendations to Certificate Program Accreditation Committee.
ANSI Caucus to feature speaker James H. Turner, Jr.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
December 3, 2008 Scheduled for Dec 5, 2008, monthly ANSI Caucus Luncheon will feature guest speaker James H. Turner, Jr., chief counsel for House Committee on Science and Technology. Throughout his tenure on staff of House Committee, Mr. Turner has strived to raise general awareness of importance of standards and value of voluntary consensus standards system throughout legislative and regulatory process. He currently serves on ANSI's Board of Directors, and was previously a member of ASTM Board of Directors.
TAG Annual Reports are due by January 31, 2009.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
December 3, 2008 Procedures and Standards Administration department of ANSI wishes to remind Administrators of ANSI-Accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Groups to ISO that 2008 TAG Annual Reports are due by Jan 31, 2009 to psa@ansi.org. Annual report shall include information on meetings, current TAG membership list, list of problems encountered during past year in functioning of U.S. TAG administration, express certification by U.S. TAG administrator, and results of self-audit held during past year.
ANSI welcomes new members.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
December 3, 2008 New members welcomed to ANSI in Nov 2008 include Commercial Software Services, St. Jude Medical, eConsulting Group Inc., The Rose Corporation, Professional Laser Aesthetics, Exedy America Corporation, WEXCO International Corporation, KBR, Dr. Leon Gross, and Express Calibration Services. As part of a federation representing over 125,000 companies, they can have a voice and influence over standardization and conformity assessment decisions affecting their business.
Congress Requires Compliance for Safer Swimming Pools.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
December 3, 2008 Assuring consumer protection, legislation mandates compliance with ANS and provides guidelines for required suction outlet fittings and covers for swimming pools and spas. As established in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, all fittings and covers manufactured, distributed, or sold in the U.S. must comply with ASME/ANSI A112.19.8-2007, Suction Fittings for Use in Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Whirlpool Bathtub Appliances, by December 19, 2008.
Standard to increase acceptance of software certifications.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
December 3, 2008 ANSI Standard ISO/IEC 24773:2008, "Software engineering - Certification of software engineering professionals" looks to establish an international framework for the comparison of certification schemes for credentials. It specifies the items that a scheme is required to contain and indicates what should be defined for each item. Certification bodies for such professionals seeking accreditation must adhere to both ISO/IEC 24773:2008 and ISO/IEC 17024:2003.

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