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IEEE begins new standard for Rosetta System Design Language.

IEEE P1699(TM), Standard for the Rosetta Systems Level Design Language , will specify Rosetta syntax and semantics, as well as libraries for AST definition and reflection, and base modeling domains for all implementations. Rosetta language provides a system-level approach for developing, composing, and analyzing specification models from multiple design domains, each with their own vocabulary and...

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NADI Show to take place from December 5-7, 2007.

Plans for NADI Show, to take place in New York, include creation of more space for showroom presentations in existing NADI member buildings. With retail design, holiday windows, and other visual elements, it will include special attractions such as NADI Shoptalk networking and discussion events for retailers, as well as PAVE's annual fundraising gala. Show directly targets retailers looking for...

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Symposium focusses on adult and senior housing design trends.

Building for Boomers & Beyond: 50+ Housing Symposium, hosted by NAHB 50+ Housing Council, will be held May 30 - June 1st in Denver, CO. Following keynote address by Andrew Zolli, 7th annual event will feature a gala recognizing the winners of the Best of 50+ Housing Awards. Active Adult, Service Enriched, and Transit-Oriented tours, as well as home tours will be offered, and there will be a press...

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NAHB reports on March single-family home sales.

According to figures released by the U.S. Commerce Department, sales of new single-family homes increased 2.6% in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 858,000 units. Inventory of new homes for sale edged up to 545,000 units, equivalent to 7.8 months' supply at the March sales price. Completed homes for sale were 33% of the inventory, while units under construction represented 50%, and...

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EBCI rises in again April.

North American business conditions improved for the second month in a row in April, according to industry executives responding to NEMA's survey. Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) climbed to 62 in April, from 56.5 in March, indicating that the pace of improvement in conditions accelerated. Meanwhile, EBCI for future North American conditions dropped, to 50 down from 54.3 in March,...

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IEEE completes standards roadmap for nanoelectronics.

Nanoelectronics Standards Roadmap, started in 2003, establishes a framework for creating standards to help industry transition electronic applications based on nanotechnology from the laboratory to commercial use. Roadmap recommends the initiation of 3 standards for nanomaterials involving conductive interconnects, organic sensor structures, and nano-dispersions, and 2 for nano-devices involving...

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NACE Officers announced for 2007-2008 term.

NACE International officers will begin their terms March 16, 2007, following the close of the Annual Conference, CORROSION/2007, in Nashville, TN. Louis D. Lou Vincent, President of L.D. Lou Vincent PhD, Inc., and Senior Coating Consultant of Corrpro Companies, Inc., will serve as President. Independent Corrosion Consultant, Robert W. Herbert, will serve as Vice President, with Phil Fouche as...

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Upcoming Conference to address product approval process.

MCAA is proposing 1-day conference for representatives of third-party testing laboratories (NTRLs) and MCAA member companies. Areas of concern include internal processes/efficiencies at NRTLs, timeliness of approvals, cost of testing, and training. Available resources to perform testing or evaluations, and willingness of agencies to work as a partner are also an issue.

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MPIF Educational Program encourages powder metallurgy.

Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has expanded its educational program to encourage design engineering students to Pick PM (powder metallurgy). It is aimed at informing students about current guidelines for selecting the PM process to manufacture cost-effective precision metal parts. Selection of materials includes an 18 min video, PowerPoint presentation, Design Guide, and the primer...

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NACE and NCCER partner to deliver training program.

NACE International and NCCER will deliver Industrial Coatings Applicator Training and Certification Program. Slated for 2007 release, written standard will define levels of training for all industrial painting personnel. It includes criteria for knowledge, skills, and experience required of an application specialist for preparing surfaces and applying protective coatings to steel and concrete...

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