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International Standard helps optimize shock tests.

Published by International Organization for Standardization, ISO 18431-4:2007 specifies methods for digitally calculating shock-response spectrum, which graphically illustrates relative strength of shock pulse across frequencies. Standard can be used to determine how high-tech systems will respond to shock pulses associated with earthquakes, explosions, impacts, and other mechanical shocks....

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PICMG® hosts technologies showcase at NXTcomm07.

Scheduled for June 19-21 at McCormick Place in Chicago, PICMG Technologies Showcase booth will contain member companies' exhibits and products that are based on one or more PICMG specification. PICMG specifications cover range of open hardware implementations and include AdvancedTCA-®, AdvancedMC(TM), MicroTCA(TM), CompactPCI-®, CompactPCI Express, COM Express, and SHB Express.

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PICMG adds Ethernet fabric to Advanced Mezzanine Card.

Comprised of more than 450 companies, PICMG has released PICMG AMC.2 subsidiary specification for Advanced Mezzanine Card, which defines modular daughter cards designed to provide extra functionality to AdvancedTCA-® cards. Base specification, AMC.0 defines Module's mechanical, interconnect, management, power, and thermal requirements, while AMC.2 is limited to defining link usage, management,...

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MAPI Report shows slower growth in world economy.

According to MAPI Quarterly Forecast of US Exports, Global Growth, and Dollar: 2nd Quarter 2007-4th Quarter 2008, tighter global monetary policies, unwinding of investment excesses, and moderation that accompanies maturing expansions point to imminent period of slower global economic growth. Economist Cliff Waldman concludes that impact of housing downturn in US and near-term path of embryonic...

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Business Outlook Index resumes upward trend.

According to Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI survey on Business Outlook, US manufacturing is poised for continued growth as year progresses. Composite index of 58 is up from 54 in Dec 2006. Composite business index above 50 indicates that overall manufacturing activity is expected to increase over next 3-6 months. Six of 10 factors measured were higher than previous report, while there were decreases...

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AEE partners GBE program with ENERGY STAR Challenge.

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is participating in the ENERGY STAR Challenge, an extension of efforts encouraging members to reduce building energy usage by 10% or more. Green Building Engineer (GBE(TM)) certification, developed in 2005, requires engineers to have energy management certification, and will be a resource for building owners to validate Statement of Energy Performance...

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Association of Equipment Manufacturers elects 10 new members.

AEM elected 10 companies to membership in international trade group, which provides business-development resources for companies that manufacture and market agriculture and construction-related equipment, products, and services. Companies include Applied Technologies Inc, Construction Technology Inc, Farymann America, Global Pump Company LLC, Hard Dollar Corporation, Lamtrac International Inc,...

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ASCR changes its name to Restoration Industry Association.

Formerly Association of Specialist in Cleaning and Restoration, RIA has adopted a new code of ethics, developed a strategic plan and vision, hired new staff, and retooled its governance strategy. Association will provide information through education and variety of vehicles to industry, its members, and general public. It will also take action to preserve open competition that public depends on...

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Energy Battery Group joins Battery Council International.

Invited to join BCI, Energy Battery Group consists of 123 battery distributors located throughout US, Canada, and Caribbean. Group's members include distributors of automotive, commercial, marine, industrial, standby, motorcycle, and motive power batteries. Battery Council International represents leading manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, marketers, and service providers in battery industry.

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BSA announces 2007 annual convention for May 4-8.

Bearing Specialists Association (BSA), international service and educational organization of distributors representing almost 100 companies distributing ball-, roller-, and anti-friction bearings and invited manufacturers of bearings and related products, announces convention on Marco Island, FL. Convention will include speeches from Ken Mayland, president of ClearView Economics, Eric Chester,...

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