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Printed Electronics Management Council Committee formed by IPC.

IPC Printed Electronics Management Council Steering Committee will oversee development of educational programs supporting printed electronics industry. Don Banfield, president of Conductive Compounds, Inc., and Steve Tomas, director of flexible electronics for FLEXcon Company, have been elected chairman and vice chairman, respectively. Committee is composed of industry leaders who represent full...

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BIO commends advanced biofuel producers and Navy.

Advanced biofuel companies have made significant investments and progress to meet Navy's goals for the Great Green Fleet, a project that is vital to U.S. energy and national security. BIO commended its member company Solazyme for its participation in the project to fuel the first scheduled demonstration of the Great Green Fleet at the Rim of the Pacific Exercises during summer of 2012.

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Machine Vision Market Sales climbed 15% through September.

Statistics from Automated Imaging Association show machine vision sales in North America rose through third quarter of 2011. After first half, sales fell 2% in third quarter compared with same period in 2010. AIA president Jeff Burnstein said these results indicate possibility of slower growth in near term. Supporting this outlook, report shows 54% of reporting companies expecting sales to stay...

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Dr. Aleksei Gershun receives ASTM's Award of Merit.

Committee D15 on Engine Coolants has presented Aleksei Gershun, Ph.D., technical fellow at Prestone Products Corp. with Award of Merit, ASTM's highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to standards activities. A member of ASTM since 1996, Gershun has authored or co-authored several engine coolant articles published as ASTM Special Technical Papers. He has 20+ years of...

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Institute releases report on industry data needs.

NIBS High-Performance Building Data Collection Initiative released report addressing data needs of building industry now that Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey is no longer scheduled for release by U.S. EIA. Report identifies current data needs, relevant data users, existing data and use, additional collection opportunities, and tools to support data use. Recommendations focus on...

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NIST Campus is designated as Physics Historic Site.

American Physical Society has designated original NIST campus in D.C. as a Physics Historic Site. APS designation recognizes 1956 discovery that was made in low-temperature laboratory of NIST, then known as National Bureau of Standards. Experiment demonstrated that, in at least one fundamental physical process, the world is distinguishable from its mirror image. Experiment was performed by 5...

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APEX EXPO 2012 to include Process Defect Clinic.

Organized by IPC and the National Physical Laboratory, NPL Process Defect Database Clinic at IPC APEX EXPO® will assist event attendees with assembly and soldering process problems, RoHS compliance issues, field failures, and other process-related issues. Free mini-seminars on conducting dye and pry on area array packages, testing boards for outgassing, testing component solderability, and...

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ANSI Board welcomes Paul Verkuil, chairman of ACUS.

ANSI Board of Directors meeting featured special guest speaker, Paul Verkuil, chairman of the Administrative Conference of the U.S. Mr. Verkuil noted that ACUS's approach mirrors ANSI's in its commitment to openness, balance, consensus, and due process, and its belief in strength of public-private partnerships. Mr. Verkuil discussed challenges facing ACUS in trying to understand how process can...

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Charles H. Romine named director of Information Technology Laboratory.

On November 21, Charles H. Romine became director of NIST's Information Technology Laboratory, which develops and disseminates standards, measurements, and testing for interoperability, security, usability, and reliability of information systems. Romine joined NIST in 2009, and most recently was the acting associate director for NIST laboratory programs, responsible for oversight and direction of...

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NASA, Library of Congress establish honorary astrobiology chair.

NASA and Library of Congress established Baruch S. Blumberg NASA-Library of Congress chair in Astrobiology at Library's scholarly research organization, John W. Kluge Center in Washington. The chair will be able to use Library of Congress resources to explore topics with philosophical, ethical, and theological implications. Annual international competition will be held to select chairperson, who...

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