Professional Development Courses address next-gen electronics.

Taking place in Las Vegas, NV from April 10-14, IPC APEX EXPO(TM) aims to meet needs of electronic product engineers, PCB designers, and manufacturers. Global industry experts will lead 50 half-day professional development courses covering critical topics in design, PCB manufacturing, electronics assembly, and testing. With focus on education, meeting will offer professional development...

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NTSB Study addresses airbags in general aviation accidents.

Adopted by NTSB, study concluded that general aviation airplanes equipped with airbags provide additional protection to occupants in accidents involving survivable forward impacts. The study, which examined 88 accidents involving airbag-equipped airplanes, found no instances where airbag caused harm in properly restrained occupants. Within group of 10 survivable accidents, 12 occupants...

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National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

NEMA launches Smart Grid educational videos.

NEMA has launched Vids for Grids: New Media for the New Energy Workforce" (V4G) program with the first 2 videos of 12-video series that demonstrates best practice in integrating new media into engineering core curricula. "Switchgear" explains how high voltage and large currents can be controlled efficiently in large industrial facility as well as university campus, while "Surge Arresters" shows...

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The Opc Foundation

OPC Foundation announces OPC Test and Certification Program.

OPC Foundation introduced the OPC Unified Architecture Test and Certification Program for products from OPC Foundation Corporate Members. Certification of an OPC UA product establishes credibility, ensures that product is fully compliant with OPC UA Specifications, and provides assurance that tested products can successfully interoperate with other OPC Foundation member products. Number of OPC UA...

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Curtiss-Wright Acquires Predator Systems Incorporated

Leading Manufacturer of Hydraulic Motion Control Products for Aerospace and Defense Applications PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 7, 2011 - Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) today announced that it has acquired Predator Systems Incorporated (PSI) for $13.25 million. PSI designs and manufactures motion control components and subsystems for ground defense, ordnance guidance and aerospace applications. PSI...

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Robbins & Myers Shareholders Approve Acquisition of T-3 Energy Services, Inc.

DAYTON, Ohio, Jan. 7, 2011 - Robbins & Myers, Inc. (NYSE: RBN) announced that at a special shareholders' meeting held today, the shareholders of Robbins & Myers approved the merger of T-3 Energy Services, Inc. with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Robbins & Myers. The merger was approved by approximately 90.5% of the shares of Robbins & Myers entitled to vote on the transaction, and 99.8% of the...

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VASCO Data Security International, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of DigiNotar B.V., a Market Leader in Internet Trust Services in The Netherlands

DigiNotar's European Union certification as a trusted, third-party provider of digital certificates (certificate authority or CA) and digital signature solutions expand and strengthen VASCO's PKI and DIGIPASS as a Service offerings; Brings VASCO Strong Foothold in eGovernment and professional services markets; Reinforces VASCO's position in digital signature market OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. and...

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Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.

Air Products Extends Tender Offer to Acquire Airgas

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Jan. 7, 2011 - Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced that it has extended the expiration date of its tender offer for all outstanding common shares of Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) for $70.00 per share in cash. The offer and withdrawal rights are now scheduled to expire at 12:00 midnight New York City time on February 4, 2011, unless further extended. The tender offer was...

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API Technologies Announces Merger with SenDEC Corporation

o Vintage Capital Management Will Become Majority Shareholder NEW YORK and ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 10, 2011 - API Technologies Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: ATNYD) ( API" or the "Company"), a provider of secure communications, electronic components and subsystems to the global defense and aerospace industries, has signed a definitive merger agreement with Vintage Capital Management LLC ("Vintage") to...

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Duke Energy

Duke Energy and Progress Energy to Merge

o $26 Billion Transaction Will Create Nation's Largest Utility with a Combined Enterprise Value of $65 Billion o Diversified Generation Portfolio in Six Regulated Service Territories o Transaction Expected to be Accretive to Adjusted Diluted Earnings in First Year CHARLOTTE, N.C. and RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 10, 2011 - Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) and Progress Energy, Inc. (NYSE: PGN) announced today that...

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