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Agfa Wins 6.7 Million Euro Contract for Imaging and IT Solutions
The Salzburg District Hospitals group in Austria has awarded a contract to GWI, a subsidiary of Agfa, to implement its ORBIS hospital-wide information system. 2/6/06

Boise Cascade Selects Invensys for Generator Control System Upgrade
Invensys Process Systems will supply technology for upgraded turbine generator controls at Boise Cascade’s DeRidder packaging and newsprint mill. 2/3/06


Mergers & Acquisitions

Emerson to Acquire Artesyn Technologies
Artesyn Technologies, which provides leading original equipment manufacturers with advanced power conversion equipment and hardware and software subsystems for communication applications, will become part of Emerson Network Power. 2/10/06

Honeywell Completes Sale of Indalex Aluminum Solutions
Honeywell has completed the sale of Indalex Aluminum Solutions to an affiliate of private investment firm Sun Capital Partners, Inc., for $425 million in cash. 2/10/06

L-3 Communications Acquires TCS Design and Management Services
L-3 Communications has acquired TCS Design and Management Services, which specializes in fixed and rotary wing aircraft and avionics system engineering services for the U.S. Air Force special operations community. 2/8/06

Toshiba Acquires Westinghouse from BNFL
Toshiba Corporation will acquire BNFL USA Group Inc. and 100 percent of Westinghouse Electric UK Limited from British Nuclear Fuels plc. 2/7/06

Schneider Electric Acquires Spain’s AEM S.A.
Schneider Electric's subsidiary Schneider Electric España will acquire AEM S.A., a Spanish firm that designs and manufactures low voltage electrical distribution installation systems and equipment for the residential and building markets. 2/7/06

Siemens Invests in Serveron; Companies to Jointly Market Products to Assist in the Prevention of Blackouts
Siemens Venture Capital has made an investment in privately held Serveron Corporation; Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution and Serveron will jointly market products and services that help prevent electric power outages. 2/6/06

Emerson Acquires Knurr AG of Germany
Emerson has acquired Knurr AG, whose enclosure systems for the telecommunication and data industries—along with its cooling technologies—will become part of Emerson Network Power's broad technology offering. 2/3/06

L-3 Communications Acquires Advanced System Architectures Ltd.
L-3 Communications acquired Advanced System Architectures Ltd. on January 25, 2006, renaming the business L-3 ASA. 2/2/06

Schneider Electric Sells its Num Numerical Command Subsidiary to Verdoso
Schneider Electric recently sold its Num numerical command subsidiary to manufacturing group Verdoso. 2/1/06

Siemens Increases its Stake in Russian Company Power Machines
Siemens has increased its stake in the Russian company Power Machines and thereby strengthened its position in the Russian power market. 1/31/06



Belden CDT Announces Organizational Changes
Belden CDT Inc. has announced changes in its organization structure designed to address more effectively the needs of its customers in North America. 2/9/06

GE Healthcare Announces New Leadership for Diagnostic Imaging Business
Mark Vachon has been promoted to the position of president and chief executive officer of GE Healthcare’s Diagnostic Imaging business. 2/1/06



Philips iSite PACS Named “Best in KLAS” in PACS Category
Philips Medical Systems' Philips iSite PACS was named Best in KLAS PACS in the 2005 Top 20 Year-End Best in KLAS Awards report from KLAS Enterprises. 1/30/06


NEMA Hosting Webinar on Avian Flu Epidemic
On Wednesday, March 8, NEMA's Environmental, Health and Safety Council will host a webinar called "Avian Flu: What Companies Need to Know," by Myles Druckman, vice president of medical assistance for International SOS. 1/9/06

NEMA Initiates New Traffic Standards Activities, Seeks User Input
NEMA's Traffic Management Systems Section has initiated four new traffic signal standards activities to update a current standard and introduce new ones, and formed four new task groups. NEMA is seeking guidance from the user community by hosting a workshop in San Antonio on March 22. 2/6/06

Seasonal Slowdown Does Not Derail Strong Growth in NEMA's 2005 Industrial Control Business Indices
NEMA’s Primary Industrial Controls Index declined 2.3 percent between the third and fourth quarter of 2005, likely reflecting the typical seasonal weakness in fourth quarter sales rather than a major loss in momentum for the industrial controls market. 2/3/06

NEMA Submits Comments on Rate Incentives for Transmission Investment
NEMA was one of was one of about 80 entities to submit comments on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on incentives for transmission investment. 2/2/06

NEMA EHS Council to Hold Webinar on Continuous Improvement Process
On February 24, NEMA's Environmental, Health and Safety Council will host a webinar called "Does Your Continuous Improvement Process include Risk Reduction." 1/30/06

NEMA is in the process of implementing a Digital Rights Management (DRM) security feature to help control content security and electronic delivery of NEMA standards and to protect its intellectual property.
Beginning February 15, all standards and standards publications that are currently free on the NEMA website will be available in an encrypted form, allowing viewing of the entire publication online, but not printing, modifying, saving, or distribution of the file.

When accessing a NEMA standard from the first time, all users need to download a free plug in. There is no limit to the number of times a document may be viewed on your computer.


NEMA Applauds U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement Negotiations
NEMA applauds the recent announcement by U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman and his South Korean counterpart, Kim Hyun-chong, that their two governments will be launching bilateral free trade negotiations. 2/2/06

NEMA Commends Department of Energy for Appliance Standards Schedule
NEMA has commended the Department of Energy on its recent release of a schedule for setting new appliance efficiency standards that would save American consumers billions of dollars in energy costs. 2/2/06


President Bush Visits 3M; Recognizes Company for Leadership in R&D
President George W. Bush toured a laboratory during a recent visit to 3M and recognized the company for its leadership in research and development in his remarks to employees about America's global competitiveness. 2/9/06

Advance University Accredited by AEE
Advance has announced that its Advance University interactive ballast training website has been officially approved by the Association of Energy Engineers for their Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional program. 2/2/06


February 13, 2006
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