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Sectra Sells MicroDose Mammography to Customers in Three New Markets
Within a two-month period, mammography clinics in Switzerland, Austria, and New Zealand have selected MicroDose digital mammography systems from the IT and medical-technology company Sectra. 2/24/06

ABB to Upgrade Transmission Control for Scandinavian Interconnector
ABB has been selected to upgrade the control system of the 30-year-old Skagerrak 1 and 2 high voltage direct current link with a new ABB system called MACH 2. 2/24/06

Iteris Secures $5 Million Contract from GDOT
Iteris, Inc., has been selected by the Georgia Department of Transportation to complete the final phase of a project designed to systematically replace all existing traffic signal controllers throughout the state over the next five years. 2/22/06

Kodak to Provide Worldwide Service for Fischer Imaging’s Cancer Screening Equipment
Eastman Kodak and Fischer Imaging have agreed to make Kodak the authorized worldwide service provider for Fischer’s breast cancer screening equipment. 2/21/06

Philips and Washington University Expand Oncology Partnership
Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, named one of America's best hospitals for the past 12 years by U.S. News & World Report, has selected Philips Medical Systems' AcQSim3 and Pinnacle3 systems to improve cancer treatment planning and accurately target tumors. 2/16/06

Kodak Receives PACS Order for Three Pennsylvania Hospitals
West Penn Allegheny Health System has ordered picture archiving and communication systems and enterprise information management, plus project management, data migration, and integration services from Eastman Kodak Company. 2/15/06

Emerson Wins Contract for Upgrades at BP's Three Largest U.S. Facilities
BP International Ltd., has named Emerson Process Management as the main automation contractor for the replacement of aging process automation systems at BP's three largest U.S. refineries. 2/14/06

Bechtel Selects Invensys to Supply Technology to Project in Algeria
Invensys Process Systems has been selected by Bechtel to supply Triconex triple modular redundant technology for safety instrumented systems in the SonaHess Gassi El Agreb redevelopment project in Algeria. 2/13/06


Mergers & Acquisitions

Dresser-Rand Announces Steam Turbine Business Restructuring
Dresser-Rand Group Inc. has announced that it has finalized the plan for integrating its steam turbine business with the steam turbine assets of Tuthill Energy Systems, which it acquired in September of 2005. 2/23/06

AMETEK Acquires Pulsar Technologies, Inc.
AMETEK, Inc., has acquired Pulsar Technologies, a designer and manufacturer of specialized communications equipment for the electric utility market. 2/17/06

3M to Acquire OMNII Oral Pharmaceuticals
3M will acquire OMNII Oral Pharmaceuticals, a provider of differentiated preventive dental products, solutions, and support for dental professionals. 2/16/06

Rea Magnet Wire Finalizes Purchase of Phelps Dodge North America Magnet Wire Operations
Phelps Dodge Corporation has completed the sale of the Phelps Dodge Magnet Wire Company North America to Rea Magnet Wire, Inc., of Fort Wayne, Indiana. 2/14/06

Littelfuse Acquires SurgX Corporation
Littelfuse, Inc., has acquired SurgX Corporation, which licenses the SurgX brand of proprietary surge protection technology for over-voltage circuit protection, for $2.5 million in cash. 2/13/06



Cooper Industries Appoints Hachigian as Chairman
The board of directors of Cooper Industries has elected Kirk S. Hachigian as chairman of the board, adding to his role as president and chief executive officer. 2/15/06



Rockwell Automation Receives Frost & Sullivan 2005 Leadership in Customer Service Award
Rockwell Automation has received the Frost & Sullivan 2005 Customer Service Leadership Award for its demonstrated excellence and outstanding contributions to the worldwide medium voltage drives market. 2/17/06


IDEA Acquires Data Synchronization Assets of ISS
Following board of director approval, the Industry Data Exchange Association acquired the data synchronization assets of Integrated Software Systems, a provider of web-based, dynamic collaborative solutions that enables data synchronization between suppliers and their trading partners within the Global Data Synchronization Network via the 1SYNC Data Pool. 2/22/06

NEMA Lighting Systems Index Tumbles in Fourth Quarter of 2005
NEMA's Lighting Systems Index declined 4.5 percent during the fourth quarter of 2005, erasing the index’s relatively steady path of growth over the past two years. 2/21/06

FEMP Designates NEMA Premium Motors as Standard for all Federal Facilities Purchases
The Federal Energy Management Program has accepted NEMA’s recommendations for mandatory federal purchase of NEMA Premium motors in federal facilities. 2/14/06

NEMA Hosting Webinar on Avian Flu Pandemic
On March 8, NEMA's EHS Council will host "Avian Flu: What Companies Need to Know," by Myles Druckman, VP of medical assistance for International SOS. 2/13/06


President Bush Tours Johnson Controls, Delivers Energy Policy Address
President George W. Bush recently visited the headquarters of Johnson Controls, Inc., to raise public awareness of the need for America’s energy independence and to highlight some of the latest technology advances in energy efficiency. 2/23/06

GE Lighting Lights Up the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games
GE Lighting is providing a variety of products and services to support the major venues of the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games and the city center of Torino. 2/22/06

Schneider Electric China Enters Medium Voltage Vacuum Circuit Breaker Partnership
Schneider Electric China Investment Ltd., and Shaanxi Baoguang Group have signed an agreement for the formation of a new joint venture dedicated to the manufacturing and distribution of medium voltage vacuum circuit breakers. 2/21/06


February 27, 2006
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