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Johnson Controls to Improve Operating Costs, Reduce Greenhouse Gases at Halifax Metro Transit
Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia has signed a performance contract with Johnson Controls, Inc., to reduce operating costs and greenhouse gases at its Metro Transit building. 5/5/06

Indianapolis Airport Awards Siemens Contract for Secure and Green Baggage Handling System
Siemens Energy & Automation has won a $22.8 million contract from the Indianapolis International Airport for a new baggage handling and in-line security screening system designed for the new Midfield Terminal. 5/5/06

Philips Signs Two-Year Agreement with Kaiser Permanente to Provide Advanced Technologies and Services
Philips Medical Systems will supply advanced ultrasound systems, data quantification software, enterprise-wide PACS, and equipment service for Kaiser Permanente’s more than 450 medical centers and offices in the United States. 5/4/06

IMPAC is OTN’s Preferred Oncology Electronic Medical Records Vendor
IMPAC Medical Systems, Inc., will become the preferred oncology electronic medical records vendor of OTN, a leading specialty pharmaceutical services company. 5/1/06

DeJarnette Research Systems Wins Tenet Healthcare Deal
DeJarnette Research Systems has signed the company’s first PACS migration contract with Tenet Healthcare. 4/28/06

Outpatient Clinic First in U.S. to Implement Agfa’s Full IMPAX Suite with Multi-Site Scheduling Tool
A major outpatient clinic in Kansas will install Agfa Healthcare’s IMPAX RIS, TalkStation speech recognition reporting system, and two mammography diagnostic display stations as part of a broad integrated solution. 4/28/06

Honeywell to Standardize Technology at 25 Refineries and Chemical Plants
Honeywell has received contracts to provide software and services to help maximize the performance, safety, and reliability of Shell Downstream's refinery and chemicals sites around the world. 4/27/06


Mergers & Acquisitions

3M to Acquire Leading Developer of Hospital Software
3M Deutschland GmbH will acquire SBG GmbH, a German developer of diagnosis related groups software for hospitals, including related trademarks and patents. 5/3/06

Siemens to Acquire Diagnostic Products Corporation
Siemens will acquire  Diagnostic Products Corporation for $1.86 billion. 5/2/06



Kodak Streamlines Operating Structure
Eastman Kodak Company is making a series of organizational changes that the company feels represent another step in its effort to create the digital business model necessary for sustained success. 5/5/06



Honeywell Honored by General Motors as a 2005 Supplier of the Year
Honeywell was named General Motors Supplier of the Year for providing world-class turbochargers, automotive sensors, and engineering services. 5/4/06

FUJIFILM Medical Receives Frost & Sullivan Market Leadership Award
Frost & Sullivan has selected FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA, Inc., as the recipient of the 2006 Market Leadership Award in computed radiography. 5/3/06

Texas Instruments Named to Business Ethics Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List
Texas Instruments has been named to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list presented by Business Ethics Magazine, which recognizes companies with a commitment to higher standards and best practices in corporate social responsibility. 5/2/06

Johnson Controls Named to 100 Best Corporate Citizens List
Johnson Controls, Inc., has been included for the first time on Business Ethics Magazine's list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens. 5/1/06

NAPA Honors Eaton as Heavy Duty Supplier of the Year
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has been named 2005 Heavy Duty Supplier of the Year by NAPA Auto Parts. 4/28/06


Lighting Controls Association Publishes Education Express Online Series
The Lighting Controls Association, which is administered by NEMA, has published Education Express, a new free online distance-education program. 5/5/06

Industrial Controls Indices Highlight Robust Market Conditions
NEMA’s Primary Industrial Controls Index increased 6.1 percent between the fourth quarter of 2005 and the first quarter of 2006, the tenth consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth and the highest reading since the first quarter of 2001. 5/2/06

White Paper, Other Materials Show Industry is Winning the War on Cancer
NEMA and US Oncology recently released a white paper, a timeline chronicling the past 50 years of advancements in cancer treatment, and a series of fact sheets, all based on peer-reviewed research that show how medical imaging has revolutionized the way we diagnose and treat cancer. 5/2/06

Industry Confidence Still Robust, According to NEMA's April Electroindustry Business Confidence Index
NEMA’s EBCI for current North American business conditions measured in the high 60s for the third straight month in April, indicating that industry sentiment has remained at a robust level for much of the first third of the year. 4/27/06

IDEA Announces New Directors and Officers for 2006-2007
IDEA, an industry owned e-commerce service provider, announced its new officers and directors for 2006-2007. 4/24/06


May 8, 2006
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