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NEMA Releases 2006 Revision of DICOM Standard

NEMA has released a sixteen-part update of the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine standard, a multi-part set of rules that establishes a single language for exchanging digital images and related information such as patient name, reason for the procedure, instrument used, and more. DICOM enables users to acquire, display, store, query, retrieve, move, or print medical images between instruments, computers, and hospitals.

DICOM is used by virtually all medical professionals who use digital imaging in their practices, including specialists in cardiology, dentistry, endoscopy, mammography, opthamology, orthopedics, pathology, pediatrics, radiation therapy, radiology, surgery, and even veterinary medicine. More...

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Shreveport Convention Center to Install Daktronics ProStar Marquees
Daktronics Inc., has been chosen to provide two new ProStar marquees for the Shreveport Convention Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. 6/30/06

ABB to Assist Development of New Irish Power Trading System
ABB has won a multi-million euro contract to provide the computer systems and software infrastructure for Ireland’s new Single Electricity Market. 6/29/06

Honeywell Signs Major Agreement with Linde for UniSim Design Suite
Honeywell will provide the engineering division of Linde AG its UniSim Design Suite, part of Honeywell's family of simulation software and engineering services designed to improve performance throughout the lifecycle of a processing plant. 6/29/06

Honeywell Helps Four Illinois School Districts Cut Energy Costs
Honeywell has been awarded $8.8 million in contracts to upgrade building systems and reduce energy costs in four Illinois school districts. 6/22/06

ABB Wins $33 Million Power Equipment Order in China
ABB has won a $33 million contract with Tianjin Power Co. for power equipment to help satisfy increasing demand for reliable power in China's third-largest city. 6/20/06

Emerson Awarded Contract for First Phase of $9.4 Billion Project
Emerson Process Management has been awarded a contract by Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. to digitally automate the first phase of its $9.4 billion Horizon Oil Sands Project, located 75 miles northwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta. 6/19/06


Mergers & Acquisitions

Schneider Electric to Acquire Invensys Advanced Building Systems
Schneider Electric will acquire Invensys Building Systems operations in North America and Asia, subject to regulatory approvals. 6/28/06

Johnson Controls Acquires Berg Inc.
Johnson Controls, Inc., has acquired Berg Inc., a mechanical services company headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana. 6/28/06

Siemens Medical Solutions Acquires Diagnostic Products Corporation
Siemens Medical Solutions USA will acquire Diagnostic Products Corporation. 6/27/06

Littelfuse Announces Song Long Acquisition
Littelfuse, Inc., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Song Long Electronics Co., Ltd., headquartered in Taiwan, for $5.5 million in cash. 6/26/06

Rockwell Automation to Sell Mechanical and Motor Business
Rockwell Automation, Inc., plans to sell the company’s Dodge mechanical and Reliance Electricmotors and motor repair services businesses. 6/21/06

GE Healthcare Bids for Biacore
GE Healthcare will acquire Biacore International AB, a leading provider of life science tools for protein research. 6/21/06

Siemens, Nokia to Merge their Communications Service Provider Businesses
Nokia and Siemens intend to merge Nokia's Networks Business Group and the carrier-related operations of Siemens into a new company, Nokia Siemens Networks. 6/20/06

WEG Acquires Mexican Transformer Manufacturer Voltran Ltd.
WEG Electric Motors Corp. recently acquired part of Voltran Ltd. 6/19/06



UTC Power President Named to DOE’s New Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee
Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman has appointed UTC Power President Jan van Dokkum to the Department of Energy’s new Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee. 6/28/06

Bukovec Appointed Chief Operating Officer of Radix Wire Company
Brian Bukovec has been appointed COO of Radix Wire Company. 6/22/06

NEMA EHS Council Offering August Webcast on GHS
The NEMA Environment, Health, and Safety Council will be holding a webcast on August 22 titled “U.S. Implementation of the Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication."

NEMA Offers Guidelines for Handling Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment to Flooded Areas
In response to electrical hazards posed in the aftermath of recent flash flooding in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states, NEMA offers complimentary copies of its brochure, Guidelines for Handling Water Damaged Electrical Equipment, to electrical distributors, contractors, and inspectors in the flood damaged regions. 6/29/06

North American Business Conditions Dip Slightly in June but Remain Indicative of Growth
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index for current North American conditions measured 53.6 in June, its 39th consecutive month above the 50-point threshold indicating conditions favorable to growth. 6/26/06


Agfa-Gevaert to Split into Three Independent Businesses and Initiate Major Cost-Savings Plan
Agfa-Gevaert has decided to split the group into three independent businesses: Graphics, HealthCare, and Materials. 6/23/06

Intertek Enters Cooperation Agreements with CQC
The ETL SEMKO division of Intertek recently signed two agreements with China Quality Certification Center to streamline the certification process for manufacturers entering the U.S. and Chinese markets. 6/23/06


July 5, 2006
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