NEMA Welcomes Fifteen New Member Companies
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s (NEMA) Board of Governors Executive Committee has unanimously approved 15 applications for NEMA membership. NEMA welcomes the following new members:
AADCO Medical, Inc.
LLC HomeFree, Inc.
Imaging Dynamics Company Ltd.
Jeron Electronic Systems, Inc.
Litetronics International Inc.
Onyx Power Inc.
Potter Electric Signal Co.
Xoran Technologies, Inc.
Contracts | Mergers & Acquisitions | Personnel
Itron Lands Largest-Ever International Sentinel® Meter Order
Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), the country’s principal electric utility with more than 20 million customers and 163 power-generating plants, has awarded Itron a contract for 25,000 Sentinel solid-state electricity meters, its largest-ever international order. 03/12/07
Cree XLamp® XR-E LEDs Chosen for Solar-Powered Streetlights
Cree, Inc., a leader in LED solid-state lighting components, has announced that Guangzhou Multi-Cell Semiconductor Lighting Technology Co., Ltd. (Multi-Cell) is installing energy-saving, solar-powered streetlights based on Cree’s XLamp XR-E power LEDs. 03/09/07
AREVA T&D Awarded Outstanding Power Transformer Contract in the United States
AREVA’s Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Division recently signed a contract with Northeast Utilities (NU) to provide 14 high-voltage power transformers for installation in Connecticut and New Hampshire. 03/06/07
U.S. Traffic Corporation Awarded New York City Advanced Traffic Controller Contract
U.S. Traffic Corporation has been awarded a contract by the New York City Department of Transportation for the design, manufacture and supply of its advanced solidstate traffic controller (ASTC). 03/06/07
Kodak's Health Group Signs Picture Archiving and Communications System Contract with Novation
Eastman Kodak Company’s Health Group has signed an agreement with Novation that makes the innovative Kodak CARESTREAM picture archiving and communications system available to nearly 2,500 alliance members and facilities. 03/05/07
Agfa HealthCare Agrees to Install ORBIS™ Nursing Clinical Modules at Sampson Regional Medical Center
Agfa HealthCare announced that Sampson Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has signed a letter of understanding to install ORBIS ™ nursing clinical modules for point of care clinical documentation, flow sheet charting, and care planning at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference this month. 03/01/07
Mergers & Acquisitions
Schneider Electric Acquires American Power Conversion, Creating a Worldwide Leader in Critical Power and Cooling Services
Schneider Electric recently announced the completion of the acquisition of American Power Conversion Corporation (APC), following satisfaction of the closing conditions of the merger agreement. 02/28/07
Schneider Electric Announces Jim Pauley Elected Vice-Chairman of ANSI
The Schneider Electric North American Operating Division announced that Jim Pauley has assumed the role of vice-chairman of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). 03/07/07
Thomas & Betts Corporation Names Ned Camuti President of U.S. Electrical Business
Thomas & Betts Corporation has announced that E. F. (Ned) Camuti will join the company as president of its U.S. electrical business effective March 5, 2007. 03/02/07
Energizer Holdings, Inc. Announces Management Changes
Energizer Holdings, Inc. has announced that Joseph Lynch will retire as president of Schick-Wilkinson Sword on March 31, 2007. David Hatfield, Energizer's chief marketing officer will succeed him. 02/28/07
Merge Healthcare Announces Promotion of Senior Executive
Merge Technologies Incorporated, doing business as Merge Healthcare, recently announced that Gary D. Bowers has been promoted to president, Merge Healthcare North America, reporting directly to Kenneth D. Rardin, president and chief executive officer of Merge Healthcare. 02/27/07
Cummins Named to CRO Magazine's `Best Corporate Citizens` List for Eighth Straight Year
Cummins, Inc. was recently named as one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens in the United States by CRO magazine, the eighth straight year the company has received this recognition. 03/09/07
EPA and DOE Name Progress Lighting 2007 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy have named Progress Lighting as a 2007 ENERGY STAR award winner for Product Manufacturer Partner of the Year for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing and educating consumers about energy-efficient products. 03/07/07
Agfa HealthCare Receives 2007 Frost & Sullivan North American Medical Informatics Competitive Strategy Leadership of the Year Award
The 2007 Frost & Sullivan Award for North American Medical Informatics Competitive Strategy Leadership of the Year has been awarded to Agfa HealthCare. 03/02/07
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MedPAC Repeating Same Mistakes in Evaluating Imaging Growth, Say Imaging Companies of Recent MedPAC Reports
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission is repeating the same mistakes it made in the past in its analysis of growth in medical imaging-and it is overlooking the real questions Congress wants answered, according to the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance, a division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). 03/09/07
NEMA Announces Support of Energy Efficiency Bill in Senate, House
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today announced its support for the Energy Efficiency Incentives Act of 2007 (S.822)The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today announced its support for the Energy Efficiency Incentives Act of 2007 (S.822). 03/09/07
Electroindustry Confidence Indices Rise in February
February was a healthy month for the electroindustry, and the future appears bright as well, according to senior industry executives responding to NEMA’s monthly Electroindustry Business Confidence Survey. 02/28/07
Congress, AMIC Renew Battle to Halt DRA-05 Imaging Payment Cuts
Reps. McCarthy, Pitts, and Green announce new legislation to suspend payment cuts, and AMIC issues new study documenting large imbalances in imaging reimbursement under DRA-05. 02/28/07
NEMA Publishes ANSI/NEMA MW 1000-2003 Rev 2 2006 Standards for Magnet Wire
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI/NEMA MW 1000-2003 Rev 2 2006, a concise and convenient compilation of all of the existing NEMA standards for magnet wire. 03/06/07
NEMA Publishes ANSI C12.18-2006 American National Standard Protocol Specification for ANSI Type 2 Optical Port and ANSI C12.21-2006 American National Standard Protocol Specification for Telephone Modem Communication
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI C12.18-2006 American National Standard Protocol Specification for ANSI Type 2 Optical Port and ANSI C12.21-2006 American National Standard Protocol Specification for Telephone Modem Communication. 03/06/07
ABB Joins Intergraph SmartPlant® Alliance Program
ABB Inc., a leader in power and automation technologies, has joined the Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise Alliance Program. 03/12/07
"America's Most Wanted" Uses Daktronics Digital Billboard to Alert Citizens about Dangerous Fugitive
TV’s “America’s Most Wanted” extended the long arm of the law’s reach by using Daktronics digital billboards in Cleveland, Ohio, to display the mug shot of an escaped criminal. 03/08/07
ABB Sells Building Systems Business in Germany
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has agreed to sell the remainder of its building systems business to the WISAG Group in Frankfurt, Germany. 03/08/07
Merge Healthcare Announces Branding Change for Business Units
Merge Healthcare, a leading medical imaging software and services provider, has announced that the name of its North American direct business unit will be changed from Merge eMed to Merge Healthcare North America. 03/05/07
WEG-Voltran Joint Venture Results in Increased Manufacturing Capabilities
WEG, the largest Latin American electric motors manufacturer, recently announced that its joint venture with power transformer manufacturer Voltran has resulted in a significant increase in manufacturing capabilities at the WEG-Voltran plant in Tizayuca, Mexico. 03/01/07
Cree and Raleigh, North Carolina, Launch Nation’s First “LED City” with Cost-Saving Municipal Lighting
Cree, Inc., a U.S.-based leader in LED solid-state lighting components, and the City of Raleigh, the anchor city in a rapidly growing metro area, recently announced a joint, city-wide initiative to test, deploy and promote LED technology focused on a variety of general lighting applications. 02/27/07
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