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Merge Healthcare Announces Fusion aXigate™ Order in France
Merge Healthcare has announced that Colmar (France) General Hospital has awarded it a contract for the Fusion aXigate™ clinical information-management platform and numerous associated software modules, which will create an enterprise-wide, information-based workflow in the hospital. 05/18/07

ABB Wins Contract in Qatar
ABB has received an order worth $26 million as the main electrical and instrumentation vendor for two oil platforms currently being built for Maersk Oil Qatar. 05/17/07

Elster Electricity Installs EnergyAxis® System in New Zealand
Elster Electricity, LLC, a leading provider of metering solutions worldwide and part of Elster Group, has announced a contract with Metrix, a division of Mighty River Power Limited, to install its EnergyAxis® System in Auckland, New Zealand. 05/16/07

Sault Area Hospital Selects Agfa HealthCare’s IMPAXTM for PACS Technology Implementation
Agfa HealthCare, a leading provider of IT-enabled clinical workflow and diagnostic imaging solutions, has announced that Ontario’s Sault Area Hospital (SAH) will implement the Web-deployable IMPAX™ 6.0 PACS (Picture Archive and Communications System). 05/15/07

ABB Wins $54 Million Order for Underground and Underwater Power Link in Denmark
ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, has secured a $54-million order for an underground and underwater power link that will connect Denmark's existing grids for the first time and help stabilize power supplies. 05/14/07

MicroDose Mammography Places Ireland as World Leader in Digital Breast Screening
Sectra will deliver its MicroDose Mammography system to BreastCheck, the national breast-screening program in Ireland. 05/11/07

City Of Pocatello, Idaho, Selects Federal Signal Public Safety Broadband Wireless Network
Federal Signal Corporation and the City of Pocatello, Idaho, have announced plans to deploy a Federal Signal interoperable communications platform that includes a 4.9 GHz public safety broadband wireless network to deliver mission-critical emergency communications to police, fire, and EMS personnel in Pocatello and surrounding areas. 05/09/07

Philips Awarded Preferred Telehealth Contract by Visiting Nurse Associations of America
Royal Philips Electronics and the Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) have selected Philips Medical Systems Consumer Healthcare Solutions as the “preferred provider” for telehealth products and services for VNAA members. 05/08/07

Elekta to Supply Leading IGRT Solution to Vejle Hospital in Denmark
Vejle hospital has selected two Elekta Synergy® systems for intensity modulated and image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) for its facility in southern Jutland. 05/07/07

Honeywell Gets $14.5M Air Force Contract
The United States Air Force on Friday awarded a $14.5 million contract to a unit of Honeywell Inc. for global positioning systems (GPS) for several types of U.S. aircraft. 05/01/07

AREVA T&D Wins 100 Million Euro Contract in Saudi Arabia
AREVA’s Transmission and Distribution (T&D) division has won a contract with the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) worth more than 100 million euros to build a new high-voltage gas-insulated substation and to refurbish 15 remote substations in the Jubail area in Saudi Arabia. 04/27/07

Daktronics Brings Latest LED Video Display to University of Oklahoma Athletics
Daktronics will continue its partnership with the University of Oklahoma (OU) Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium with a contract to bring LED video display technology to the home of Sooner football. 04/26/07

Siemens, TietoEnator Extend Outsourcing Contract
Siemens IT Solutions and Services has extended its telecom deal with TietoEnator, a Finland-based IT-services provider, for three years. 04/26/07

Honeywell Announces $7.7 Million Plant Deal
Honeywell Technology has been awarded a $7.7 million contract to supply several of its process-control technologies to the world's largest paraxylene plant. 04/24/07

Color Kinetics Licenses Patents to Trumpf for Medical Lighting Systems
Color Kinetics Inc. has announced a global licensing agreement with Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG, a $2 billion German manufacturing company, to license its iLED surgical light patents. 04/24/07

ABB Wins $40-Million Power Contract in Brazil
ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, has won a $40 million order for equipment to strengthen the electricity grid in Sao Paulo, Brazil's most populous state. 04/24/07


Mergers & Acquisitions

Eaton Acquires Medium-Voltage Drive Business
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today that it has acquired the technology and related assets associated with SMC Electrical Products, Inc.’s industrial medium-voltage adjustable-frequency drive business. 05/21/07

Emerson to Acquire Stratos International
Emerson has reached an agreement to acquire Stratos International, Inc. as part of Emerson Network Power, for approximately $85 million, pending customary regulatory approvals, approval by Stratos shareholders, and satisfaction of other customary conditions. 05/17/07

Onex Acquisition of Carestream Health Positions It for Long-Term Success
Carestream Health Incorporated, which began as a health group of Eastman Kodak Company, has begun operation as an independent company. 05/11/07

Elekta Finalizes Acquisition of 3D Line Medical Systems
Elekta, a leader in advanced radiation therapy, comprehensive cancer management, and non-invasive treatment of brain disorders, has acquired 3D Line Medical Systems. 05/09/07

Belden Completes Acquisition of Lumberg Automation Components
Belden, a leader in the development of signal transmission solutions, has purchased the assets of Lumberg Automation Components from The Lumberg Group for an undisclosed cash price. Lumberg Automation is a leading supplier of industrial connectors, high performance cord-sets, and field bus communication components for factory automation machinery. 05/08/07

Varian Medical Systems to Acquire Bio-Imaging Research
Varian Medical Systems, Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Bio-Imaging Research, Inc. (BIR), a privately-held supplier of X-ray imaging products for security and inspection. 05/03/07

General Cable Acquires Global Offshore Cable Supplier
General Cable Corporation announced today that it has agreed to acquire Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH & Co. KG (NSW), located in Nordenham, Germany, from Corning Incorporated. 05/03/07

Dura-Line and Arnco Acquired and Merged by Audax Group
Dura-Line Corp. and Arnco Corp. have been acquired and merged by Audax Group, a Boston-based investment firm. 05/02/07

Cree Completes Acquisition of COTCO Luminant Device
Cree, Inc., a leader in LED lighting, has completed the acquisition of COTCO Luminant Device Limited (COTCO), headquartered in Hong Kong. 05/01/07

Coleman Cable Completes Copperfield Acquisition
Coleman Cable, Inc. (CCI) has completed its acquisition of Copperfield, LLC. 04/27/07

Innovative Paper Technologies Acquired by 3M
Innovative Paper Technologies (IPT), a manufacturer of inorganic-based technical papers, boards, and laminates for a wide variety of high-temperature applications, and Powell LLC, a supplier of non-woven polyester mats for the electrical industry, have entered into a definitive agreement in which 3M will acquire the companies. 04/25/07



Belden's Peter Sheehan Becomes Global Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Belden has announced the appointment of Peter Sheehan, currently president, Belden Americas Division, to the new role of global vice president, sales and marketing. 05/15/07

Carestream Health Unveils Executive Team
Carestream Health, Inc., a recently acquired and independent subsidiary of Onex Corporation, has announced its senior executive team and corporate operating structure. 05/14/07

Elster Group Announces New CEO
Elster Group, a manufacturer and supplier of highly accurate, high quality, integrated metering and utilization solutions, has announced the appointment of Jim McGivern as chief executive officer. 05/10/07

Thomas & Betts Corporation Elects New Director at Annual Meeting of Shareholders
Thomas & Betts Corporation has announced the addition of Kevin L. Roberg as a member of the company’s board of directors, which increases the size of the company’s board to 10, including nine independent directors. 05/07/07

Sadlowski Named Chief Executive Officer for Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.
Siemens Energy and Automation, Inc. (SE&A) today announced the appointment of Dennis Sadlowski, 46, as president and chief executive officer effective July 1, 2007. 05/04/07

Ametek Names Robert S. Feit Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Ametek, Inc. has named Robert S. Feit as senior vice president and general counsel to support the company’s growth plans.05/01/07

Eaton Names CEVA Logistics as Lead Logistics Provider in Asia Pacific
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has awarded CEVA Logistics a contract to act as lead logistics provider for all of Eaton’s businesses in the Asia Pacific region. 04/30/07



Emerson Earns Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award for Industrial Automation and Process Control
For the fourth year in a row, Frost & Sullivan has selected Emerson Process Management as company of the year for industrial automation and process control. 05/18/07

DuPont Wins Elite Automotive Innovation Award for Advanced Paint System
DuPont has received a prestigious 2007 PACE award from Automotive News for superior innovation, technological advancement, and business performance. 05/02/07

Cooper Wiring Devices’ Mediasync™ Wins Innovative Housing Technology Award
The Cooper Wiring Devices MediaSync™ line of structured wiring products has won the 2007 Innovative Housing Technology Award (IHTA) in the suppliers-home tech products: networking category. 04/30/07


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NEMA CEO Endorses Expedited Energy-Efficiency Rulemaking Authority in House Testimony
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) President and Chief Executive Officer Evan Gaddis recommended this week to the U. S. House of Representatives’ Committee of Energy and Commerce’s Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee that the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) be amended to include procedures whereby consensus agreements can be quickly acted upon by the Department of Energy (DOE). 05/03/07


NEMA Publishes FB 2.10-2007 Selection And Installation Guidelines For Fittings For Use With Non-Flexible Metallic Conduits Or Tubing
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published FB 2.10-2007 Selection and Installation Guidelines for Fittings for Use With Non-Flexible Metallic Conduit or Tubing (Rigid Metal Conduit, Intermediate Metal Conduit, and Electrical Metallic Tubing)05/04/07

NEMA Publishes DICOM 2007 Standards For Digital Imaging And Communications In Medicine
The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), has published DICOM 2007 Standards for Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM). 05/04/07



Varian Medical Systems and Cedara Software Announce Licensing Agreement for Tumor Response
Cedara Software, a Merge Healthcare company and an independent developer of medical software technologies for the global healthcare market, has concluded a licensing agreement with Varian Medical Systems, giving Varian exclusive global rights to distribute Cedara’s I-Response™ technology within the radiation and medical oncology market. 05/16/07

Schneider Electric Helps Habitat for Humanity Build Home in Harrisburg
Square D/Schneider Electric has joined Harrisburg Habitat for Humanity to sponsor and help build a home in Harrisburg, PA. 05/04/07



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