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Philips Signs Long-Term Healthcare Research Partnership with West China Hospital
Royal Philips Electronics has signed a long-term research partnership agreement with West China Hospital, an affiliate of the Sichuan University in Chengdu, China. 04/04/08

ABB Wins $150 Million Order for Energy Efficient Technology
ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, has won a $150-million contract to provide power systems and grid connections for a natural gas and steam-turbine (combined-cycle) power plant to be built in the Netherlands. 03/03408

Agfa HealthCare Chosen by Canadian Province e-Health Program
Agfa HealthCare, a leading provider of IT-enabled clinical workflow and diagnostic imaging solutions, has been selected as the vendor of choice by New Brunswick, Canada, to deliver a diagnostic imaging repository (DI-r) as part of the province’s e-Health strategy.

Philips Solid-State Lighting Solutions Licenses Patent Portfolio to Renaissance Lighting
Philips Solid-State Lighting Solutions, the new entity formed by Philips’ acquisition of Color Kinetics, and Renaissance Lighting have completed a licensing agreement that provides Renaissance Lighting with access to Philips Solid-State Lighting Solutions worldwide patent portfolio. 01/04/08

Toshiba to Participate in New Company to Promote ABWR Nuclear Power Plants in North America
Toshiba Corporation has announced that it will invest $300 million in a new company formed by NRG Energy, Inc, one of the largest diversified energy providers in the United States. 31/03/08

AREVA Signs T&D Contract in South Africa
AREVA signed a contract approximating 80 million euros with Rio Tinto Alcan, the world aluminum leader, to build a power supply system for its new smelter located in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. 28/03/08

Cummins Selects Transplace as Lead Logistics Provider
Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services (TMS) and logistics technology, today announced it has been selected by Cummins Inc., a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute, and service engines and related technologies, as its lead logistics provider for the Power Generation and Emission Solutions Business Units. 27/03/08



Acuity Brands Announces New Board Member
Acuity Brands, Inc. has announced the election of George C. (Jack) Guynn to its board of directors. Guynn was president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 1996 through 2006. 31/03/08

Varian Medical Systems Board Member Steven A. Leibel Passes Away
The Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Board of Directors has announced the death of member Steve A. Leibel, MD, who was appointed to the Varian board in 2007. He was 61. 26/03/08


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NEMA Premium Efficiency Levels Adopted as Federal Motor Efficiency Performance Standards
On December 19, 2007, President Bush signed the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) in law (Public Law 140-110). 27/03/08


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NEMA Publishes Reaffirmed Residential Control Standards DC 5, DC 12, and DC 13
All three standards have been developed by the Residential Controls Section to promote a better understanding between the manufacturer and the user by providing for interchangeability though industry standardization and to assist in selecting and obtaining the proper equipment. They feature updated normative references. 01/04/08

NEMA Publishes LC 1-2007 Test Procedure for Compatibility of Hearing Aids and Ultrasonic Lighting Control Devices
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published LC 1-2007 Test Procedure for Compatibility of Hearing Aids and Ultrasonic Lighting Control Devices.


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