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Siemens to Supply Environmentally Friendly Coal Gasification Technology to China
Siemens Power Generation (PG) recently announced that it has been awarded a contract by Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group Co. Ltd. (SNCG) in China to supply two entrained-flow gasifiers with a thermal capacity of 500 MW each and further key equipment for a coal gasification plant. 01/29/07

Johnson Controls Expands City of Cumberland’s Wireless Access and Upgrades Infrastructure
The City of Cumberland, Maryland, has recently signed a $3.7 million performance contract with Johnson Controls, Inc., to expand the city’s current wireless backbone to include city-wide WiFi access and upgrade existing building infrastructures. 01/29/07

General Cable Announces Major Underground High-Voltage Award
General Cable Corporation recently announced that its French subsidiary, Silec Cable, has been awarded a $70 million underground high-voltage project, which is part of a $1.3 billion Middletown-Norwalk, Connecticut, electric transmission project. 01/26/07

Sectra Wins Strategic Contract in The Netherlands Worth EUR 2.4 Million
Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) has recently signed a contract with the IT and medical-technology company Sectra. 01/25/07

Fujifilm Awarded Two New Amerinet Contracts
Fujifilm Medical Systems USA, Inc., recently announced that Amerinet, one of the leading healthcare group purchasing organizations (GPOs) in the United States, has awarded two new contracts to Fujifilm: a film and imager contract, and a digital x-ray and PACS contract. 01/18/07

ABB Wins $56-Million Order From Indian Steelmaker
ABB has recently won orders worth about $56 million for power and automation equipment to help Indian steelmaker JSW Group increase its output. 01/17/07


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Siemens A&D Acquires Software Producer UGS Corp.
With its acquisition of U.S. software producer UGS Corp., of Plano, Texas, the Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) Group recently announced that it will expand its product spectrum in automation technology to include industrial software for planning, design, and simulation in product lifecycle management. 01/26/07

Emerson Acquires Damcos Holding A/S
Emerson recently announced that it has acquired Damcos Holding A/S from the 3i Group PLC of the United Kingdom. 01/23/07

Onex to Acquire Kodak Health Group
Onex Corporation recently announced that it will acquire the Health Group of Eastman Kodak Company in a transaction initially valued at approximately $2.78 billion (U.S. $2.35 billion). 01/22/07

GE to Acquire Abbott’s in vitro and Point-of-Care Diagnostics Businesses for $8.13 Billion
General Electric Company and Abbott recently announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for GE to acquire Abbott’s primary in vitro diagnostics businesses and Abbott Point-of-Care diagnostics business (formerly known as i-STAT) for $8.13 billion in cash. 01/19/07

American Power Conversion Shareholders Approve Merger With Schneider Electric
American Power Conversion Corporation (APC) and Schneider Electric recently announced that the shareholders of APC have approved the merger of APC with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Schneider Electric. 01/19/07

GE Acquires Vetco Gray
GE recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Vetco Gray for $1.9B from Candover, 3i, and JP Morgan Partners. 01/17/07



Energizer Holdings, Inc., Announces Election of Directors and Changes in Board Responsibilities
Energizer Holdings, Inc., recently announced that R. David Hoover, John C. Hunter, John E. Klein, and John R. Roberts were elected to the Board of Directors at its 2007 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. 01/24/07

Siemens Appoints Kopanski and Batra to New Leadership Roles
Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., (SE&A) recently announced that Tom Kopanski, currently vice president of the Automation and Motion Division (AMD) has been named the new vice president of Power Distribution and Controls Division (PD&C). 01/22/06



KODAK Computed Radiography Digital Medical Imaging System Earns 2006 “Best in KLAS” Award
Kodak’s Health Group recently announced that the KODAK DIRECTVIEW CR 975 System recently earned a prestigious 2006 “Best in KLAS” Award in the computed radiography market segment from KLAS Enterprises. 01/24/07

Progress Lighting Picks Up Two Wins and Honorable Mention
Progress Lighting recently won two awards and an honorable mention in this year's Lighting For Tomorrow awards. In the first ever solid-state lighting category, Progress Lighting won with the Lakeland outdoor collection from their EVERLUME(tm) LED (light-emitting diodes) series. 01/19/07


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NEMA Publishes AB 3-2006, Molded Case Circuit Breakers and Their Application
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published AB 3-2006, Molded Case Circuit Breakers and Their Application, which replaces AB 3-2001. 01/19/07

NEMA Publishes ANSI C84.1-2006, American National Standard for Electric Power Systems and Equipment—Voltage Ratings (60 Hertz)
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI C84.1-2006, American National Standard for Electric Power Systems and Equipment—Voltage Ratings (60 Hertz). 01/16/07


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Color Kinetics and Lamina Ceramics Announce Licensing Agreement
Color Kinetics Incorporated and Lamina Ceramics Inc. recently announced the signing of a global licensing agreement. 01/25/07

More Than 200 Square D®/Schneider Electric Business Leaders Join Habitat for Humanity in Rebuilding Gulf Region
More than 200 Square D®/Schneider Electric business leaders will work alongside Gautier, Mississippi, residents January 30 to build houses and community spaces for one of Habitat for Humanity’s largest corporate site builds. 01/23/07

Square D Company Settles With Specialty Lamp International to Prevent Sale of Counterfeit Products
Square D® Company recently announced that it has reached a settlement with Specialty Lamp International, Inc., of Deerfield Beach, Florida, and that Specialty Lamp and its officers are permanently enjoined from importing, selling, or distributing Square D products. 01/18/07


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