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General Electric's 12.4-billion-euro ($14.08 billion) bid for Alstom's (ALSO.PA) power equipment business is likely to face a full-scale investigation by EU antitrust regulators, three people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The move by the European Commission suggests that the EU watchdog may have concerns that the deal could…

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Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, today announced that Michael Taff, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will be leaving the company. To ensure a smooth transition, Taff will be staying on through March 31. “On behalf of Flowserve,…

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Global Power Equipment Group Inc. announced today its plans to acquire substantially all of the assets of Siemens' eHouse manufacturing operations, a part of its Medium Voltage Business Unit, through its subsidiary Koontz-Wagner Custom Controls Holdings, LLC. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close…

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Red Lion Controls announced that Paul Tanner has joined the company as Vice President of Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In this role, Paul will drive Red Lion’s efforts to provide sales, service and support to customers seeking industry-leading solutions for automation, Ethernet and cellular M2M. “Paul…

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Helping to modernize and optimize the utility grid in Iceland, GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE:GE) today announced that it will provide Reykjavik Energy—Iceland’s largest utility company—with its PowerOn™ Advantage advanced distribution management system (ADMS). The addition of GE’s grid software will enable Reykjavik Energy to reduce operational costs while also…

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Nova Measuring Instruments (NVMI), a leading innovator and key provider of optical metrology solutions for advanced process control used in semiconductor manufacturing, announced today that it has received its first order for Real-time Profile Measurement solution, NovaRPM®, for real-time monitoring of advanced Etch processes. The solution, which will be delivered…

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AMETEK Crystal Engineering releases HPC40 Series calibrator for verification or calibration of pressure gauges, transducers, transmitters, pressure switches and safety valves. It is suitable for pressures ranging from vacuum to 15,000 psi with accuracy of 0.035% of reading for all ranges and is temperature compensated from -20 to 50C. This…

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UK-based engineering and test company Curtis Assemble & Test Ltd installed a non-contact confocal chromatic sensor from Micro-Epsilon on an automated assembly and test machine that checks the alignment of a precision disc pin assembly, part of an automotive fuel injector valve. These high precision confocal displacement sensors are able…

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National Instruments has formed a PXI partnership with Cobham Wireless, formerly the wireless test business of Aeroflex, which will see NI acquiring the existing Cobham PXI modular instruments product line. NI will manufacture the PXI modular instruments and supply them exclusively to Cobham which will sell them under its own…

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Fuji Electric Co, Ltd., the leading energy technology company, announced that the company’s FRENIC-HVAC and FRENIC-AQUA have been recently awarded the Green Building Product Certificate by the Singapore Green Building Council. The certification confirms that Fuji Electric’s Variable Speed Drives are energy saving, eco-friendly products and the company is poised…