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National Instruments, provider of hardware and software solutions in the field of engineering and research, has inaugurated the new headquarters of its research & development center in Cluj-Napoca, in The Office building. Apart from research in the embedded software field, the new space which covers over 1,800 square meters, will…

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GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) today dedicated its new reactor under-vessel training area, a state-of-the-art, full-size replica of the operating area underneath a boiling water nuclear reactor.   “This new, full-size area will enable us to further enhance the training of professionals who support refueling and maintenance outages at reactors…

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Axiomtek announced eBOX671-885-FL embedded vision system featuring PoE (power-over-Ethernet) support. To provide better computing performance, the PoE embedded vision system supports LGA1150 socket 4th generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 or Celeron processor (Codename: Haswell/Haswell-refresh). Its four channel Gigabit PoE ports allow multiple cabling to cameras and any PoE power device. With…

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Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS) has acquired majority stake in the US-based Colibrium Partners and Colibrium Direct (Colibrium), a wellness automation technology firm, for an un disclosed amount. Colibrium has developed a cloud-based platform that facilitates end-to-end work flow automation capability to healthcare service providers. The acquisition would bring complementary platform…

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Software advancements in the field of process automation will unlock significant value for businesses within the next three to five years, according to a Cognizant survey of 537 senior executives across North America and Europe. About half of the respondents saw automation as significantly improving their business processes within three…

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Toshiba Corporation and United Technologies Corporation have announced plans to establish engineering centres in India, North America and Europe to support global innovation for heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) products. "This cooperation is the first to result from the companies' recent agreement to further strengthen their strategic collaboration through their…

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Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced that Vishay HiRel Systems LLC has earned Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001:2007 and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001:2004 certification for its plant in Zhuhai, China. The registration audits were conducted by BSI, and the site was certified for the manufacture of magnetic…

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German engineering giant Siemens said Thursday it has secured a contract worth 1.7 billion euros ($1.9 billion) for the supply and maintenance of regional trains in Germany. Siemens will supply 82 trains for the new Rhine-Ruhr Express in the regional state of North Rhine-Westphalia, and provide maintenance for a period…

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Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its affiliate, Yokogawa Kontrol (Malaysia), has received an order from a consortium comprising JGC Corporation (Japan) and Samsung Heavy Industries (South Korea) that will supply control systems and safety instrumented systems for PETRONAS's second floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility, PFLNG2. Under the terms of…

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Festo has entered into an agreement with ZAYTRAN, Inc., to become the exclusive distributor of ZAYTRAN products in the North American marketplace. This partnership will expand the customer base of both companies and increase the range of pneumatic grippers offered by Festo. Grippers by ZAYTRAN have a history of being…