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[18 Mar 2010 | Comments Off | 352,170 views]
Trend reveals 2010 EMS recovery questionable

According to recent market date released by IPC, the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry still has not shown signs of recovery.
EMS shipments seem to have hit the bottom in August 2009, but have remained flat through the beginning of 2010.
Orders for new computers and electronic products in the United States have shown some improvement, with a seasonal spike in January of 2010 after a decrease in December.

Printed circuit board (PCB) and semiconductor shipments continued the seasonal pattern of slow growth in January.
Several leading indicators support the view that the electronics …

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[16 Mar 2010 | Comments Off | 6,888 views]

ST. LOUIS, Mar 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Viasystems Group, Inc. /quotes/comstock/15*!vias/quotes/nls/vias (VIAS 21.82, -0.10, -0.46%) , a leading provider of complex multi-layer printed circuit boards (PCBs) and Electro-Mechanical (E-M) Solutions, will exhibit a wide range of capabilities at the CPCA Show 2010 in Shanghai, China, March 16-18.
Viasystems’ PCB technical capabilities featured at the show will include:
– large format backplanes,
– backdrill applications,
– coin attach and heat sink applications,
– high-density interconnects (HDI) and
– high-speed, low-loss and mixed-material hybrid constructions.
“Viasystems has earned a reputation for broad capabilities and world-class customer support in …

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[18 Dec 2009 | Comments Off | 4,670 views]

In 2008, affected by raw material markup, the appreciation of RMB and labor force and global economic downturn, the whole home appliance industrial profit declines; although small home appliances market is inhibited, the whole market presents growth momentum.
In 2007, economy and real estate drove the rapid growth of small home appliances market. In 2008, affected by raw material markup, the appreciation of RMB and labor force and global economic downturn, the whole home appliance industrial profit declines; although small home appliances market is inhibited, the whole market presents growth momentum. …

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[8 Nov 2009 | Comments Off | 7,773 views]

Darien, IL -
The Darien holiday tree lighting ceremony will take place as originally scheduled at 4 p.m. Dec. 6 following the Darien City Council’s decision Monday, Nov. 2, to spend $40,000 to bury electrical power lines near the site of the ceremony.
The ceremony had been in jeopardy after city officials became aware that Commonwealth Edison planned to install poles for above-ground power lines at the site on the northwest corner of 75th Street and Cass Avenue.
The location of the poles would have been within a few feet of the tree …

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[8 Nov 2009 | Comments Off | 127,530 views]

EVEN BEFORE Hydro-Quebec tentatively acquired NB Power, it turns out the Quebec government-owned utility was already taking up all the export capacity in NB Power’s transmission system, leaving no room for anyone else to export electricity to New England.
But New Brunswick Energy Minister Jack Keir says that doesn’t prevent Nova Scotia or Newfoundland or anyone else from building a transmission line across New Brunswick.
In a conference call with The Chronicle Herald’s editorial board on Friday, Keir was trying to clarify some details of the controversial memorandum of understanding that the …

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[8 Nov 2009 | Comments Off | 17,801 views]

HANGZHOU, CHINA (Nov. 6, 1:45 p.m. ET) — Axion Polymers, a recycled materials manufacturer in England, wants to extend its business to Asia by setting up partnerships with a handful of Chinese and Asian compounders.
The company sees rising interest in using more carbon friendly materials in the small-appliance factories of Asia, mirroring the interest shown among its European customers making large household appliances like washing machines, said Keith Freegard, sales director of the Manchester, England-based firm.
Axion has started working with one undisclosed Chinese compounder in Cixi, and is looking for …

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[8 Nov 2009 | Comments Off | 1,784 views]

The Food and Drug Administration, a federal regulatory agency perpetually in search of new products to regulate and new jurisdiction to conquer, last June received the gift it had coveted for decades.  On June 22, 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the “Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act,” which gave the FDA legal power to regulate the manufacture, marketing and sale of tobacco products including, most importantly, cigarettes.
The regulators at FDA have wasted no time flexing their new regulatory muscles.  Their first target to vaporize?  Why, clove cigarettes, …

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[8 Nov 2009 | Comments Off | 32,547 views]

The newest plan for reducing traffic on DeRenne Avenue rejects an elevated highway and throws out road widening but it proposes a modified idea discussed years earlier.
The latest development from Project DeRenne envisions cutting into a corner of Hunter Army Airfield to create an extension of Interstate 516. It would connect with a new gate for the base and continue south to Hampstead Avenue, which would be widened from two to four lanes to accommodate traffic wanting to continue south onto White Bluff Road.
Unlike the Hampstead Connector idea of old, …

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[8 Nov 2009 | Comments Off | 3,088 views]

Lahore, Nov.8 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) governing board has approved a budget of 1.45 billion rupees for the year 2009-10.
The budget, which was delayed by five months, was approved in a meeting held at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) here. The meeting was chaired by PCB chief Ijaz Butt, The Nation reports.
Talking to mediapersons after the meeting, PCB’s joint Director General Wazir Ali Khoja said the board has suffered huge loss due to the refusal of foreign teams to tour the country citing security reasons.
“There has relatively been …

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[3 Nov 2009 | Comments Off | 21,219 views]

Appliance Recycling Centers of America (NASDAQ:ARCI) will release the third quarter earnings for 2009 on Monday, November 9.  The company will hold a conference call at 9:00 am CT the following morning, Tuesday, November 10.  Interested parties may hear the call by dialing 1.800.757.8521.  Callers are encouraged to dial in ten minutes before the scheduled start of the call.  Those who are unable to dial in may hear a replay of the call via webcast at www.arcainc.com.
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