Perceptions regarding who is primarily responsible for innovation have expanded from the confines of the laboratory to include all employees of a company, according to a study of a cross-section of managers and professionals in manufacturing companies in the Americas, Asia and Europe.
Tendril Networks (www.tendrilinc.com), a Boulder, Colo., provider of network operations platform software for wireless sensor and control networks, has secured $5.25 million in Series B funding, the company said.
At his annual NI Week keynote address in Austin, Texas, on Aug. 8, National Instruments President and Chief Executive Officer James Truchard unveiled LabView 8.20, the 20th anniversary edition of the graphical system design platform for control, test and embedded system development.
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New orders received by North American-based robotics companies fell 38 percent in the first half of 2006, according to statistics released by the Robotic Industries Association (RIA, www.roboticsonline.com), the industry's trade group based in Ann Arbor, Mich.
 The Profibus Trade Organization (PTO, www.us.profibus.com), the U.S. arm of Profibus International (www.profibus.com), gathered 54 members into the desert heat in Phoenix for two days last month to assess the past and look to the future.
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The Open DeviceNet Vendors Association (ODVA, www.odva.org) announced on Aug. 21 that the first edition of the CompoNet Specification has been approved by its Technical Review Board.
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Product traceability has been an integral part of business operations in most industries for many years.
Managing software-programming development - including revisions to any specific program - should be a concern to all programmers and developers involved.
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