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FEDRERAL REGISTER: Deltamethrin; Pesticide Tolerances
March 27, 2015
Office of the Federal Register has issued the following notice: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 180 [EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0209; FRL-9924-60] Deltamethrin; Pesticide Tolerances AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of the insecticide deltamethrin in or on all food and feed commodities from use of deltamethrin as a wide-area mosquito adulticide. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). DATES: This regulation is effective March 27, 2015. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before May 26, 2015, and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178 (see also Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION).

USPTO grants trade mark "LAB IX" to Flextronics International USA, Inc. (CALIFORNIA)
March 27, 2015
Flextronics International USA, Inc. (CALIFORNIA), has been granted trademark (4707807) titled as "LAB IX" from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Status: Registered Class/es: IC 042. US 100 101. G & S: engineering services, design and engineering services in the field of electronics; design of new products for others; product research and development. FIRST USE: 20130700. Filing

Dr Suzanne Costello elected as Chair of IMAPS-UK
March 27, 2015
Heriot-Watt University of United Kingdom has issued the following news release: Heriot-Watt alumna Dr Suzanne Costello, who studied for both her Physics undergraduate degree and her Engineering doctorate at Heriot-Watt, has been elected Chair of the UK chapter of the International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society (IMAPS); the first woman to hold the role.

FEDRERAL REGISTER: Thiram; Pesticide Tolerance
March 27, 2015
Office of the Federal Register has issued the following notice: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 180 [EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0632; FRL-9924-86] Thiram; Pesticide Tolerance AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY: This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of thiram in or on banana. Taminco US, Inc. requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). DATES: This regulation is effective March 27, 2015. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before May 26, 2015, and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178 (see also Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION).

TI's Smart Power Switch Replaces Discrete Components in Powertrain, Automotive Body Electronics
March 26, 2015
March 26 -- Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced the industry's first smart, high-side power switch with programmable current limit. As automotive systems become more complex, the various loads within the system can each require different profiles during operation. Using the TPS1H100-Q1, designers can drive various loads with advanced flexibility in powertrain, body-electronics safety and driver-information systems where reliability is paramount. For more information and to order samples, see www.ti.com/tps1h100-q1-pr. The TPS1H100-Q1 also offers 20 percent higher current-sense accuracy versus the competition to enable intelligent, real-time diagnosis of its loading conditions. System designers can benefit from the device's simplicity and flexibility to reduce circuit complexity while advancing their systems.

Infineon introduces OptiMOS 5 25V and 30V product family
March 26, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: Infineon Technologies AG, a semiconductor manufacturing company, has introduced the OptiMOS 5 25V and 30V product family.

House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces Hearing; "Combat Aviation Modernization Programs and the FY2016 Budget Request."; Testimony by James Holmes, Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Plans and Requirements, Department of the Air Force and Ellen Pawlikowski, Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary, of the Air Force (Acquisition)
March 26, 2015
I. Introduction Chairman Turner, Ranking Member Sanchez and distinguished members of the Airland Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to provide an update on the United States Air Force's Force Structure and Modernization. Effectively balancing our scarce budget resources across readiness, modernization, and force structure accounts is arguably now more important than ever before. The United States Air Force is the most globally engaged air force on the planet. Whether dropping bombs, commanding satellites in space, delivering humanitarian relief, or protecting the homeland with an array of air, space, and cyberspace capabilities, American Airmen are in constant defense of our national interests. Alongside its Sister Services, the Air Force delivers the power, influence, agility, and global reach no other country currently possesses. But 24 years of continual combat operations, coupled with constrained and unstable budgets, has taken its toll. America needs a force ready for a spectrum of operations more global and complex than ever before. Instead, a relentless operations tempo, with fewer resources to fund, coordinate, and execute training and exercises, has left a force proficient in only those portions of the mission necessary for current operations. While the Fiscal Year 2016 President's Budget (FY16 PB) takes a critical step toward recovery, we remain stressed to deliver what the Nation asks of our Air Force. II. Current Environment

N.M. Delegation Encourages Department of Defense to Support UNM's Proposal to Create National Institute of Photonics
March 25, 2015
The office of Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Reps. Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Lujan and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that they are urging the Department of Defense to select a proposal led by a team that includes the University of New Mexico in a competition to create a national photonics hub. The team, a collaboration of academic institutions from New Mexico and three other states, was named a finalist earlier this year. If selected, it will receive federal funding and support and become part of a network of regional manufacturing institutes or "hubs" across the country that help bridge the gap between applied research and product development. The hub would spur the development of cutting-edge technology and create high-tech jobs in the Albuquerque area.

US Patent granted to Jiangyin Changdian Advanced Packaging Co., Ltd (CN) on March 24, titled as "Method for packaging low-K chip"
March 25, 2015
United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent no. 8,987,055, on March 24, 2015, to Jiangyin Changdian Advanced Packaging Co., Ltd (CN), titled as "Method for packaging low-K chip"

FISCAL 2016 DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION: BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE POLICY; COMMITTEE: SENATE ARMED SERVICES; SUBCOMMITTEE: STRATEGIC FORCES
March 25, 2015
TESTIMONY-BY: DAVID L. MANN, COMMANDER AFFILIATION: U.S. ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND (USASMDC) Statement of David L. Mann, USA Commander U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC) Committee on Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces March 25, 2015 Chairman Sessions, Ranking Member Donnelly, and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for your continued support of our Service Members, Civilians, and Families. In the same capacity as my previous appearances before this subcommittee, I appear before you today bringing both a Joint and Army perspective on effective missile defense capabilities. Let me again express my appreciation to this Subcommittee for its continued support of the Army, the U.S. Strategic Command, the Department of Defense, and the missile defense community. I am honored to testify before this Subcommittee along with these distinguished witnesses who provide missile defense capabilities to our Nation, forward deployed forces, partners, and allies. As outlined during an appearance before this subcommittee last year, my responsibilities encompass three main areas.


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