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70 Nearly 70 registered members are listed at the CSIA site as of late July. At www.controleng.com/integrators, other criteria can be added to CSIA membership in a multiparameter search. Control and Information System Integrators Association (CSIA); Control Engineering Automation Integrator Guide www.

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70 Nearly 70 registered members are listed at the CSIA site as of late July. At www.controleng.com/integrators , other criteria can be added to CSIA membership in a multiparameter search. Control and Information System Integrators Association (CSIA); Control Engineering Automation Integrator Guide www.controlsys.org

5 atoms in size is the quantum point of collapse for Moore's law, from "Moore's Law is Unconstitutional," a presentation from Walden C. Rhines, chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics ( www.mentor.com ), from In-Stat. www.in-stat.com/sdf

$20 billion in annual sales for the U.S. ice cream industry is fed, in part, by roughly 9% of the milk that U.S. dairy farmers produce. U.S. regular ice cream production exceeded 1 billion gallons in 2003. International Dairy Food Association www.idfa.org

17.9% was the increase in U.S. machine tool consumption, through May, 2005 (totaling $1,203.89 million), compared with 2004, according to AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association and AMT, The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Control Engineering 's July 28 Discrete Control email newsletter, available atop www.controleng.com , summarized the findings. American Machine Tool Distributors Association www.amtda.org

20 quality tools are linked on the redesigned American Society for Quality site's manufacturing area. They cover cause analysis, data collection and analysis, evaluation and decision-making, idea creation tools, process analysis tools, and project planning and implementing. www.asq.org

15 equipment categories at the technology and product area of the American Textile Machinery Association site include testing, measuring, and control apparatus. Corporate members number 31. www.atmanet.org

20,000 MotorMaster+ from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) includes a catalog of more than 20,000 ac motors. MotorMaster+ 4.0 lists motors rated by efficiencies or cost for any given operating scenario, provides costing information, and includes a first-time life-cycle costing module. www.oit.doe.gov/bestpractices/software_tools.shtml

64,350 specific product/service categories relate to subjects covered by Control Engineering , with more than 4,000 associated listings at CE SupplierSearch. www.cesuppliersearch.com

15.6 million barrels per day was nearly the U.S. crude oil refinery input average for the week ending July 15, down 500,000 barrels per day from the previous week's average. Refineries operated at 92.8% of their operable capacity; gasoline production dropped substantially, averaging more than 8.5 million barrels per day. Distillate fuel production declined slightly, averaging nearly 4.2 million barrels per day. U.S. average retail regular gasoline price decreased to $2.32 per gallon on July 18, 2005, up 39 cents per gallon from a year ago. U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration www.eia.doe.gov





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