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ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU Replaces 94/9/EC for Explosive Atmosphere Equipment in EU

Due to Europe’s New Legislative Framework, the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC will be replaced by ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU in 2016, for the testing and certification of certain equipment intended for potentially explosive atmospheres in the EU. From the manufacturer perspective, the changes are not significant, as there are no changes to the Essential Health and Safety... Read More

Hardware Returns to Silicon Valley

In recent years, software has been king in Silicon Valley.  Now the pendulum is swinging back, and hardware is taking center stage again, says Bloomberg Businessweek. The strongest evidence is the tablet war, which has been dominated by Apple’s iPad.  Now, however, all the big players are piling in.  Within two weeks of each other,... Read More