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2. Any tool that a government may use to influence the economy. Common instruments include setting prevailing interest rates, raising or lowering taxes, and awarding contracts to the private sector to stimulate demand for goods and services.

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Measuring up a good business deal: NatWest's Colin Thompson and Nic Hanlon with Hazel Horn from Universal Instruments, Ryan Wilkinson (HW Progress) and solicitor Kate Hackett (The Wilkes Partnership)
Each step in the unfolding of these next-generation ADCs will bring us one step closer to achieving a true universal instrument.
8220;I'm very excited about my new position with Universal Instruments Corporation and feel that it's a great opportunity to pull from my diversified experience and provide significant benefit to our customers,” noted Poet.
Dover hasn't said whether it will sell the businesses piecemeal, as it did with Universal Instruments and Vitronics-Soltec in 2006.
And there's the AREA Consortium organized under the auspices of Universal Instruments, where some 30 or so electronics assembly companies are tackling everything from the assembly and reliability of advanced packages like SiP, PoP and QFNs, to pad finishes to Pb-free reliability (yeah, we're still working on that).
Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced that Universal Instruments, a global leader of advanced automation and assembly equipment for the electronics manufacturing industry, will offer the Valor Production Plan tool to users of Universal Instruments Fuzion surface mount technology (SMT) placement platform.
Purdue University; Quanta Computer; Stats ChipPac; TI; Tyco Electronics, and Universal Instruments.
Francisco Partners purchased Vitronics in October 2006 as part of a deal that also brought Universal Instruments (uic.
BINGHAMTON, NY -- The parent company of Universal Instruments (uic.
Last fall, the firm acquired Vitronics-Soltec, Universal Instruments, and Hover-Davis; certain segments of the latter two units have since been merged and renamed Unovis.
Conceived by Universal Instruments and modeled after a similar setup at General Electric, the lab is responsible for programs ranging from process optimization to a research consortium of 20 big-name players.

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