15 Years of Control Design: Flashback 1997-2012 - July

As Control Design celebrates its 15th anniversary, each month we bring you a look back at some of the events and developments that shaped technology during that time. In July, astronomers discovered a new planet, doctors achieved the world's first artificial organ transplant and Intel introduced its Core 2 Duo microprocessors.

 

July 4, 1997: NASA's Pathfinder mission made a successful landing, and the first autonomous robotics system, Sojourner, was deployed on the surface of Mars.

 

 

 

July 28, 1998: The United Auto Workers union ended a 54-day strike against General Motors. The strike caused $2.8 billion in lost revenues.

 

 

July 7, 2000: Cisco Systems announced that it would buy Netiverse for $210 million in stock, making the company its 13th acquisition that year alone.

 

 

July 29, 2005: Astronomers announced that they had discovered a new planet larger than Pluto in orbit around the sun.

 

 

July 27, 2006: Intel introduced its Core 2 Duo microprocessors.

 

July 8, 2010: The Solar Impulse completed the first 24-hour flight by a solar-powered plane.

 

  July 7, 2011: Doctors achieved the world's first artificial organ transplant—an artificial windpipe coated with stem cells.

More News:

  • Patent Dispute Settled Between Rockwell Automation and Beckhoff Automation

    Rockwell Automation's linear motor business, including its recent Jacobs Automation acquisition, has developed a substantial portfolio of patents comprising over 100 issued patents on linear motor technology alone.

  • Mergers, Acquisitions Alliances and Noteworthy News in Robotics

    Iten Industries, manufacturer of advanced composite components and materials headquartered in Ashtabula, Ohio, is now offering additive manufacturing and 3D printing services.

  • U.S. Economy Looks Up for Manufacturing Industries

    The August PMI is led by the highest recorded New Orders Index since April 2004, when it registered 67.1%.

  • ASME Forum Ignites 21st-Century Engineering

    Founder and president of HMI/SCADA software developer Iconics, Russ Agrusa, said the company is focusing on how to harness big data on any device and in any class of applications, and turn it into predictive analytics in manufacturing and business intelligence.

  • New Customer Care Center for Endress+Hauser

    To help customers keep up with today's challenges, Endress+Hauser's new, state-of-the-art Customer Center is suited to greet visitors with a top-notch certified training facility with multiple classrooms and its largest yet PTU controlled by Rockwell Automation's PlantPAx system for real-world process simulation with over 120 measuring points.

  • The Rise of Aluminum in the Industrial Sector

    It is not just price that makes aluminum appealing when put alongside copper in the production of items like electrical wires and cables, though.

  • Maverick Acquires CQS Innovation Expanding Process Expertise in the Life Sciences Industry

    The acquisition expands Maverick's size and scale as a global organization with 19 office locations and 500+ engineering professionals. In addition, Chris Roerig, current president of CQS Innovation, will join Maverick as industry manager for life sciences.

  • ISA Offers Cybersecurity Certificate Program

    The program consists of passing a course on using the ANSI/ISA-62443 standards to secure industrial control systems. The course is available in the classroom or online. Students must also pass a written exam in the classroom or online.

  • Fieldbus Groups 'Unite'

    The combined power of both organizations will aim to protect the investments that end users in process automation have made in HART and Foundation fieldbus communication technologies.

  • Guess Who Just Turned 125 Years Old?

    ABB recently celebrated its 125th anniversary in Finland.

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