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2014-03-25 12:22:02

LONDON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Global Automotive Battery Market 2012-2016TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Automotive Battery market to grow at a CAGR of 6.9 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing R&D investment by the manufacturers. The Global Automotive Battery market has also been witnessing the increase in fuel cell vehicles....

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2010-07-16 08:35:20

Chemists from UCLA and South Korea report the "ultimate porosity of a nano-material," achieving world records for both porosity and carbon dioxide storage capacity in an important class of materials known as MOFs, or metal"“organic frameworks. MOFs, sometimes described as crystal sponges, have pores "” openings on the nanoscale which can store gases that are usually difficult to store and transport. Porosity is crucial for compacting large amounts of gases into small volumes and...

2010-03-22 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, March 22 /PRNewswire/--OFC/NFOEC 2010, Booth 1023 -- Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., and the U.S.-based OFS, Specialty Photonics Division, are pleased to announce the availability of a Narrow Linewidth Full-Band Tunable Laser, a Coherent Mixer with Built-in Polarization Multiplexer/Demultiplexer, and a Polarization Maintaining Fiber with a new stress rod design for application in Optical Digital Coherent Transmission Systems. The next generation of ultra-high speed optical networks...

2009-02-09 14:44:09

Furukawa Electric Co. said Monday it would cut several thousand overseas jobs and 500 temporary workers in Japan, due to declining automobile sales. The company, a leading manufacturer of electric wires and cables, has a global workforce of about 39,000, Kyodo news reported Monday. The job cuts would be enacted by March, company President Masao Yoshida said.

2008-08-13 15:00:45

Tokyo, Aug. 12 (Jiji Press)--Furukawa Electric Co. said Tuesday that it had skipped required quality tests for some copper sheets and pipes manufactured between October 2007 and July this year. The major Japanese electric cable maker failed to comply with mandatory testing procedures for the copper products, which totaled 2,301 tons, specified in the Japanese Industrial Standards. The products, worth 2,530 million in sales, were all manufactured at its plant in Amagasaki in the western...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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