Boeing Presents Flight Test 787 Dreamliner to Pima Air & Space Museum

TUCSON, Ariz., April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA), elected and community leaders joined with each other today to celebrate the permanent display of among the original 787-8 Dreamliner flight test airplanes at the Pima Air & Space Museum.

“Boeing has actually a sturdy presence in Arizona and is proud to share this essential achievement in aviation history along with the community, our employees and visitors,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. “The Pima Air & Space Museum is a world-class facility and has actually been a wonderful partner throughout the years. It’s the ideal location to showcase this pioneering airplane.”

This particular 787, ZA002, is the second Boeing 787-8 to be produced. The airplane flew for the very first time on Dec. 22, 2009, joining just what would certainly come to be a six-airplane flight test and certification regimen for the 787-8. The primary focus of ZA002 was testing units performance.

“Aerospace is a cornerstone of Arizona’s economy, making jobs and company chances across the state,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “Boeing’s donation of this state-of-the-art 787 Dreamliner is symbolic of Arizona’s rich history and bright future in aerospace, and a sturdy testament to our commitment to innovation and industry.”

The celebration at the Pima Air & Space Museum included the participation of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, Boeing VP of 787 Engineering Ron Hinderberger and museum Board Chairman Matter Ferdinand von Galen.

Coinciding along with the 787 induction, the Pima Air & Space Museum additionally unveiled its Brand-new ‘Women in Flight’ exhibit, commemorating the achievements of female aviators over the past century.

“This is an very exciting and monumental time for the museum, the Tucson community and Arizona in general,” said Scott Marchand, executive director, Pima Air & Space Museum. “We are honored to be decided on by Boeing to be the custodian of such a substantial historic next generation aircraft and to have the ability to display it to the public from the U.S. and about the world.”

ZA002 is the second of 3 flight test 787-8s Boeing strategies to share along with communities and future generations of employees and airplane enthusiasts.

About the Pima Air & Space Museum
The Pima Air & Space Museum is among the largest aviation museums in the world, and the largest non-government funded aviation museum in the United States. The museum maintains a collection of a lot more compared to 300 aircraft and spacecraft from about the globe—including several rare and one-of-a-kind—and a lot more compared to 125,000 artifacts.  The museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Road, Tucson, Exit 267 off Interstate 10. 

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Microchip Introduces EtherCAT® Slave Controller With Integrated PHYs for Industrial Ethernet and Internet of Things Applications

CHANDLER, Ariz., April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — [NASDAQ: MCHP] — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the LAN9252 stand-alone EtherCAT® slave controller along with two 10/100 PHYs. This highly integrated device’s dual 10/100 Ethernet transceivers support the 2 fiber and copper, along along with cable diagnostics capabilities. The LAN9252 supports traditional Host Bus and SPI/SQI™ communication, along along with standalone digital I/O interfaces, providing system designers the flexibility to choose from a wide range of microcontrollers as quickly as implementing the real-time EtherCAT communications standard. Additionally, the LAN9252 reduces system complexity and cost for developers using EtherCAT in factory-automation, process-control, motor/motion-regulate and Internet of Points (IoT) industrial-Ethernet applications.

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Technology research firm ARC Advisory Group is forecasting Ethernet’s double-digit growth for usage in industrial networks, partly fueled by applications in the emerging IoT segment. along with EtherCAT technology’s “on-the-fly” processing and usage of standard Ethernet cabling, Microchip’s LAN9252 slave controller offers the higher degree of integration and cost optimization called for for current and future industrial applications.

“Microchip’s history as a supplier supporting the pretty long product life cycles in the industrial market, combined along with our leading-edge Ethernet devices, ensures customers have actually a reliable partner,” said Mitch Obolsky, VP of Microchip’s USB and Networking Group. “Adding EtherCAT technology, along with its expanding market share, is a considerable addition to our industry-leading Ethernet portfolio. The LAN9252 provides our customers along with ease-of-usage and configuration flexibility, taking communication and connectivity in embedded industrial designs to the next level.”

Fully compliant along with the EtherCAT standard and interoperable along with every one of EtherCAT systems, the LAN9252 EtherCAT slave controller involves 4 Kbytes of Dual-Port RAM (DPRAM) and three Fieldbus Memory Management Units (FMMUs). The LAN9252 additionally features cable diagnostics support that allows field service technicians to promptly and effectively diagnose line faults and provides for fiber connectivity. This EtherCAT slave controller is available in commercial, industrial and extended industrial temperature ranges, in reasonable pin count and small physique size QFN and QFP-EP packages.

Development Support
To allow development along with the LAN9252, two Microchip evaluation boards supporting various system architectures were additionally announced today. These hardware units demonstrate exactly how to interface to the LAN9252 through straightforward input/output connections, or to microcontrollers such as the 32-bit PIC32MX family via serial communications. A Software Development Kit (SDK) is additionally available today, which further enables developers to immediately begin device evaluation and start building solutions for their applications, allowing them to swiftly familiarize themselves along with features of the LAN9252. the 2 boards, section # EVB-LAN9252-HBI and section # EVB-LAN9252-DIGIO, are available now for $300 each via any type of Microchip sales representative or authorized international distributor, or from microchipDIRECT (

Pricing & Availability
The LAN9252 EtherCAT slave controller is available now for sampling in 64-pin QFN and QFP-EP packages, starting at $7.01 each, in 10,000-unit quantities. For Extra information, contact any type of Microchip sales representative or authorized international distributor, or visit Microchip’s Web site at To purchase products explained in this press release, go to microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip’s authorized distribution partners.

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Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, reduced total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers fantastic technical support along along with dependable delivery and quality. For much more information, visit the Microchip website at

Note: The Microchip name and logo is a registered trademark of Microchip Technology Incorporated in the U.S.A. and various other countries. SQI is a trademark of Microchip Technology Incorporated in the U.S.A. and various other countries. EtherCAT is a registered trademark of the EtherCAT Technology Group in the U.S.A. and various other countries. every one of various other trademarks explained herein are the property of their respective companies.

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UEB Builders of Scottsdale Arizona Awarded the Chaparral Suites Hotel Renovation

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — UEB Builders of Scottsdale, AZ has actually been awarded the finish renovation of the Chaparral Suites Hotel, a 312-room, full-service hotel and conference focus located on the NE corner of Scottsdale Road and Chaparral Road within strolling distance of Scottsdale Fashion Square, Old Town Scottsdale and Scottsdale Waterfront.

Snyder Nationwide Actual Estate, Inc., under the ownership of Mark T. Snyder, purchased the hotel in December of 2014. They have actually had a longstanding partnership along with the Silverman family, that owned the hotel because it was produced in 1980.

Chaparral Suites is situated on among the largest contiguous parcels in downtown Scottsdale. The hotel has actually 50,000 square feet of flexible meeting and function space, 2 heated outdoor pools, a physical fitness center, and a 24-hr firm center. Mark Snyder, Controlling Member of the buying entity, states, “We strategy to develop a distinct, luxurious experience at among Scottsdale’s best-located hotels through a comprehensive renovation converting the hotel to an Embassy Suites later in 2015.” Crescent Hotels & Resort of Fairfax, VA has actually been picked to regulate the hotel and will certainly delivering an added dimension of knowledge and experience to the Brand-new venture. The renovation is scheduled to begin this summer and finish prior to the end of the year

UEB Builders is a Scottsdale based Commercial Overall Contractor specializing in Hospitality, Healthcare, Better Education, Multi-Family and Commercial TI. UEB Builders functions throughout the Western and Central U.S. and delights in a strong credibility for their knowledge in delivering cost-efficient facilities in an integrated group process. 




Raytheon to test new multi-mode seeker for Tomahawk cruise missile

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TUCSON, Ariz., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Utilizing company-funded independent research and improvement investment, Raytheon business (NYSE: RTN) is planning for a multi-mode seeker test created for a Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile. The captive flight test, Utilizing a modified Tomahawk Block IV missile nose cone, will certainly be created to demonstrate the processor’s ability to broadcast energetic radar also as passively receive target electromagnetic radiation, which was demonstrated in February 2014. This is a important step in enabling the missile to strike moving targets on land and at sea.

“Completion of this test and last year’s passive seeker test will certainly demonstrate that Tomahawk can easily strike moving targets on land and at sea,” said Mike Jarrett, Raytheon Air Warfare Units vice president. “Raytheon is functioning to swiftly and affordably modernize this currently advanced weapon for naval warfighters.”

During the test, planned for the second quarter of 2015, the nosecone of a Tomahawk Block IV missile will certainly be equipped along with energetic and passive radio frequency antennas integrated along with Raytheon’s brand-new modular, multi-mode processor and fitted to a T-39 aircraft. Flying at higher subsonic rate and at varying altitudes, the aircraft will certainly simulate a Tomahawk flight regime. The multi-mode seeker and multi-function processor will certainly operate the energetic radar versus fixed and mobile targets on land and at sea, in a complex, higher density electromagnetic environments.

About Tomahawk Block IV

With a range of about 1,000 statute miles, the Tomahawk Block IV missile is a surface- and submarine-launched precision strike stand-off weapon. Tomahawk is created for long-range precision strike missions versus high-value and heavily defended targets. A lot more compared to 2,000 Tomahawks have actually been employed in combat.  A lot more compared to 500 Tomahawk flight and production validation examinations have actually been completed.  The missile is integrated on all of significant U.S. surface combatants, also as U.S. and U.K. sub-surface platforms, including the Los Angeles, Virginia, Ohio, Astute and Trafalgar class submarines.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, along with 2014 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. along with a history of innovation spanning 93 years, Raytheon offers state-of-the-art electronics, mission Units integration and others capabilities in the places of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, also as cyber security and a broad range of mission sustain services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For A lot more Concerning Raytheon, visit us at and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.

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When Credentials Matter: MC Companies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Once you’re looking for an apartment or investing in actual estate, you don’t merely trust the initial guy that says that he knows regarding actual estate. You trust professionals along with experience in the field. You trust people that are qualified and understand exactly what they’re doing. That’s why much more people trust MC Companies over the others guys. Not only do we have actually a knowledgeable staff along with years of experience, yet we likewise have actually a passionate staff that constantly strives to be better.

MC Companies is remaining at the top of the actual estate industry by providing staff along with the tools they should gain and thrive in their professional roles. Our property managers and leasing staff are taking manage of their occupation paths by taking the steps to obtain their CAM credentials.

One of our own, Amanda Maestas, the property manager at The Place at Forest Ridge in Flagstaff recently became a Certified Apartment Manager after taking the needed classes and exams. Amanda recently spoke regarding the process and her own triumph story. She believes that her time along with MC Companies has actually offered her an edge above the competition.

“One good thing regarding MC Companies is that they offer you various hands on tools… Once I went to my CAM classes I already had background knowledge and I was much more comfortable taking the course. people that weren’t from MC seemed to struggle. MC had me feeling prepared,” Amanda explained. “I wouldn’t have actually gotten as much from it or have actually been as all set if I hadn’t had the hands on experience along with MC Companies that others managers in the class didn’t have actually – I came in along with advantages.”

MC Companies offered her along with the experience she required to comprehend class concepts and be a step ahead of the others students. others property managers that are Certified Apartment Managers are Scott Pullen, property manager at The Place at Castle Hills in San Antonio and Rachel Sypho, property manager at The Place at Terracina in Austin. We likewise have actually four others property managers that are currently taking the CAM and CAPS courses or are registered to take them in May.

“We wish to build the very best group that we possibly can easily and section of that means giving our employees the tools they should succeed,” says President of MC Companies Lesley Brice. “We encourage all our employees to take certification courses and further their education. Our company only gets much better as our employees grow and develop.”

MC Companies believes in empowering their employees to take the appropriate steps to discover further triumph on their occupation path. We understand that in order to give our residents and investors along with quality and reliable service, we demand an endured and educated team. That is why we are building a more powerful group that can easily insight you meet your needs. MC Companies is committed to excellence in the actual estate and investment industry.

About MC Companies: MC Companies is a actual estate investment, development, construction, and management company specializing in the multifamily properties and commercial markets. MC Companies has actually completed over $500 million in multi-family and commercial value-added transactions because 1985.



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