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Global Automotive EMC Experts Convene at Clemson University

GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA – March 6, 2008 – Clemson University will host a one-day seminar “Advances in Automotive EMC Test and Design” on March 12, 2008 at the new Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). Sponsored by the IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Society, the seminar features six global industry experts from leading companies such as ETS-Lindgren, Johnson Controls (France), and BMW (Germany), as well as universities that address automotive research, including Clemson University, the Missouri University of Science and Technology, and the University of Michigan – Dearborn. With extended presentations on automotive topics ranging from EMC and compliance testing to circuit board and system design, the seminar concludes with a tour of the impressive new CU-ICAR facility and its full vehicle EMC test chamber designed and installed by ETS-Lindgren.

“Integrating dozens of electronic systems in the confined space of an automobile along with any number of RF transmitters and receivers for communications, navigation and entertainment, presents a considerable electromagnetic compatibility challenge,” noted Todd Hubing, Michelin Professor of Vehicular Electronics at Clemson University and seminar chair. He summarized the increasing importance of automotive research, “Though some people fondly remember the days when automobiles had relatively few electronic components and could often be fixed with nothing more than a wrench; the fact is that today's cars and trucks are safer, more fuel efficient, and significantly more reliable than their purely mechanical ancestors. Electronic systems enhance the performance of the engine, transmission, steering and brakes, while helping to keep the driver alert and informed. Today, vehicles rely on dozens of microprocessors and miles of wiring to meet stringent government standards for safety and fuel economy, while also satisfying various consumer requirements for comfort, convenience and style.”

The evolution of the increasingly electronic automobile prompted the development of the CU-ICAR. Hosting the seminar to educate engineers about advances in automotive EMC test and design was a natural outcome given Professor Hubing's background as a past President of and Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE EMC Society.

For the complete program on the seminar and registration information, please visit www.cvel.clemson.edu/workshop. For information on the new Clemson University ICAR, visit www.clemson.edu/autoresearch. To learn more about the unique EMC full vehicle test chamber provided by ETS-Lindgren at the CU-ICAR, click here(pdf); for information on ETS-Lindgren automotive test capabilities, see www.ets-lindgren.com/automotive.

About ETS-Lindgren

ETS-Lindgren is an international manufacturer of components and systems that measure, shield, and control electromagnetic and acoustic energy. The company’s products are used for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), microwave, wireless and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) testing, electromagnetic field (EMF) measurement, radio frequency (RF) personal safety monitoring, and control of acoustic environments.

Headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas, ETS-Lindgren has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, a leading supplier of engineered products for growing industrial and commercial markets. ESCO is a New York Stock Exchange listed company (symbol ESE) with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Additional information about ETS-Lindgren is available at www.ets-lindgren.com. Additional information about ESCO and its subsidiaries is available at www.escotechnologies.com.

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