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76 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I JUNE 2019 MilAero007 Highlights IPC Releases Statement on New Tariffs on Chinese Goods E Chris Mitchell, IPC Vice President for Global Government Relations, has released the fol- lowing statement in line with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative's announcement that it will begin formal procedures to impose a fourth round of tariffs against China. Saab to Open U.S. Site for Advanced Manufacturing E Saab announces a new site for advanced man- ufacturing and production in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. Located at the Purdue Univer- sity-affiliated Discovery Park District. NA PCB Industry Book-to-Bill Ratio Retreated to 1.00 for March E Total North American PCB shipments in March 2019 were up 19.1% compared to the same month last year. Year-to-date sales growth as of March was 16.4%. Compared to the preced- ing month, March shipments jumped 32.9%. Green Circuits' Three Tips to Be a Well-prepared Customer E Nolan Johnson speaks with Joe Garcia, VP of sales and marketing at Green Circuits, about how they can help on both the front and back end of the process, their hidden gem—design services—as well as three tips to be a well-pre- pared customer. Top 7 U.S. Aerospace and Defense Companies E Global defense spending has been on a steady upswing since the past couple of years with the same reaching the $1.8 trillion mark for 2018, the highest level since the post cold war low of 1998. Incoming CEO Steve Pudles on the Acquisition of Zentech E Nolan Johnson talks to Steve Pudles about the recent acquisition of Zentech Manufac- turing Inc. by BlackBern Partners LLC and Zentech management. Steve, also an investor in Zentech, steps in as the incoming CEO of the new organization and discusses the deal, his new role, changes to management, and the company's plans post-sale. Catching up With Darrel Yarbrough of YES E Yarbrough Electronic Sales (YES) is one of the fastest growing contract manufacturers in the Southwest. As people get to know them better, they are becoming the go-to company in their area. In this interview, long-time industry vet- eran Darrel Yarbrough, owner of YES, provides a background about the company, its capabili- ties, and his outlook for the industry. BAE Systems' Joint Strike Fighter Underpins Advanced Manufacturing Growth in South Australia E BAE Systems Australia has celebrated the pro- duction of the 15,000th titanium part produced at Edinburgh Parks in South Australia for the world's largest defence program, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. EPTE Newsletter: Global Electronics Industry Continue to Decline E Sales from consumer electronics are expected to slip this year, continuing a decline that began in December 2018. The Taiwanese PCB industry was first to signal stormy days ahead, and data from the global semiconductor indus- try for the same month backed up this gloomy forecast.

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