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58 The PCB Design Magazine • March 2014 Mil/Aero007 News Highlights Pro-Tech Earns AS9100 Rev C Certification The company has achieved full certification to As9100C Quality Management systems—re- quirements for Aviation, space and Defense or- ganizations. The successful completion of the re- quirements and the certification means that Pro- Tech interconnect solutions is now certified to As9100C:2009, iso 9001:2008 Quality systems, iso 13485:2003, Mil-PrF-31032/Mil-PrF-55110, along with iTAr registration. FTG 4Q Sales up 12%, 1% Fy 2013 "As 2013 ended, FTG had achieved its strategic objective for both its Circuits and Aerospace busi- nesses of establishing manufacturing footprints in Canada, our home base, the united states, the largest aerospace and defense market, and Asia, the fastest growing aerospace market," stated Brad Bourne, president and Ceo. DyCONEX Adds Ticer TCR-HF Foils DYConeX announced that it has added Ticer TCr- hF foils to its range of build-up materials. TCr-hF is a low insertion loss niCr thin film embedded- resistor copper foil, designed especially for high- frequency telecommunications, aerospace, and defense applications. Schweizer Certified to EN 9100 certification "By obtaining certificates we have independent parties confirm that our products are manufac- tured based on internationally determined qual- ity standards and that—related to environment, labour, and health protection—we do more than required by law," stresses nicolas schweizer, chief commercial officer. uAV Market to Hit $114.7B by 2023 A new report says the global uAv market size can be expected to grow to $8,351.11 million by 2018. (hAle/MAle/suAv) market has the high- est business potential throughout the study period whereas the u.s. and israel will be the maximum revenue generator, among the countries manufac- turing uAvs. Global Comm Sat Imaging Market Sees Demand Increase According to a new market report "Commercial satellite imaging Market—Global industry Analy- sis, size, share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2013-2019," published by Transparency Market research, the market for commercial satellite im- aging globally is forecast to reach u.s. $5,018.6 million by 2019. Asia Pacific Takes 36% of World's New Airplane Deliveries Boeing says strong economic and passenger growth will be main drivers of new airplane de- mand in the Asia Pacific region. The company es- timates the region's airlines will need an additional 12,820 airplanes valued at $1.9 trillion, represent- ing 36% of the world's new airplane deliveries over the next 20 years. Report: Stretchable Electronics on the Rise The report provides an examination of how stretchable technology fits into the printed elec- tronics and allied scenes, the materials, and appli- cations that look most promising and the lessons of success and failure. Carbon Nanotube Fibers Outperform Copper on a pound-per-pound basis, carbon nanotube- based fibers invented at rice university have greater capacity to carry electrical current than copper cables of the same mass, according to new research. Smart Weapons Market Forecasts & Opportunities Report smart weapons range from precision-guided artil- lery rounds and bombs to stand-off missiles. Anti- armor weapons comprise of anti-tank and anti- structure missiles. 58 The PCB Design Magazine • March 2014

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