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May 2014 • SMT Magazine 99 e WSI Industries' Sales Growth Continues in 2Q14 Benjamin Rashleger, president and Ceo, com- mented, "our top line sales growth continued in our fiscal 2014 second quarter as we experienced our second consecutive quarter with sales in ex- cess of $10 million." f Sparton acquires aubrey Group; Expands medical Portfolio "We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Aubrey group, which will add an innovative prod- uct development offering to our portfolio, allow- ing us to provide enhanced services throughout the product lifecycle," stated Cary B. Wood, presi- dent and Ceo of Sparton. g michalkiewicz to Chair Top IPC Leadership Committee Renee Michalkiewicz, MIT, general manager, Trace laboratories, Baltimore, has been elected chair of the IPC Technical Activities executive Committee (TaeC) for a two-year term. Michalkiewicz suc- ceeds Douglas Pauls of Rockwell Collins, who held the role for IPC's top standards development over- sight committee for the past two years. h SmTa Publishes Electronic assembly Handbook Chapter topics include soldering and materials, printed wiring boards, components, paste-print stencil, component placement, assembly line de- sign and optimization, solder reflow, wave sol- dering, dispensing, and inspection and test. each chapter outlines the fundamental attributes of crit- ical assembly processes providing full-color images and diagrams to illustrate real-world applications. i IPC, JEDEC Launch Grid array Test Standard one of the big challenges for many board design- ers today is to eliminate or reduce the damage caused by shock and vibration. Whether they're producing cell phones or aerospace boards, engi- neers want to use the best design and manufac- turing processes for attaching ball grid array pack- ages to printed boards. j Kimball EmS Earns award from Future Electronics on March 19, Kimball electronics group was rec- ognized by future electronics with the "global Customer of the year 2013" Award. The award was presented to Don Charron, president of Kim- ball electronics group, during the future electron- ics world-wide sales conference held in Montreal. May 2014 • SMT Magazine 99 for the latest SmT news— anywhere, anytime.

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