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64 The PCB Magazine • May 2014 Mil/Aero007 News Highlights n e w s Viasystems Receives Supplier Award from Rockwell Collins Viasystems Group, Inc. received the 2014 Printed circuit Boards and electro-mechanical solutions Build to Print supplier of the year award at the rockwell collins annual supplier conference. the award is an acknowledgement of significant con - tributions made during the year by suppliers and is based upon quality, delivery, total cost of owner- ship, lead time, and customer service. IPC Releases Conflict Minerals Data Exchange Standard "IPc-1755 is xml-schema based, which allows for more efficient communication and quicker applica- tion of data across companies, supply chain levels and industries," said John Plyler, chairman of the 2-18h conflict minerals data exchange committee. "IPc-1755 will be compatible with several software tools and Version 3.0 of the cFsI conflict minerals reporting template." Dragon Circuits Diversifies with Instagram and Bitcoin Progressive circuit board manufacturer dragon cir - cuits announces the implementation of Instagram to track the process of their drone department, dragon drones. the company is also partnering with coinbase to accept payment via Bitcoin. Innovative Circuits Acquires Orbotech Inkjet Printer this next-generation orbotech sprint 120 Inkjet printer features dotstream technology and uV led curing while delivering consistent top-quality print - ing at high speeds. registration accuracies of 35µm are achieved through automatic measurements and scaling. Military Communications Market at $30.12B by 2019 the report "military communications market— (satcom terminals, commercial off the shelf (cots), military communication security, tetra radio, Jtrs, software defined radio, radio com - munication, tactical communication)—worldwide Forecasts & analysis (2014–2019)" is now available. DARPA Selects Boeing Phantom Swift for X-Plane Program Phantom swift, a prototype Boeing initially built in less than a month, has been accepted to be part of the defense advanced research Project agency (darPa) Vertical takeoff and landing x-plane program. dar- Pa is trying to mature a new aircraft configuration ca- pable of both efficient hover and high-speed cruise. Paving the Way for Unmanned Ships of the Future ships of the future will soon be steered across the seven seas—unmanned. a new simulator is helping propel these plans forward. Partners from five differ- ent countries engineered the design of the autono- mous freighter. "In europe, making a career in ship- ping is no longer a popular choice," explains Project coordinator Hans-christoph Burmeister. "this in- dustry has successor problems." DARPA Awards PARC $2M to Develop Vanishing Electronics Parc, a xerox company, has signed an up to $2 mil- lion contract with the defense advanced research Projects agency (darPa) to develop and demon- strate Parc's disappearing electronics platform (called dust), with intriguing implications for a vari- ety of military, ecological, and commercial interests. SOMACIS Intros R&D Project for Signal & Power Bus Bar engaged in the saPBB project, somacIs, along with two other Italian companies, is developing an advanced technology bus bar type solution for au - tomotive applications. the circuit board will enable both power and signal distribution between key components of the automotive power system. M2M SatCom Market to Reach $4.76B in 2019 Increasing data communication need, rising m2m applications, and fast return on investments is lead - ing to the creation of more and more avenues for the m2m satellite market. the global market is ex- pected to grow from $2.98 billion in 2014 to $4.76 billion by 2019, at an estimated compound annual growth rate (caGr) of 9.8% from 2014 to 2019. 64 The PCB Magazine • May 2014

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