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50 The PCB Design Magazine • July 2014 Mil/Aero007 News Highlights Dragon Circuits Adds Up-cycled PCBs to Drone Division since Dragon started their uAv/drone branch ear- lier this year, the first step to up-cycle scrap mate- rial for drones was an obvious one. vice President rajan Babaria comments, "Many circuit boards are layered and quite durable. it was clear this would make them a great candidate to be used as a drone frame." IPC Offers One-day Conflict Minerals Conference Continuing its long-standing conflict minerals edu- cational outreach efforts, iPC is offering a one-day conference, "Conflict Minerals: staying Current in a Changing landscape," July 10, 2014, in santa Clara, California to provide manufacturers up-to- the-minute information on the changing land- scape of conflict minerals. Invotec's Flex Rigid PCBs Earn ESA Approval having secured its first approval from the European space Agency (EsA) earlier this year, invotec group is delighted to announce that it has now gained approval for sequential flex rigid boards. i3 Electronics to Supply PCBs for Satellite Use The company announced that an industry-lead- ing aerospace and telecommunications firm has awarded the company a substantial contract for the supply of its high-complexity, high-reliability PCBs for a satellite application. gardien Services USA Debuts A8/g60 Test Combo gardien services usA is happy to announce the ad- dition of its new Acceler8/g60 Flying Probe com- bination to its ever expanding Quality Assurance offerings available in Plymouth, Minnesota. FTg Secures LTA for PCBs for Wing Platforms Use Firan Technology group Corporation has been awarded a new three year long term agreement (lTA) from one of the leading global OEMs sup- porting the aerospace market. The agreement incorporates a variety of high-technology PCBs for use on key fixed-wing platforms including the Boeing 787, Airbus A350, A400M, and the Bom- bardier C-series. Ventec Europe Announces AS9100 Rev C Accreditation The company is proud to announce that the quali- ty management system at its leamington spa, uk, headquarters is now fully accredited to As9100 revision C, in accordance with the Aerospace supplier Quality system Certification scheme En9101:2011, En9104-001:2013. Possible Expansion of Anti-counterfeiting Efforts Applied DnA sciences' signature DnA marking program is currently in use by several defense industry suppliers for application on electron- ics deemed to be at high risk for counterfeiting. A house committee has begun consideration of the DoD's fiscal year 2015 budget request, taking particular interest in efforts to combat the intru- sion of counterfeit parts into the military supply chain. SIA Lauds DoD Rule Reducing Counterfeit Semicon The semiconductor industry Association (siA), representing u.s. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, has applauded a newly finalized DoD rule that reduces the risk of coun- terfeit semiconductor products being used by our military by implementing needed safeguards in the procurement of semiconductors and other electronic parts. Aerospace & Military APU Market to Hit CAgR of 3.92% APu use the same fuel as the aircraft's engines and generally account for about 2% of the total fuel consumption on a given mission. The global aero- space and military APu market is estimated to be $1,527.89 million in 2014 and is projected to reg- ister a CAgr of 3.92% to reach $1,851.69 million by 2019. 50 The PCB Design Magazine • July 2014

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