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October 2014 • The PCB Magazine 17 UP, UP AND AWAY continues John Vaughan is president of Circuit solutions llC, based in the washington d.C. metro military market and provid- ing integrated supply chain and program management solutions to the military C4isr, unmanned systems and ied detect and defeat com- munities. to reach Vaughan, or to read past columns, click here. business case for sustainability and workforce challenge. The technical focus areas currently under consideration as the next NNMIs are: flex- ible hybrid electronics, photonics, engineered nanomaterials, fiber textiles, electronic packag- ing and reliability, and aerospace composites. For electronics professionals, several of the NNMIs under consideration are clearly in our industry's wheelhouse, and you are encouraged to get active in the process. See my July 2014 summary of the IPC Executive Committee's meetings on Capitol Hill in the July 2014 issue of The PCB Magazine: IMPACT 2014: IPC on Capitol Hill—Leadership in Promoting a Strong Manufacturing Economy, and to learn more about the sustained IPC effort that has resulted in the legislation referenced earlier and how to become involved in future efforts. In my opinion, we are stronger for all that we have survived as an industry together, and the tide has now turned as PCBs that are de- signed specifically for defense systems must now be manufactured in the United States and are under full ITAR and USML controls. The House and the Senate recognize the value of creating advanced manufacturing centers in the United States that are private/public/academia partner- ships to drive innovation, and U.S.-based elec- tronics OEMs are increasingly reshoring manu- facturing opportunities to the U.S. Enjoy the ride up, up and away; it has been a long time coming. PCB Military Market Overview by Real Time with...IPC APEX EXPO 2014 regular columnist and this month's Cover feature contributor John Vaughan discusses the state of the mil/aero market with guest editor Judy warner. realtimewith.com CliCk To View vIdEO InTERvIEw

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