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50 The PCB Design Magazine • October 2014 Mil/Aero007 News highlights Microtek Earns DLA Laboratory Suitability Status The company's Linthicum Heights, Maryland facil- ity has received Laboratory Suitability Status ap- proval from the DoD DLa for MIL-I-46058, MIL- PrF-55110, MIL-PrF-31032, and MIL-PrF-50884. With this approval, the lab can now perform all ap- plicable Group a, Group B, Group C conformance and reliability testing as well as full qualification testing for these specifications. Invotec Gets Support for "Sharing in Growth" Program The company is delighted to announce it has been approved by the government-backed Sharing in Growth (SiG) program. SiG is designed to enhance the competitive capabilities of selected companies within the uK aerospace supply chain, helping them to tackle barriers to growth, boost exports, and create more than 5,000 jobs within the uK's high-value manufacturing sector. Amitron Named Truck-Lite's "2014 Supplier of the Year" Truck-Lite Co. LLC has recognized amitron Cor- poration by awarding their "2014 Supplier of the Year" to the Illinois PCB manufacturer. In a letter to amitron, Truck-Lite's vice President of Worldwide Purchasing Martin Schroeder stated that the award was for amitron's "exceptional performance in the last 12 months in the areas of quality, delivery, technology and commercial competitiveness." All Flex Achieves Re-cert to AS9100C, ISO 9001:2008 all Flex, a manufacturer of flexible printed circuits and heaters, announces re-certification to aS9100C and ISO 9001:2008. Capital Electro-Circuits Reaffirms Commitment to Quality Capital Electro-Circuits Inc in Gaithersburg, Mary- land, is pleased to announce the successful com- pletion of its ISO 9001:2008 re-certification. Presi- dent Bharat Sitapara said, "This is a continuation of our ongoing commitment to maintain our excel- lent quality and to improve our quality wherever it is needed." i3 Nets Contract to Supply Substrates for Military Use i3 Electronics Inc. has announced that an industry leading aerospace and defense firm has awarded the company an order for the supply of advanced substrates for a military application. The order will run through the remainder of 2014. Cicor Sees Positive 1h Amid Challenges in AMS Division The advanced Microelectronics & Substrates (aMS) Division experienced a difficult start into 2014, which resulted in a decline in sales due to the still challenging market environment in the Eu- rozone's aerospace, defense, and nuclear energy sectors, as well as the loss of sales in relation to the manufacture of an end-of-life product. Military Radar Market to See CAGR of 2.9% 2013–2019 Driven by continuous growing threats from both the internal and external sources, global market for military radar was valued at uS $6,900 million in 2012 and is expected to reach uS $8,440 mil- lion by 2019, growing at a CaGr of 2.9% during the forecast period from 2013–2019. Aerospace Industry's Sensor Market at $2.44B in 2020 new analysis from Frost & Sullivan, "analysis of Sensor Market in the Global aerospace Industry," finds that the market earned revenues of $1.24 bil- lion in 2013 and estimates this to reach $2.44 bil- lion in 2020. U.S. GDP to Grow 3% by 2016; Defense Spending Rises uCLa anderson Forecast's third quarterly report of 2014 indicates that the real Gross Domestic Product for the united States will grow at approxi- mately 3% over the next two years, following a decline of 2.1% in the first quarter of this year and a rebound of 4.2% growth in the second. 50 The PCB Design Magazine • October 2014

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