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48 The PCB Design Magazine • February 2015 Mil/Aero007 News Highlights FlexTech Lauds Gov't Approval of Flex Hybrid Electronics The industry consortium fostering the growth, profitability, and success of the flexible and printed electronics supply chain welcomes the U.S. Govern- ment's selection of flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) as the next topic for a Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII). FHE was one of several topics under consideration and joins eight other technologies al- ready identified for MIIs. New Defense PCB Regulations Take Effect December 30 The changes to the U.S. Munitions List, which is regulated through the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, states that PCBs "specially designed" for defense-related purposes will be controlled un - der USML Category XI. Additionally, any designs or digital data related to "specially designed" PCBs will be controlled as technical data. Elvia PCB Renews Nadcap Certification "The renewal of the Nadcap certification shows strong continuity in the technology and quality support that we provide to our strategic customers" commented Edouard Piedagnel, site Operations Director of Elvia PCB Group's main plant. "This is a true sign of maturity for Elvia PCB Group, which enables us to continue to offer the most up-to- date standards to our strong, growing aerospace customer base, both in Europe and the Americas," added Benoit Hareng, head of international sales. Military Infrastructure, Logistics Market Post Growth The report forecasts the industry to grow at a CAGR of 1.29% during 2014–2019. Developing countries in the BRIC are placing military infrastructure and technology revamp at the top of their priority lists. DoD Awards Accreditation of Trust to Hunter Technology The company announces that it is one of only 60 suppliers to achieve an Accreditation of Trust from Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA), and is the only accredited EMS provider owned and oper - ated exclusively in the U.S. As an accredited trusted supplier, Hunter addresses counterfeit risk using a proprietary system that meets all 12 requirements set forth by the Defense Federal Acquisition Regula- tion Supplement (DFARS). Electric UAV Market to See 18% CAGR for 2013–2018 According to this electric unmanned aerial ve- hicles market (UAV) report, the industry will grow at 18.20% CAGR for 2013–2018. The cost-effec- tiveness of UAVs is a major draw for buyers in this market. NASA Enters Collaborative Partnerships The Collaborations for Commercial Space Capabili- ties (CCSC) initiative is designed to advance private sector development of integrated space capabili- ties through access to NASA's spaceflight resources and ensure emerging products or services are com- mercially available to government and non-govern- ment customers within the next five years. ESA Performs Experiment with Force-Feedback in Space NASA Astronaut Berry Wilmore conducted the Hap- tics-1 experiment on-board the International Space Station. The scientific technology demonstration experiment was conceived, designed, developed, and implemented by the European Space Agency Telerobotics and Haptics Laboratory and sets a new technology milestone for space robotics. Air Traffic Control Equipment Market Report ReportsnReports.com adds "Global Air Traffic Con - trol Equipment Market 2015–2019" and "Global Air Traffic Management and Control Market 2014– 2018" research reports to its online business intel- ligence library. Report: Radiation Detection Devices for Military & Security The market for radiation detection devices in do- mestic security will grow from a current market value of $1.35 billion, to $1.92 billion by 2022 and that the military market will grow from a $617 mil- lion market today to $868 million by 2022. 48 The PCB Design Magazine • February 2015

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