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42 The PCB Design Magazine • June 2015 Mil/Aero007 Highlights Stretchable Inks: Changing the Wearables Market and the Landscape of Manufacturing I-Connect007 Publisher Barry Matties and DuPont's Steven Willoughby and Michael Burrows spoke re- cently and discussed a new material for wearable electronics: stretchable inks. Wearable electronics is a fast growing sector of the electronics indus- try that is inspiring new and exciting products, as well as changing the requirements for becoming an electronics manufacturer. American Standard Circuits Attains UL Approval for Isola's I-Tera Laminate and Prepreg Family American Standard Circuits has obtained UL ap- proval for the I-Tera laminate and prepreg family, which includes I-Tera MT, a very low-loss laminate engineered for high-speed digital applications made by Isola. OM Group Satisfied with Q1 Financial Results "The year started off as planned and first quarter results are in line with our expectations," said Joe Scaminace, chairman and CEO of OM Group. "We are making progress on our enterprise initiatives and fully expect to see benefits from these actions ramp up beginning later this year." Innovative Circuits Installs New WISE Clean Line Innovative Circuits, of Alpharetta, Georgia, recent- ly installed a new Wise clean line. The Chemstar chemistry clean line will be used for surface treat- ment preparation of inner-layer and outer-layer panels before dry film lamination and soldermask coating. Isola's Astra MT Materials Successfully Evaluated with Freescale Radar ICs Isola Group, a market leader in copper-clad lami- nates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fab- ricate advanced multilayer PCBs, announced that its Astra MT laminate materials have been success- fully evaluated with Freescale® Semiconductor radar ICs. Commercial Avionics Systems Market Driven by Modernization The commercial Avionics Systems Market was estimated at $15,748.26 million in 2014, at a high CAGR of 7.06% from 2014–2020, to reach $23,715.24 million by 2020. OKI Technology Enables Mass Production of High-Frequency Boards OKI Circuit Technology, an OKI group company responsible for printed circuit board business, has successfully developed design and mass produc- tion technologies for multi-layer printed circuit boards that support high speeds and high fre- quencies based on copper coin insertion. Military Communications Market to Hit $40B Armed forces throughout the globe rely on com- munication systems to enable information sharing and securely stay in constant contact. The role of these systems continues to grow in importance, with new mission areas such as the control of un- manned vehicles and time-critical targeting that is heavily reliant on network connectivity. NASA Unveils Latest Technology Roadmaps for Future Agency Needs NASA has released the agency's 2015 technology roadmaps, laying out the promising new technol- ogies that will help NASA achieve its aeronautics, science and human exploration missions for the next 20 years, including the agency's journey to Mars. Global Biometrics Market Revenue to Hit $67B by 2024 Tractica forecasts that the global biometrics mar- ket will increase from $2.0 billion in 2015 to $14.9 billion by 2024, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25.3% and cumulative revenue for the 10-year period totaling $67.8 billion. 42 The PCB Design Magazine • June 2015

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