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64 SMT Magazine • July 2015 Mil/Aero007 Highlights 64 SMT Magazine • July 2015 IPC Releases Report for Lead-Free Electronics in Mil/Aero Applications The study examines the use of reballing lead-free assemblies in order to meet high-reliability require- ments, and it estimates the average costs that this workaround typically adds to board production. It also estimates the price differential of scarce com- ponents and identifies the tipping points at which the industry can be expected to go fully lead free. LACROIX Electronics Proves Position in Aerospace Sub-contracting LACROIX Electronics proposes first class industrial know-how that guarantees development and in- dustrialization of complex products under excep- tionally rigorous quality conditions required by the aerospace sector. Kitron Expands in Lithuania Kitron officially opened its new production facili- ties and engineering services centre in Kaunas on Wednesday. This is a major manufacturing base for Kitron and underscores the strategic impor- tance of the Lithuania division. Ducommun Named John Deere Partner-level Supplier The Partner-level status is Deere & Company's highest supplier rating. Ducommun provides John Deere Electronic Solutions with complex, high-re- liability printed circuit board assemblies and elec- tronic systems used in equipment for the agricul- tural industry. Kitron Inks Frame Agreement with SAAB Avionics Systems Kitron's subsidiary Kitron AB in Jönköping, Swe- den, has signed a strategically important long- term frame agreement with Saab AB (Business Unit Avionics Systems) for military avionics and aeronautic electronic equipment. OEL Earns AS9100, Invests for Growth Outsource Electronics Limited, a member of the Season Group, has obtained AS9100 certification for its facility in Havant, UK. This is the culmination of a series of major investments in the site over the past two years. Plexus Earns AS9100 for Engineering Solutions in Europe Plexus Corp. announced today that its Livingston Design Center in Scotland has achieved AS9100 certification. This center provides engineering so- lutions and award-winning customer service ex- cellence to many of the world's leading branded product companies. Commercial Aviation Market to Top $300B by 2018 The introduction of new aircraft types and size- able order backlogs point to significant expansion and changes to support requirements in the next five years. "Production in 2013 was $161.7 billion, and that number is forecast to jump to $317.5 bil- lion by 2018," said Ben Moores, senior analyst at IHS Aerospace, Defence & Security. Flight Navigation System Market 2014-2020 Flight navigation systems consist of FMS that com- prises a navigation database, which contains ele- ments from which a flight plan is made. In other words, it integrates navigation and performance with aircraft operations and harmonizes all the functions starting from pre-engine start and take- off to landing and engine shut-down. EU Imposes Mandatory Conflict Minerals Requirements The European Parliament voted 402 in favour, versus 118 against, with 171 abstentions on a proposal to require companies, including elec- tronics firms, that buy gold, tantalum, tin and tungsten to certify imports do not provide financial support to conflict. The regulation ap- plies to all conflict-affected high risk areas in the world, of which the Democratic Republic of Con- go and the Great Lakes area are the most obvious example.

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