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64 The PCB Design Magazine • November 2015 MilAero007 Highlights Liquid Cooling Moves onto the Chip for Denser Electronics Using microfluidic passages cut directly into the backsides of production field-programmable gate array (FPGA) devices, Georgia Institute of Tech- nology researchers are putting liquid cooling right where it's needed the most—a few hun- dred microns away from where the transistors are operating. Robots and Us If you follow technology news—or even if you don't—you have probably heard that numerous companies have been trying to develop driverless cars for a decade or more. These fully automated vehicles could potentially be safer than regular cars, and might add various efficiencies to our roads, like smoother-flowing traffic. Lockheed Martin Delivers First Upgraded PAC-3 Missile Interceptors The U.S. Army significantly upgraded its missile defense capabilities today as it accepted the first PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) inter- ceptors built by Lockheed Martin. With improved mobility and range, the new interceptors will de- fend against evolving threats around the globe. The Real Martian Spinoffs Part 3: Harnessing the Power More powerful than the mighty Saturn V that took humans to the moon, the Space Launch Sys- tem (SLS), NASA's newest rocket currently under development, will have the capability to send as- tronauts deeper into space than ever before. With SLS and the Orion capsule, humans will no longer have to dream of walking on Mars—they finally will do it. Electronic Interconnect Improves Customer Service with Addition of TS16949 and AS9100 Certifications In an effort to bring a more stringent system into place, PCB fabricator Electronic Interconnect has received both their TS16949 and AS9100 certifica- tions. Lockheed Martin to Open Submarine Combat System Laboratory Lockheed Martin Australia will open a submarine combat system laboratory in Mawson Lakes in No- vember to support the company's pursuit of the Royal Australian Navy's Future Submarine project SEA 1000 Phase 1. Construction began at Mawson Lakes on July 27, 2015 and is expected to open in November. An expanded Phase 2 with a secure area is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2016. FTG's Circuits' Segment Posts 31% Sales Growth in Q3 The circuits' segment sales were up $3.3M or 31% in Q3 2015 versus Q3 2014. All facilities reported increased revenues. On a year-to-date basis, cir- cuits' sales were up $7.4M or 23%. Epec Hires Todd Barham as Military & Aerospace Business Development Manager Epec Engineered Technologies recently an- nounced the hiring of Todd Barham as Military and Aerospace Business Development Manager. Todd's main role with Epec will be to help grow the company's market share in the military and aerospace sectors. The Application of Advanced Ultrasonics in Metal Plating Processes Most surface modification chemical treatments by their very nature contain hazardous and oxidising chemicals, and there is a major concern that these chemicals are used maliciously with the intent to manufacture explosives or formulate poisons to harm the public. Cyanide-based plating solutions and high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide used in current techniques are a significant use of these materials in industry. UAV Market to Reach $10B Mark by 2024 The global defense and security market for un- manned aerial vehicles will expand at 5.5% per year over this decade, from the current figure of $6.4 billion, to $10.4 billion by 2024, according to IHS. 64 The PCB Design Magazine • November 2015

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