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62 The PCB Design Magazine • April 2016 Robots: Eliminating the First Contact with an Enemy Force "We should be thinking about having a robotic vanguard, particularly for maneuver formations," said Dr. Bob Sadowski. "There's no reason why the first contact with an enemy force should be with a man-platform, because it means that platform is at the greatest risk." PNC Purchases Universal Pick and Place Equipment Sam Sangani, president and owner of PnC, has announced that his company recently added a new Universal pick and place machine, model Genesis GI-07, to its fast-growing assembly de- partment. Configurable Analog Chip Computes with 1,000x Less Power than Digital Researchers have built and demonstrated a novel configurable computing device that uses 1000x less electrical power—and can be built up to 100 times smaller—than comparable digital floating- gate configurable devices currently in use. IPC APEX EXPO 2016: Glenn Oliver on His IPC "Best Paper" on High-Frequency Materials Glenn Oliver of DuPont discusses his award-win- ning paper, "Round Robin of High-Frequency Test Methods by IPC-D24C Task Group." Co-authors include Jonathan Weldon of DuPont, John Andre- sakis of Park electrochemical, Chudy nwachukwu of Isola, John Coonrod of Rogers Corporation, David l. Wynants of Taconic Advanced Dielectric Division, and Don DeGroot of Connected Com- munity networks. Harris Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell Aerostructures Business Harris Corporation and Albany International Corp. today announced a definitive agreement under which Albany International will acquire Harris' aerostructures business for an enterprise value of $210 million, including $187 million in cash at closing and the assumption of a $23 million capi- talized lease. FTG Circuits Qualified to MIL-PRF-31032 The FTG Circuits, Chatsworth, California facility has been qualified to the Department of Defense per- formance specification MIl-PRF-31032/3 (flexible printed wiring boards) and MIl-PRF-31032/4 (flex- rigid printed wiring boards). API Technologies to be Acquired by PE Firm API Technologies Corp., a leading provider of high-performance RF, microwave, millimeter- wave, power, and security solutions, announced a definitive agreement providing for the compa- ny to be acquired by an affiliate of private equity firm J. F. lehman & Company (JFlCO), which specializes in the aerospace, maritime and de- fense industries. PCi Purchases Polar CITS880s Controlled Impedance Tester Rigid flex circuit board manufacturer, Printed Cir- cuits Inc., purchased a CITS880 controlled imped- ance tester from Polar Instruments. Polar Instru- ments' software and testing equipment is the most popular solution in the PWB manufacturing indus- try for predicting and verifying controlled imped- ance circuits in circuit boards. BAE Systems, Shengyi Receive IPC Corporate Recognition Awards IPC – Association Connecting electronics Indus- tries bestowed its highest corporate honors to two member companies, BAe Systems and Shen- gyi Technology Co. ltd. During a luncheon at IPC APeX eXPO, the IPC Stan Plzak Corporate Recogni- tion Award was presented to BAe Systems and the IPC Peter Sarmanian Corporate Recognition Award to Shengyi Technology Co. ltd. PrecisionHawk Explores Extreme-Weather Testing of Drones at ACE PrecisionHawk has successfully completed the world's first extreme-weather testing of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the ACe climatic wind tun- nel at the University of Ontario Institute of Technol- ogy (UOIT). MilAero007 Highlights

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