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64 The PCB Magazine • January 2017 Cartel Electronics Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Cirtech On December 1, 2016, Cartel Electronics Inc. and its affiliates signed a definitive agreement to ac- quire Cirtech Inc. One World, One Industry: Strengthening Your Value Proposition to Boost Organization Success John Mitchell's new column's title says it all: One World, One Industry. In the coming columns, the IPC president will be covering issues affecting the entire global electronics industry supply chain with specific expertise on global standards, education, advocacy and solutions. Tin Whisker Mitigation Methodologies: Report from SMART Group, Part 1 Since the introduction of the RoHS legislation in 2006, the threat of tin-whisker-related short circuit failure from pure tin finished components has re- mained a major concern within the high-reliability electronics manufacturing industry. In this article, Editor Pete Starkey reviews a recent seminar by the SMART Group to discuss tin whisker mitiga- tion methodologies and strategies. IPC Study on N.A. PCB Industry Reports Growth in Milaero Market Printed circuit boards for military and aerospace applications remain the largest vertical market segment for PCB manufacturers in North America, representing about one-third of the market. And it is the only vertical market segment expected to grow in 2016 as a share of the North American market, according to IPC's 2016 Analysis and Fore- cast for the North American PCB Industry. Orbit International's Electronics Group Lands $1.23M U.S. Navy Contract Orbit International Corp.'s Electronics Group has received an award from a U.S. Government Pro- curement Agency valued in excess of $1,230,000 for its MK 119 Gun Computer System Cabinet (GCSC). Eltek Signs Definitive Agreement for the Sale of Kubatronik Eltek Ltd. announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of all the Kuba- tronik-Leiterplatten GmbH (Kubatronik) shares it holds to Mr. Alois Kubat, Kubatronik's only other shareholder and founder. The parties expect to consummate the transaction by the end of 2016. Sanmina's Salt Lake City Facility Earns AS9100C Certification Sanmina Corp.'s Salt Lake City, Utah facility has been awarded the AS9100C certification for print- ed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs), subassem- blies and systems. Ellsworth Now Authorized Distributor of Henkel Products for Aerospace Industry Ellsworth Adhesives has announced that it is now an authorized distributor of Henkel's surface treat- ments and structural adhesive products for the aerospace industry in Canada. Laser-based Navigation Sensor Could Be Standard for Planetary Landing Missions A laser-guided navigation sensor that could help future rovers make safe, precise landings on Mars or destinations beyond will soon undergo testing in California's Mojave Desert. The Trump Effect on the Rules of Engagement For many decades, and more so than any other nation, the U.S. helped shape the world we live in. Directly or otherwise, Washington nurtured the institutions that helped establish the international economic rules of the game. MilAero007 Highlights

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