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104 PCB007 MAGAZINE I OCTOBER 2018 intelliFLEX Welcomes Jim Donnelly as Director of Programs E The intelliFLEX Innovation Alliance announced that Jim Donnelly has joined the organization as director of Programs. Alun Morgan Named Technology Ambassador for Ventec E Ventec International Group Co., Ltd. an- nounced that Alun Morgan, chairman of the EIPC, has been named technology ambassador for Ventec International Group. U.S. Navy Awards Boeing $805 million MQ-25 Contract E Boeing will provide the MQ-25 carrier-based unmanned aerial refuelers known as T1s to extend the range of deployed fighters. The T1 has completed engine runs and deck handling demonstrations designed to prove the agility and ability of the aircraft to move around with- in the tight confines of a carrier deck. AI Helps Track Down Mysterious Cosmic Radio Bursts E Researchers at Breakthrough Listen, a SETI project led by the University of California, Berkeley, have now used machine learning to discover 72 new fast radio bursts from a mys- terious source some 3 billion light years from earth. ERAPSCO Inks $64.6M in Navy Sonobuoy Contracts E Sparton Corporation and Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (ULE) announce the award of subcontracts valued at $64.6 million to their ERAPSCO joint venture, for the manufacture of sonobuoys for the United States Navy. IPC Issues Call for Papers for Third Annual IPC High Reliability Forum E IPC—Association Connecting Electronics In- dustries invites engineers, researchers, aca- demics, technical experts and industry leaders to submit abstracts for IPC High Reliability Fo- rum to be held May 14–16, 2019 in Hanover (Baltimore), Maryland. Artificial Intelligence: Super-Exciting, Ultra-Competitive E Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learn- ing (ML) have become common everyday words, however, the present reality and future potential are yet to evolve. This article looks into the key considerations and strategies to better leverage these trends that are expected to transform the manufacturing world. IPC Renews Concern Over Third Round of U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Imports E John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, issued the following statement on the decision of the U.S. government to impose additional tariffs on about $200 billion worth of Chinese im- ports, the third such list announced this year. John Karkoski to Lead Zentech's Mil-Aero and Space Market Initiative E Zentech Manufacturing is pleased to announce that John Karkoski has joined the Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. team as director, Business Development - MilAero and Space Markets. Insulectro Hires Michael King as DuPont Product Manager E Insulectro, the largest distributor of materials for use in printed circuits boards (PCB) and printed electronics manufacturing, has hired Michael King as product manager its DuPont product offerings. MilAero007 Highlights

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