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52 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I JULY 2019 MilAero007 Highlights Second Lockheed Martin-Built GPS III Satellite Ready for July 25 Liftoff E The GPS satellite constellation is about to get its next heathy dose of new technology and more advanced capabilities. The second next- generation, Lockheed Martin-built GPS III sat- ellite—nick-named "Magellan" by the U.S. Air Force—is sealed up and ready for its planned July 25 launch. Rogers Launches TC350 Plus for Higher-power Microwave, Industrial Heating E Rogers Corporation introduces TC350 Plus laminates. TC350 Plus laminates are ceram- ic-filled, PTFE-based, woven glass-reinforced composite materials providing a cost-effective, high-performance, thermally enhanced mate- rial for the circuit designer. Angeles Equity Partners Acquires APCT E Angeles Equity Partners LLC, a private invest- ment firm focused on value creation through operational transformation, announced the acquisition of APCT Inc., a leading manu- facturer of highly reliable, quick-turn printed circuit board (PCB) prototypes with global production management capabilities. Growing Military Demand to Boost SecurityRobots Market at 8.9% CAGR Until 2025 E As per the Transparency Market Research report, the global security robots market is expected to be worth nearly $3.9 billion by the end of 2025. The market stood at $1.9 billion in 2016. It also states that the market shall exhibit an impressive 8.9% CAGR during the forecast period of 2017 to 2025. Standard of Excellence: Three Ways to Face the Future With Your PCB Suppliers E Once you have established a solid, trusting relationship with your PCB vendor, you can start working together developing new prod- ucts, technologies, and in some cases, services. There are even times when your PCB supplier will bring projects to you. Here are three ways that you can work with your PCB suppliers to face the future. What Is Reliability Without Traceability? E High reliability and compliance are hot topics at conferences all over the world. If you are a supplier to industries like defense, automotive, medical, and aerospace/space, high-reliability and regulatory compliance are strict demands for electronic device manufacturers. NextFlex Launches $10.5M Funding Round for Anti-counterfeiting, Flex Batteries, and Hypersonics Innovation E The PC 5.0 total project value is expected to exceed $10.5 million (project value/investment figures include cost sharing), bringing the to- tal anticipated investment in advancing flexi- ble hybrid electronics since NextFlex's forma- tion to over $83.5M. U.S. House Approves Measure to PromoteLead-free R&D in Milaero, Automotive, Medical E IPC is applauding the U.S. House of Represen- tatives for approving a measure that would promote research and development into the performance of lead-free electronics in high- reliability sectors, such as aerospace, defense, automotive, and medical equipment.

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