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30 SMT007 MAGAZINE I JUNE 2021 Lockheed Martin, Thales Australia to Develop Sovereign Weapons Manufac- turing Capabilities in Australia E Lockheed Martin and ales Australia have finalized a teaming agreement advancing the delivery of an Australian guided weapons man- ufacturing capability in support of a sovereign national guided weapons enterprise. Emerald EMS DataED Manufacturing Site Earns AS9100D Certification E Emerald Electronics Manufacturing Services (Emerald EMS) announced that its DataED facility, located in Salem, N.H., is the third of its manufacturing sites to attain the AS9100- 2016 Rev D certification, an essential quality control standard for serving the aerospace and defense market. Lenthor Engineering Adds Joel Robbins as Business Development Manager E Lenthor Engineering, Inc., a California-based designer, manufacturer and assembler of flex and rigid-flex printed circuit boards, has added Joel Robbins in the role of business development manager, with primary respon- sibility for the South Central and South East territories. WHMA/IPC Announces Dates for M-EXPO 2022 E e fourth M-EXPO Wire Processing Tech- nology exhibition (M-EXPO) will be held in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, Septem- ber 21-22, 2022. Due to ongoing COVID-19 health and welfare concerns, the event will not be held in 2021. PRIDE Industries: A Nonprofit EMS and Staffing Firm Moves Into Mil-aero E PRIDE Industries is a contract manufacturing provider with a twist: e company provides training and coaching for job seekers with dis- abilities, including service-disabled veterans. If they don't have openings in their Sacramento facility, they may have a job for you in one of 15 other states. Adventures in Engineering: Component Unavailability E Component unavailability is a thorn in the side of everyone, from engineering to manufactur- ing, and is manifested in many ways—obsoles- cence, long lead times, raw material shortages, and catastrophic events (fires, natural disas- ters) to name a few. Consider This: Termination of Flex Circuits E ere are many ways to terminate and connect flexible circuits to a rigid PCB. e most widely used technologies fall into four main catego- ries: Reinforced male finger contacts, unrein- forced male finger contacts, standard through- hole and surface mount PCB connectors and insulation displacement connectors. TT Electronics Announces Move to Facility Near Dallas E TT Electronics, a global provider of engi- neered electronics for performance critical applications, is consolidating its North Amer- ican Sensors and Specialist Components oper- ations and moving into a new, purpose-built facility in Plano, TX.

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