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84 SMT007 MAGAZINE I SEPTEMBER 2021 formal partnership, to offer a greater range of products and services to the U.K. Aerospace & Defense industry. Ventec, Taiyo America Sign Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Mainland Europe, UK E Ventec International Group Co., Ltd., is pleased to announce it will be taking over the exclusive distribution of Taiyo products in mainland Eu- rope, the UK and Ireland. Raytheon: A Radar for Any Mission E Raytheon Technologies is redefining the radar with what's known as the "soware-defined aperture," making single arrays far more capa- ble and flexible through secure soware up- grades. e digital transformation in radar de- velopment offers benefits in every domain— land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. New Algorithm Flies Drones Faster Than Human Racing Pilots E For the first time an autonomously flying quadrotor has outperformed two human pilots in a drone race. e success is based on a nov- el algorithm that was developed by researchers of the University of Zurich. It calculates time- optimal trajectories that fully consider the drones' limitations. Celestica Releases Q2 2021 Financial Results E Celestica Inc., a leader in design, manufactur- ing, and supply chain solutions for the world's most innovative companies, announced finan- cial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 (Q2 2021). Catching Up With AMI's Jim Barry E I met Jim Barry 25 years ago when we worked on a project at Eltek Ltd. Since then, I have fol- lowed his career with a great deal of interest, believing that he is one of the best technical sales professionals in our industry. When Jim recently accepted the position as vice presi- dent of business development at AMI right here in Maine, I knew it was time to catch up. Adventures in Engineering: Test Points— The Other Side E In many instances test points are a critical part of the process for launching, producing, and maintaining a successful product. Sadly, many times test points are le as an aerthought and squeezed/pushed into a design aer PCB lay- out is "complete," signal integrity analysis is "done," and all but the final design review re- mains. Now, let's see what we can do to effec- tively place test points in our CCAs. Mars Rover Mission Only Just Beginning One Year After its Launch E Of all the exciting aspects a space mission en- tails for a planetary scientist who makes a liv- ing studying the outer limits, it's still the launch from ground zero that gets Briony Horgan's heart-pounding the most. Micross, C-MAC Partner to Service U.K. Aerospace and Defense Market E Micross Components Ltd., a leading glob- al provider of mission-critical microelectron- ic components and services for high-reliability aerospace, defense, space, and industrial appli- cations, based at Norwich, U.K., and C-MAC Electromag BVBA are pleased to announce a

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