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60 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I SEPTEMBER 2021 XRF Analysis Adds to Spirit's Test Services E Spirit's new Hitachi EA6000VX bench analyzer can inspect the material composition of your product. XRF inspection is essential in mili- tary and aerospace supply chains to verify that leads and finishes contain the correct ratio of lead to prevent whiskering. Electronics Industry Summit With U.S. DoD Spawns More Dialogue, Collaboration E e U.S. government, the electronics industry, and academia must continue to step up their joint efforts to address risks and gaps in the defense electronics supply chain. Mars Rover Mission Only Just Beginning One Year After its Launch E Of all the exciting aspects a space mission entails for a planetary scientist who makes a living studying the outer limits, it's still the launch from ground zero that gets Briony Hor- gan's heart-pounding the most. Catching Up With AMI's Jim Barry E Columnist Dan Beaulieu met Jim Barry 25 years ago while working on a project at Eltek Ltd. Jim discusses his new company's plans, including its move deeper into the mil/aero market. Defense Speak Interpreted: Decoding the Military's COCOM E Have you ever followed Defense activities around the world and been confused by terms like CENTCOM or SOUTHCOM? Who's in charge of worldwide Defense activities—just "a big guy at the top" or regional commanders? How do Army, Navy, and Air Force stay coordi- nated around the world in various geographies? New Managing Director for NCAB Group Denmark E Aer three successful years as managing direc- tor for NCAB Denmark and 30 years in the PCB industry, Jan Kronblom omsen will leave NCAB Group to pursue other inter- ests. Peter Jensen will take the position as the new managing director, starting his position September 1. TT Electronics Appoints Emma Darke as Group Sustainability Director E TT Electronics, a global provider of engi- neered electronics for performance-critical applications, announced the appointment of its first-ever group sustainability director. Summit Interconnect Announces PCBAA Membership E Summit Interconnect is proud to be a found- ing member of the new Printed Circuit Board Association of America. e PCBAA was established in 2021 in response to increasing geopolitical challenges facing U.S. microelec- tronics manufacturers. 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 capable and flexible through secure soware upgrades. e digital transformation in radar development offers benefits in every domain— land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace.

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