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50 SMT007 MAGAZINE I MARCH 2023 the U.S. government defense industry for a DragonFly IV, the leading Additive Manufac- turing Electronics (AME) 3D-printer. Amphenol Reports Fourth Quarter, Full Year 2022 Results E Amphenol Corporation reported fourth quar- ter and full year 2022 results. Sales of $3.239 billion, up 7% in U.S. dollars and 8% organi- cally compared to the fourth quarter of 2021. DARPA Collaborates with Commercial Partners to Accelerate Quantum Computing E DARPA has selected three industry corpora- tions for the Underexplored Systems for Utility- Scale Quantum Computing (US2QC) program. US2QC seeks to determine whether an under- explored approach to quantum computing is capable of achieving utility-scale operation— meaning its computational value exceeds its cost—much faster than conventional predic- tions. Curtiss-Wright to Provide Actuation Technology Supporting Dynetics' Launcher System for U.S. Army E Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that it has been awarded a contract to support the new Enduring Shield platform from Dynet- ics, a Leidos company, to meet the U.S. Army's cruise missile defense needs. Brigitflex Achieves AS9100D: 2016 E Brigitflex has upgraded its QMS from ISO 9001: 2015 and received certification to AS9100D: 2016 from certifying body TÜV Rheinland. Printed Circuit Boards Have Champions on Capitol Hill E House Resolution 7677 from the 2021/22 Con- gressional session may have run out of time before the election cycle, but that hasn't ended the effort to help fund the printed circuit board industry alongside the semiconductor industry. IPC vice president of global govern- ment relations, Chris Mitchell, shared a letter, sent to DOD by Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Blake Moore ( R-UT), which insists DOD must leverage all available resources to increase domestic production of PCBs and IC substrates. Testing Todd: Turning Into the Wind E e last three years have been a challenge, from the pandemic to the circus of shenanigans in Washington, neither of which have been pleas- ant. So, it's not hard to figure out why we are all in this current situation. We're not quite in a recession but rather a stagnation. TTM Adopts Special Board Resolution with DCSA Replacing SSA E e replacement of the SSA with the SBR is a result of the significantly reduced foreign own- ership of TTM. e effective date of the SBR was February 2, 2023. Nano Dimension Receives a Purchase Order from Another U.S. Government Defense Supplier E Nano Dimension Ltd., a leading supplier of Additively Manufactured Electronics (AME) and multi-dimensional polymer, metal, and ceramic 3D printers, announced that it has received a purchase order from a supplier to

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