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28 SMT007 MAGAZINE I AUGUST 2023 Averatek Names New CEO E Averatek is pleased to announce Scott Meikle, Ph.D. as CEO. Dr. Meikle has more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Designing Aerospace PCBs: A Galaxy of Challenges E Jeffrey Boye designs aerospace PCBs at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab- oratory. Aer a decade or so at the APL, some of his boards are currently floating in space. Jeffrey recently took a class with IPC instructor Kris Moyer titled "PCB Design for Military and Aero- space Applications." Summit Interconnect Welcomes Brian Kamradt as New Chief Financial Officer E Summit Interconnect announced the appoint- ment of Brian Kamradt as chief financial officer. Kamradt brings over 20 years of finance, accounting, merger and acquisition, and IT experience to Summit's leadership team. He will succeed Tom Caldwell, Sum- mit's initial CFO, who will be retiring aer leading the company's expansion for the past four years. CERcuits Wins Second Place in US Army's xTechInternational Competition With 3D Ceramic Circuits Solution E CERcuits BV, a Belgian technology company specializing in ceramic electronic circuits, proudly announces its achievement as the s e c o n d - p la c e w i n n e r i n t h e p r e s t i g i o u s xTechInternational competition organized by the U.S. Army. Altium 365 GovCloud Offers Increased Security E Altium recently launched Altium 365 Gov- Cloud, a dedicated platform accessible only to—and managed solely by—U.S. persons. e company says that GovCloud can help custom- ers to be in compliance with ITAR, EAR, and other requirements. I spoke with Bruno Bla- sigh, director of Cloud Security for Altium 365, about the new platform, how it functions, and how GovCloud can help to keep foreign enti- ties from accessing your data. Flexible Thinking: The Adjacent Possible E In the inspirational and informative book titled Where Good Ideas Come From, author Steven Johnson uses the term "the adjacent possible." is term, which immediately captivated my mind, originated with a theoretical biologist named Stuart Kaufman, who used the term in his book, Investigations, to describe the circu- itous path of biological evolution. Filling Critical Traceability Gaps With AI E Traceability means being able to track the origin of any given electrical component throughout the supply chain. For OEMs, this is no longer optional or "nice to have." Yet industrial trace- ability capacities are sorely lacking through- out industries. Today, the most widespread standard for traceability is "batch traceabil- ity," which aside from tracking the production lot, serial number, and exact board placement for components, fails to analyze the individual components themselves, thus jeopardizing the quality of the goods they compose.

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