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48 The PCB Design Magazine • November 2014 Mil/Aero007 News highlights Ventec Supports ESA Proposal for IPC4101D's Appendix A The proposed appendix a, originally drafted in February 2013 and revised in september 2014, aims to define an enhanced quality standard for base materials used in high-reliability PCBs for criti- cal applications, with particular reference to the prevention and detection of foreign material inclu- sions early in the supply chain. i3 Nets Contract to Supply Substrates for Military use The company has announced that an industry leading aerospace and defense firm has awarded the company an order for the supply of advanced substrates for a military application. Cutting Dynamics Employs Robot to Transform Busines Cutting Dynamics has joined the roster of ad- vanced manufacturers using collaborative robot- ics to transform its business, adding a Baxter ro- bot to a critical part of its thermal deburring line in its avon, ohio plant. Baxter works alongside the company's team of aerospace manufacturing engi- neers, automating the finishing process for its line of high-precision parts. DARPA unveils Tool to Identify Counterfeit Electronics "The advanced scanning optical Microscope— one of many iris-developed technologies—offers important hardware security and reliability assur- ance capabilities," said Kerry Bernstein, DarPa program manager. "These tools are optimized to support the mission of ensuring trust in microelec- tronics in DoD labs such as NsWC Crane." New JEDEC Subcommittee: Focus on Emerging Tech JeDeC solid state Technology association an- nounced that its JC-13 government liaison Com- mittee has formed a subcommittee focused on evaluating new and emerging electronic device technologies for potential future insertion in mili- tary, aerospace, and other special use applications. CEA Lauds FAA's Ruling on Drones The decision by the Faa is an important milestone as the agency develops rules to allow unmanned aircraft to operate safely in u.s. airspace. Going Beyond x-rays for Advances Imaging in the Field seeking to expand the nation's capability to detect and identify materials that are not easily visualized by conventional imaging technologies, DarPa released an announcement inviting proposals to develop portable, next-generation imaging tools that combine the complementary benefits of X- ray and neutron radiography. Electronic Warfare Systems Market: $13.2B by 2024 The global electronic warfare systems market is expected to value us $10.2 billion by the end of 2014, which is estimated to increase to us $13.2 billion by 2024, representing a Cagr of 2.68% during the forecast period. Military unmanned Aerial Vehicles Market to hit $5.26B New analysis from Frost & sullivan, "global Mili- tary unmanned aerial vehicles Market assess- ment," finds that the market earned revenues of $3.87 billion in 2013 and estimates this to reach $5.26 billion in 2022. u.S. GDP to Grow 3% by 2016; Defense Spending Rises uCla anderson Forecast's third quarterly report of 2014 indicates that the real gross Domestic Product for the united states will grow at approxi- mately 3% over the next two years, following a decline of 2.1% in the first quarter of this year and a rebound of 4.2% growth in the second. 48 The PCB Design Magazine • November 2014

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