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40 The PCB Magazine • February 2015 FlexTech Lauds Gov't Approval of Flex Hybrid Electronics The industry consortium fostering the growth, profit- ability, and success of the flexible and printed electron- ics supply chain welcomes the U.S. Government's se- lection of flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) as the next topic for a Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII). FHE was one of several topics under consideration and joins eight other technologies already identified for MIIs. New Defense PCB Regulations Take Effect December 30 The changes to the U.S. Munitions List, which is regu - lated through the International Traffic in Arms Regu- lations, states that PCBs "specially designed" for de- fense-related purposes will be controlled under USML Category XI. Additionally, any designs or digital data related to "specially designed" PCBs will be controlled as technical data. DoD Awards Accreditation of Trust to Hunter Technology The company announces that it is one of only 60 suppliers to achieve an Accreditation of Trust from Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA), and is the only accredited EMS provider owned and operated ex - clusively in the U.S. As an accredited trusted supplier, Hunter addresses counterfeit risk using a proprietary system that meets all 12 requirements set forth by the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). Electric UAV Market to See 18% CAGR for 2013–2018 According to this electric unmanned aerial vehicles market (UAV) report, the industry will grow at 18.20% CAGR for 2013–2018. The cost-effectiveness of UAVs is a major draw for buyers in this market. NASA Enters Collaborative Partnerships The Collaborations for Commercial Space Capabilities (CCSC) initiative is designed to advance private sector development of integrated space capabilities through access to NASA's spaceflight resources and ensure emerging products or services are commercially avail - able to government and non-government customers within the next five years. Elvia PCB Renews Nadcap Certification "The renewal of the Nadcap certification shows strong continuity in the technology and quality support that we provide to our strategic customers" commented Edouard Piedagnel, site Operations Director of Elvia PCB Group's main plant. "This is a true sign of matu - rity for Elvia PCB Group, which enables us to continue to offer the most up-to-date standards to our strong, growing aerospace customer base, both in Europe and the Americas," added Benoit Hareng, head of interna- tional sales. Military Infrastructure, Logistics Market Post Growth The report forecasts the industry to grow at a CAGR of 1.29% during 2014–2019. Developing countries in the BRIC are placing military infrastructure and tech- nology revamp at the top of their priority lists. ESA Performs Experiment with Force-Feedback in Space NASA Astronaut Berry Wilmore conducted the Hap- tics-1 experiment on-board the International Space Station. The scientific technology demonstration ex- periment was conceived, designed, developed, and implemented by the European Space Agency Telero- botics and Haptics Laboratory and sets a new technol- ogy milestone for space robotics. Air Traffic Control Equipment Market Report ReportsnReports.com adds "Global Air Traffic Control Equipment Market 2015–2019" and "Global Air Traf- fic Management and Control Market 2014–2018" re- search reports to its online business intelligence library. Report: Radiation Detection Devices for Military & Security The market for radiation detection devices in domestic security will grow from a current market value of $1.35 billion, to $1.92 billion by 2022 and that the military market will grow from a $617 million market today to $868 million by 2022. 40 The PCB Magazine • February 2015 Mil/Aero007 News Highlights

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