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50 The PCB Design Magazine • April 2015 Mil/Aero007 News Highlights Sanmina's Costa Mesa Facility Earns AS9100C Sanmina's PCB facility in Costa Mesa, California, has received AS9100C certification, allowing the company to manufacture PCBs for aerospace and defense electronics equipment. Shennan Circuit Gets Top Supplier Award "Having a network of strong-performing suppliers that share our commitment to delivering excep- tional quality and cost-effective solutions is essen- tial to meeting our customers' needs," said Wayne Flory, vice president, material & supply for Rock- well Collins. Ventec Increases Focus on Aerospace Market Ventec Europe continues its investment in the es- tablishment and maintenance of meticulous aero- space-standard cleanliness in the pre-preg handling areas of their state-of-the-art distribution center in Warwickshire, United Kingdom. Electrochemicals Celebrates 50 Years of Service Leo Linehan, VP & GM Electronic Chemicals states, "This is an exciting time in the electronics industry as we see significant technological advances, min- iaturization, and the need for enhanced reliability. OM Group is committed to meeting these needs." Automation Drives Military Ground Robot Market Growth adds Military Ground Robot Mobile Platform Systems to Engage Terrorists: Mar- ket Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015 to 2021 industry research report that says the new military is dependent on flexibility and early response. Park Electrochemical Adds New Technical Sales Engineer Park Electrochemical Corp. announced the ap- pointment of Mike Kallbrier as a technical sales engineer of Park Electrochemical Corp. In this po- sition, Mr. Kallbrier will be responsible for sales of Park's aerospace and electronics product lines in the Western territory of the United States. Mr. Kallbrier will report to Robert Nurmi, Park's VP of sales—Americas. Isola Qualifies FTG to Use I-Speed Materials Bradley C. Bourne, president and CEO of FTG, stated, "We are pleased to have Isola recognize FTG for our outstanding manufacturing capabili- ties using I-Speed materials. We look forward to continuing with the certification program in quali- fying additional Isola materials." Companies See Significant Benefit in Nadcap Accreditation More than one in five companies pursues Nadcap accreditation to improve quality, according to a recent poll conducted by the Performance Review Institute (PRI). Of those that responded, 21% cited "improving quality" as a key driver behind their decision to obtain Nadcap accreditation, with 19% indicating that they pursued Nadcap accred- itation in order to attract new business. UAV Market Hurt by Cut in Defense Budgets The global economic slowdown has reduced the defense budgets of most leading spenders in the world, including the US, France, Germany and the UK. Cuts to military expenditures have led to the cancellation and indefinite delays of various UAV projects and a detrimental impact on the growth of the UAV industry. 50 The PCB Design Magazine • April 2015

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