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58 The PCB Design Magazine • May 2015 Mil/Aero007 Highlights Zentech's John Vaughan on the Mil/Aero Sector: "It's Headed Up" I-Connect007 Publisher Barry Matties and Zentech's John Vaughan had a chance to discuss industry concerns within the mil/aero segment at IPC APEX EXPO 2015. The two also shared thoughts on the space industry, and Vaughan detailed Zentech's involvement with National Manufacturing Day, a nationwide effort focused on STEM (Science, Tech- nology, Engineering and Math). PNC Announces Latest Add-on Qualification to MIL-PRF-31032 PNC is proud to announce the latest add-on quali- fication of product testing to Military Performance Specification MIL-PRF-31032, CAGE Code 66766. The newest capabilities stem from PNC's continu- ous improvement of capital equipment. Exception PCB Earns AS9100 Certification Exception PCB Solutions Ltd, one of Europe's lead- ing PCB producers, recently secured their AS9100 approval following a recent assessment by BSI (March 2015). AS9100 is the internationally rec- ognised quality management system specialised to the aerospace industry. FTG Circuits Earns DoD Certification for Flex PCB Firan Technology Group Corporation announced that its Circuits—Toronto facility has added flexible and rigid-flex printed circuit boards to its qualifica- tion under Military Specification MIL-PRF-31032. This certification is in addition to the multiple exist- ing certifications for a wide range of technologies already held by the facility. Key PCB Makers Strategize to Meet Industry Demands The computer/peripheral application is expected to witness the highest growth followed by the com- munication applications. Nippon Mektron, Zhen Ding Technology Holding Limited, Young Poong Electronics Co. Ltd., Unimicron Technology Corp., and Samsung Electro-Mechanics are among the major suppliers of PCBs. The industry players are going for partnership and strategic alliances to de- liver unique solutions and to meet the constantly changing industry demands of customers. Battelle Unveils Breakthrough Anti-Counterfeiting Detection for ICs "As counterfeiting continues to be a growing issue for both suppliers and manufacturers, ensuring that all components are effectively and accurately verified for authenticity has become an increasing- ly time consuming and expensive task," said Larry J. House, Cyber Technical Director, of Battelle. DARPA Programs Simultaneously Test Limits of Technology Less than one week after releasing Breakthrough Technologies for National Security, DARPA's latest summary of the agency's mission, accomplish- ments and funding priorities for extending its leg- acy of technological disruption, the agency today announced four major new programs—evidence of DARPA's commitment to pursuing high-risk/ high-reward research and making the impossible possible. DARPA Shares Vision for the Future New biennial report describes the agency's mis- sion in the context of today's fast-changing world, and current and upcoming areas of focused in- vestment Boeing Boosts Imaging, Intelligence Services; Acquires 2d3 Sensing Boeing has acquired 2d3 Sensing, a wholly owned subsidiary of OMG plc specializing in motion im- agery processing of critical intelligence, surveil- lance and reconnaissance data generated from aerial platforms. 58 The PCB Design Magazine • May 2015

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