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66 SMT Magazine • June 2015 Mil/Aero007 News Highlights 66 SMT Magazine • June 2015 EU Votes to Make Mandatory Certification Regarding Conflict Minerals The International Trade Committee of the Euro- pean Parliament (INTA) voted on amendments to the EU's conflict minerals regulation that were proposed by its members. The INTA voted to make mandatory the proposed voluntary system of certification for EU smelters and refiners. Kitron Posts Revenue Growth in Q1 Kitron ASA today reported the fourth consecu- tive quarter of improved profits, due to a com- bination of growing revenue and cost initiatives. Kitron's revenue amounted to NOK 471 million, an increase from 436 million in the first quarter of 2014. Sonobuoy Tech Systems Wins $9.4M in Foreign Sales Contracts Sparton Corporation and Ultra Electronics USSI, a subsidiary of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (ULE), announce the award of subcontracts valued at $9.4 million from their ERAPSCO/SonobuoyTech Systems joint venture. Benchmark Electronics' Angleton, Texas Facility Earns AS9100 Benchmark Electronics Inc., a leading integrat- ed contract manufacturing provider, today an- nounced that its Angleton, Texas manufacturing facility recently achieved the aerospace AS9100C quality certification. PartnerTech, Kongsberg Devotek Initiate Cooperation PartnerTech and Kongsberg Devotek, a leading Norwegian technology company in product de- velopment, have entered an agreement to coop- erate around a joint offering to product-owner customers, with complete service from the con- cept stage to the finished product. Celestica Receives Supplier Excellence Award from Diebold Celestica Inc., a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, today an- nounced that it has received the 2014 Platinum Award for Supplier Excellence from Diebold Incor- porated. This is the second consecutive year Ce- lestica has been recognized with this prestigious award. Sypris Electronics Posts Revenue of $8.9M in Q1 Revenue for Sypris Electronics was $8.9 million in the first quarter of 2015 compared to $8.4 million in the prior year period, reflecting the ramp-up of a new electronic manufacturing services program, partially offset by declines in engineering services due to the completion of a program during the period. Season Group's Multiple Sites Earn AS9100 Certification Season Group has recently obtained AS9100 certi- fication for its Toronto, Canada and Havant, UK fa- cilities, adding to the approval already in place for its facility in Penang, Malaysia. Having invested in developing facilities with TS16949 and ISO13485 capabilities over recent years, Season Group saw an increasing demand for its global services from a number of major aerospace and defence com- panies. NATEL and OnCore Rebrand as NEO Tech NATEL Engineering Company, Inc. and OnCore Manufacturing, LLC announced today that the merged company will be named: NEO Technol- ogy Solutions (NEO Tech). The name NEO Tech captures and combines the company's legacy members,NATEL Engineering, EPIC Technolo- gies, and OnCore Manufacturing, while creating a name on which to build a brand. Kitron Secures Order from Kongsberg Kitron has, through its subsidiary Kitron AS in Aren- dal, received an order from Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS for military communications equip- ment. The equipment to be supplied is linked to contracts for deliveries to Hungary.

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