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74 SMT Magazine • August 2015 MilAero007 Highlights 74 SMT Magazine • August 2015 A Look at the High-Reliability Interconnect Market In an interview with I-Connect007, Mark Cormier of Miraco Inc. discusses his company's activities and capabilities, the latest trends and drivers in the high-reliability segment, and their strategies when it comes to managing their assembly work as well as their audit processes to find EMS providers. EIPC Summer Conference, Berlin: Day 1 Berlin, capital of Germany and a world city of cul- ture, politics, media and science, was the venue for the 2015 EIPC Summer Conference, which at- tracted delegates from sixteen countries, includ- ing Russia, Hong Kong, Japan, Israel, USA and Canada, as well as the European Union, to experi- ence a programme of 21 technical presentations over two days. Also included was a visit to the Ber- lin laboratories of Fraunhofer Institute, Europe's largest application-oriented research organisation. IPC Lauds U.S. House of Rep on Passage of TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 IPC supports bipartisan efforts to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976, which needs to be modernized to reflect 21st century re- alities. A strong, cost-effective, science-based fed- eral chemical regulatory program is important to IPC members, who use chemicals to manufacture electronics for the nation's defense, transporta- tion, consumer and other industries. Exception EMS Appoints Paul Rivers as Commercial & Special Projects Director Exception EMS has appointed industry veteran Paul Rivers as Commercial and Special Projects Di- rector. Rivers, who has a career in the PCB and PCBA industry that spans nearly 35 years, will head up the customer programs and support division. EIPC Summer Conference: Day 2 Refreshed after an excellent conference dinner, and for most, a good night's sleep, delegates re- turned for the second day of the EIPC Summer Conference in Berlin, continuing the theme of improving profitability through technical leader- ship and innovation to meet future market re- quirements, with sessions on materials and pro- cesses for high performance PCBs and advanced material testing strategies to meet OEM and ODM needs. LACROIX Electronics Earns PART 21 G The production accreditation PART 21 G is part of the company's ambition in aeronautics' electron- ics that represent over 25% of the turnover of LA- CROIX Electronics in France. NEO Tech Earns Raytheon Four Star Award NEO Tech's Chatsworth facility has been awarded the prestigious Four Star Supplier Excellence Award and a Gold Award for Affordability from Raytheon IDS for supplying components on several critical programs. This places NEO Techamong the top of the 10,000 Raytheon suppliers. IPC Europe Forum to Focus on Reliability The IPC Europe Forum, with the theme "Innova- tion for Reliability," will focus on critical issues in high-reliability electronics for sectors including mil- itary-aerospace, automotive, industrial, and medi- cal. The event will be held from October 13–15 at the Atlantic Congress Hotel in Essen, Germany. API Technologies Names New VP of Continuous Improvement API Technologies Corp. today announced that Do- mingo Isasi has been named to the newly created role of Vice President of Continuous Improvement for API Technologies, effective June 29, 2015. Plexus Earns AS9100 for Engineering Solutions in Europe Plexus Corp.'s Livingston Design Center in Scot- land, which provides engineering solutions and award-winning customer service excellence to many of the world's leading branded product companies, has achieved AS9100 certification.

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