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38 The PCB Magazine • August 2015 "White Graphene" Structures Can Take the Heat in Electronics Three-dimensional structures of boron nitride might be the right stuff to keep small electron- ics cool, according to scientists at Rice University. Rice researchers have completed the first theo- retical analysis of how 3-D boron nitride might be used as a tunable material to control heat flow in such devices. Cloud, Big Data Driving Growth of Data Center Equipment Market TMR analysts state that the global data center equipment market was worth US$32.15 billion in 2013 and will display a 12.9% CAGR between 2014 and 2020. Digitalization of data across vari- ous industry sectors has created unparalleled de- mand for data storage and data backup facilities. IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for May 2015 "North American PCB sales continued below last year's level, but orders resumed positive growth and the book-to-bill ratio remains positive for the eighth straight month," said Sharon Starr, IPC's director of market research. "This indicates the likelihood of strengthening sales growth in the second half of this year," she added. Global Graphene Market Growth to 2025 Led by Asia RnRMarketResearch.com offers new graphene market research reports titled Global Graphene Industry Report 2015, The Global Market for Gra- phene to 2025: Market size, production volumes, applications, products, prospects, research and companies as well as Research on Global & China Graphene Industry, 2015 in the materials and chemicals collection of its library. 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 realities. A strong, cost-effective, science-based federal chemical regulatory program is important to our members, who use chemicals to manufac- ture electronics for the nation's defense, transpor- tation, consumer and other industries. H.R. 2576 includes sensible, balanced provisions for modern- izing U.S. chemical safety laws. Graphene Development Breakthrough Gives Light to Flexible Electronic Skin A pioneering new technique to produce high-qual- ity, low-cost graphene could pave the way for the development of the first truly flexible 'electronic skin', which could be used in robots. Researchers from the University of Exeter have discovered an innovative new method to produce the wonder material Graphene significantly cheaper, and easi- er, than previously possible. Aerostat Systems Market to Reach $10 Billion by 2022 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Aerostat Systems Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014–2022," the global aerostat systems market was worth US$3.60 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach $10.11 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 13.8% from 2015–2022. US Medical Imaging Industry Faces Transition Medical imaging is a notoriously data intensive field with its volume, variety and speed of data generation multiplying every day. Conventional tools are incapable of efficiently managing such large and complex datasets; posing limits on scal- ability, sustainability and usability. IPC Releases Report on Lead-free Electronics in Mil/Aero Applications IPC's new market research study examines the cur- rent and future state of lead-free usage in high- reliability applications, as well as the impact usage will have on the industry. 38 The PCB Magazine • August 2015 Electronics Industry News Market Highlights

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