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52 The PCB Design Magazine • January 2016 i3 Electronics Earns 'Preferred Supplier' Status from Raytheon i3 Electronics has earned this "Preferred Supplier" status by continuously delivering a high level of performance and value-add to Raytheon. Desig- nation of this prestigious "Preferred Supplier list- ing" will allow i3 to work even more closely with Raytheon and their world-class team of engineers, scientists and problem solvers. NASA's SOHO Celebrates 20 Years of Space-based Science After 20 years in space, ESA and NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO, is still going strong. Originally launched in 1995 to study the sun and its influence out to the very edges of the solar system, SOHO revolutionized this field of science, known as heliophysics, providing the ba- sis for nearly 5,000 scientific papers. SOHO also found an unexpected role as the greatest comet hunter of all time—reaching 3,000 comet discov- eries in September 2015. The Opportunities for Plasma Processing Pete Starkey interviewed Andre Bodegom, man- aging director of Netherlands-based Adeon Tech- nologies B.V., about their long relationship with Nordson MARCH, typical applications for plasma equipment, and what the most challenging mate- rials are from the point of view of plasma process- ing in the PCB industry. Graphic Plc Wins BAE Systems Gold Award The award recognises continued commitment and support to BAE systems programmes and key busi- ness objectives. The award reflects Graphic Plc's achievements in demonstrating sustained excel- lence in delivery and quality performance. NASA Selects New Technologies for Parabolic Flights and Suborbital Launches NASA's Flight Opportunities Program has select- ed eight space technology payloads for reduced gravity flights on board specialized aircraft and commercial suborbital reusable launch vehicles (sRLVs). New OEM Global Account Manager for Avionics & Automotive at Ventec International Ventec International Group, a world leader in the production of polyimide and high-reliability epoxy laminates and prepregs, is delighted to announce the appointment of Tamara den Daas in the role of OEM global account manager with a focus on opportunities within the avionics and automotive markets. Eltek Receives Orders worth $1.4M from Customers in India Eltek Ltd. announced today that since the begin- ning of the fourth quarter, it has received several or- ders for military applications from customers in In- dia, amounting to US$ 1.4 million in the aggregate. The majority amount of these orders is expected to be delivered to the customers during 2016. Dymax White Paper Explains Switching from Conventional Lamp to LED Light-Curing Sources Dymax Corporation's new white paper, "Ensuring Success When Switching from Conventional Lamp to LED Light Curing Sources," discusses topics such as how LED curing works, the advantages to LED curing, and getting enough information to switch successfully. Future Batteries Could Charge in 30 Seconds Future cell phones and other electronics could have batteries that charge in less than a minute. This new capability will be in part thanks to a space experiment using hard, flexible material as a clean power source. Honeywell Paper Investigates Avionics Vibration Durability Dr. Joseph Juarez, principal mechanical engineer at Honeywell International, discusses his SMTA pa- per, which addresses avionics vibration durability between tin-lead and lead-free solder, the years of testing he conducted, the importance of doing a good soldering job, and some of the surprising findings of his research. 52 The PCB Design Magazine • January 2016 MilAero007 Highlights

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