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78 The PCB Design Magazine • August 2016 Designing with Tighter Tolerances David Ledger-Thomas is a PCB design engineer with Honeywell Aerospace. He's spent decades designing PCBs for a variety of applications, in- cluding defense, aerospace, computers, and high-performance audio. I asked David to share some of his thoughts on designing high-tech boards with increasingly finer spaces, traces and pitch. Setting a Satellite to Catch a Satellite The target is set: a large derelict satellite currently silently tumbling its way through low orbit. If all goes to plan, in 2023 it will vanish—and efforts against space debris will have made a giant leap forward. OKI and Avio Ink Agreement on Transfer of PCB Business The two companies will start negotiations on technologies and facilities transfer and a range of certifications from October 1, 2016 with a view to completing the business transfer by March 31, 2018. Zentech's Matt Turpin on IMPACT Washington, D.C.'s Benefits At the recent IMPACT Washington, D.C. 2016 event in Capitol Hill, Matt Turpin, CEO of EMS firm Zentech discusses with I-Connect007's Pat- ty Goldman his expectations on the event, its importance, and how, so far, it has helped the electronics manufacturing industry in the United States. OrbitOutlook Integrates Largest and Most Diverse Network of Space Sensors Ever to Help Avoid Collisions in Space New data-gathering network aims to vastly im- prove the capability of the U.S. military and the global space community to make decisions about potentially hazardous space objects in near real time. TTM Technologies Recognized by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems TTM Technologies Inc. announced that three fa- cilities, Santa Clara (SC), Sterling (STE), and San Diego (SD) under its Aerospace and Defense/Spe- cialty Business Unit were recognized by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems on June 7, 2016 in two award categories for outstanding service, partnership, and excellence in engineering col- laboration. Today's MilAero Options: Outsourcing— 'Everybody's Doing it' Not so True Today There was a time, not so many decades ago, when that most commonly-stated mantra ("lower labor costs") behind offshoring printed circuit fab (and some assembly) operations, still had some case- by-case validity. FTG Secures Licensing Agreement With EarthOne Circuit Technologies Corporation Firan Technology Group Corporation announces a licensing agreement between FTG and EarthOne Circuit Technologies Corporation, whereby FTG will license the eSurface technology owned by EarthOne for use in the manufacture of printed circuit boards. Teledyne Completes Sale of Printed Circuit Technology Business Teledyne Technologies Incorporated announced today the successful completion of the sale of as- sets of Teledyne's printed circuit technology busi- ness (Teledyne PCT) to FTG Circuits Inc., a Califor- nia corporation and subsidiary of Firan Technol- ogy Group Corporation (FTG), for US$9.3 million in cash. Consultants to EU Publish Recommendations on RoHS Exemptions The Oeko-Institut e.V., Institute for Applied Ecol- ogy and Fraunhofer-Institut IZM for Environmen- tal and Reliability Engineering, consultants to the European Union (EU) Commission (Commission) recently published their recommendations on 29 requested renewals of RoHS exemptions. MilAero007 Highlights

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