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72 The PCB Magazine • February 2017 Supplier Spotlight: American Standard Circuit's AS9100 Journey I had the privilege of working with American Stan- dard Circuits (ASC) over the past year with their successful pursuit of AS9100 quality management system certification. The company has chosen to share their approach, lessons learned and benefits gained by going through this formidable process. Aerospace Robotics Market to Hit $4.54B by 2022 The market is projected to grow from $1.81 billion in 2016 to $4.54 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 16.55% during the forecast period. Sparton and Ultra Electronics JV Inks $30.3M US Navy Sonobuoy Contract Sparton Corp. and Ultra Electronics Holdings plc have been awarded subcontracts valued at $30.3 million to their ERAPSCO joint venture, for the manufacture of sonobuoys for the United States Navy. Tim's Takeaways: 'Sparks' to the Rescue in RF Design Just like the early days of radio where Sparks the radio specialist was in demand to get the job done, we now need RF specialists to work together with electrical engineers to create the intricate designs required for RF circuits. You are now Sparks, the go-to specialist who will take care of RF design business. FTG Receives New Long Term Agreement Worth Over $12M Firan Technology Group Corporation has been awarded a new three-year long-term agreement (LTA) from one of the leading global OEMs sup- porting the aerospace market. NASA Aeronautics in 2016: This is the Story We are in the midst of an historic new era of X- planes research, including the continuing devel- opment of trailblazing green aviation technolo- gies, and ever-expanding base testing of new air traffic management technologies. PCi Purchases Keyence IM-6225 Instant Dimensional Measurement System Rigid-flex circuit board manufacturer Printed Cir- cuits Inc. has purchased an IM-6225 instant mea- surement system from Keyence. Aviation Industry to go Faster with Real-time Data Analytics The intensity of competition within the global commercial avionics systems market is expected to increase strongly over the coming years. Improve- ments in economy and the growing appeal and ease of air travel have generated a high buzz for all players in the global commercial avionics systems market and they are expected to ramp up devel- opment rates to match the demand. Declining Defense Spending by Developed Economies Emerged as Major Cause of Concern Only a handful of players dominated the global thermal imaging market in 2012, finds Transpar- ency Market Research (TMR) in its latest report. Prominent companies such as DRS Technologies Inc., BAE Systems Inc., Raytheon Company, and FLIR Systems Inc., held dominance in the global market with a share of 75% in 2012. Global Nanosatellite and Microsatellite Market Report "The U.S. has continued offering lucrative oppor- tunities for players operating in the global nano- satellites and microsatellites market. With an in- creasing number of companies looking to expand their footprint in the nation, the U.S. is likely to remain at the fore of the global market through forecast period," said a lead TMR analyst. MilAero007 Highlights

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