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56 PCB007 MAGAZINE I JUNE 2018 ers that rely on Chinese materials, components and equipment to produce their products. Combining Strengths Synergistically: PDS and Green Circuits E Power Design Services (PDS) and Green Cir- cuits have just announced their merger. I-Con- nect007 Publisher Barry Matties recently sat down with Joe O'Neil and Matthew Becker of PDS, along with Ted Park of Green Circuits, to get the full scoop. ACT Completes Acquisition of ECT E Additive Circuits Technologies LLC (ACT) is pleased to announce the conclusion of a cor- porate reorganization and the incorporation of assets acquired from EarthOne Circuit Tech- nologies (ECT) and technology advancements for Autonomous Vehicles. Sustaining F-35 Electronic Warfare systems E BAE Systems has received a contract from Lockheed Martin to ensure the readiness of critical electronic warfare (EW) systems on the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. Sparton Teams with Raytheon on Next-Gen Mine Neutralization System E Sparton Corp. will team with Raytheon to sup- port the design, test, and deployment of the next generation Barracuda Mine Neutraliza- tion system. Lasers in Space: Earth Mission Tests New Technology E Imagine standing on the roof of a building in Los Angeles and trying to point a laser so ac- curately that you could hit a specific building in San Diego, more than 100 miles (160 kilo- meters) away. It's Only Common Sense: Finally, State Dept Shows its Teeth on ITAR E A good friend of mine sent me this article he received in an email from the law firm of Wil- liams Mullins. Read it and weep, ITAR offend- ers! Law-abiding companies, rejoice. Testing Todd: AVI—Your Tireless Friend in Final Inspection E The "automation vs. human" debate contin- ues. There are experts with many years of ex- perience performing final inspection with pre- cise detail. This is not debated. However, cir- cumstances change with unpredictable results. Triangle Labs: Covering the Niche Market of Large Boards E I recently had the opportunity to speak with John- Michael Gray, president of Triangle Labs. We had quite a discussion on their rather unique capa - bility of building large-format PCBs and multilay- ers—perhaps the largest PCBs in the world. Tariffs on China Could Harm U.S. Electronics Companies E IPC—Association Connecting Electronics In- dustries today warned that the Trump adminis- tration's plan to impose higher tariffs on goods imported from China could harm many small- and medium-sized U.S. electronics manufactur - MilAero Highlights

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