With the Federal Budget under review, major defense contractors across the country await Pentagon decisions that will affect more than a dozen new major weapon systems. A variety of innovative programs are potentially on the chopping blocking including the MEADS anti-missile system, the Navy’s missile-cruiser modernization and the C-27 Joint Cargo Aircraft.
At SEMICON West 2013, Element Six, the world leader in synthetic diamond supermaterials and member of the De Beers Group of Companies, announced it has expanded its global manufacturing capabilities of microwave chemical vapor deposition (CVD) synthetic diamond by 60 percent compared to last year.
Huber + Suhner opened its new state-of-the-art facility in Changzhou, East China, which will enable the company to manufacture products from all three core technologies – radio frequency, fiber optics and low frequency – in China.
Intercept Technology Inc., a leading provider of PCB, RF, Hybrid, and high-speed CAD/CAE design software, has joined the ODB++ Solutions Alliance as a demonstration of its continued support for unified CAD/CAM vendor file formats. For over 15 years, Intercept’s Pantheon PCB layout software has offered a variety of manufacturing file formats for its user base, and Intercept remains committed to continuing to support both legacy and new file formats.
Laser Services Inc. announces the promotion of three of its employees as a direct result of receiving a Workforce Training Grant in 2012. They were awarded the training grant last April to train employees in Lean Manufacturing and other advanced manufacturing techniques. As a result of this training, Laser Services has significantly improved a number of processes including scheduling, planning, tooling, and production.
Nuvotronics LLC (http://nuvotronics.com/), a leading innovator in radio frequency (RF) hardware and defense technology, has announced the opening of a new 40,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Durham, N.C. The space will integrate research, development, design and 10,000 square feet of cleanroom operations for a new 8-inch wafer fabrication line, assembly and test for its proprietary PolyStrata® architecture.
Following the acquisition of AEP (Applied Engineering Products) by the French company Radiall, inventories and availability of subminiature and microminiature connectors have been limited across the industry. Coaxicom has recently expanded its manufacturing resources to fill that void in the marketplace.
Santier, a leading custom electronic packaging manufacturer, announced the hiring of Kevin Cotner as chief operating officer. Cotner will manage Santier’s sales, manufacturing and procurement departments. He will report to Vim Dutt, Santier’s president and CEO.