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SaLES DIrEcTOr Al Schmidt 972-980-8810 BraND DIrEcTOr Richard Nass 201-288-1904 EXEcUTIVE EDITOr Jennifer Campbell 781-734-8993 Charles J. Murray, Senior Technical Editor Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor Lauren Muskett, Assistant Managing Editor 516-562-5271 MEChaTrONiCS A Supplement to DeSign ne wS m A r c h 2 0 13 TECHNICAL SPECIALTIES CAE Software & Hardware: Cabe Atwell cabeat.dn@gmail.com Electronics & Test: Charles J. Murray charles.murray@ubm.com Fluid Power/Automation & Control: Rob Spiegel rob.spiegel@ubm.com Materials & Assembly: Ann R. Thryft ann.thryft@ubm.com CONTRIBUTING EDITORS DATA MEASUREMENT & ANALYSIS Jon Titus, jontitus@comcast.net PRODUCTION Donna Ambrosino, Production Director UBM DESIGN CENTRAL Debee Rommel, Creative Director Laura Alvino, Senior Production Editor/Artist BUSINESS OFFICE Colleen Heckman, Project Manager DESIGNNEWS.COM Laura Lang, Senior Director, Interactive Media 408-984-4871 DESIGN NEWS ADvISORy BOARD Susan Avery, Executive Director, International Assoc. of Plastics Distribution Raj Batra, President, Siemens Industry Inc. Mike Campbell, General Manager, PTC Blake Courter, Co-Founder, SpaceClaim Jon Friedman, Manager for A&D and Automotive Industries, The MathWorks Dave Heacock, SVP and Manager, Texas Instruments Silicon Valley Analog Chris Loberg, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, Tektronix Ron Martino, VP or F&D, Automotive and Industrial/Multi-Market Group, Freescale Mark Minnichelli, Director of Technology & Development for Engineering Plastics, BASF U.S. SALES REPRESENTATIvES IL/IN/KY/MI/OH/ON/WI Jami Brownlee 815-893-6052 DC/FL/GA/IA/KY/MD/MN/NC/PA/SC/SD/VA Doug Robertson 781-734-8948 CT/DE/MA/ME/NH/NJ/NY/RI/VT Julie Simoneau 781-734-8916 AR/AL/AZ/CA/CO/ID/MO/NV/OK/OR/TX/UT/WA Dana Fisher 415-947-6044 REGIONAL/SALES MANAGER CUSTOM PUBLISHING Mike Paul 781-734-8947 INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIvES UK Stephen Waddell 011 44 1322 437091 FRANCE Alain Faure 011 33 1 53 21 88 03 JAPAN Toshiyuki Uematsu 011 81 3 5775 6056 GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND Adela Ploner (0)8192-933-78-22 UBM CANON MANAGEMENT TEAM cEO, UBm caNON Sally Shankland chIEf fINaNcIaL OffIcEr Aharon Shamash EXEcUTIVE VIcE PrESIDENT/maNagINg DIrEcTOr Stephen Corrick EXEcUTIVE VIcE PrESIDENT, OPEraTIONS & PrODUcTS Brian Field SENIOr VIcE PrESIDENT, cONTENT & STraTEgy Pam Moore SENIOr VP/EXEcUTIVE DIrEcTOr, UBm caNON EVENTS Mark Snell SENIOr VIcE PrESIDENT, PEOPLE & cULTUrE Stacey Lisowski VP, PrODUcTION OPEraTIONS, UBm caNON mEDIa Roger Burg VIcE PrESIDENT, markETINg, UBm caNON mEDIa Kieran Hannon Design News ® is a member of UBM Canon 6 Alfred Circle, Bedford, MA 01730 www.designnews.com Subscription Inquiries: 847-559-7597 Reprints: Wrights Media 2407 Timberloch Place, Suite B The Woodlands, TX 77380 281-419-5725 CONTENTS Feature M4 Using Heavy Copper & EXTREME Copper in PCB Design & Fabrication for Maximum Reliability Power electronics products using heavy copper circuitry have been in use for many years in the military and aerospace industry and are gaining momentum as a technology of choice in industrial applications. By Dave Basista, Epec Engineered Technologies Feature M10 Report: Farm, War Machines Rule Professional Service Robot World The International Federation of Robotics expects more than 90,000 professional service robots to be sold from 2012 to 2015. By Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor Products M12 In the Marketplace A look at some of the most innovative and useful new product technologies and solutions. Design News | march 2013 | www.d esign n ews.com –M2–

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