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E.I.S Electronics, now as part of Littelfuse, has supported the aviation, defense, and space markets with complex and highly reliable electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) for more than 40 years. The combination of E.I.S Electronics and Littelfuse represents solutions that have been utilized in more than 700 satellite missions and spent more than 3000 cumulative years in space. Most recently, E.I.S Electronics contributed to the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) project that will revolutionize weather forecasting and enable more precise monitoring of the changing atmosphere, land and oceans.
E.I.S Electronics’ capabilities include EWIS design, digital mock-up routing, manufacturing and, if applicable, the implementation into the physical mock-up, validation and testing, as well as integration support at the customer’s facility.
E.I.S. Electronics runs three ISO 8 clean rooms and has eight industry certifications to design and manufacture for aviation, defense, and space applications.
Reaching new heights, the recent Littelfuse acquisition of E.I.S. Electronics further advances its product and service portfolio, as well as its global reach and footprint, to better serve customers around the globe.
“Wire harness manufacturing for demanding space applications requires meticulous craftsmanship. Our customers know E.I.S. Electronics for flexibility, expertise, quality and competitiveness. Now as a part of Littelfuse, we can expand our market focus while reinforcing our core business and our ability to respond, adapt and be flexible across the entire product development process,” said Cezary Pilarski, Managing Director, E.I.S Electronics.
Davy Nakada, Rogers Corporation
Our industry has suffered from a lack of visibility with policymakers. PCBAA brings many voices together so those in Washington realize what's at stake. Semiconductors have received the most attention in recent years while the domestic production of PCBs and related PCB materials continues to decline. We are now seeing legislative language supporting domestic production because of how PCBAA has educated lawmakers and policymakers on the PCB’s place in the microelectronics ecosystem.
Chris Peters, USPAE
Like a cancer that spreads untreated until it becomes an urgent problem, the U.S. defense community is facing a small but growing problem that is increasingly undermining U.S. military readiness and technological dominance. The problem is lead—specifically, the lead-alloy solders that traditionally have been used to attach electronic components to printed circuit boards (PCBs). Over the last 15 years, the commercial electronics industry has shifted to lead-free solders, prompted by environmental health regulations in Europe and elsewhere. However, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and its contractors never made the switch and are still heavily reliant on leaded solders. Now, leaded electronics are becoming harder to find and more outdated.
Dan Beaulieu, D.B. Management Group
I have always been fascinated by research labs, especially those tied to major universities. These are the true leaders of innovation and invention and at the very top of the PCB industry. So, when I met Allen Keeney, chief engineer of the Advanced Electrical Fabrication Group at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, I jumped at the chance to talk with him. You will enjoy this look at another facet of our PCB industry.