Curtiss-Wright Recognized by Mentor with 1st Place Technology Leadership Award for Military & Aerospace PCB Design

Curtiss-Wright Recognized by Mentor with 1st Place Technology Leadership Award for Military & Aerospace PCB Design

For excellence in advancing the design of Intel-based Single Board CPU mezzanine boards

ASHBURN, Va. – October 26, 2017 -- Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that it was awarded First Place in the category of Military & Aerospace design excellence by Mentor, a Siemens Business, at its 27th Annual PCB Technology Leadership Awards ceremony. Curtiss-Wright was recognized for its contributions towards advancing Intel-based Single Board CPU Mezzanine designs through its development of the XMC-121, a high-performance, 7th generation Intel Xeon “Kaby Lake” CPU processor mezzanine card. The accomplishment resulted from the Curtiss-Wright design team’s success in integrating an unprecedented level of functionality into an extremely compact PWB space, without compromising the highest levels of quality and reliability. The rugged XMC-121 module is designed to provide high-performance processing in size, weight, and power (SWaP)-limited applications deployed in harsh defense and aerospace environments.

“We are very proud to be recognized by Mentor with a first-place award for Technology Leadership in military and aerospace design,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President, and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “We are especially proud also of our XMC-121 processor mezzanine card design team, Ashleye Soanes and Pascal Sauve, Luc Bouchard, and Stephen Reich, whose fine efforts and engineering expertise resulted in this notable honor.”

About Mentor’s Technology Leadership Awards

Since 1988, Mentor has continued its tradition of promoting and recognizing printed circuit board (PCB) design excellence through its annual PCB Technology Leadership Awards. This program is the longest-running competition of its kind in the electronic design automation (EDA) industry. It recognizes engineers and designers who use innovative methods and design tools to address today’s complex PCB systems design challenges and produce industry-leading products. The award winners were selected by prominent experts in the PCB industry.


About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 8,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit

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John Wranovics

John Wranovics

Director of Public Relations

John Wranovics has over thirty years of experience in managing media relations and the promotion of high technology products. He has been with Curtiss-Wright since 2003. He has a degree in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.