I-Connect007 Editor’s Choice: Five Must-Reads for the Week

July 3, 2020 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine

The USMCA trade agreement was just the tip of the iceberg in news affecting our industry this week. We also saw more young people getting involved in the industry, an HDP User Group webinar on automotive thermal issues, and more questions for our own Happy Holden—this time, on stacked microvia reliability, or the lack thereof.

IPC: Shawn DuBravac and Chris Mitchell on USMCA

July 2, 2020 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

On July 1, 2020, the USMCA trade act (United States-Mexico-Canada Act) phased in as a trade agreement guiding economic trade and growth in North America. Nolan Johnson spoke with both Shawn DuBravac, IPC’s chief economist, and Chris Mitchell, IPC’s vice president of global government affairs and an I-Connect007 columnist, about the impact of USMCA on North American electronics manufacturing.


Defense Speak Interpreted: C4ISR

June 16, 2020 | Dennis Fritz, Fritz Consulting

Only the U.S. Defense Department would lump together seven concepts—command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance—into a single acronym: C4ISR. Denny Fritz explains how C4ISR...

From the Hill: MIL-PRF-31032 Offers a Rewarding Twist

May 26, 2020 | Mike Hill, MIL-Q-Consulting LLC

If you are fabricating PWBs to military specifications, the master drawing will state: “Fabricate to MIL-PRF-55110, MIL-PRF-50884, or MIL-PRF-31032.” This sounds very complicated on the surface, but there is a rewarding...

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