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.

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 3 of "The Printed Circuit Designer's Guide to... Thermal Management With Insulated Metal Substrates," written by Ventec International Group’s Didier Mauve and Ian Mayoh. In this free eBook, the authors provide PCB designers with the essential information required to understand the thermal, electrical, and mechanical characteristics of insulated metal substrate laminates.


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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