FEATURED ARTICLES AND COLUMNS:

Defense Speak Interpreted: Other Transaction Authority

September 19, 2019 | Dennis Fritz, Fritz Consulting

DIU grants contracts under a joint OTA and a parallel process called commercial solutions opening. Most of the five DIU focus areas depend on electronics: artificial intelligence (AI), autonomy, cyber, human systems, and space. At the end of 2018, DIU had funded 104 contracts with a total value of $354 million and brought in 87 non-traditional DoD vendors, including 43 contracting with DoD for the first time.

Meet Mike Hill, I-Connect007 Columnist

September 2, 2019 | I-Connect007

Mike Hill has been in the PWB fabrication industry for over 40 years. Throughout his career, he has been a member of IPC and participated in specification writing for both IPC and the military. Within IPC, he has received the President's Award, General Chairmanship, Committee Chairmanship, and many other recognitions. In his columns, Mike will help you better understand the requirements and how-to's for MIL-PRF-31032 certification for PWB fabrication.


COLUMNS:

CA Design’s Bob Chandler on Training PCB Designers

September 19, 2019 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

CA Design of Santa Rosa, California, is one of the country’s leading—and the most interesting—independent design service bureaus that I know. Owners Bob Chandler and his partner Robin Reynolds have worked together...

Defense Speak Interpreted: Other Transaction Authority

September 19, 2019 | Dennis Fritz, Fritz Consulting

DIU grants contracts under a joint OTA and a parallel process called commercial solutions opening. Most of the five DIU focus areas depend on electronics: artificial intelligence (AI), autonomy, cyber, human systems, and space. At the...

Operational Excellence: Transform Your Operations With Nadcap

September 11, 2019 | Alfred Macha, AMT Partners

Obtaining Nadcap certification can be an overwhelming endeavor for suppliers that don’t have proper guidance. In this column, Alfred Macha provides guidelines that companies have used in the past to successfully achieve Nadcap...

Industry Standards Featuring:

To Improve the Standards Process, Get Involved Interview with Jan Pedersen and Ray Prasad
The Convergence: IPC Merging CFX With IPC-12581 Interview with Gary Carter and Michael Ford
The Long Road to a New Standard Interview with Gary Carter and Michael Ford
Standards Through Time: Changing to Stay the Same by Nolan Johnson
Reliability by the Book by Eric Camden
The Ecosystem of Industry Standards Interviews with Dave Bergman, Marc Benowitz, Scott Miller, and Wilfried Bair
How Standards Impact You and Your Company by Ray Prasad
Explaining the QSFP-DD Data Center Interconnect Standard by Scott Sommers

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