DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program envisions future small-unit infantry forces using small unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) and/or small unmanned ground systems (UGSs) in swarms of 250 robots or more to accomplish diverse missions in complex urban environments.

Update on IPC’s Validation Services and Hints of What’s to Come

October 10, 2017 | Patty Goldman, I-Connect007

SMTA International is the perfect time to get updates on IPC happenings. One that I’m always curious about is the Validation Services programs. At the busy show, I managed to find a quiet spot so Randy Cherry, IPC’s director of Validation Services, could fill me in on the latest.


It's Only Common Sense: Train the Youngsters and Reveal the Possibilities

September 18, 2017 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

There is no doubt there is a shortage of young people in our business. As we all get older, the challenge of finding young people to replace us is getting more severe. Last week in this column, we talked about finding young people in...

One World, One Industry: The Future of Electronics in the Automotive Industry

September 15, 2017 | John Mitchell, IPC--Association Connecting Electronics Industries

Automotive electronics is not a new topic. While there is a trend for both performance and luxury electronics, many of the recent conversations tend to focus on self-driving/autonomous vehicles. While the technology is exciting, it is...

All About Flex: Flexible Circuits and Man-Made Satellites

September 12, 2017 | Dave Becker, All Flex

The first satellite was launched by the USSR in 1957. The U.S. successfully launched its first satellite, Explorer 1, in 1958 while announcing the intention to “win” the race to outer space. Today satellites serve many...

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