Trailblazing Substrates in PCB Fabrication

December 6, 2022 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

Todd Brassard, vice president and COO at Calumet Electronics, participated not only in the IPC Advanced Packaging Symposium in Washington, D.C., Oct. 11-13, but also met with congressional staffers at the Capitol during his visit. Todd does not back down from a challenge, and the one in front of him is no different. It’s why his company is at the forefront of the conversation, and he plans to keep it that way.

Defense Speak Interpreted: SWaPing Nanosatellites for Defense Systems

December 6, 2022 | Dennis Fritz, Fritz Consulting

When I say “SWaP,” you might be thinking: A swap for what? What’s in the trade? SWaP, in fact, is a common term in the defense community, and it stands for size, weight, and power_—the holy grail of technical performance for defense systems. Size determines what can be loaded into the weapon system volume, which is especially important when rocket propulsion is involved—whether within the atmosphere (i.e., missiles) or in space. Weight is important regardless of the type of system we’re talking about, be it missiles or artillery or rocket launchers. Finally, power refers to the energy needed for continuous operation of the weapon; this is a major consideration for battery-operated systems, such as communication or computation modules.



Regardless of what emerges from the 2022 mid-term elections, we know that on Jan. 3, 2023, the 118th Congress will be seated and begin their work. The ongoing effort to build secure and resilient supply chains will be front and center...

One World, One Industry: Rallying Around a Robust Ecosystem

November 29, 2022 | John Mitchell, IPC

After a multi-year advocacy effort, the U.S. CHIPS and Science Act has been enacted and the funding is now in place for its implementation. At a time in which it is easy to be cynical about Washington, the CHIPS and Science Act is...

Dan’s Biz Bookshelf: 'Real Change Now—Company Change Mastery'

November 24, 2022 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

If you are uncomfortable with change, or you know change is coming, this is the book for you. My advice is to read it and keep it right by your desk for easy access and constant reference. "Real Change Now" is all about...

The Right Approach: Leadership 101: The Law of Explosive Growth

November 18, 2022 | Steve Williams, The Right Approach Consulting

Good leadership always makes a difference; unfortunately, so does bad leadership. This leadership truth continues as we will be talking about law 20 of the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. Referencing my past articles on the prior...

An Eye on UHDI Featuring:

  • UHDI: Raising Awareness, and Interesting Questions by Nolan Johnson
  • Understanding the UHDI Market interview with Meredith LeBeau and Todd Brassard
  • The Growing Need for UHDI interview with Jan Pedersen
  • Candor: UHDI Under Development interview with Sunny Patel
  • The UHDI Spectrum interview with Matt Kelly
  • 3D Electronic Devices with Additive Manufacturing by Shavi Spinzi
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