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42 SMT007 MAGAZINE I JANUARY 2021 IPC President John Mitchell Releases Statement on NDAA Final Passage E IPC President and CEO John Mitchell released a statement on final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act. Understanding MIL-PRF-31032, Part 6 E Concluding this six-part discussion on under- standing the military printed circuit board per- formance standard MIL-PRF-31032, Anaya Vardya examines the remaining procedure required to address the unique requirements of the military. SpaceX, NASA, ESA Launch Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Mission E Fresh off their second crewed launch for NASA, SpaceX temporarily shifted focus on launches to the U.S. West Coast, where a Falcon 9 rocket launched the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich oceanography satellite in cooperation with NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the European Space Agency, and various other partners. Stephen Chavez, Happy Holden on Designing Reliable Vias E Andy Shaughnessy and Happy Holden speak with Stephen Chavez, a staff engineer with an aerospace company and chairman of the Printed Circuit Engineering Associa- tion (PCEA), about designing vias for greater eliability. They also address several areas where they can look to improve reliability, a variety of steps that designers should take to help ensure more robust vias, and some testing and educational resources that PCB designers and design engineers should be aware of. Use of IMS Thermal Materials in Multilayer Stackups for Power Applications E This roundtable discussion brings together the expertise of Ventec International Group's Global Head of IMS Technology Chris Hanson and Tech- nical Manager Denis McCarthy. Rax Ribadia of Excello Circuits provides hands-on fabrication experience from a specialist PCB manufacturer, and I-Connect007 editors Andy Shaughnessy and Pete Starkey contribute to a conversation that explores applications, materials, design consid- erations, and mechanisms of heat transfer. Just Ask Tara Dunn: The Exclusive Compilation E We asked for you to send in your questions for Averatek's Tara Dunn, and you took us up on it! We know you all enjoyed reading these questions and answers, so we've compiled all of them into one article for easy reference. And if you'd like to hear more from Tara, be sure to view her Flex007 column series "Flex Talk." Just Ask Joe Fjelstad: The Exclusive Compilation E We asked for you to send in your questions for Joe Fjelstad, and you took us up on it! We know you all enjoyed reading these questions and answers, so we've compiled all of them into one article for easy reference. We hope you enjoy having another bite at the apple. And if you'd like to hear more from Joe, view his col- umn series "Flexible Thinking." Comtech Releases Results for Fiscal 2021 Q1 E Comtech Telecommunications Corp. has reported its operating results for the first fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2020 and updated its financial targets for fiscal 2021.

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