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FEBRUARY 2021 I PCB007 MAGAZINE 69 eBook, the authors provide PCB designers with the essential information required to un- derstand the thermal, electrical, and mechani- cal characteristics of insulated metal substrate laminates. Tales from a Trailblazer: An Interview with Christine Davis E Columnist Steve Williams recorded a series of interviews with new I-Connect007 colum- nist Christine Davis, president and founder of contract manufacturer CAMtek, who recent- ly joined Zentech Bloomington. As a female business owner in a male-dominated industry, Christine has a unique perspective on what it takes to thrive in the electronics industry, and shares some of her stories and lessons learned along the journey. The Government Circuit: IPC is Ready for the Year of Advocacy Ahead E As anticipated, it was a busy close to 2020 in Washington, and we saw resolutions on several major legislative priorities, including coronavi- rus recovery, spending bills, and the National Defense Authorization Act. IPC was able to se- cure some policy victories for the electronics manufacturing industry and keep our agenda moving forward into the new year. Read on for some of the recent highlights. IPC Applauds U.S. Defense Department for Establishing New Defense Electronics Consortium E IPC, the global association of electronics man- ufacturers, is applauding the U.S. Department of Defense for establishing a new Defense Electronics Consortium. Elbit Systems Awarded $24M Contract to Supply Tactical Computers for Royal Netherlands Army E Elbit Systems Ltd. was awarded an approxi- mately $24 million contract from the Dutch Ministry of Defence to supply the Royal Neth- erlands Army with new vehicular tactical com- puters. e contract will be performed over a 30-month period. L3Harris Technologies Demonstrates Antenna Technology for U.S. Space Force Satellite Communications E L3Harris Technologies has successfully completed a technology demonstration, un- der a Defense Innovation Unit prototype contract, for the U.S. Space Force satellite communication system to improve commu- nications with the agency's growing number of satellites. Defense Speak Interpreted: Your Best Friend is a Skyborg? E Suddenly the term "Skyborg" is popping up in Air Force publications, and if you are an Air Force pilot, your future best friend may be a Skyborg. To understand the concept behind the term Skyborg, we need a bit of weapons strategy for the Air Force. Book Excerpt: Thermal Management with Insulated Metal Substrates, Part 5 E e following is an excerpt from Chapter 5 of e Printed Circuit Designer's Guide to... er- mal Management With Insulated Metal Sub- strates, written by Ventec International Group's Didier Mauve and Ian Mayoh. In this free

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