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AUGUST 2020 I DESIGN007 MAGAZINE 93 Defense Speak Interpreted: DMEA E A June 17 article announced a supply chain award of $10.7 billion to eight defense compa- nies for semiconductors. Dennis Fritz explains how the Defense Microelectronics Agency (DMEA) administers this contract and keeps the technology secure. Understanding MIL-PRF-31032, Part 1 E Over the course of this series, Anaya Vardya will discuss topics such as MIL-PRF-31032 requirements, the quality plan, responsibilities of the Technical Review Board (TRB), and the testing and reporting requirements for the cer- tified shop into the DLA. Cyberattack! Think It Couldn't Happen To You? Think Again! E Eric Cormier and Dave Ryder of Prototron address the ransomware attack that locked them out of their system last December, bring- ing business to a screeching halt and forcing them into the arduous process of a full rebuild. With things finally starting to normalize, Eric and Dave now offer precautionary advice they've accumulated over the past six months. Lockheed Martin Chooses Austin American Technology for Cleaning Needs E Austin American Technology announced its newest machine sale to Lockheed Martin, which purchased an X30-A Vertical Format Batch Cleaning System. Sparton Corporation Sells Its Manufacturing & Design Services Business to One Equity Partners E Sparton Corporation, a provider of engineered products for the defense industry, entered into a definitive agreement to sell its contract man- ufacturing unit, Manufacturing & Design Ser- vices, to One Equity Partners, a middle-market private equity firm. Book Excerpt: Thermal Management With Insulated Metal Substrates, Part 3 E The following is an excerpt from Chapter 3 of The Printed Circuit Designer's Guide to... Ther- mal Management With Insulated Metal Sub- strates written by Ventec International Group's Didier Mauve and Ian Mayoh. In this free eBook, the authors provide PCB designers with the essential information required to under- stand the thermal, electrical, and mechanical characteristics of insulated metal substrate laminates. IPC: Shawn DuBravac and Chris Mitchell on USMCA E On July 1, 2020, the USMCA trade act (United States-Mexico-Canada Act) phased in as a trade agreement guiding economic trade and growth in North America. Nolan Johnson spoke with both Shawn DuBravac, IPC's chief economist, and Chris Mitchell, IPC's vice president of global government affairs and an I-Connect007 columnist, about the impact of USMCA on North American electronics manufacturing. Synopsys Awarded DARPA Contract for Automatic Implementation of Secure Silicon Program E Synopsys Inc. announced that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) selected Synopsys as a prime contractor for the Automatic Implementation of Secure Silicon (AISS) program. The program's goal is to auto- mate the inclusion of scalable hardware secu- rity mechanisms in IP and system-on-chips (SoCs) to explore security versus other design trade-offs.

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