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OCTOBER 2020 I DESIGN007 MAGAZINE 77 Standard of Excellence: Five Ways to Ensure You Have the Right Military PCB Supplier E With the current shortage of qualified and cer- tified military PCB suppliers, finding one has become more challenging than ever, and the trend toward consolidation over the past few years has only added to the shortage. Anaya Vardya shares five guidelines to consider when developing a bilateral relationship with your military PCB supplier. ACDi Awarded Department of Defense Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contract E American Computer Development Incorpo- rated (ACDi) announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the Department of the Defense, Department of the Navy, Naval Surface War- fare Center (NSWC) Crane Division. AVX Supplies the First ESCC QPL Approved Polymer Electrolytic Multianode Capacitors E AVX Corporation—a manufacturer and sup- plier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions—is the first manufacturer qualified to supply polymer electrolytic multianode capacitors for use in European Space Agency (ESA) programs. NASA to Highlight Artemis Booster Test With Live Broadcast E NASA broadcasted a Space Launch System (SLS) rocket full-scale booster test at 2:40 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 2, on NASA Tele- vision and the agency's website, followed by a media teleconference. TT Electronics Awarded Team Tempest Contract From BAE Systems E TT Electronics, a provider of engineered elec- tronics for performance-critical applications, announced it has been awarded a contract from BAE Systems for the design, develop- ment, and qualification of a DC-DC Converter to support project Tempest. Harnessing TT's extensive engineering capabilities, this unit will be used within the Flight Control System (FCS) to deliver power conversion functional- ity to a number of elements within the FCS. American Standard Circuits Offers New Thermal Management Micro eBook E American Standard Circuits has recently released their newest micro eBook, The Printed Circuit Designer's Guide to Thermal Manage- ment: A Fabricator's Perspective. Part of the I-007 eBooks library, this is American Stan- dard's fourth free downloadable eBook to date. 300 Below Selected as Top Team for U.S. Air Force Manufacturing Olympics E 300 Below Inc., recipient of 2019's Innovation of the Year in Manufacturing Technology, was announced as one of the top 92 participating teams selected from across the globe compet- ing in AFWERX's Base of the Future Challenge, as a catalyst for fostering innovation within the U.S. Air Force (USAF) by using its technology to triple the life of at-risk metals for ~20% cost of the item. Understanding MIL-PRF-31032, Part 3 E Continuing with Part 3 of the discussion on understanding the military PCB performance standard MIL-PRF-31032, Anaya Vardya explains how the next step in the process is to create a technical review board (TRB) to over- see the quality plan.

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