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90 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I JULY 2021 Survey: Reasons U.S. Electronics Manufacturers May Exit Defense Market E In a new IPC industry survey and report, one-quarter (24 percent) of electronic manu- facturers say the costs and burdens of compli- ance with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) may force them out of the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) supply chain. Defense Speak Interpreted: The U.S. Has a Space Force—JEDI Knights Next? E Does the U.S. Department of Defense's JEDI contract mean it's going into a Star Wars pro- duction? Sorry, no Stephen Spielberg this time. Sorting out the good guys and bad guys in this cloud computing scenario. EIPC Technical Snapshot Review: Microvia Reliability Issues E Since the mid-1990s, when they were devel- oped for mass production in the mobile phone industry, microvias have become principal enablers for high-density designs, and have evolved from single-level to complex stacked and staggered structures. ey are fundamen- tally robust interconnects, although some aspects of their reliability are still under inves- tigation. Fortify, Rogers to Develop 3D Printed Dielectric Material Systems for RF Devices E Fortify, a Boston-based 3D printing startup, and Rogers Corporation, a global leader in engineered materials for advanced connectiv- ity and power electronics, announced their partnership to enable additive manufacturing of low-loss dielectric materials for radio fre- quency (RF) devices and electronics. Industry CEOs Urge Action to Improve Electronics Manufacturing Ecosystem E More than 50 CEOs urged Commerce Secre- tary Gina Raimondo to take concrete steps to address challenges confronting the entire U.S. electronics supply chain. The Government Circuit: Advocating for the Entire Electronics Supply ChainE Here in Washington, we are encouraged by recent policy discussions that indicate a bipar- tisan commitment to U.S. manufacturing that is long overdue. European officials are also promoting a policy agenda that could be very positive for electronics. But there is still more work to be done to bolster the entire electron- ics ecosystem. Adventures in Engineering: The Ecosystem of Autonomous Flight E To be clear, autonomous flight is here, it has been done, the achievement has been made. Now, how do we create an ecosystem for this newly proven technology and how do we incorporate it into our lives? Curtiss-Wright Selected by Lockheed Martin to Upgrade U.S. Navy Computers E Curtiss-Wright's technology leadership in Modular Open-Systems Approach-based rugged Commercial Off-e-Shelf modules tapped for U.S. Navy MH-60R/S Seahawk heli- copter in response to cyber-attacks.

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