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56 SMT007 MAGAZINE I AUGUST 2021 a large majority, introducing binding human rights and environmental due diligence obliga- tions for companies. Lockheed Martin Aeroshell Selected to Protect NASA's Next Mars Lander E NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to design and build the aeroshell for the Mars Sample Retrieval Lander. Defense Speak Interpreted: POM—Explaining the Process for Defense Budgeting E Anyone hanging around Defense programs will have surely heard of the term "POM." Most of the connotations I have heard say that if you have a POM or will get "POM'd," your program is "skating on solid ice." at led me to infer that if you were in the POM, your pro- gram was established. But why and how? Catching Up With Prototron's Kim O'Neil E From his time of his two tours in Vietnam, to his time in our industry, Kim has always been a solid contributor wherever he has served. International Space Station Astronauts Install Two Boeing Advanced Solar Arrays E Two new, advanced solar arrays provided by Boeing have increased the International Space Station (ISS) power supply aer European astronaut omas Pesquet and NASA astro- naut Shane Kimbrough installed them during three spacewalks on June 16, 20 and 25. 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. Raytheon Technologies Working to Take the Heat Off a New Generation of Fighters E e U.S. military has begun to define require- ments for its future fighters. To conduct oper- ations in advanced threat environments, next- gen fighters will need greater range provided by more powerful and fuel-efficient engines, better avionics, and advanced mission systems. New I-007eBook Highlights System Analysis E In this latest title from I-007eBooks, authored by Cadence Design Systems, readers will learn how system-level analysis of complex and high-speed electronic designs is critical to solve electromagnetic, electrothermal, and electromechanical simulation challenges and to ensure that the system works under wide- ranging operating conditions. Germany Latest EU Country to Introduce Due Diligence Rules E On 11 June 2021, the German Supply Chain Act was adopted by the German Parliament by

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