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54 SMT007 MAGAZINE I MARCH 2022 utilize high-voltage DC power supplies for everything from vidicon camera tubes and mass spectrometers to radar and laser tech- nologies. NASA has experienced performance problems with the 1.5 kV supplies because— as a 2006 report stated—"designers did not take the high-voltage problems seriously in the initial design." Real Time with... IPC APEX EXPO: Update From PCBAA E PCBAA Chairman Travis Kelly talks with Nolan Johnson about the new association's recent activities and plans. e Printed Cir- cuit Board Association of America is focused on advocating for manufacturing in America. Nano Dimension Establishes First AME NanoLab Facility E Nano Dimension Ltd., an industry leader in Additively Manufactured Electronics (AME), Printed Electronics (PE), and Micro Addi- tive Manufacturing (Micro-AM) announced a collaboration with TTM Technologies, Inc. to open its first AME NanoLab at TTM's Advanced Manufacturing Center in Stafford Springs, CT. Eltek Receives $1.4 Million Letter of Intent for a Purchase Order from Existing Defense Customer E Eltek Ltd., a global manufacturer and sup- plier of technologically advanced solutions in the field of printed circuit boards, announced that the company has received a letter of intent for a purchase order in the amount of $1.4 million from an existing customer in the defense sector. Catching Up With RBP Chemical and Schlötter E It's always great to see two very good compa- nies form a mutually beneficial alliance. I was lucky enough to watch this particular strategic partnership come to fruition this year between RBP Chemical and Schlötter. I sat down with Matthias Hampel, global executive represen- tative-PCB and electronics at Schlötter, and Ernest Litynski, president of RBP Chemical Technology, to get the inside story. EIPC Technical Snapshot: Considering Supply Chain and Defense E Continuing the highly successful series of EIPC's Technical Snapshots, and featuring a programme that attracted a record attendance, the 14th online event was held on January 19. e opening presentation came from the ever- cheerful Didrik Bech, of Elmatica, who prom- ised to provide thoughts and ideas about how to secure the supply chain to ensure compliance. Flaws in U.S. Approach to Electronics Manufacturing Require Urgent Changes E e United States has lost its historic dom- inance in a foundational area of electronics technology–printed circuit boards–and the lack of any significant U.S. government sup- port for the sector is leaving the nation's econ- omy and national security dangerously reliant on foreign suppliers. High-Voltage Circuit Design Guidelines and Materials E e Hubble telescope, the Cassini-Huygens mission, and other explorator y spacecraft

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