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56 PCB007 MAGAZINE I OCTOBER 2022 Will Marsh: CHIPS Act Update E Now that the CHIPS Act has become law, Nolan Johnson reconnects with PCBAA Pres- ident Will Marsh to ask the question: What now? Will brings Nolan up to speed on the ini- tial stages of implementation and administra- tion, and provides more insight on the Sup- porting American Printed Circuit Boards Act of 2022. Flexible Thinking: The Rapidly Expanding Realm of Stretchable Circuits E Flexible circuit technology has been rising ever higher on the radar of those charged with designing next generation electronic prod- ucts for every imaginable application, from the mundane to the highly exotic. Testing Todd: Breaking the Void E Electrical test is best known for identifying routine opens and shorts. But what has plagued ET, and manufacturers in general, is the barrel void. CIL Expands with a New Semiconductor Packaging, Power Device and PCBA Manufacturing Facility E Custom Interconnect Ltd. (CIL) is excited to announce that it is creating an advanced semi- conductor packaging, power device and vol- ume PCB assembly manufacturing facility in Andover, UK. IPC Symposium Puts Spotlight on IC Substrate and Package Assembly E e electronics industry is in the early stages of a new era, with unprecedented change already in motion. In this era of "heterogeneous inte- gration" led by massive changes in semicon- ductor and advanced packaging sectors, the days of following Moore's Law are over. Designing Through Supply Chain Pain E Engineers are accustomed to the demanding challenges of designing for miniaturization, cost reduction, cross platform compatibility, and harsh environments. What has proven to be the most painful of these is the sheer lack of components from which to build our designs. Boeing Wins Key Missile Defense Contract, Tacking onto Two-Decade Partnership with the MDA E e U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has awarded Boeing the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) System Integration, Test and Readiness (SITR) contract. Explore the Solar System With NASA's New-and-Improved 3D 'Eyes' E NASA has revamped its "Eyes on the Solar System" 3D visualization tool, making inter- planetary travel easier and more interactive than ever. L3Harris Member of Air Force Advanced Battle Management System E e U.S. Department of the Air Force's Rapid Capabilities Office selected L3Harris Technol- ogies as one of five industry partners chartered to design, develop, and deploy the digital infra- structure that will enable advanced battle man- agement and command-and-control capabili- ties for the Air Force and Space Force.

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