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26 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I MARCH 2023 Time to 'Finish the Job' on PCB Funding E In his State of the Union address in early Feb- ruary, President Biden departed from his usual topics about education and the economy to mention the new CHIPS Act, as well as supply chain and infrastructure issues. For perspec- tive on those remarks, Nolan Johnson chats with David Schild, executive director of the Printed Circuit Board Association of America (PCBAA). Real Time with… IPC APEX EXPO 2023: Taking Our Message to Washington E Nolan Johnson talks with Chris Mitchell, vice president of Global Government Relations at IPC, about key issues IPC is working on today and how you can be involved in advocating for our industry in 2023. eir conversation also covers the CHIPS Act, advanced packaging, and much more. A Conversation with 'The Space Gal' E In this interview with the I-Connect007 Edi- torial Team, Emily Calandrelli talks about her unconventional entry into science, what's ahead for space commerce, advice for industry leaders, and what she really thinks about going into space. Printed Circuit Boards Have Champions on Capitol Hill E IPC's vice president of global government rela- tions, Chris Mitchell, shared this letter, sent to DoD on Wednesday by Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Blake Moore (R-UT), which insists DoD must "leverage all available resources, including the use of Title III of the Defense Production Act (DPA), to increase domestic production of PCBs and IC substrates." Real Time with… IPC APEX EXPO 2023: PCBAA Legislative Update E PCBAA Chairman Travis Kelly and Editor Nolan Johnson discuss the association's activi- ties, including legislation in the range of $3 billion to $5 billion that follows the CHIPS Act, and why Congress needs to support the PCB industry as they did the semiconductor segment. EIPC Winter Conference 2023: Day 1 Review E e EIPC Winter Conference returned to the Metropolis of Lyon in eastern France this month. In 2018, the venue was Villeurbanne in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Five years later the setting was the Groupama Sta- dium in Décines-Charpieu, and leaders of the European printed circuit community gathered in expectation of a spectacular programme of 16 presentations, a visit to a nuclear power sta- tion, and an invaluable networking opportu- nity. ey weren't disappointed. Terran Orbital Wins $2.4 Billion Contract to Build 300 Satellites for Rivada Space Networks E Terran Orbital Corporation's subsidiary Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems has been awarded a $2.4 billion contract to design, build, and deploy 288 low-earth orbit satellites for Rivada Space Networks. As part of the contract, Ter- ran Orbital will also develop 12 "spare" satel- lites to produce a total of 300 spacecra.

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