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46 PCB007 MAGAZINE I MARCH 2023 Printed Circuit Boards Have Champions on Capitol Hill E House Resolution 7677 from the 2021-22 Con- gressional session may have run out of time before the election cycle, but that hasn't ended the effort to help fund the printed circuit board industry alongside the semiconductor industry. IPC 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 Pro- duction Act (DPA), to increase domestic pro- duction of PCBs and IC substrates." A Conversation With 'The Space Gal' E With multiple advanced degrees in aerospace science, Emily Calandrelli could have had her pick of any project in earth and space science. Instead, she has chosen to use her skills in science policy and communication to break down complex science topics, advocate for women in STEM fields, and bolster enthusiasm for the next generation of scientists through her own Netflix show and an active slate of social media accounts. In this interview, Emily talk s about her unconventional entr y into science, what's ahead for space commerce, advice for industry leaders, and what she really thinks about going into space. TTM Adopts Special Board Resolution with DCSA Replacing SSA E e replacement of the SSA with the SBR is a result of the significantly reduced foreign own- ership of TTM. e effective date of the SBR is February 2, 2023. Real Time with... IPC APEX EXPO 2023: PCBAA Legislative Update E PCBAA Chairman Travis Kelly and Editor Nolan Johnson discuss the association's activ- ities, 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. FTG Announces Full Year, Q4 2022 Financial Results E Fourth quarter bookings of $32.2M were up 15% over Q3 2022 and up 37% over Q4 2021. is was the eighth sequential quarter of book- ings growth. Flexible Thinking: A Once and Future Idea E Electronic assemblies are typically comprised of a mix of discrete resistors, capacitors, induc- tors, and the like, along with numerous inte- grated circuit chips, each chip having a cer- tain function or range of different functions. In such assemblies, there are also several differ- ent connectors and/or sockets that allow for the assembly to be connected to other assem- blies. Making interconnections between and among these many and various active and pas- sive devices is the job of the circuit designer. Nordson Corporation Appoints Sarah Siddiqui as Chief Human Resources Officer E Nordson Corporation announced that Sarah Siddiqui has been named executive vice presi- dent and chief human resources officer, effec- tive February 20, 2023.

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