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22 SMT007 MAGAZINE I JULY 2023 EWPTE 2023: A Review by Happy Holden E While IPC was hosting its annual SummerCom mid-year standards event, WHMA was hosting its own "wire show," co-located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During IPC SummerCom 2023, more than 90 meetings from May 13–18 were conducted. Raytheon to Deliver Full Rate Production for TCTS Increment II Air Combat Training System for U.S. Navy E Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies business, announced it will deliver on the full rate production contract awarded by the U.S. Navy for Tactical Combat Training System– Increment II (TCTS II), Air Combat Training System (ACMI) for the U.S. Navy. Lockheed Martin to Collaborate With U.S. Army to Improve Space-Enabled Defense Systems E L o ckheed Mar t in s ig ned a Co o p er at ive Research and Development Agreement with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Develop- ment Command's Aviation and Missile Cen- ter to advance Beyond Line of Sight connectiv- ity. Under this CRADA, Lockheed Martin and AvMC will jointly develop and demonstrate space-enabled defense systems. Boeing, Indonesia Partner to Explore Air Traffic Management Improvements E Boeing has signed an agreement with Air- Nav Indonesia to explore initiatives to further enhance the safety and efficiency of Indone- sia's national air traffic management system. NASA Funds Small Business to Advance Tech for Space, Earth E A new slate of funding from NASA will help small businesses develop technologies to advance space exploration, climate research, and more. In mid-April, NASA selected 112 proposals from 92 U.S. small businesses across 28 states to receive Phase II funding from the Small Business Innovation Research program, totaling approximately $98 million. American Made Advocacy: Taking the Fight to Capitol Hill E If you're not at the table, you're on the menu. at's one of the reasons, in his State of the Union address, President Biden's praise for an emerging manufacturing renaissance was so welcome. He said, "If we invent it here, we should also make it in America." He sounded a lot like a microelectronics CEO. Carol Handwerker Appointed to NIST Advisory Committee E We oen hear words and phrases that natu- rally go together: Salt and pepper, touch and go, trace and space. When it comes to the work of IPC member Carol Handwerker, however, the collocations are much more nuanced, and have greater significance. You're more likely to think of phrases such as standards and technol- ogy, lead-free and solder, or advanced packag- ing and heterogeneous integration. Viasat Completes Acquisition of Inmarsat E Viasat Inc., a global communications company, announced the completion of its acquisition of Inmarsat.

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