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IPC President and CEO John Mitchell released a statement on final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act.
“President Trump's threat to veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) unless it includes a repeal of Section 230 imperils passage of legislation critical to U.S. military readiness. Tying an unrelated, controversial legislative priority related to liability for content posted on online platforms to the must-pass defense bill creates an unnecessary game of political chicken where, regardless of the outcome, the American people lose.
“IPC urges President Trump and the members of Congress to stay focused on the issues central to the nation’s defense with the goal of enacting the NDAA into law next week.”
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
Now that the CHIPS Act has become law, Nolan Johnson reconnects with PCBAA President Will Marsh to ask the question: What now? Will brings Nolan up to speed on the initial stages of implementation and administration, and provides more insight on the Supporting American Printed Circuit Boards Act of 2022.
In this IPC-created interview between Dale Curtis, IPC Advocacy Communications and Chris Mitchell, IPC VP Global Government Relations, the importance of the semiconductor and PCB manufacturing legislation moving through US Congress is highlighted.
Chris Peters, USPAE
Like a cancer that spreads untreated until it becomes an urgent problem, the U.S. defense community is facing a small but growing problem that is increasingly undermining U.S. military readiness and technological dominance. The problem is lead—specifically, the lead-alloy solders that traditionally have been used to attach electronic components to printed circuit boards (PCBs). Over the last 15 years, the commercial electronics industry has shifted to lead-free solders, prompted by environmental health regulations in Europe and elsewhere. However, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and its contractors never made the switch and are still heavily reliant on leaded solders. Now, leaded electronics are becoming harder to find and more outdated.