Advancing Manufacturing Technology

iNEMI Schedules Regional Roadmap Workshops in North America, Europe and Asia

Industry invited to take "first look" and provide input on regional issues

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HERNDON, VIRGINIA (May 24, 2016) — The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) will hold three regional workshops to review progress on its 2017 Roadmap. These meetings will give the electronics industry a “first look” at the 2017 Roadmap and provide the opportunity for input to ensure that regional concerns are included in the final roadmap. Participation in the workshops is free, but advance registration is required. See details of each workshop below.

North America Workshop
Tuesday, May 31; 7:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (US)

(face-to-face meeting held in conjunction with ECTC 2016; also accessible via webinar)
This all-day workshop, held at The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas (also the site of ECTC), will include reports from all 21 of the Technology Working Group (TWG) chapters. Anyone interested in participating but unable to attend in person may join the meeting online. Get additional information, including agenda and registration for the onsite and online meetings.

Europe Workshop
Thursday, June 9; 3:00-5:00 p.m. CEST

The two-hour webinar will review select roadmap chapters. The preliminary agenda includes:

  • Automotive Product Emulator Group (PEG)  
  • Packaging & Component Substrates Technology Working Group (TWG)
  • Large Area, Flexible Electronics TWG
  • Interconnect PCB - Organic TWG
Get additional information, including agenda and registration.  

Asia Regional Workshop
Thursday, June 23; 8:00-10:00 a.m. CST (China)

The two-hour webinar will review select roadmap chapters. The preliminary agenda includes:
  • Board Assembly Technology Working Group (TWG)
  • Test, Inspection and Measurement TWG          
  • Final Assembly TWG         
  • PCB - Organic TWG            
  • Packaging & Component Substrates TWG     
  • Flexible Hybrid Electronics TWG    
Get additional information, including agenda and registration.  

About the iNEMI Roadmap

iNEMI has been developing industry roadmaps for more than 20 years. Published biennially, the roadmap is recognized as an important tool for defining the “state of the art” in the electronics industry as well as identifying emerging and disruptive technologies.
The 2017 Roadmap plans to feature seven Product Emulator Group (PEG) chapters, which define OEM requirements for their respective product sectors, anticipating product technology and business-related needs over a 10-year horizon. There are also plans for 21 Technology Working Group (TWG) chapters, which cover technology and business/infrastructure areas.

iNEMI membership is not required to participate in roadmap development and, in fact, the more diversified the representatives working on the roadmap, the broader the reach and the more valuable the end product. Each edition is a global collaborative effort that involves individuals who are leading experts in their respective fields and represent all perspectives on the electronics manufacturing supply chain.

About iNEMI

The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative’s mission is to forecast and accelerate improvements in the electronics manufacturing industry for a sustainable future.  This industry-led consortium is made up of approximately 90 manufacturers, suppliers, industry associations and consortia, government agencies and universities.  iNEMI roadmaps the needs of the electronics industry, identifies gaps in the technology infrastructure, establishes implementation projects to eliminate these gaps (both business and technical), and stimulates standards activities to speed the introduction of new technologies.  The consortium also works with government agencies, universities and other funding agencies to set priorities for future industry needs and R&D initiatives.  iNEMI is based in Herndon, Virginia (near Washington, D.C.), with regional offices in Shanghai, China; Limerick, Ireland; and Tokyo, Japan.  For additional information about iNEMI, go to  


For additional information:
Cynthia Williams
+1 (207) 871-1260