iNEMI members have several opportunities to influence the consortiums direction, and further their membership benefits, by engaging in key iNEMI leadership roles. Each of these roles are instrumental in the success of the overall iNEMI organizational framework:
Council of Members- Each Participating Organization has a representative on the iNEMI Council of Members. Individuals on the Council are their organizations’ primary interface with iNEMI. They elect the Board of Directors, receive information about project and program proposals and status, and oversee their organizations overall iNEMI engagement.
Board of Directors - The Board provides overall oversight and governance of iNEMI operations. This includes decisions regarding policy, strategy and direction of the consortium. The Board is comprised of 8 to 13 voting directors who are executives from a cross-section of Participating Organizations (e.g. OEMs, EMS providers, ODMs and suppliers). Ex-officio Board members include the iNEMI CEO and chairs of iNEMI standing committees (such as the Technical Committee). Directors are elected by the Council of Members and typically serve three-year terms. The Chairman is elected from within the Board.
Technical Committee - The Technical Committee (TC) develops and integrates iNEMI's technology strategies and plans, facilitates and coordinates all iNEMI technical activities. Working with the Technology Integration Groups (TIGs), the TC develops iNEMI's Technical Plan, which outlines the needs and drivers of each collaborative implementation project and conveys the strategy, structure and status of each. This group is comprised of nominated representatives from Participating and Affiliate Organizations in addition to the iNEMI Vice President of Technical & Project Operations. As deemed necessary, invited technical leaders from non-member organizations may participate in the TC. The TC Reports to the Board of Directors.
Research Committee - The Research Committee (RC) is a subcommittee of the Technical Committee. Its role is to stimulate research to address gaps identified by iNEMI roadmaps that require fundamental R&D work with government agencies, universities, and other consortia. The RC is responsible for organizing and publishing the iNEMI Research Priorities, presenting those priorities to research institutes and funding organizations, identifying funding opportunities and monitoring industry progress toward these roadmap goals.
Technology Working Groups (TWGs) - These groups are responsible for developing the individual technology roadmap sections comprising iNEMI's overall industry roadmap. Although the TWGs are usually chaired by iNEMI members, participation is open to any organization in the electronics industry.
Product Emulator Groups (PEGs) - The PEGs define the future technology needs of "product emulators" from the major electronics market sectors, e.g. automotive, aerospace/defense, consumer/portable, medical, netcom (networking/datacom/telecom) and office/large business systems. These product emulators provide an abstract representation of a product that will allow companies to share needs without sharing proprietary product information. The product needs defined by each PEG are used by the TWGs to forecast trends for the numerous technology and infrastructure areas covered by the roadmap. The PEGs are usually chaired by iNEMI members operating in their particular market segment.
Technology Integration Groups (TIGs) - The TIGs identify technology needs and facilitate formation of projects in key areas. Along with the Technical Committee, they are responsible for developing iNEMI's Technical Plan. There are currently six TIGs, under which all deployment projects are organized: Board Assembly, Optoelectronics, Packaging, PCB, Smart Manufacturing and Sustainable Electronics. TIG participation, and Chairs, are typically limited to representatives from iNEMI members.
Project Chairs - The project teams implement iNEMI projects and, typically, are led by a chair and co-chair. Participating and Affiliate organizations can participate in as many projects as they like. The number of participants for any given project is not limited.