May 17 webinars focus on product sectors; regional workshops review technologies
Workshop registration is free prior to registration deadline
HERNDON, Virginia USA — April 19, 2012 — Work is well underway on the 2013 Roadmap from the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI), and open meetings are planned in May and June for the electronics industry to review progress to date. iNEMI has scheduled two webinars to review the findings of the Product Emulator Groups (PEGs) and three regional workshops — in North America, Asia and Europe — to review selected chapters, focusing primarily on the Technology Working Group (TWG) chapters.
iNEMI’s PEG webinars will allow the industry to get an advance look at drafts of the product sector chapters and to help identify any key issues or product requirements that may have been overlooked. This feedback will be included in the PEG chapters when they are sent to the 21 TWGs for their use as “needs drivers” of the TWGs’ respective technologies.
The PEGs define the future technology needs of “virtual products,” or “emulators,” in six specific product sectors. Each PEG develops a detailed list of “key attribute needs” for its sector over a 10-year horizon. These key attributes are also combined into a summary spreadsheet that indicates which product sector is driving each attribute. For the 2013 Roadmap, the PEGs have been reorganized and, in some cases, renamed, and are now: Medical, Automotive, Office Systems, High-End Systems, Portable/Consumer and Aerospace/Defense.
PEG Webinar Schedule
May 17, 9:00-11:00 a.m. China (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Japan & Korea)
North America & Europe
May 17, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT (4:00-6:00 p.m. BST; 5:00-7:00 p.m. CEST)
Regional Roadmap Workshops
iNEMI is also planning roadmap workshops in North America, Asia and Europe. These workshops will review select chapters covering primary technology and infrastructure areas, focusing on topics of greatest interest for each region. The sessions are intended to allow industry input into draft chapters in order to ensure inclusion of key issues from each region in the 2013 Roadmap.
San Diego, CA USA
(at ECTC 2012)
Deadline for free registration: May 15
Deadline for free registration: May 21
Hong Kong, China
Deadline for free registration: May 24