Authors: Bill Bader and Chuck Richardson Company: International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) Date Published: 1/22/2013
Pan Pacific Symposium
Abstract: iNEMI will release its 2013 Technology Roadmap to industry on April 4, 2013. Every two years iNEMI maps future manufacturing technology needs of the global electronics industry for the next ten years. It discusses the major business and technology issues, paradigm shifts, emerging technologies and markets, technology gaps, and identified needs in each of 6 product segments: aerospace/defense, automotive, consumer/portable, medical, netcom, and office/large business systems as well as forecasting the technical evolution associated with about 20 different areas that support these product area needs. The resulting gaps identified between the product needs and technical capabilities form the basis for iNEMI projects and potential research programs within and outside iNEMI. This paper discusses the iNEMI roadmap process and highlights 1 product and 3 technology areas: Medical Products, MEMS (Micro Electromechanical Systems), Optoelectronics and Packaging Technologies.