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Four directors have been re-elected to the iNEMI Board plus we have added a new Director. Help us welcome Dr. Andy Mackie (Indium Corporation) as our newest Board member and congratulate Mostafa Aghazadeh (Intel), Dr. Ravi Bhatkal (MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions), Ranjan Chatterjee (Cimetrix by PDF/SOLUTIONS) and Dr. Hannes Voraberger (AT&S) on their re-election.
New iNEMI Roadmap Will Launch with Three Pilot Topics
Following our recent roadmap webinar — “The iNEMI Roadmap Refresh: from Lord of the Rings to Wikipedia” — we are now launching the next phase of the new online iNEMI Roadmap. We are running pilots for three topics — 5G/6G materials and testing, smart manufacturing and flexible hybrid electronics — targeting online publication by mid-year. Interested in shaping industry consensus on these and other topics in electronics manufacturing? Please fill out our expression-of-interest form to get involved with the next iNEMI Roadmap. Contributing to the roadmap is a great opportunity to shape the future of technologies in electronics manufacturing with the needs of the industry in mind, and participation provides a powerful means to validate your organization’s understanding of the critical application drivers and technology challenges.
We Need Your Input on Smart Manufacturing Maturity in Your Organization
The iNEMI Smart Manufacturing Technology Integration Group (TIG) is surveying our members and the electronics industry at large to help define and develop future iNEMI collaborations in smart manufacturing. Input from this survey will help us identify common areas of need where it makes sense for industry to work together to enable deployment of smart manufacturing. The survey specifically asks about stages of implementation for smart manufacturing within an organization, use of artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) for PCBA/SMT processes, use of digital twins for PCBA/SMT processes and use of digital twins for the electronics manufacturing industry.
Marco Van Oosterhout, Product Marketing Director for Kulicke & Soffa, recently talked with iNEMI about the importance of smart manufacturing solutions and encourages electronics manufacturing companies to participate in the iNEMI survey.