The 2017 Roadmap from the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) is now available online. This latest edition is the consortium’s largest roadmap to date (28 chapters and 2000+ pages) and the most comprehensive of all the industry roadmaps, covering the full electronics manufacturing supply chain.
The 2017 iNEMI Roadmap includes seven chapters that anticipate the product needs of the future. They define the technology needs of key market segments by focusing on the market demands and functionality requirements of seven industry segments. New this year is a chapter on the Internet of Things (IoT). An additional 21 chapters identify key technology developments anticipated and required within the electronics manufacturing supply chain to meet product needs between now and 2027.
In addition to the new IoT chapter, the roadmap also features four chapters that were not included or updated last cycle:
- Aerospace & Defense
- Information Management
- Packaging & Component Substrates
- Test, Inspection & Measurement
The full roadmap, as well as individual chapters, are now on sale on the iNEMI website.
About iNEMI Roadmaps
iNEMI has been developing industry roadmaps for 20 years. In that time, the roadmap has grown from six chapters in 1994 to the 28 chapters featured in this latest edition. The roadmap is a global collaborative effort that involves many individuals who are leading experts in their respective fields and represent many perspectives on the electronics manufacturing supply chain. Approximately 500 individuals from at least 22 countries, and representing more than 350 corporations, consortia, government agencies and universities came together to create the 2017 Roadmap.
The iNEMI Roadmap has become recognized as an important tool for defining the “state of the art” in the electronics industry as well as identifying emerging and disruptive technologies. It identifies major trends in the evolution of technology across numerous disciplines, with an emphasis on identifying potentially disruptive events (business and technology). It provides the information needed to identify critical technology and infrastructure gaps, prioritize R&D needs to meet those gaps, and initiate activities to address industry needs.
For additional information: http://community.inemi.org/content.asp?contentid=531