iNEMI Workshop Offers Insight on Future MEMS R&D

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The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) is sponsoring a workshop to identify where the electronics industry should focus R&D efforts to enable high-volume scaling and deployment of MEMS. The workshop will be held June 12, 2013 in Eindhoven (Netherlands) at the High Tech Campus (HTC).

"Even though the manufacture of MEMS devices has made significant strides in the last 20 years, there is still much work to be done to enable high-volume production," said Bill Bader, CEO of iNEMI. "During this workshop, we plan to identify industry needs and the challenges that must be addressed and to set priorities and direction for future collaborative programs." This one-day workshop will:

  • Review information from the 2013 iNEMI Roadmap about the trends and drivers for MEMS applications;
  • Review mid- and long-term MEMS research efforts;
  • Review iNEMI's MEMS projects;
  • Identify technology challenges and gaps that would benefit from a collaborative approach; and
  • Form action groups to define and execute the required industrial collaborative programs, and define research and development needs to support these programs.


Registration is free for iNEMI members. Non-members must pay US $100 before June 4, and US $200 after June 4. For additional information and to register, click here.About iNEMI

The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative's mission is to forecast and accelerate improvements in the electronics manufacturing industry for a sustainable future. This industry-led international consortium is made up of more than 100 manufacturers, suppliers, industry associations and consortia, government agencies, and universities. iNEMI roadmaps the needs of the electronics industry, identifies gaps in the technology infrastructure, establishes implementation projects to eliminate these gaps (both business and technical), and stimulates standards activities to speed the introduction of new technologies. The consortium also works with government agencies, universities, and other funding agencies to set priorities for longer-term industry needs and R&D initiatives. iNEMI is based in Herndon, Virginia (near Washington, D.C.), with regional offices in Shanghai, China; Limerick, Ireland; and Tokyo, Japan. For additional information, visit


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