The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) will present a workshop of technologies critical to electronics manufacturing on May 14 at its headquarters in Herndon, Va. The iNEMI Roadmap Workshop will offer a sneak peek at work in progress, and workshop participants can produce feedback and direction to ensure the final chapters of iNemi’s roadmap will reflect the sate of the industry. “These workshops are a very important part of the roadmap development process, providing our Technology Working Groups with valuable feedback on their chapters,” says Chuck Richardson, iNEMI director or roadmapping. “The workshops also provide useful information to industry, so it’s a win-win situation.”
Topics to be covered include business processes and technologies such as information management; design technologies such as environmentally conscious electronics; manufacturing technologies such as board assembly and test, inspection and measurement; and component/subsystem technologies such as packaging, interconnect substrates, passive components, organic and printed electronic, and more. The registration deadline is May 8.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.