iNEMI Releases Research Priorities


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The technologies developed by the electronics industry enable many of the social changes that are happening at an accelerating pace — everything from the ubiquitous use of hand-held devices to self-driving vehicles, and even Pokemon Go!

As the budgets for long-term research continue to shrink, it is more important than ever for industry to identify the key enabling technologies required for continued innovation and to concentrate R&D on those areas where there is the greatest need.

Part of iNEMI's planning methodology is to develop a 10-year research vision that will help focus limited R&D resources in order to ensure development of the innovative technologies required to maintain growth in the electronics industry. Research needs are identified and prioritized through the iNEMI roadmaps and follow-on gap analysis activities. These prioritized needs are the core of the iNEMI Research Priorities and are distributed as resource materials for industry, universities and government agencies.

Identifying these priorities is more important than ever. Budgets for long-term research have steadily shrunk as manufacturing has become more distributed and the responsibility for R&D investments has been pushed down into the supply chain to companies that have traditionally operated with small profit margins. With less funding available for long-term research, it is critical for industry to identify the key enabling technologies required for continued innovation and to concentrate R&D on those areas where there is the greatest need.

These priorities are long-term and typically pre-commercial. The primary audiences are the major OEMs and corporations that do long-term research, university research centers, government laboratories and government funding agencies.

To get a copy of the iNEMI Research Priorities, click here.

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