iNEMI Publishes Product Sector Chapters from the 2019 Roadmap


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The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) today announced release of four of the seven Product Emulator Group (PEG) chapters of the 2019 Roadmap. The following PEG chapters are now available online:

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • High-End Systems
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • Medical

The remaining PEG chapters — Automotive, Office & Consumer and Portable & Wireless — will be published in one of the later waves.

The PEG chapters define product requirements for specific market sectors, anticipating technology and business-related needs over a 10-year horizon. These needs include everything from cost targets to test requirements to specific technology attributes.

Discussion of these needs includes a key attributes spreadsheet for most sectors (the IIoT chapter is an exception as IIoT is a key enabler for all the other markets). These PEG chapters were developed by industry subject matter experts from the specific sector covered. Additional reviews and input were gathered for a broad-based view of that emulator’s scope.

New this year is the Industrial Internet of Things chapter. It discusses key aspects of the IIoT infrastructure, a network connected by communications technologies that results in systems that can monitor, collect, exchange, analyze, and deliver valuable new actionable insights. The chapter presents market predictions around IIOT, details the technological advancements needed and the challenges that must be overcome in the electronics manufacturing industry to fully realize the benefits, plus it offers recommendations for a successful conversion to Industry 4.0. 

Product Sector Trends 

The 2019 PEG chapters offer current market information for each of the product sectors, such as market trends, influencers, and an informed forecast of the product characteristics at the electronic component level as it pertains to each market sector through 2029. These chapters also include in-depth analysis of the challenges facing each market to sustain profitability and growth.

About iNEMI

The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative’s mission is to forecast and accelerate improvements in the electronics manufacturing industry for a sustainable future. The consortium is made up of more than 90 manufacturers, suppliers, industry associations and consortia, government agencies, research institutes and universities. iNEMI roadmaps the needs of the electronics industry, identifies gaps in the technology infrastructure, executes collaborative 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 future industry needs and R&D initiatives. iNEMI is based in Morrisville, North Carolina. For additional information about iNEMI, visit http://www.inemi.org.

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