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Foxboro, Mass. and Herndon, Va.— Alan Rae, Cookson Electronics vice president of technology, has been named director of research by the National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (NEMI).
Rae will head NEMI's newly organized Research Committee, which was created to stimulate research that will address gaps identified by NEMI's biannual roadmap.
Rae and the committee are responsible for organizing and publishing NEMI research priorities, presenting those priorities to research institutes and funding organizations, identifying funding opportunities, monitoring industry progress toward roadmap goals, and monitoring progress in nanotechnology research. In addition to serving as research director, Rae is a member of the NEMI Technical Committee.
Other members of NEMI's Research Committee are Bill Ballard, 3M; D.H.R. Sarma, Delphi Electronics & Safety; Rao Tummala, Georgia Institute of Technology; Frank Robertson, Intel; Carol Handwerker, NIST; and Srinivas Rao, Solectron.
The National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative's mission is to assure leadership of the global electronics manufacturing supply chain. For more information, visit www.nemi.org.
Cookson Electronics is a leading supplier of high-performance assembly materials, semiconductor packaging and specialty chemicals and coatings used in the electronics assembly and surface finishing industries. For more information, visit www.cooksonelectronics.com.