NEMI announces banquet speakers for 10th anniversary roadmap celebration
Jun 03, 2004
Banquet scheduled for June 22, followed by roadmap workshop on June 23
The National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (NEMI), an industry-led consortium focused on strengthening the global electronics manufacturing supply chain, is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its electronics manufacturing roadmap with a special banquet the evening of June 22 at NEMI headquarters in Herndon, VA. Featured speakers are Mauro Walker, chairman emeritus of NEMI, speaking on the NEMI legacy, and Dr. Iwona Turlik, corporate vice president for Motorola and director of the company’s Physical Realization Research Center, who will discuss innovation through nanotechnology.
“We are pleased that Mauro and Iwona, both of whom have been so instrumental in NEMI’s success over the years, will be on hand to help us celebrate the tenth anniversary of the NEMI roadmap,” said Jim Arnold, director of roadmapping for NEMI and a fellow of the Motorola technical staff. “The NEMI roadmap has become recognized as an important tool for defining the state of the art in the electronics industry, identifying emerging and disruptive technologies and prioritizing industry R&D funding. With the globalization of the 2004 roadmap, the next ‘edition’ will be even more important as a tool for identifying technology gaps and possible solutions for an increasingly global industry.”
About the Speakers
Mauro Walker was instrumental in the organization of NEMI and served as the consortium’s founding chairman. He retired from Motorola in 1998, where he was senior vice president and director of manufacturing, responsible for corporate-level manufacturing technology, automation, manufacturing systems and manufacturing cooperation.
Walker has had a long career of accomplishment in the advancement of electronic manufacturing and manufacturing technology in industry, academia and professional societies. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on the topic of U.S. manufacturing competitiveness. He is a recipient of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers’ (IEEE’s) Special Manufacturing Technology Award and the Society for Manufacturing Engineers’ (SME’s) Total Excellence in Electronic Manufacturing Award. Walker is an IEEE fellow and founder of the IEEE International Manufacturing Technology Symposium. He was instrumental in the formation of the MIT Leaders for Manufacturing program as well the Georgia Tech and University of Illinois Manufacturing Research Centers.
Iwona Turlik has worked in the electronics industry and academia for more than two decades. She has been with Motorola since 1994 and is currently corporate vice president and director of the Motorola Physical Realization Research Center. She was previously director of Motorola’s Corporate Manufacturing Research Center.
Turlik received her M.S. degree in electrical engineering and her Ph.D. in technical science from the Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland, where she started her professional career as a tenured faculty member. She has worked with Bell Northern Research and MCNC and was a tenured professor with the Electrical Engineering Department, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She was named one of the 10 most influential people in the PCB industry by PC FAB magazine and ATOMIC29 (2001-2002), and is an IEEE fellow. Turlik is a member of the NEMI board of directors and serves on the advisory boards of several colleges and universities.
History of the NEMI Roadmap
The first roadmap, published in December 1994, was spearheaded by Walker and Lance Glasser, then director of the Electronics Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). These two individuals helped organize the National Electronics Manufacturing Framework Committee — a group of 200 individuals from industry, government and academia — to study the challenges facing the nation in electronics manufacturing and to develop technology roadmaps and policy options with which to address these challenges. The resulting roadmap was published by the American Electronics Association (now AeA) and the Electronic Industries Association (EIA, now the Electronic Industries Alliance). The National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative was incorporated the following year (1995), and the consortium has published a roadmap every other year since 1994. The 2004 roadmap is currently in development.
Today, there are several roadmaps that anticipate what lies ahead for the electronics industry. Most of these roadmaps provide detailed information about only one segment of the industry, such as semiconductors (International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors) or interconnection substrates (IPC roadmap). The NEMI roadmap is the only one that integrates the viewpoints of all the various sectors of the industry as a whole, considering how each area will impact the others and anticipating the effects on electronics manufacturing overall.
Roadmap Banquet and Workshop
The tenth anniversary banquet begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22, followed by dinner at 6:30. The roadmap workshop, which will review year-to-date progress on the 2004 NEMI Roadmap and solicit feedback and input from workshop participants, is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23. All meetings will take place at NEMI headquarters in the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology (2214 Rock Hill Road), near Dulles Airport.
The workshop registration fee is $200 for non-members and $100 for members. This fee includes attendance at the banquet, participation in the workshop (including lunch and breaks), a CD of workshop presentations and the 2004 NEMI Roadmap CD when published. (Cost of the roadmap for non-members is usually $250.)
For workshop agenda, registration information, and details about hotels and transportation, visit the NEMI website at http://www.nemi.org/roadmapping/june_TWG.html
The National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative’s mission is to assure leadership of the global electronics manufacturing supply chain. Based in Herndon, Va., the industry-led consortium is made up of more than 60 manufacturers, suppliers, industry associations and consortia, government agencies and universities. NEMI 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, universities and other funding agencies to set priorities for future industry needs and R&D initiatives. For additional information about NEMI, visit www.nemi.org.