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iNEMI Publishes Organic PCB and Power Conversion Electronics Chapters from the 2019 Roadmap

MORRISVILLE, NC – The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) today announced publication of the Organic PCB and Power Conversion Electronics chapters of the 2019 Roadmap.

Both of these Technology Working Group (TWG) chapters identify key technology developments anticipated and required within the supply chain to meet product needs between now and 2029 in their respective technology areas. The chapters also identify any potential gaps between product sector needs and technology capabilities.
New products will require, for example, advanced packaging and heterogenous integration, new materials, and innovative architectures. Organic PCB developments must comprehend these changing market demands. Power conversion electronics topics include device-level considerations through power supply technologies that are needed to either extend or improve within the roadmap time horizon.

Organic PCB — Organic printed circuit boards (PCBs) provide many functional attributes for today’s electronic devices. While development of new structures and materials present new opportunities to meet product needs, there are challenges and technology gaps that must be identified and resolved. This chapter discusses rigid, flexible and optoelectronic substrates; manufacturing equipment and processes; materials currently available; and includes projections of challenges over the next 10 years. It also presents critical issues with regards to embedded components, computer buses, package conductor routing, and liquid coolants and heat sink requirements.

Power Conversion Electronics — Dramatic changes in the power semiconductor space are enabling and enhancing power conversion technologies in applications such as computing, consumer products and telecommunications. This chapter, which was developed in conjunction with the Power Supply Manufacturers Association (PSMA), discusses dominant power conversion trends and challenges, along with metrics in their respective end segments, providing a comprehensive view of power conversion needs. A combined qualitative and quantitative picture is presented of key technologies and trends in the four representative power converter technologies (AC-DC front-end power supplies, AC-DC external power supplies, isolated DC-DC power supplies and non-isolated DC-DC power supplies).

Now Available

The 2019 Roadmap is now available on the iNEMI website. It is free to iNEMI members; pricing information for non-members is available online at https://www.inemi.org/2019-roadmap-overview
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