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."

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