In Search of Standards: A Look at the iNEMI Connector Reliability Test Recommendations Project

A survey of industry experts underscores the need to develop standard reliability testing protocols for connectors.   Consistently testing the reliability of electrical connectors across types and use cases is a major challenge in the connector industry. Electrical connectors come in many shapes and sizes, and differ in use. In general, the purpose of anRead More

Photonic Systems Manufacturing Consortium Update

The goal of PSMC is to address the technology gaps and challenges that limit the advancement of hardware technology for integrated photonic system manufacturing. Learn more about how to get involved.   The Photonic Systems Manufacturing Consortium (PSMC) is a collaborative program organized by the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) and the MIT Microphotonics Center (MIT-MphC), and funded byRead More

iNEMI Researches the State of the Industry

In preparation for its upcoming roadmap publication, iNEMI is researching the state of the industry with questionnaires on high-speed connector testing and connector reliability. See how you can be part of it.    The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) is looking for input from members of the connector industry to help in compiling its annualRead More

Photonic Systems Manufacturing Consortium Enlists Participation in a 10-Year Roadmap

The Photonic Systems Manufacturing Consortium enlists participation in a 10-year roadmap for the development and manufacturing capabilities needed to produce low-cost, high-volume, integrated photonic systems. The Photonic Systems Manufacturing Consortium (PSMC), a collaboration of the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) and the MIT Microphotonics Center, is enlisting the participation of key industry stakeholders in its development ofRead More

Test and Burn-In Sockets: The iNEMI Roadmap


October 2013 –  In September, John MacWilliams took us through the process of researching, compiling, and writing the iNEMI Roadmap for the electronics industry and gave us a closer look at the findings in the connector section. In this issue, MacWilliams digs deeper into the forecasts for the test & burn-in socket market, highlighting the issues critical to the evolution of these products.


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