US ISES 2022 Speaker

Dr. Shekhar Chandrashekhar

  • iNEMI
  • CEO
  • Biography

Shekhar Chandrashekhar has over 30 years’ experience as a leader, strategist, and innovator with a history of driving improvements that streamline operations, drive growth and increase profitability on a global scale.

Prior to joining iNEMI, Shekhar was responsible for managing the national network of Smart Manufacturing Innovation Centers (SMICs) for the Clean Energy & Smart Manufacturing Institute (CESMII). He has also worked with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) as managing director, programs, for the association’s executive leadership team. Shekhar began his career as a member of technical staff of AT&T Bell Labs and held several management positions with Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies/Alcatel-Lucent, including senior manager for the Network Solutions Group and Bell Labs/Supply Chain Networks. He eventually became director of the company’s CTO Group, where he created the footprint for Global Engineering Centers.

He received the Advanced Technology Excellence Award from Bell Laboratories and the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from SME. He has published over 25 papers in international journals and conferences.

  • Presentation

International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) – A roadmap of value delivery to the Electronics Manufacturing Value Chain

Shrinking operating margins, complex supply chains, shorter product/ lifecycles, sustainability considerations, market demands for miniaturization and advances in product development/manufacturing drives the need for global collaboration to address not only market needs but also to solve challenging technological problems in the electronics manufacturing precompetitive space.

The value of such collaborations is risk minimization of technology deployment, faster development of industry infrastructure, stimulation of relevant standards development, and dissemination of efficient business practices with a reduced time to market experienced by the electronics manufacturing ecosystem. Additionally, iNEMI members leverage to their participation to develop their engineering staff and build a robust network of technical expertise along the electronics manufacturing value chain.

The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) is a not-for-profit R&D consortium of leading electronics manufacturers and suppliers, along with associations, government agencies, and universities. Its mission is to be the premier collaboration forum to forecast and accelerate improvements in the electronics manufacturing industry.

iNEMI roadmaps the future technology requirements of the global electronics manufacturing industry, identifies and prioritizes technology and infrastructure gaps, and helps eliminate those gaps through timely, high-impact collaborations among our members. iNEMI membership consists of leading companies, research organizations that represent the key elements of the electronics manufacturing supply chain. These companies are focused on formulating and working on technology projects in key areas like 5G/6G communications, Advanced Packaging, Smart Manufacturing, Optoelectronics, Circular economy, and Board Assembly.

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  • Company Profile


The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) is an industry-led consortium that forecasts and accelerates innovation in the electronics manufacturing supply chain. Comprised leading manufacturers, suppliers, industry associations and consortia, government agencies and universities, iNEMI roadmaps the needs of the electronics industry, identifies gaps in the technology infrastructure, and helps eliminate those gaps through timely, high-impact collaborations among our members. These collaborations support our members’ businesses and help drive the industry by accelerating the deployment of new technologies, developing industry infrastructure, stimulating standards development, and disseminating efficient business practices. NEMI is based in Morrisville, North Carolina, USA.

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US ISES 2022 Speakers