PRESS RELEASE: iNEMI Announces 2023 Recognition Awards

iNEMI announces 2023 recipients of Project Leadership, iNEMI Dedicated Service and iNEMI Fellow awards.

MORRISVILLE, NC USA (August 7, 2023) — The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) recently announced recipients of its 2023 Recognition Program. Awards include the Project Leadership Award, iNEMI Dedicated Service Award and iNEMI Fellow.

“iNEMI is a member-centric organization and, as such, our success as a consortium lies firmly on the contributions of individuals within our member companies,” says Jennifer Muncy, Vice President, IBM Supply Chain Engineering, and Chair of the iNEMI Board of Directors' Awards and Recognition Committee. “The positive impact that we are able to achieve along the electronics manufacturing value chain is due to the high level of member engagement and collaboration in all aspects of the consortium. Our annual Recognition Program acknowledges the outstanding achievements and contributions made by individuals from our member companies.”

This year's honorees are listed below. Click on the links for more details about the winners.

Project Leadership Award — Recognizes the individual team members of completed iNEMI projects that deliver superior performance of electronics manufacturing practices, superior technology and business results and/or have a positive impact on the electronics manufacturing value chain. 

  • 1st Level Interconnect Void Characterization Project
  • 5G/mmWave Materials Assessment and Characterization Project
  • High Density Interconnect Socket Warpage Prediction and Characterization Project

iNEMI Dedicated Service Award — New for 2023, this award honors individuals for uncommon dedicated voluntary service to iNEMI marked by outstanding performance, effective leadership, and committed service to the consortium.  

  • Marie Cole, IBM (retired) 
  • Alan Rae, University at Buffalo 
  • Julie Silk, Keysight Technologies

iNEMI Fellow — Also new for 2023, the Fellow designation recognizes individuals whose engineering achievements have had a positive impact on iNEMI and on the electronics manufacturing industry. 

  • Raiyo Aspandiar, Intel Corporation
  • Richard Coyle, Nokia Bell Labs
  • Carol Handwerker, Purdue University 
  • Wei Keat Loh, Intel Corporation
  • Prabjit Singh, IBM Corporation 

“We want to thank not only the individuals who were recognized this year but also the hundreds of people from our member companies who help make iNEMI a success every year,” says Ms. Muncy. “The benefit that organizations receive from their membership is directly tied to their employees' involvement in iNEMI projects, our roadmaps and other initiatives.”

About iNEMI
The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) is an industry-led consortium that forecasts and accelerates innovation in the electronics manufacturing supply chain. Composed of 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. iNEMI is based in Morrisville, North Carolina, USA. For additional information, visit