Roadmap Focus

iNEMI, along with several industry and academic partners, is developing the 5G/6G mmWave Materials and Electrical Test Technology Roadmap (5G/6G MAESTRO) as part of the NIST Advanced Manufacturing Technology (MfgTech) Roadmap. The goal is to create a foundation of knowledge and expertise in the U.S. to support the development and manufacturing of leading edge 5G and 6G products. 

MAESTRO will be a comprehensive 10-year hardware roadmap for mmWave materials characterization and testing. It will focus on the top two gaps in 5G materials development and testing as defined in various industry reports: high-speed/ultra-low loss materials (availability, testing and characterization) and electrical testing and standardization. The technology scope includes:
  • Characterization
  • Materials development
  • Electrical test
  • Manufacturing scale-up
  • Workforce development
This 18-month roadmapping project https://thor.inemi.org/webdownload//5G-6G-MAESTRO/2023/WP2-Roadmap_Matls_Test.pdfbegan on May 1, 2022 and will be completed by September 30, 2023. 

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Roadmap Partners

A cross-functional team of partners brings together large and small manufacturers, materials companies, university-based research institutions, and consortia to ensure that the roadmap accurately captures technology requirements over the next 15 years and reflects the views of all stakeholders. 

3DGS Intel
3M Keysight Technologies
Applied Materials liloTree
Binghamton University Mosaic Microsystems
Dell Technologies Nantero
DuPont Nokia
Ectron Corporation Penn State University
Florida International University Qorvo
Georgia Institute of Technology QWED
IBM TechSearch International




iNEMI was awarded $290,865 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST’s) Advanced Manufacturing Technology Roadmap (MFGTech) Program under the NIST Office of Advanced Manufacturing (OAM). iNEMI is one of seven organizations receiving MFGTech grants totaling $2.08 million to develop manufacturing technology roadmaps to strengthen U.S. innovation and productivity across entire industry sectors. (See announcement.) 
Publications & Reports


Materials Development and Electrical Test Roadmap (September 2023)
(link coming soon)

Low Loss Dielectric Materials Characterization Roadmap (April 2023)


Market Assessment, TechSearch International, Inc.(December 2022)

System Design Analysis, Florida International University (December 2022)

Identification of Next-Generation Dielectric Materials and Testing Needs, Georgia Institute of Technology (December 2022)

MAESTRO Workshops / Webinars Presentations

5G/6G MAESTRO Workshop: Next-Generation Materials & Testing Needs and mmWave System Design & Analysis (February 9, 2023)

5G/6G mmWave Materials & Electrical Test Technology Roadmap Workshop: Gaps & Challenges (September 8, 2022)

Conference Presentations

iNEMI Workshop at International Microwave Symposium: mmWave Permittivity Standard Reference Material Development (June 14, 2023)  

5G/6G mmWave Materials and Electrical Test Technology (5G/6G MAESTRO),” Urmi Ray (iNEMI), pre-symposium tutorial on NIST-sponsored roadmaps, IEEE Symposium on Heterogeneous Integration (February 22, 2023; Milpitas, California)

iNEMI / MAESTRO Invited Session at iMAPS 19th International Conference & Exhibition on Device Packaging: 5G/6G Roadmap Creation and Packaging Challenges (March 14, 2023; Fountain Hills, Arizona USA) 



Urmi Ray, iNEMI
Principal Investigator