iNEMI Webinar to Discuss Progress Toward Reducing HFRs and PVC in the Supply Chain

August 1 webinar is open to industry

Herndon, Virginia, USA — July 7, 2011 — The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) is hosting a webinar to review the consortium’s progress to date on efforts to reduce halogenated flame-retardants (HFRs) and polyvinylchloride (PVC) in the electronics manufacturing supply chain. Scheduled for Monday, August 1, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, the webinar will feature speakers from Dell, IBM, Intel and TE Connectivity (see table for speakers and topics).

“iNEMI has several projects focused on reducing the use of HFRs and PVC in electronics products,” said iNEMI CEO Bill Bader. “We will use this webinar to report on our progress to date, and to talk about ‘next steps’ and additional work that remains to be done.”

The webinar is open to anyone interested in participating, and registration is free. For additional details and to register, go to

About iNEMI
The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative’s mission is to forecast and accelerate improvements in the electronics manufacturing industry for a sustainable future.  This industry-led consortium is made up of approximately 100 manufacturers, suppliers, industry associations and consortia, government agencies and universities.  iNEMI roadmaps the needs of the electronics industry, identifies gaps in the technology infrastructure, establishes implementation projects to eliminate these gaps (both business and technical), and stimulates standards activities to speed the introduction of new technologies.  The consortium also works with government agencies, universities and other funding agencies to set priorities for future industry needs and R&D initiatives.  iNEMI is based in Herndon, Virginia (near Washington, D.C.), with regional offices in Shanghai, China; Limerick, Ireland; and Tokyo, Japan.  For additional information about iNEMI, go to

For further information:
Cynthia Williams
+1 207-871-1260