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Alpha’s Gyan Dutt and RPI’s Robert Karlicek Co-Chair iNEMI Solid State Illumination Roadmap

Gyan Dutt

Dr. Robert Karlicek

Alpha’s Gyan Dutt and RPI’s Robert Karlicek Co-Chair iNEMI Solid State Illumination Roadmap

Somerset, NJ – March 6th , 2017

Alpha Assembly Solutions, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering and bonding materials, and the Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications Center (LESA), A National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), are pleased to announce that Gyan Dutt, Technical Marketing Manager at Alpha and Dr. Robert Karlicek, Director of LESA at RPI, have co-chaired the 2017 iNEMI Solid State Illumination Industry Roadmap.

The iNEMI organization roadmaps the future technology requirements of the global electronics industry, identifies and prioritizes technology and infrastructure gaps, and helps eliminate those gaps through timely, high-impact deployment projects.

“The 2017 cycle Solid State Illumination road-mapping exercise was particularly challenging as well as rewarding due to rapidly growing LED lighting adoption, growth of new exciting applications and significant efforts on integration and cost reduction (both package and system level) over the last two years,” said Gyan Dutt of Alpha Assembly Solutions. “The chapter addresses the key trends in packaging technology like flip-chip/ CSP growth, chip-on-boad (COB) and new substrate approaches for thermal management and flexible form factors”.

In regards to emerging technologies, Dr. Robert Karlicek comments, , “Current technical and business issues involved with smart lighting, which refers to applications like human-centric lighting, visible light for wireless connectivity, or color tunability, were addressed for the first time during this exercise. The chapter provides a prioritized list of gaps and the technical approaches, both mainstream and early-stage, being pursued to overcome those challenges.”

For more information on:
ALPHA® Product Technologies visit
LESA, visit
iNEMI or to purchase the 2017 iNEMI Roadmap, visit

Gyan Dutt is currently the Technical Marketing Manager for LED at Alpha Assembly Solutions. He is responsible for LED segment market development and product portfolio management. He has more than 15 years’ experience in technical marketing, applications engineering and product development in semiconductor packaging and electronics assembly in Americas and Asia Pacific region.

Dr. Robert F. Karlicek, Jr. is currently the Director of the LESA - Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (formerly Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an NSF and industry funded program exploring advanced applications for next generation lighting. Prior to joining RPI, he spent over 30 years in industrial research and R&D management positions with corporations including AT&T Bell Labs, EMCORE, General Electric, Gore Photonics, Microsemi, Luminus Devices and SolidUV. His technical experience includes epitaxial growth of high performance LEDs and lasers, advanced device fabrication and high power LED packaging, thermal management, control systems design and applications in solid state lighting as well as other novel LED uses such as IR and UV LED applications.

About iNEMI
The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) is a not-for-profit R&D consortium of approximately 100 leading electronics manufacturers and suppliers with cumulative member revenues exceeding $750 billion, associations, research institutes, government agencies and universities. The iNEMI Mission is to forecast and accelerate improvements in the electronics manufacturing industry for a sustainable future. For more information, visit

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