The Operations Peer Forum is FREE to join for NMI members who have senior operations or production responsibilities.

Previous Meetings:

  • Mar 25 2015, Cirrus Logic, Edinburgh
  • Oct 21 2014, CSR, Cambridge
  • 20 Mar 2014, Dialog Semiconductor, Swindon
  • 9 Oct 2013,  nVIDIA, Bristol
  • 17th Apr  2013,  CSR, Cambridge
  • 10th Oct  2012,  Wolfson Microelectronics, Edinburgh
  • 6th Mar  2012,  Dialog Semiconductors, Swindon
  • 26th Oct  2011,  CSR, Cambridge
  • 4th May 2011,  ICERA, Bristol
  • 20th Oct  2010,  CSR, Cambridge
  • 16th Feb  2010,  Dialog Semiconductors, Swindon


The UK and Ireland boasts a rich and diverse set of semiconductor design organisations.

Design innovation is the first stage in the value chain – yet many more activities must take place to deliver new products to the world efficiently and effectively. Operations – which includes production and supply chain management – has its own unique skills, competencies and challenges. The supply chain is truly international and the vast majority of NMI members’ source and supply overseas.


The purpose of this forum is to provide senior operational management a vehicle to meet and discuss common issues with their peers and collaborate in a multitude of ways to make them more competitive.

Given the specialised nature of this group and its purpose, this forum is open to qualifying senior staff with operational and production responsibilities such as COO and/or VP Operations.

Please contact us if:

  • Your company is an NMI member, is interested in the NMI Operations Forum and meets the qualifying criteria.
  • You are a stakeholder or supplier to the industry with an interest in the NMI Operations Forum as we continually scout for new efficiencies and solutions on behalf of the group.


Meeting frequency:

Currently this group meets twice per year in locations around the UK.

Key themes:

Examples of recent themes of interest to the group

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Quality and Audit Systems
  • Test Development Planning
  • Anti-Counterfeit
  • Regulatory Issues (see below)

Regulatory Action Group:

This Sub Group was formed in 2011 with a focus on regulatory issues which are business important/critical.

Examples of recent Priority Topics:

  • “Conflict minerals”
  • Lead Free Flip chip exemption
  • WEEE recast
  • RoHSII / China RoHS
  • Customer environmental/materials questionnaires