Exhibitors big and small congregated in Munich last week for Electronica 2018. Our team was on-site at the world’s leading trade fair for components, systems, applications and solutions; read our takeaways below!
This year, 80,000 visitors (a 10 percent growth over the previous edition) from over 80 countries came to Messe München between the 13th and 16th of November. Their purpose? To visit the 3,100 exhibitors, who came to showcase a series of new technologies and products in the electrical manufacturing industry. This was further amplified with the co-location of SEMICON Europa in the same space, expanding the reach to the European microelectronics industries as well.
Meeting Our Customer - Interplex
Firstly, we have to mention that our team met up with our customer, Interplex, at their booth, and discussed how much we enjoyed working together on our manufacturing sales solution.
Automotive and Medical Conferences
To allow visitors to specifically target the technologies they were interested in, a series of conferences were also held in these four sectors: Automotive, Embedded Platforms, Medical Electronics, and Wireless.
Prominent manufacturers spoke about decreasing the environmental impact of vehicles through the reduction of emissions, autonomous driving, and more.
"Medicine 4.0", too, took center stage, as medical electronics manufacturers spoke about electronic patient records and sensors.
Artificial Intelligence and Electronics
As manufacturers big and small embrace Industry 4.0, electronics manufacturers look to Artificial Intelligence (AI). The CEO roundtable, consisting of executives from STMicroelectronics, Alibaba, Infineon, and more, discussed the importance of AI, and the need for regulations and sustainability for manufacturers.
As per the press release,
“We’ve a raft of strong industries in Germany. Artificial intelligence will enter them everywhere and supplement or even replace existing things. It’s therefore important to develop an AI strategy in order to establish a digital industry in Germany and Europe.” - Dr. Reinhard Ploss, CEO, Infineon Technologies