Preview: Semicon Europa 2019

The TechArena will showcase the latest trends and innovations in key areas such as smart design, disruptive computing, 3D printing, photonics, MEMS, 5G and environment, health, and safety (Source: semi Europa)

Semicon Europa, the largest European event that links the entire supply chain for electronics design and manufacturing from innovation to application, will take place from November 12 to 15, 2019 at the Munich Exhibition Center parallel to Productronica 2019. Semicon Europa offers exhibitors and visitors many synergies, and an even greater range of information through unique exchange opportunities. The exponential growth of the industry in the following “smart” industries will be presented: automotive, medical, design and fabless, smart manufacturing, MEMS and sensors, image processing, materials, and workforce development. Registration is open to visitors and exhibitors.

Europe’s research and development centers, chip manufacturers, as well as material and equipment companies are strategically positioned in the global electronics value chain to drive the development and growth of smart applications.

“Cooperation and investment in key segments of smart applications, including medical technology and the automotive industry, in which continental Europe plays a key role, are crucial for continued innovation in the European semiconductor industry,” said Laith Altimime, president of Semi Europe. “Semicon Europe is the leading platform in Europe where key players along the value chain come together to collaborate.”

To strengthen Europe’s strategic leadership and drive the development of new products and technologies, this year Semi has entered into partnerships with IMEC, CEA-Leti and Fraunhofer, three of the world’s leading technology research and innovation centers. Semi Europe received additional support from Bosch, Infineon, and Intel Ireland. For the first time in decades, all three European chip manufacturers have invested heavily in new 300mm-wafer factories to boost the digital economy.

Also at the beginning of this year, the German luxury car manufacturer Audi was the first automobile manufacturer (OEM) to join Semi as a member, thus strengthening its orientation toward the automotive supply chain segments.

The “SMART Transportation Forum” and the “SMART Transportation Pavilion” bring together key stakeholders along the automotive value chain to explore innovation opportunities in automotive electronics. The program is organized by Semi Global Automotive Advisory Council (GAAC) and supported by Semi Strategic Association Partner Electronic System Design (ESD).

The brand new Inspiration Hub at Semicon Europe comprises the “Smart Workforce” and “Smart MedTech” programs. The new Smart MedTech program shows how semiconductors enable technological innovations and solutions for global healthcare challenges. The Inspiration Hub will pay special attention to human resources development. Innovators, entrepreneurs, students, engineers, and key stakeholders from Europe’s semiconductor and medical ecosystems will come together to debate career opportunities. The Innovation Hub’s Smart Workforce Program aims to help the electronics industry overcome its critical workforce shortage and build its talent pipeline. Students will also learn how technological innovations can solve the global challenges in the semiconductor industry.

In addition to the Smart Workforce Program, the Accelerating Talents Program in cooperation with productronica and VDMA brings together international companies and start-ups looking for talent. The TechArena will showcase the latest trends and innovations in key areas such as smart design, disruptive computing, 3D printing, photonics, MEMS, 5G and environment, health, and safety (EHS; source: SEMI Europe)

Link: SEMICON Europa 2019, SEMI Europe, Munich, Germany

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