By EMSNow Staff

start up area IMGelectronica is just around the corner and for our industry it’s a chance for the EMS and PCB companies themselves to promote their products and services; and for those manufacturing and distributing components to stand cheek by jowl with each other.

The topic of the day continues to be Industry 4.0 and the digital transformation that goes with it, with many an EMS claiming the position as the smartest manufacturer on the planet. Indeed, EMS companies have evolved dramatically to meet the challenges and opportunities of these trends, as EMSNow has reported.

Seventeen halls and 3,000 exhibits give attendees a mind-boggling opportunity to learn the absolute latest in design and the most exciting application technologies in the field of self-driving cars and medical implants and much more. The convergence of electronics with….well everything has unleashed a global tsunami of digital innovation, and electronica 2018 is where you can learn the details.

To kick off this year’s electronica, Jeremy Rifkin will discuss a number of topics including his theory regarding the Internet of Things (IoT).

Jeremy Rifkin is an American economic and social theorist, writer, public speaker, political advisor, and activist. His vision of a sustainable, post carbon economic era has been endorsed by the European Union and the United Nations and embraced by world leaders. He is the author of 20 bestselling books about the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment.

CEO round table with Reinhard Ploss and Alibaba representative

The title of this year’s CEO round table is “Funding AI and subjecting it to regulations: Paradox or necessity? Implications of the approaches of the EU, the USA and China.” Participants in the discussion will include:

  • Jean-Marc Chery, President & CEO, STMicroelectronics
  • Rick Clemmer, President & CEO, NXP Semiconductors
  • Dr. Dean Ding/Xianfeng Ding, CTO, IoT Unit, Alibaba
  • Alexander Kocher, President Automotive Business Segment and Managing Director, Elektrobit
  • Dr. Reinhard Ploss, President & CEO, Infineon Technologies
  • Dr. Walden C. Rhines, President and CEO, Mentor Graphics

Talk from The Top: “Semiconductors or the automotive industry—who is driving whom?”

This session takes place on the Discovery Stage in Hall C6 on the first day of the trade fair. Participants include:

  • Frank Cornelius, Head of Battery Development, Daimler
  • Jens Fabrowsky, Divisional Director Automotive Electronics—Bosch
  • Thomas M. Müller, Divisional Director Electronics CarIT Development, Audi
  • Peter Schiefer, President of the Automotive Division, Infineon
  • Stefan Steyerl, Managing Director, Analog Devices Deutschland
  • Rupert Stuetzle, Digital Expert Associate Partner, McKinsey

Four conferences and 16 forums 

For the first time, this year’s electronica will include four events: electronica Automotive Conference, electronica Embedded Platforms Conference, the Wireless Congress, and the electronica Medical Electronics Conference (eMEC) will celebrate its premiere on Thursday, November 15. Prof. Dr. Martin Halle from TU Munich will open that conference with a talk on personalized prevention.

In addition, Patrick “Cyborg” Kramer will give a keynote speech in the afternoon of November 15th followed by a panel discussion on the possibilities of digital implants.  Patrick Kramer believes technology will increasingly be worn under the skin. He wears implants himself, and is an innovator in the field, conducting experiments and developing the next generation of cyborg technology.

Discovery Stage—electronica Experience (Hall C6)

The HR Evening Brief will take place at 5 p.m. on the first three days of the fair on the Discovery Stage. The presentations will focus, among other things, on the challenges of personnel recruitment in the electronics industry, optimisation of the recruiting process and social media for employers.

Other focal points at the Discovery Stage include both distributed ledger technology (blockchain/IOTA) and artificial intelligence. In this context, visitors can expect lectures and discussions with Mick Ebeling, Klaus Holthausen and Tobias Martin Zeitler.

3CEMS Group Provides and Integrated Solution

RTEmagicC jpgEMSNow partner 3CEMS Group is a CMS/EMS  solutions provider, part of Prime Base Inc, and occupying a booth in Hall B1 #452. As a global electronics company 3CEMS understands the issues facing the high tech industry and the continuous transformation required to thrive both creatively and profitably. Across the industry, companies are turning their attention from smart-phones and tablets, to a new generation of connected devices that will transform not just the Electronic Industry but many others. Prime Base Incorporated has developed its unique Global EMS Services package that blends EMS partnering services, including hardware, software and R&D into integrated solutions that can help deliver innovation and create differentiated customer experience while meeting clients’ short and long term goals.

Koh Young Technology Celebrates Delivery of 13,000th Inspection System

Koh Young Technology reached an impressive milestone recently when the 13,000th inspection system Zenith 2 Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) was delivered to wenglor sensoric GmbH, Germany. The Zenith series measures the true profilometric shape of components, solder joints and even foreign material on assembled PCBs with true three-dimensional accuracy and with comprehensive IPC-610 comparison.Maschine bei wenglor c SmartRep

The important delivery milestone was celebrated at the wenglor sensoric production facility, and was attended by Regina Lee, Head of Sales Department at Koh Young Technology and Harald Eppinger of Koh Young Europe GmbH at the wenglor sensoric plant.

Introducing the first marketable sensor in 1984, wenglor sensoric GmbH has been acknowledged as an innovative market leader for a large variety of sensor solutions, including Photoelectronic and Inductive Sensors, Fluid Sensors, Ultrasonic Sensors, 1D/2D Scanners, 2D/3D Sensors, Safety Technology as well as special software solutions for the automation industry and more.

At electronica, Koh Young Technology can be found at Hall A3, #358

IMI Highlights Mobility, Connectivity and Smart Energy

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Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. (IMI) will be highlighting its capabilities in mobility, connectivity and smart energy within market segments such as automotive, industrial and aerospace. IMI will also display some capabilities of its subsidiaries VIA Optronics, a leading provider of sunlight readable, ultrathin display and touch solutions, and Surface Technology International (STI, Ltd), specializing in contract electronics design and manufacturing for world-leading customers. IMI’s booth is located at Hall A1 booth #254

Among the product solutions that will be on display are IMI’s latest automotive camera platforms for advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) as well as automotive and industrial power modules for advanced power management.

The company recently announced the inauguration of the Serbia facility which will boost the manufacturing of electronic car components and will elevate our position in the global automotive EMS market. 

Earlier this year, IMI also announced the formation of a joint venture company to serve the market for copper-based metal mesh touch sensors which will strengthen the company’s portfolio of differentiated and value-added sensor technology.  These are among IMI’s game-changing initiatives to go beyond assembly and electronics.

Check Out TTI’s Humanoid Robot and Electric Superbike

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TTI will showcase this electric superbike at electronica 2018.

Also, be sure to go and talk to TTI’s  dedicated team of market specialists in Semiconductors/ Wireless Hall C3 at #550. They are looking forward to showing visitors their newest products and technologies in three focus areas: Industrial, DAS and Transportation. Do not miss the chance to see the humanoid robot TALOS and the electric superbike Energica Ego. Also, make sure to learn more about their modern, extended warehouse facilities in Gernlinden near Munich! For more information, please visit www.ttieurope.com/Electronica2018