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Power Electronics Europe Events
In-Person Productronica & Semicon Europa in Munich
September 22, 2021 - November 22, 2021

Trade fair events will once again be possible in Bavaria as of September 1, 2021. Thus the world’s leading trade fair for electronics development and production “productronica 2021” can take place as planned from November 16 to 19 in Munich as in-person event with digital supplement. In parallel the Semicon Europa will take place on the fairgrounds.

Green Light for In-Person Productronica 2021

Messe München has developed a comprehensive safety and hygiene concept in close cooperation with the relevant authorities: This includes important new elements in addition to basic provisions, such as maintaining the minimum distance, the wearing of FFP-2 masks and the traceability of all participants. This includes the VCR concept: Access to the exhibition grounds is only granted to people who have been proven to have been vaccinated, checked or recovered. These data can already be entered at the online registration stage. In addition, test capacities are available on site. Modern ventilation systems guarantee a regular and reliable supply of fresh air to provide additional protection for exhibitors and visitors in the exhibition halls.

The current situation in electronics development and production gives hope for a successful event in fall, as Rainer Kurtz, CEO of the Kurtz Ersa Group and Chairman of the Advisory Board of productronica explains: “In the first half of 2021 incoming orders in the industry developed very well for the most part. As the pandemic slows down, exhibitors expect a continued positive business trend for this year and the next. In this respect, productronica 2021 has every chance of being a reunion for the entire global electronics production industry.”

The Internet of Things (IoT) can’t be slowed down - not even by the coronavirus pandemic. IoT remains one of the fastest growing technology sectors. The market research firm Statista therefore expects that there will be nearly 31 billion IoT devices online by 2025. Other estimates predict more than double that amount. According to Market Research Future, the global market for IoT in manufacturing alone is to grow to $751.3 billion by 2023, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24 percent. Grand View Research predicts a global market volume of $1.11 trillion in the sector by 2028. The reasons for the analysts’ optimistic outlook include advancing automation, predictive maintenance and supply chain management. Primarily quality control and logistics, followed by networked production systems and intelligent products, are mentioned.

The rapid growth of networked IoT devices therefore demands not only more and more semiconductors, but also increasingly high-quality components for them. This applies to all industry segments and IoT relatives (IIoT, IoMT, AIoT, etc.). As such, IoT analytics expects the IoT semiconductor market to increase from $33 billion (2020) to $80 billion by 2025. The focus is on IoT microcontrollers (MCUs), as well as chipsets for IoT connectivity, IoT AI and IoT security.However, the lion’s share goes to IoT connectivity chipsets, with 35 percent. Here, cellular IoT chipsets are now playing a leading role. For this segment, IoT analytics expects a CAGR of 37.5 percent between 2020 and 2025, driven by 5G and “Low Power Wide Area” (LPWA).

Yet, according to analysts, the IoT semiconductor market is still in its infancy. This is expected to change in the years to come. The share of IoT-specific semiconductors will increase from 7 to 12 percent between 2019 and 2025. The Internet of Things is starting to establish itself as a driving force for the semiconductor industry. However, this means that chip manufacturers also increasingly need to meet the typical requirements of IoT, such as ultra-low power, small form factors and integrated security. Productronica’s exhibitors play an active role in supporting IoT.

Currently, and in the years to come, the provisions for reducing CO2 emissions will lead to an increase in electric mobility. A key player in this technological transition is the electronics manufacturing industry. From November 16 to 19, 2021 in Munich, productronica will show what opportunities the electrification of the automotive industry offers the electronics manufacturing industry. VDMA Productronic is an ideal, specialist sponsor of the trade fair, and numerous exhibitors support this subject.

SEMICON Europa in conjunction with productronica

Also SEMICON Europa is back in-person, co-located with productronica in Munich, Germany.

SEMICON Europa features highly technical content specific to the manufacture of microelectronics (IoT, MEMS, imaging, power electronics, flexible hybrid electronics, automotive, med-tech, smart manufacturing, and much more).

SEMICON Europa 2021 supports the European industry working in the digitalization roadmap and empowers collaboration along the value chain for faster, reliable, and secure transformation that is fitting to the new normal and new digital age. On November 16 the “Executive Forum” features key executives of the most important organizations and together we envision a digitalized, connected and secure future. The program offers insight into market trends and opportunities of Europe’s industry. At the Executive Forum, global executive leaders offer inspiration and share their perspective of the industry on a variety of level. This forum sets the scene and fosters discussions of urgent and emerging topics that will be addressed throughout the SEMICON week.

It has been a transformational period for semiconductor operators worldwide. COVID-19 has presented an opportunity of change and adaptability towards greener and more sustainable operation in the semiconductor world. While we explore the current situation and disruptions, we will delve deeper into solutions for supporting the European manufacturing ecosystem beyond 2021 by adapting to the new normal and sharing success stories best how-to practices. Key themes to be addressed in the “25th Fab Management Forum (FMF)” on November 17 are “Expanding the European manufacturing with the support of the EU bodies: Insights into the current EU funded semiconductor related projects, both in R&D and production & Green manufacturing: We highlight strategies for helping us achieve the EU 2030 Green Deal Targets through technological innovation that enable green and long lasting electronics.”

Advanced packaging of electronics is an integrated part of the system solutions required to enable digital transformation in applications such as Autonomous Driving, Automotive Wireless Communication (combined with 5G), AI (Artificial Intelligence), AR/VR (Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality), Medical Devices, Industrial Manufacturing, Data Processing and Storage, Cloud Computing, IoT (Internet of Things), Intelligent Sensors and other key trends. Artificial Intelligence will move towards quantum applications e.g. computing, sensing and communications, photonic-electronic advancements, low temperature operation in computing and sensing. These subjects are covered in the “Advanced Packaging Conference (APC)” on November 18.

www.productronica.de, www.semiconeuropa.org


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