Electronica will once again bring the global electronics industry together in Munich for the World’s largest trade fair dedicated to all aspects of electronics technology. electronica 2018 will offer visitors the chance to see all the major players from key electronics industry sectors including semiconductors, power, interconnection, embedded and test and measurement as well as the chance to learn more about developments that are considered important for the industry’s future. Key topics will include automotive, embedded solutions, medical electronics, wireless, industrial IoT, cyber security and wearables.

When electronica was last held in 2016, it provided more than 73,000 visitors from over 80 countries with 12 halls full of innovations showcased by a total of 2,913 exhibitors from over 50 countries.

electronica 2018 will comprise no less than 17 halls to accommodate the demand for extra space from exhibitors. Clearly structured and signposted,  electronica will present the electronics industry’s entire range of technologies, trends, products and solutions.

The exhibition sectors for electronica 2018 are:

Electromechanics/System peripherals
Electronic Design – ED/EDA
Embedded Systems
PCBs and other circuit carriers
Test and Measurement
Microsystems and Nanosystems
Passive Components
Power Supplies
System components/Assemblies and subsystems

Conferences and Forums

No less than five international conferences with prominent speakers (up from three in 2016) as well as a comprehensive forums program, held throughout the exhibition halls, will feature top-class expert lectures, exciting panel discussions as well as roundtable discussions on the industry’s latest market and technology topics. These will include:

The established Embedded Platforms Conference addresses hardware platforms and hardware components for embedded systems, software and tools for embedded development and optimisation, as well as standards and legal provisions for embedded systems. Billions of semiconductors and electronic components are integrated in embedded solutions and the overall expenditure for the associated software is likely to increase further. What’s more, networking into the Internet of Things and ever-increasing complexity are making developers’ lives even more complicated. The Embedded Platforms Conference will benefit all those who supply components, tools, software and solutions.

The electronica Automotive Conference is the platform where the international automotive industry’s experts and decision-makers gather information and exchange ideas about significant technology trends and strategies that affect their industry.

Participants include prominent representatives of leading system manufacturers and the automotive-supply industry—both at the management and engineering level, i.e. tier one, tier two, tier three, OEMs, component manufacturers and software developers.

The Medical conference reflects the increasing worldwide demand for knowledge about medical equipment based on the use of electronics technology. The medical device market includes both components (sensor, battery, memory device, display, and microprocessor/MCU) and applications (imaging, medical therapeutics, diagnosis, monitoring, and fitness/wellness) and is on target to reach USD 56.5bn by 2020, according to research from Market and Markets.

The electronica 2018 forum program provides visitors with the opportunity to gather the latest information on many hot topics including Industrial IoT, PCB and Components, Cyber Security, Connectors, Medical Electronics and eHealth and LED/Solid State Lighting.