More than 200 exhibitors from 25 countries presented solutions and products from the electronics industry at electronica virtual. In total, more than 8,000 participants from around 80 countries gathered information at virtual trade show booths and digital conferences.
electronica virtual also provided a comprehensive technology overview in digital format. The exhibition areas included automotive, embedded systems, EMS, semiconductors and wireless. Participants had the opportunity to visit virtual booths and contact companies directly via chat function. More than half of the 8,253 unique users came from abroad.
electronica virtual clearly demonstrated the great need for technical discussions, knowledge transfer and inspiration in the industry. We have fulfilled this need and finally enabled the international audience to meet again after a long time. All this thanks to digital technologies, which are driven by the electronics industry. With participants from 79 countries, the digital offering was very well received worldwide and will continue to be an important component of our events in the future. But personal contact is irreplaceable. We are already looking forward to seeing you again in person here in Munich.
The conference and supporting program recorded more than 16,000 attendees at the more than 250 presentations in the electronica virtual conference and supporting program.
The online conference program covered four major future topics in electronics. The electronica Automotive Conference covered topics such as e-mobility and connectivity. The electronica Medical Electronics Conference focused on safety and mobile health. Experts discussed machine learning and sensors at the electronica Embedded Platforms Conference. The Wireless Congress dealt with the development of systems and wireless applications in various areas such as automotive, industry and medicine. Six topic-specific forums also dealt with developments in the areas of cyber security, embedded and IoT, power electronics and printed electronics.
"Where is the electronics industry headed in times of Covid-19 and beyond?" That was the question asked at the CEO Roundtable at electronica virtual. The panel included Jean-Marie Chery (STMicroelectronics), Gunther Kegel (Pepperl + Fuchs) and Reinhard Ploss (Infineon Technologies), as well as Kurt Sievers (NXP Semiconductors). The recording of the roundtable is available here free of charge.