At the electronica forums, the electronics industry exchanges practical knowledge from almost all fields of application. Whether automotive, cybersecurity, printed electronics, embedded systems, IIoT or connectivity, whether printed circuit boards, power electronics, components or measurement technology and sensors: Everything that drives the industry will be discussed in top-class presentations and discussion panels directly in their respective exhibition areas.
The share of electronics and software in automotive value creation is growing rapidly. Key trends such as active safety, autonomous driving, connectivity and infotainment are driven by electronics. The Automotive Forum provides practical insights into current developments and is aimed at specialists and managers from the automotive sector.
With digital networking, the risk of cyberattacks increases. The dramatic increase in attempted and successful attacks on companies, authorities and infrastructure underlines the relevance of professional security solutions. The Cyber Security Forum targets experts from industry and research interested in discussing practical development approaches and solutions for a holistically thought-out culture of cybersecurity.
The Electrical Connectors Forum puts the focus on the physical data and lines of communication that enable connectivity in the Internet of Things (IoT) and in the fully networked IIoT process worlds of Industry 4.0. The target group of the application-oriented lecture program are developers and specialists from user industries.
At the Fast Forward start-up platform from electronica and Elektor, an exclusive selection of up-and-coming start-ups and scale-ups will take advantage of the unique opportunity to present their highly innovative technologies and business ideas to the trade audience of our world's leading trade fair. Use the forum as a trend barometer—there are already several international success stories that started here.
Whether intelligent energy and transport networks, smart cities and smart factories, intelligent vehicles or smartphones: embedded systems bring intelligence on board. At the Embedded Systems Forum, top experts from a wide range of application fields exchange practical knowledge and provide a sound update on the most important technology trends around embedded system intelligence in lectures, technical presentations and discussions.
Digitally networked machines and processes create access to a raw material from which valuable information can be extracted with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. The IIoT and AI/Machine Learning forum will focus on mining, collating and refining raw data. It is about huge potentials for efficiency increases, climate protection, but also for the personalization of industrially manufactured products.
Measurement technology and sensors are the backbone of modern manufacturing processes. They provide the data basis for every optimization and ensure the highest quality via inline inspection, even in highly miniaturized and very fast processes. The Measurement Technology Forum brings together specialists and experts from the user industries and provides in-depth insights into current technical developments and the most important future trends in electrical measurement technology.
The PCB & Components Marketplace is one of the most important meeting places for the PCB, components and EMS industry and brings together application-related innovations and further developments from this field of technology every two years. If you are interested in a comprehensive exchange of experience and practical technical information, this is the right place for you—and you will meet highly experienced developers, engineers, decision-makers as well as technical editors and students.
The transformation of our energy systems goes hand in hand with an extensive switch from storable fossil fuels to volatile renewable energies. A key technology for this electrification in the stationary sector and in mobility is power electronics. It is the focus of the Power Electronics Forum, which will feature keynotes from top experts, panel discussions and technical presentations to provide application-oriented know-how on the development, production and application of these power components.
Thanks to continuous further development, flexible, organic and printed electronics are increasingly succeeding in fulfilling their promise for the future—in economic terms as well. The Printed Electronics Forum, organized by the LOPEC trade show and the Organic and Printed Electronics Association (OE-A), provides technical background and updates and presents practical applications of this highly flexible technology in lectures and seminars.
What does ethical entrepreneurship mean for the electronics industry? Fair play in a world based on the division of labor with global supply chains requires transparency and an awareness of social responsibility, ecology, sustainability and fair trade. The World Ethical Electronics Forum gives this important debate a platform, bringing together independent ethics experts, people from research and academia, NGOs and associations, and company representatives to share their respective perspectives.