The central topic in all halls of the fair was a growing sector of automotive electronics. This trend was presented at the Promwad’s stand. Visitors could see the latest developments of company engineers:
● The processor module for onboard computers Jade Automotive (http://www.promwad.com/
● A navigation and communication unit based on the GPS/GLONASS technology
Special emphasis of the fair was placed on the intelligent and energy-efficient solutions for energy storage, LEDs and smart grids. So, it is not surprising that universal SDR-platform (http://www.promwad.com/
There are some more hot topics of electronica 2012: energy-saving technologies and the latest developments in medical electronics.
Strengthening the position of electronica
Apart from Germany, the largest groups of visitors came to the fair from Italy, Austria, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Switzerland, France, Russia, and the United States, respectively.
Nicole Schmitt, Exhibition Group Director for electronica:
And there is a list of countries with the largest number of exhibitors: Germany, China, Taiwan, USA, UK, Italy, Hong Kong, France, Switzerland, and Japan, respectively.
Other conferences and special events
More than 200 people, including guests from Denmark, Finland, Taiwan and the USA took part in the first conference on embedded platforms.
About 300 participants from 19 countries took part in the conference on automotive electronics. It was devoted to topics such as cost to design and car-to-car communication. In the future, WLAN-technology will allow motor vehicles to pass information to each other, even at high speeds.
Results and forecasts
According to a study conducted by the marketing-research institute TNS Infratest, visitors were very satisfied with the results of electronica 2012: 95 percent rated the fair as good or excellent.
Norbert Bargmann, Deputy CEO of Messe München, praised the event noting that the results of this year confirm the importance of electronics as the most important sector of the global industry.
Industry players make cautious optimistic forecasts for 2013. “After a minor slump, we expect the world market for electronic components to grow by some four percent to 480 billion US dollars. Forecasts also call for an increase in sales in the global semiconductor industry,” said Christoph Stoppok, Managing Director of the PCB and Electronic Systems Association in the ZVEI.
The next electronica will be in Munich from the 11th to 14th of November, 2014.