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electronica Automotive Conference Includes BMW Factory Tour
Munich, Germany — The electronica automotive conference online registration is now available and offers registrants a number of benefits, including a BMW tour and discount registration fees. The show has adopted the slogan "electronics meets automotive" in which speakers will examine the fundamental technologies, pioneering developments and forward-looking trends relating to automobiles and automotive electronics.

The automotive conference will feature speakers from companies such as BMW, Delphi, Sharp, Valeo, Volvo, ELMOS Semiconductor, Freescale Semiconductor, Panasonic Industrial Europe, STMicroelectronics and Tyco Electronics AMP. These speakers will present current and future technologies, strategies and trends in automobile electronics. November 10, the first day of the conference, will be devoted to the "Decision-makers' perspective: Developments and strategies". Topics and speakers include: "Demands and Realization of Automotive Power Electronics" by Hans-Peter Feustel from Continental Automotive who will cover the demands which hybrid vehicles place on today's high-performance electronics; "Semiconductor Trends in Automotive Markets" by Fabio Marchi? from STMicroelectronics; and "i-Car. Semiconductor Contribution for the New Era of Car Application" by Tsutomu Miki, General Manager of Renesas Technology covers semiconductors of the future.

"Ultra Low Cost Cars, Opportunities and Challenges" by Ian Riches from Strategy Analytics will discuss the challenges facing developers and suppliers of automobile electronics and

semiconductors as a result of the recent trend towards low cost cars.

November 11, the opening day of electronica 2008, will be devoted entirely to the topic of "Expert knowledge". The speakers will include: Jacqueline Dedo from SAE International on the topic of "Trends in the U.S. Automotive Market: Key Challenges and Innovations." Dr. Dirk Rossberg from BMW AG will analyze the current and future state of the art of "Sensors: Basis for an Intelligent Co-Pilot; Status and Trends". Ingo Graf from Infineon Technologies will provide an overview of "Semiconductors in Hybrid Drives Applications, A survey lecture".

Andreas Gutsch from Li-Tec Battery will present a talk entitled "Li-Ion Battery Technology for Automotive 'Made in Germany'". Reiner Welzer from Epcos will talk about "High Currents at high Temperatures, The new ERU Chokes for Automotive Application". Dr. Axel Heinrich from Volkswagen will finish the "Expert knowledge" segment with his talk "Trends in Automotive Electronics".

Early registrants also have the opportunity to take an exclusive guided tour of the new BMW World in Munich. The tour will include public areas such as the automobile collection point, the vehicle exhibition and theme park relating to the latest BMW models. The tour will also include some restricted areas not available to the general public. The tour will be in English and will start on Sunday, November 9, 2008 at 2 PM. Since the number of tour participants is limited, early registration for the conference and BMW World guided tour is encouraged.

Contact: Munich International Trade Fairs, 75 Broad St., New York, NY 10004. 646-437-1014; fax: 212-262-6519. Web: or

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