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Publication Date: 12/1/2010
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electronica 2010 Confirms Upward Trend
Munich, Germany — The 2010 electronica drew over 70,000 trade visitors to see presentations by 2,595 international exhibitors from 45 countries who presented their products, solutions and services at the trade fair from November 9-12, 2010.

Both exhibitors and visitors were extremely satisfied with the outcome of the event. 59 percent of exhibitors and 47 percent of visitors came from other countries to see the exhibits in Munich, once again demonstrating the international character of the trade fair.

The conference program started one day earlier on November 8 with the electronica automotive conference. The event was given very high grades by the participants.

The mood at the trade fair was very upbeat, spurred by the enormous upturn in the industry during the last few months. Exhibitors agreed that companies can expect stable growth in the foreseeable future and expect to see many new, innovative technologies.

Mobile electronics Star
The electronica automotive conference also turned out to be a total success this year. 32 delegates from 23 countries attended this conference on November 8 and 9, while a total of 1,281 exhibitors presented their products and services in the automotive segment — 559 of them with products and services relating to mobile electronics. The program was also supplemented by the automotive forum.

One exhibition segment was characterized by a large number of components and systems for electric vehicles — from components for power electronics and charging stations through to electric scooters and electric cars. Also of note were energy-saving components and systems for vehicle lighting and control.

A total of 518 exhibitors presented electronic products for managing and monitoring photovoltaic systems. Renewable energy was a major player, with exhibitors showing storage technologies for wind and solar power plants, components for power electronics, inverters and energy harvesting solutions for building services and industrial applications. Numerous talks during the electronica Forum complemented the exhibition segment during the trade fair and provided information about the latest trends and developments in international markets.

Energy efficiency also became part of the trade fair itself; entire exhibit areas were fitted with LEDs for the first time. The advantages made evident were greatly reduced heat generation is and that energy consumption was also substantially lower.

Medical Technology
Electronic applications in medical technology were very well-represented with 1,156 exhibitors who displayed many innovations. They presented, for example, electronic components for the latest generation of intelligent prostheses, portable medical devices such as blood sugar testers and pulse meters, implantable blood pressure sensors and remote monitoring and control systems for pacemakers.

CEO Round Table
One of the highlights was the traditional CEO Round Table, this year featuring the CEOs of Infineon Technologies, Freescale Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics and NXP Semiconductors. They discussed the economic crisis of 2008 and 2009, its background and the impacts on the semiconductor industry, keeping to the theme: "What lessons have we learned from the crisis?" The participants agreed that, of particular note was that companies in the semiconductor industry had invested in R&D during the crisis to assure that they would emerge from the crisis in an improved condition. However, the participants also conceded that there were still delivery bottlenecks at times due to the enormous upturn in the last two months.

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