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Embedded system technology sector gathers at German event

Embedded World conference marks milestone of more than 1,000 exhibitors and over 30,000 trade visitors


For the 15th consecutive year, embedded world has reinforced its status as a premier international gathering for the embedded system technology sector. This year the event reported significant increases in all important exhibition-specific KPIs and broke new records after three exciting, action-packed days of trade fair and congresses, held this month in Nuremberg Germany.

Riccardo Mariani of Intel discusses functional safety within IoT at the recent Embedded World conference held in Nuremberg, Germany.

More than 30,000 trade visitors – including an international contingent of 38% – came to Nuremberg for the event that reached new heights with more than 1,000 exhibitors (+8%) from 40 countries. The professional community was equally impressed by the concurrent embedded world and electronic displays conferences: 1,796 embedded and display experts from all over the world (+8%) travelled to Nuremberg to enjoy professional dialogue and knowledge-sharing.

“We are very pleased that the event has grown yet again, especially in respect of the number of international exhibitors and visitors,” says Richard Krowoza from the NürnbergMesse management team.

The annual trade fair focuses on IT security for electronic systems and distributed intelligence. The mood in the halls was excellent and both exhibitors and trade visitors were very satisfied with the event they call their own, according to Krowoza.

“The event continued to impress trade visitors, as you could really feel the fantastic atmosphere in the halls,” explains Benedikt Weyerer, director exhibitions, NürnbergMesse.

Conference focus on IoT and security & safety

The theme of the embedded world conference was ‘Securely Connecting the Embedded World,’ along with two main thematic focus areas ‘Internet of Things’ and ‘Security & Safety,’ the program included another four conference clusters: Software & Systems Engineering, Hardware Engineering, Embedded OS and Management Focus. The individual clusters were made up sessions and classes and so allowed participants to choose between highly topical, practice-based content or technically sophisticated tutorials devoted to exploring an issue in greater depth. The keynotes addresses were given by Mathias Wagner, chief security officer, NXP and Riccardo Mariani, chief functional safety technologist, Intel.

“Visitors and conference delegates take home ideas, practical solutions and inspiration that put them in a favourable position to tackle the tasks ahead of them,” says Professor Matthias Sturm, Chair of both the Advisory Committee of embedded world and the Steering Board of the embedded world conference.

The electronic displays conference also grew again this year and provided the professional community with all relevant information about displays for developers, users and decision-makers. For example, internationally renowned experts held keynote presentations on new approaches in display technology as well as market and technology trends. Other thematic focus areas and highlights of the conference included success factors for displays in automotive applications, OLEDs, AR/VR and the latest trends in touch screens. Sessions on topics like display measuring technology, interfaces and display optimization provided a fitting complement to the program, while the regular author interviews after each session offered a great opportunity to discuss the presentation content in a small group setting.