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22.5.2024
Casting Compound Perfectly Protects Electronics from Overheating
With ELPECAST® VU 4545/101, Peters has recently added a casting compound to its product portfolio that is characterised by particularly high thermal conductivity. ‘At 1.7 W/mK, the thermal conductivity value is by far higher than standard,’ says Christoph Münz, a graduate chemist at the Kempen-based ink manufacturer. This high thermal conductivity makes it an ideal choice for applications where efficient heat dissipation is crucial - such as in electronics and sensor technology as well as in lighting electronics. This way, industrial customers can rely on the two-component casting compound ELPECAST® VU 4545/101. On the one hand, the synthetic resin product provides reliable electrical insulation; on the other, the heat generated in the component is quickly dissipated, thus extending the service life. The maximum temperature of the component can be significantly reduced by a thermally conductive encapsulation,’ explains Christoph Münz.
(Source: Lackwerke Peters GmbH & Co. KG)
22.5.2024
SEMICON Europa 2024 Call for Abstracts Opens
SEMI Europe today announced the opening of the Call for Abstracts for SEMICON Europa 2024, to be held November 12-15 at Messe München in Munich, Germany. Selected speakers will share their expertise at the Advanced Packaging Conference (APC), Fab Management Forum (FMF), MEMS & Imaging Sensors Summit and during presentations on the show floor. Europe’s premier event connecting the entire electronics design and manufacturing supply chain, SEMICON Europa 2024 will gather industry-leading experts and innovators to explore cutting-edge technologies, materials, and process advancements driving the digital transformation and growth in the semiconductor industry. The exhibition and conference will be co-located with electronica. Advanced Packaging Conference ? Chiplets and Heterogenous Integration: The Next Frontier in Performance and Efficiency The emergence of new types of neural networks like ChatGPT and other AI applications is driving unprecedented demand for high-performance computing (HPC) and innovations in advanced packaging – including for chiplets – heat dissipation, miniaturization, material integration, and power optimization. Abstracts on topics including growth through innovation, developments in design, manufacturing efficiency, and testing systems are invited.
(Source: SEMI Europe)
21.5.2024
SavoirFaire 2024: Total experience focused on craftsmanship
The new top event SavoirFaire puts real craftsmanship in the spotlight at the Grand Casino Knokke, Belgium, from October 24 to 27, 2024. SavoirFaire stands for a unique total experience full of inspiration for functional objects with the highest degree of finishing. The innovative concept is not a construction fair nor lifestyle event: SavoirFaire explicitly shows only the very latest innovations in combination with traditional craftsmanship. Visitors will discover the latest trends in high-quality design, furniture, lighting, technology, sanitary facilities and floor & wall coverings, as well as innovations in the field of restoration and sustainable techniques. Various Belgian and European premieres will take place, where architects will be introduced to pieces that are new to the Belgian market. Afterwards, everyone can visit the event in the Grand Casino to get personally acquainted with the novelties.
(Source: Art Promotion)
21.5.2024
SEMI: European Chips Skills Academy Launches Summer School in Italy
The European Chip Skills Academy (ECS Academy) Connects Students with Microelectronics Studies to Help Build Talent Pipeline. University students will connect with professors to explore semiconductor learning paths and employment opportunities at the European Chip Skills Academy Summer School, August 18-23, 2024 in Bologna, Italy. Supported by SEMI and held in collaboration with AENEAS, EPoSS, and Inside, the event is integral to the European Chips Skills Academy, an EU-funded project coordinated by SEMI Europe. The event will be held at the University Residential Centre, University of Bologna, Bertinoro, Italy. Registration is open. The ECS Academy, funded through the Erasmus+ program, aims to foster dialogue, strategic planning, and actionable steps to help grow the microelectronics industry workforce. The Summer School will serve as a key initiative of the ECS Academy for 2024, offering insights into current microelectronics technologies and anticipated future applications across the semiconductor value chain.
(Source: SEMI)
21.5.2024
EU PVSEC 2024: Early Bird Registration Open
Secure your place at the leading international conference for photovoltaic research and technologies! The Early Bird registration for the EU PVSEC 2024 is officially open. Benefit from significantly reduced prices until 30 June 2024.
Detailed Conference Programme Published: Exciting news! Right in time for the registration the eagerly awaited Conference programme is now available on the website. With the Programme Planner, you can easily check all sessions and presentations and even create your own customised timetable according to your preferences! This year, you can look forward to an extensive programme of oral and visual presentations, panel discussions and workshops on the latest advances and breakthroughs in photovoltaic research and industry. Whether you are an industry expert, researcher or a newcomer to the field, there is something for everyone at this outstanding event. Don't miss the opportunity to stay at the forefront of the solar PV!
(Source: WIP Renewable Energies)
17.5.2024
RX Announce New General Manager of RX INDIA
RX is pleased to announce the appointment of Umang Gupta as the Country General Manager for RX India. Umang, formerly the Marketing Director for Elsevier in India & Southeast Asia, brings extensive experience within the RELX group to his new role, where he will focus on expanding RX's events portfolio in India. Peter Kumposcht, Managing Director for RX India, commented, "I am thrilled to welcome Umang to our team and am eager to collaborate with him as we further develop our presence in India. His deep understanding of RELX, combined with his knowledge of our business and ethos, will be invaluable as we aim to build upon the successes of RX in India." Umang Gupta stated, "I am honoured to be a part of the RX India team and am looking forward to contributing to the next phase of growth for RX in India." Kumposcht emphasized Umang's pivotal role in enhancing RX's exhibitions and digital capabilities in India. He stated, "Umang's leadership will drive our efforts to create smarter events, fostering our communities, enhancing customer businesses, and expanding our remarkable events portfolio in India."
(Source: RX)
17.5.2024
ZEISS: Double-digit Revenue Growth in First Half of Fiscal Year
In the first half of the fiscal year, the ZEISS Group generated revenue totaling 5,304 million euros (ended 31 March 2024), which is an increase of 10% as compared to the previous year. All four segments of the ZEISS Group contributed to this. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) totaled 739 million euros (-178 million euros compared to the previous year). Expenditure on research and development remained at 15% of revenue. The number of employees increased to 44,558. "Despite the challenging market environment, we were able to maintain double-digit revenue growth in the first half of fiscal year 2023/24," said Dr. Karl Lamprecht, President and CEO of ZEISS. "Our consistently high expenditure on research and development as well as the investments in the company's transformation and our global infrastructure are central elements of our sustainable growth strategy. They ensure the future viability and positive development of the company."
(Source: ZEISS Group)
16.5.2024
60 years of Messe München: Fit for the future
60 years of Messe München is a great success story. With determination, vision and courage, Messe München has experienced dynamic development. As a result, it has been one of the top 10 international trade fair organizers for many years. “People from all continents and cultures come to the events at Messe München. Here they can look into the future, and experience the latest research, initiatives and perspectives that inspire,” say the two Messe München CEOs Reinhard Pfeiffer and Stefan Rummel. Messe München celebrated its anniversary on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at a matinée in the ICM – International Congress Center Messe München with almost 1,000 guests from politics, business and society – and, of course, with its own employees. The motto of the anniversary: perspectives that inspire. “Bavaria’s window to the world is turning 60: Happy birthday Messe München!” congratulates Bavaria’s Minister-President Markus Söder: “Anniversary celebration today at the ICM with a strong statement for the future: Bavaria is a special mixture of economic strength and great emotion. Messe München fits here perfectly, since it transports both into the world. It is an integral part of the Bavarian Cluster of Excellence and ideally positioned for the future.”
(Source: Messe München)
16.5.2024
Reinhard Pfeiffer and Stefan Rummel Reconfirmed as CEOs of Messe München for Another 5 Years
Messe München’s general meeting of shareholders has extended the contracts of the two trade fair CEOs Reinhard Pfeiffer and Stefan Rummel, which run until the end of 2024, early by five years. With this decision, the shareholders honor the successful work of the two Managing Directors, who have been heading Messe München since July 1, 2022. “With Reinhard Pfeiffer and Stefan Rummel, Messe München is in very good hands,” says Dieter Reiter, Chairman of Messe München’s Supervisory Board and Lord Mayor of Munich. “I am looking forward to continuing the very good collaboration with the executive team. By extending the contract ahead of time, I am also saying thank you for their performance to date.”
(Source: Messe München)
16.5.2024
BrauBeviale 2024: Closely Linked to the Beverage Industry
The team is now preparing for two eventful years, as BrauBeviale 2024 (November 26-28, 2024, in Nuremberg) and drinktec 2025 (September 15-19, 2025, in Munich) will once again provide the beverage and liquid food industry with the familiar and much-needed platforms in Europe and around the world to prepare for current and future challenges. From March 2024, YONTEX will be supported by an advisory committee made up of exhibitors and the respective conceptual sponsors of the two exhibitions. With the Bavarian Association of Private Breweries for BrauBeviale and the VDMA win Association of Food Processing and Packaging Machinery for drinktec, the exhibition team will enjoy strong support from the industry. "Our focus on sustainable partnerships and targeted consideration of industry needs is once again emphasised with this committee. We are delighted that we have been able to attract experts with in-depth specialist knowledge. They will complement our approach with their practical perspective," emphasises Rolf M. Keller, Managing Director of YONTEX.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
15.5.2024
SEMI University: New Online Certification Programs
Aiming to help the global semiconductor industry address its talent gap by training and upskilling workers, SEMI today announced that its SEMI University™ learning platform now offers online course certification programs designed to fast-track semiconductor career development. Tailored to help meet burgeoning industry demand for technicians, the first two SEMI University Semiconductor Certification Programs are designed for new talent seeking rewarding careers in the industry and experienced workers looking to keep their skills current. “With semiconductor manufacturers investing heavily in new fabs backed in part by government incentives, SEMI projects the global industry will need 1 million new workers worldwide by 2030 to support the chipmaking expansion,” said Shari Liss, Executive Director of the SEMI Foundation, which drives the SEMI Workforce Development program. “Technicians are in the highest demand, accounting for roughly 40% of the semiconductor workforce worldwide. The SEMI University Certification Program will help meet the industry’s pressing need for a diverse range of training and certification programs to close the talent gap.”
(Source: SEMI)
15.5.2024
Key Measures of Global Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry Strength Improve in Q1 2024
The global semiconductor manufacturing industry in the first quarter of 2024 showed signs of improvement with an uptick in electronic sales, stabilizing inventories and an increase in installed wafer fab capacity, SEMI announced today in its Q1 2024 publication of the Semiconductor Manufacturing Monitor (SMM) Report, prepared in partnership with TechInsights. Stronger industry growth is expected in the second half of the year. In Q1 2024, electronic sales rose 1% year-over-year (YoY), with Q2 2024 forecast to register a 5% YoY increase. IC sales posted robust 22% YoY growth in Q1 2024 and are expected to surge 21% in Q2 2024 as shipments of high-performance computing (HPC) chips increase and memory pricing continues to improve. IC inventory levels stabilized in Q1 2024 and are expected to improve this quarter.
(Source: SEMI)
14.5.2024
IFAT 2024: The Low Pressure Experts
Kaeser blowers are the perfect example of the efficiency and future-oriented approach for which this Coburg-based compressed air specialist is renowned. At IFAT 2024 in Munich, the company will be showcasing solutions for every possible low-pressure application: high-efficiency rotary screw blowers now fitted with synchronous reluctance motors, turbo blowers and, from the portable compressor range, the new M13E. For wastewater treatment systems in either communal or industrial treatment plants, bioreactors or flotation plants, operators seeking a reliable supply of compressed air with differential pressures up to 1100 millibar and a flow rate from 5 to 160 m³/min need look no further than Kaeser’s rotary screw blowers from the CBS to HBS series, featuring a power output of 7.5 to 250 kW. Up to 35% more efficient than conventional rotary lobe blowers, they also offer significant advantages in terms of energy efficiency and blower air availability over many other types of blower in this power range. Kaeser rotary screw blowers particularly excel when operating at 100% duty cycles, where they are especially well suited to generating process air for the purposes of aeration in water treatment, flotation and fluidisation processes and in bioreactors.
(Source: KAESER KOMPRESSOREN SE)
14.5.2024
BMW at the RETTmobil 2024
As the leading trade fair for rescue and mobility, RETTmobil 2024 acts as a central information platform for police, fire brigades and rescue services worldwide. With decades of experience in the development and production of emergency vehicles, the BMW Group offers a comprehensive portfolio of functional and high-quality premium automobiles and motorbikes that are optimally adapted to this highly specialised environment. The BMW Group's emergency vehicles - whether with two or four wheels - not only impress with their outstanding functionality, performance and safety. They also set a benchmark in terms of innovation and sustainability.
(Source: BMW Group)
14.5.2024
Deutsche Rohstoff: First Quarter Revenue up 30% to EUR 55.6 Million
The Deutsche Rohstoff Group continued its positive development from 2023 in the first quarter of 2024 and achieved earnings after minority interests of EUR 15.0 million (previous year: EUR 14.3 million), corresponding to EUR 2.99 per share (previous year: EUR 2.86). The quarterly report is now available on the company’s website. Jan-Philipp Weitz: “We are proud of this strong start into 2024 and are continuing the strong growth from 2023 and 2022. Revenue and earnings in the first quarter support the guidance for the year, which we raised in April. Over the course of the year, we plan to bring up to 23 wells into production with a share of 65% and generate revenue of over EUR 200 million for the first time.” The average daily production of the US subsidiaries amounted to 14,911 BOE (previous year: 10,854 BOE) and 8,664 BO (previous year: 5,302 BO). The guidance for 2024 as a whole is based on daily production of 14,700 to 15,700 BOEPD.
(Source: Deutsche Rohstoff AG)
13.5.2024
analytica 2024 Confirms its Position as the World’s Leading Trade Fair for the Laboratory Sector
Great atmosphere in the exhibition halls, lively discussions, and crowded aisles characterized analytica 2024, where the international laboratory sector met in Munich from April 9 to 12. 1,066 exhibitors presented their innovations for the entire range of laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology to around 34,000 visitors at the world-leading trade fair. Much discussed topics at the booths and in the extensive conference and supporting program were solutions for the digital and sustainable laboratory.“analytica 2024 was once again a resounding success and impressively confirmed its position as the world’s leading trade fair for the laboratory sector in a consolidating industry environment,” says Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, CEO of Messe München. “In terms of both exhibitor and visitor numbers, it can almost seamlessly build on the events held before the pandemic.” Armin Wittmann and Susanne Grödl, both responsible for analytica at Messe München, add: “We are proud that analytica brings together the industry’s global expertise. Whether in the analysis of pollutants, the early detection of diseases, or the development of vaccines, it is the innovative power of this industry that makes progress possible in the first place in many areas of daily life.” For Siegbert Holtermüller, Chairman of the Advisory Board and Vice President Microscopy Imaging Solutions Sales EMEA at Evident Europe, analytica is always an excellent platform for introducing new technologies and winning new customers in all segments.
(Source: Messe München)
13.5.2024
Koelnmesse breaks sales record on its 100th anniversary
Koelnmesse is celebrating its 100th anniversary and preliminary results indicate the consolidated companies achieved record sales of 416 million euro in 2023. 67 events worldwide contributed to this success, including 19 of the company's own and 21 guest events as well as 3 corporate events in Cologne. The portion of international exhibitors was particularly outstanding at 78 percent. "The year 2023 served as an impressive comeback that saw Koelnmesse regain its former radiance," says Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse GmbH. Supported by the RECOVER25 efficiency program, preliminary calculations show Koelnmesse generated a positive result of 42 million euro, thus significantly exceeding its own expectations. The increase in sales of more than 70% is due to the absence of COVID-related restrictions and the strong event year as part of the regular cyclical event schedule. While Koelnmesse achieved sales above the 400 million euro mark for the first time in 2019, sales slumped to 94.3 million euro in 2020 and only recovered slowly in the following years to 134.2 million euro (2021) and 240 million euro (2022). In the 2023 fiscal year, consolidated company sales increased to a provisional 416 million euro.
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
13.5.2024
Registration now open for UFI Global Congress in Cologne
The countdown to the 2024 UFI Global Congress has begun, as registration for the event is now open. The 91st edition of the association’s largest and most global annual event will take place from 20-23 November 2024 in Cologne, Germany, UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry has announced. The UFI Global Congress is the premier annual gathering for the exhibition industry, where industry leaders convene from across the globe to forge connections and exchange knowledge. True to UFI's global reach, the congress rotates through different regions worldwide each year. This year, it will be hosted by Koelnmesse in their new Conference and Exhibition Centre: Confex. With a total of 22 conference rooms and the large, multifunctional Confex hall, it will offer space for innovative event formats and more than 6,000 participants.
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
10.5.2024
Rapid.Tech 3D 2024: Additive manufacturing for defence technology
Following last year’s highly acclaimed presentations on defence technology, the organisers of Rapid.Tech 3D have decided to dedicate a separate session to this topic at the 2024 Innovations in Additive Manufacturing forum. Experts from Force Technology, Rheinmetall and Metrom will be speaking on 15 May. “The advantages of the flexibility and speed that additive manufacturing processes offer are particularly evident in difficult environments – especially when it comes to stationary challenges, but also for mobile ones. As a result, additive manufacturing processes are often used in the defence industry and out in the field under particularly challenging operating conditions. The forum will present solutions based on specific examples,” says Dr Eric Klemp, Head of Hydrogen and Additive Manufacturing at Whitecell Eisenhuth GmbH & Co. KG and a member of the Rapid.Tech 3D advisory board. In just two decades, Rapid.Tech 3D – with the specialist conference as its centrepiece – has become one of Central Europe’s leading additive manufacturing trade events. This year’s event will be held from 14 to 16 May at Messe Erfurt.
(Source: Messe Erfurt GmbH)
10.5.2024
Kuehne+Nagel new service partner for logistics at Messe Karlsruhe
Messe Karlsruhe will be working with Kuehne Nagel as its logistics service partner from July 1, 2024. The company's comprehensive range of services, an integrated management system for permanent quality optimization, the digitalization of logistics processes and activities in the area of sustainability were particularly convincing in the tendering process. "Several logistics-intensive trade fairs take place at our trade fair location, for example the NUFAM commercial vehicle trade fair or LEARNTEC, as well as guest trade fairs such as Paint Expo or the Winzer Service Messe. As an EMAS-validated company, we also took sustainability aspects into account when selecting our logistics partner. In Kuehne Nagel, we have gained a high-performance partner with a wide-ranging portfolio," says Oliver Brück, authorized signatory and Director Guest Events, Services, Facility Management & Infrastructure. Denis Gerlach, Vice President Germany at Kuehne Nagel adds: "Our partnership with Messe Karlsruhe reflects our firm commitment to making a positive environmental impact while providing sustainable logistics solutions to our joint customers. Together, we are committed to environmentally friendly practices, including optimizing transport routes, using low-emission vehicles and efficient packaging solutions to minimize the carbon footprint. We look forward to further expanding this collaboration and shaping the future of sustainable logistics together."
(Source: Messe Karlsruhe)
10.5.2024
ZEISS expands its Innovation Hub in Dresden
The new premises of the ZEISS Innovation Hub Dresden opened on 7 May. The new area offers the twelve employees more room for additional innovation projects and the opportunity for further growth. The team is moving from the premises in the building of the Else Kröner Fresenius Center (EKFZ) for Digital Health on the campus of the Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital in Dresden to a building in Blasewitzer Straße, directly opposite the campus. The ZEISS Innovation Hub has around 700 square meters of floor space and modern laboratories, which the Innovation Hub employees will share with teams from ZEISS Microscopy. In addition to the ZEISS Executive Board and ZEISS employees, guests from industry and science were invited to the opening ceremony in Dresden, including Prof. Dr. Ursula M. Staudinger, Rector of the Technical University of Dresden. "ZEISS is on a growth trajectory. To ensure this continues, we are investing in the future. The opening of the ZEISS Innovation Hub Dresden in the new premises is an example of investments in infrastructure and in dedicated and successful teams," emphasized Dr. Karl Lamprecht, President and CEO of ZEISS, in his welcoming address. Both the number of employees and the number of innovation projects has grown steadily since the ZEISS Innovation Hub Dresden opened in 2021 in cooperation with the Technical University of Dresden. "In recent years, the projects at the ZEISS Innovation Hub Dresden have successfully contributed to our ZEISS strategy. That is why the activities are to be further expanded at a larger location," says Lamprecht.
(Source: Carl ZEISS AG)
8.5.2024
Koelnmesse and DMG Events Join Forces to Boost the Middel East Exhibition Scene
Koelnmesse and dmg events, two global leaders in the exhibition industry, have officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on developing key trade exhibitions across the Middle East. This strategic partnership will combine and leverage their respective brands, creating a dynamic synergy that promises innovative and impactful events. The Middle East market, with its rapid growth and diverse industries, presents a unique opportunity for both organizations. Gerald Böse, President and CEO of Koelnmesse, explains: “Koelnmesse is excited to collaborate with dmg events, the leading international organizer in the Middle East. Our shared vision is to extend our brands and events in the world’s fast growing exhibition market. As the region’s ambitious plans drive industry growth and investment, our partnership will play a pivotal role in shaping the future.” Geoff Dickinson, Group CEO of dmg events, expressed his enthusiasm: “We are thrilled to further expand our footprint in the Middle East by partnering with Koelnmesse. With over 35 successful annual events in the region, we are committed to adding value and building on our existing portfolios. Together, we will create exceptional experiences for exhibitors and visitors alike.”
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
8.5.2024
SENSOR+TEST 2024: Focus on industry trends and challenges
On Tuesday, June 11, 2024, the SENSOR TEST in Nuremberg will once again open its doors under the motto “Welcome to the Innovation Dialogue!” Visitors can look forward to three days full of hands-on technical innovations. Until June 13, 2024, around 380 exhibitors will bring together visitors and experts from all over the world to discuss the latest industry trends and market challenges. The trade fair will be made even more attractive by a diverse supporting program. “We are expecting around 400 exhibitors at this year's SENSOR TEST, which is more than last year, despite the tense economic situation. This clearly shows the stability and attractiveness of our event. With many exciting highlights, the SENSOR TEST will once again become even more attractive,” Elena Schultz, Managing Director of the organizer AMA Service GmbH, is convinced. The supporting program includes the “Calibration Area”, which is taking place for the first time. Under the motto “Innovative Calibration”, exhibitors will present innovations for the calibration of sensors and measurement technology in a compact area in Hall 2. The focus will be on digital concepts and the challenges of calibration.
(Source: AMA Service GmbH)
7.5.2024
electronica 2024 paves the way for the all-electric society
As an established industry event, electronica has been bringing the international electronics industry together for 60 years – the next time will be from November 12 to 15, 2024 at the Munich Exhibition Center. In its anniversary year, the world-leading trade fair will be all about the all-electric society, whether with innovations in the exhibition area, application-oriented lectures in the extensive conference and forum program, or in sociopolitical discussions such as the CEO Roundtable with its top-class panel. “The high level of exhibitor interest in electronica continues. In 2024, we will occupy all 18 exhibition halls for the first time, together with SEMICON Europa, being held in two halls at the same time. That means we are heading for the biggest electronica ever and will once again cover the entire range of products, technologies and solutions in the electronics industry,” says Exhibition Director Katja Stolle. Compared to previous events, the share of international exhibitors has risen again in 2024 and will be around 60 percent. The trade fair has seen especially strong growth among companies from the U.S., South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and China.
(Quelle: Messe München)
6.5.2024
Jonathan Heastie Named Portfolio Director for RX UK’s Travel sector
RX UK is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Heastie as Portfolio Director of its Travel sector. In his new role, Jonathan will lead the strategic development and growth of RX UK's portfolio of travel brands: World Travel Market WTM and Arabian Travel Market ATM. Heastie joined RX in 2008, initially running events in Aerospace before moving to the Energy & Marine portfolio in 2011 to lead the global alternative energy group. Heastie has worked within the media industry for over 30 years holding management positions at international event organisers and newspaper, magazine, and online publishing companies. From an events perspective, he has delivered over 100 events of varying scales and formats including exhibitions, conferences, seminars, road shows and award ceremonies in 6 countries, working across 8 different industries. Jonathan Heastie will replace Vasyl Zhygalo, who is focusing on his Managing Director responsibilities for RX in the Middle East and Emerging markets. Heastie will start his new role in May 2024. Commenting on his appointment, Heastie said: "I am thrilled to join the talented Travel team at RX UK. I am excited about the potential for growth and innovation within the travel industry, and I look forward to working closely with our partners and stakeholders to build businesses and brands and create value for our customers."
(Source: RX UK)
6.5.2024
NürnbergConvention Center goes SevenCenters
The top seven German congress and conference destinations belonging to the marketing collaboration alliance “SevenCenters of Germany” exemplify Germany’s world-leading role in Europe and the world. These seven locations offer modern, multifunctional congress centres with a direct connection to an exhibition centre, excellent infrastructure with very good transport connections, and a proven service orientation. Ideal conditions for national and international congresses, successful meetings, association meetings, company events, and mega events of all kinds. “SevenCenters embodies the highest quality standards of the leading German congress locations, which we have guaranteed for many years and which, together with our industry expertise, we very much want to contribute to the further development of Germany as a place to hold congresses. These congress centres work together as equal partners with the successful colleagues of SevenCenters”, said Jan Gerrit Ebener, Head of Guest Events & Congresses, speaking for the NürnbergConvention Center.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
3.5.2024
Over 1,000 companies have already confirmed their participation at the IDShow 2025
The entire dental community is coming together for the 41st International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne in less than a year. The trade fair is already announcing a convincing number of applications for 25 to 29 March 2025: Over 1,000 companies from 52 countries have already confirmed their participation at the biggest forum of the international dental industry, including the international market leaders. With this positive, intermediate result and a high rebooking rate, IDS 2025 is carrying on the success of the previous events and underlining its position as the key platform for innovations and business developments in the global dental industry. In addition to the largest participation from Germany, the strongest international exhibitor participants currently come from France, Italy, the Republic of Korea, Switzerland, Spain and the USA. Numerous foreign group stands have also already confirmed their attendance, for example, from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore and the USA.
(Source: Koelnmesse gmbh)
3.5.2024
Cable Car Congress with Top Speakers from all Over the World
From June 4 to 5, 2024, Messe Essen will become the driving force behind the planning and implementation of urban mobility projects on the Plus One level: international experts in the field of urban cable cars will share their knowledge at the Cable Car Congress, which will take place alongside the Cable Car World trade fair. "Over 30 top speakers from a total of 13 countries, including France, Austria, Sierra Leone, Mexico and Colombia, will offer a detailed insight into the topic of urban cable cars and provide specific recommendations for action at this forward-looking specialist event," explains Dominik Berndt, Managing Director of Cable Car World GmbH, initiator of the congress trade fair. In many parts of the world, cable cars are already a tried and tested component of sustainable mobility in urban areas. In Germany, they are gradually moving into the focus of urban and transportation planning as a cost-effective and environmentally friendly supplement to conventional means of transport. There is a great need for information - especially among the responsible local authorities. The speakers at the Cable Car Congress will provide comprehensive know-how on all aspects of urban cable car projects in presentations and panel discussions. Workshops and tours of the trade fair will provide in-depth knowledge between
the four congress blocks.
(Source: Messe Essen)
3.5.2024
Herbold Meckesheim and Coperion at IFAT 2024
At IFAT 2024 (13-17 May, Munich, Germany) Coperion and Herbold Meckesheim will present innovative product and process solutions that make the recycling of plastics markedly more efficient and increase the product quality achieved. The added value from the merger of Herbold Meckesheim, specialist in mechanical recycling of plastics and plastic waste, and Coperion, expert in material handling, feeding, extrusion and compounding, is evident at the booth in a virtual PET recycling plant that both companies have created. This virtual plant presents one of the complete solutions for plastics recycling that Coperion, together with Herbold Meckesheim, is now making available from a single source. It demonstrates the entire process and at the same time allows a deeper glimpse into numerous key components and their functions. Moreover, rotors from Herbold granulators will be on display in different designs for various applications. The rotor concept with the cutting geometry is a decisive reason for the outstanding efficiency of the granulators from Meckesheim.
(Source: Coperion)
3.5.2024
Worldwide Silicon Wafer Shipments Dip 5% in Q1 2024, SEMI Reports
Worldwide silicon wafer shipments decreased 5.4% quarter-over-quarter to 2,834 million square inches in the first quarter of 2024, a 13.2% drop from the 3,265 million square inches recorded during the same quarter last year, the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) reported in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry. “The continuing decline in IC fab utilization and inventory adjustment led to negative growth across all wafer sizes in Q1 2024, with polished wafer shipments falling slightly more year-over-year than EPI wafer shipments,” said Lee Chungwei (???), Chairman of SEMI SMG and Vice President and Chief Auditor at GlobalWafers. “Notably, utilization by some fabs bottomed out in Q4 2023 as growing AI adoption fueled rising demand for advanced node logic products and memory for data centers.”
(Source: SEMI)
3.5.2024
Trends in the pet supplies industry at Interzoo 2024
At Interzoo 2024, which will take place in Nuremberg from May 7 to 10, around 2,150 established players and start-ups from 68 countries are presenting their innovations and highlights on a display area of more than 140,000 square metres. The 38th and largest-ever edition of the world-leading trade fair for the pet supplies industry will once again emphasize its role as the most important business event for industry trends and innovations for dogs, cats, small mammals, ornamental birds and fish, terrarium animals, horses and animals in the garden. Pet ownership is more than just a global trend. The pet population is currently at a high level worldwide and shows just how special the bond is between humans and animals. People enjoy sharing their lives with pets and attach immense importance to their well-being. Against this background, the requirements of pet owners are becoming more demanding, their needs are growing, and new aspects are being tapped into. The pet supplies industry is responding to this trend by continuously developing products that facilitate the health-promoting and environmentally compatible care of pets, with functional accessories, innovative design, and the integration of smart technology into the daily life of pets.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
25.4.2024
HMI 2024: Partner Country Norway - Pioneering the Green Industrial Transition
Norway is the official partner country of HANNOVER MESSE 2024. Under the headline “pioneering the green industrial transition”, Norway will showcase digital technology and sustainable solutions for manufacturing. There will also be a strong focus on clean energy, including renewables, hydrogen, ammonia and CCS. At the pavilion, a selection of companies will demonstrate Norway’s ambitions for a low carbon society and its key role in developing solutions necessary to transform the industry and reach net-zero carbon emission. Norway aims to be a key partner in the green shift and is thrilled to showcase the Norwegian solutions and highlight what Norway has to offer as Partner Country at HANNOVER MESSE, says Gunnhild Brumm from Norway’s trade promotion organization Innovation Norway.Norway will be present with a national pavilion in hall 12 (Energy Solutions) and in hall 13 with a pavilion specifically dedicated to hydrogen. At the national pavilion, clean energy and industry 4.0 will be at the forefront, with key players such as Statkraft, Equinor, Yara and Siemens taking part.
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
25.4.2024
Arburg at the rapid+tct 2024
At rapid tct in Los Angeles, California (USA) from 25 to 27 June 2024, ARBURGadditive's broad portfolio for reliable high value 3D printing will be on display at stand no. 2001. A high temperature Freeformer 750-3X will be processing plastic pellets of Ultem 9085. This high-temperature material is widely used in the Aerospace industry. The highly interesting Arburg customer portal app "ProcessLog" will also be on show, which can be used to reliably track process quality. "The rapid tct is one of the important trade fairs in the USA, bringing together decision-makers from industry and technology in one place," emphasises Dr Victor Roman, Managing Director of ARBURGadditive. "We will be focusing on the additive production of genuine functional components that are in no way inferior to injection moulding, the processing of certified virgin plastics to create complex and individualised components in small quantities and, of course, our Freeformer 750-3X, which can reliably and reproducibly perform such demanding tasks."
(Source: Arburg)
25.4.2024
Opening of the Fraunhofer Research Center for RESource-Efficient Energy Technologies
The Fraunhofer Institute for Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP expands its campus with the RESource-Efficient Energy Technologies (RESET) research center in Dresden. With state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for sputter epitaxy, biomedical applications and electron beam technologies, the institute aims to set new standards in research. The strategic research focus for activities in the building are the development of innovative process technologies, for example for the generation, storage and processing of hydrogen (power-to-X) and for the deposition of high-precision gallium nitride (GaN) layers on silicon wafers. The opening was attended by high-ranking guests from industry and politics.
(Source: Fraunhofer FEP)
24.4.2024
COVESTRO: Premiere at Chinaplas Trade Fair in Shanghai
Covestro introduces a new range of products based on polycarbonate copolymers at the Chinaplas trade fair. This makes plastics available that are characterized by enhanced properties and functionalities compared to standard products and are therefore suitable for an even wider range of applications in important industrial sectors. Thanks to a new production process, plastics based on polycarbonate copolymers can be launched on the market more quickly in future and produced on an industrial scale. A new plant for the production of these copolymers was commissioned at the company's Antwerp site at the end of March 2024. The first applications for the new grades could be in the electrical and electronics industry, as well as in healthcare. Both sectors are particularly well represented in Asia. For their use in housing parts, plastics of the new Apec® XT line must above all offer freedom of design, dimensional stability, impact as well as chemical resistance and, in some cases, good flame retardancy. There are also promising prospects for the copolymers in telecommunications and photovoltaics, for example in antenna housings, where weather-resistant, electrically insulating, ductile and flame-retardant materials are needed.
(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
24.4.2024
Transparent Emissive Microdisplays for Ultra-light and Compact Augmented Reality Systems
As part of the HOT project (High-performance transparent and flexible microelectronics for photonic and optical applications), scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS have developed a semi-transparent microdisplay. This microdisplay is significantly lighter than conventional combiner-based optical see-through near-to-eye systems and offers high resolution. The microdisplay will be presented at the SID Display Week 2024 in San Jose, USA, at the German Pavilion, booth number 1124. In today's time, more and more augmented-reality (AR) glasses and see-through systems with different application areas are entering the market. To increase the acceptance of these devices and improve wearing comfort, it is important that they are lightweight and easy to use. For mobile consumer electronics devices, the key acceptance criteria are form factor or compactness (volume, weight), battery life, connectivity, app ecosystem, and cost. OLED microdisplays are ideal as image generators for virtual-reality (VR), augmented-reality (AR), and mixed-reality (MR) applications, due to their high resolution and technological level/maturity. However, these microdisplays are typically not transparent due to their silicon-based technology. Therefore, a complex optical system is required for use in see-through data glasses and similar devices, which allows the combination of real and virtual images (optical combiner).
(Source: Fraunhofer IPMS)
24.4.2024
Covestro Collaborates with Automotive Partners on Car-to-car Plastic Recycling
With increasing global environmental awareness and stricter regulatory requirements, the automotive industry is realizing the necessity of plastic recycling for sustainable development. In response, materials manufacturer Covestro, along with partners from the automotive value chain, is spearheading the concept of car-to-car closed-loop plastics recycling, which is emerging as a promising solution to tackle the challenges of plastic waste management in the sector. Under a joint pilot program initiated by German federal enterprise GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), Covestro and partners will collaborate to establish closed-loop pathways for high-value plastics from end-of-life vehicles (ELVs). The goal is to create an efficient and sustainable automotive plastic recycling system, advancing the more sustainable “transformation of the industry”. The pilot program was announced at Covestro’s booth during the CHINAPLAS 2024 international trade fair in Shanghai. Notable partners include leading automotive brand owners such as NIO of China and Volkswagen, Chinese recycling company GEM, and third-party certification bodies like TÜV Rheinland.
(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
23.4.2024
INTERMAT 2024: Portable Compressed Air with Battery Power
A battery instead of a cable? In the context of the ongoing, general electrification of drives, the question arises whether a battery-operated system would make sense when it comes to portable compressors on construction sites, and if so, what such a machine might look like. At INTERMAT, Kaeser Kompressoren (Hall 6, Stand H049) will be presenting a study of a portable compressor that will provide the answers to these questions and promote further discussion of this topic. From the outside, the battery-operated M50B looks like an ordinary portable compressor, but on the inside it differs significantly. Here, a 300-kilogram battery allows the system to run cable-free on e-power. The machine is based on the most prevalent worldwide compressor size of 5.2 m³/min (185 cfm); working pressure can be set between 6 and 14 bar. The battery has been designed to provide sufficient power to cover a typical working day for a compressor of this capacity. The guide values for this calculation were derived from the M50B’s sister models equipped with Telematics, powered by a diesel engine and operated worldwide.
(Source: Kaeser Kompressoren)
23.4.2024
AKL: "Huge, completely untapped markets for photonics"
The AKL - International Laser Technology Congress 2024 fully confirmed its reputation as the leading forum for the European laser industry: There were 525 participants and 81 speakers from 21 countries, a fully booked exhibition accompanying the conference and 60 "Laser Technology Live" demonstrations in the laboratories of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT and RWTH Aachen University. The congress focused on innovations for established laser applications as well as potential billion-euro markets of the future – including cyberphotonics, quantum technologies and laser-ignited inertial fusion energy (IFE). Once again, the Gerd Herziger Session was a highlight.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
22.4.2024
HERMES Startup AWARD 2024 goes to Archigas
The award-winning product is a compact, moisture-resistant sensor for fast, precise, and reliable measurement of hydrogen content. The sensor principle is based on an advanced thermal conductivity measurement function on a microchip, and was developed in cooperation with the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences. In developing the sensor, Archigas is making a valuable contribution toward enabling the safe production, storage, and use of hydrogen. "Hydrogen technologies are playing a central role in the transformation of industry toward sustainability, and are a core element of the energy system of the future. So as to fully exploit their potential, it is absolutely crucial to promptly turn innovative ideas into actual applications. Start-ups such as Archigas are playing a key role to this end," says Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Hanselka, President of the Fraunhofer Society and Chair of the HERMES Startup AWARD jury. "The groundbreaking technology developed by Archigas stands out for its ultra-compact dimensions, robust design, rapid measuring capability, and the wide range of potential applications for which it can be used. Archigas perfectly exemplifies the innovation-driven companies that are paving the way toward realization of the hydrogen economy. On behalf of the entire jury, I am delighted to congratulate the company on this richly deserved success."
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
22.4.2024
HERMES AWARD 2024 goes to Schunk
A high-caliber jury chaired by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Hanselka, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, selected Schunk's 2D Grasping Kit project for this year's award. This application kit comprises a camera with lens, an industrial PC, AI software and an application-specific gripper. The innovative nature of the project lies in the generic, AI-based modeling of component variants and the transfer to a smaller training data set, which cuts learning times for recognition. Even under changing light, color, or background conditions, the intuitive user interface enables reliable picking and handling of randomly arranged and non-positioned parts from an infeed conveyor belt, tray or preparation table. This allows repetitive sorting or logistics tasks to be automated with little outlay. "Automation is the key to the future for supplying people and industry in our country. Only with sustainable innovations, especially in the spheres of production and logistics, can we successfully master the economic and social challenges of tomorrow," says Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Hanselka. "Besides ease of use, the robustness of the development for many of the upcoming automation solutions was a particularly decisive factor behind our decision to select the 2D Grasping Kit for this award. On behalf of the entire jury, I am delighted to congratulate Schunk on winning the HERMES AWARD 2024!"
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
22.4.2024
30th AERO Friedrichshafen Inspires more than 30,000 Visitors
The 30th AERO will not only be remembered as an anniversary edition, but also as a trade fair with a particularly large number of innovations and premieres. With 31,500 visitors from 81 nations, the numbers were significantly higher than the previous year's edition and the proportion of pilots among visitors increased once again. The AERO Drones, the AERO Gliding Expo and the AERO Career Days proved their worth. The 30th edition of AERO Friedrichshafen (April 17 - 20, 2024), the leading global trade fair for General Aviation, Air Sports and Business Aviation, has come to a successful close. "We already had high expectations for the anniversary AERO, but the trade fair far exceeded our expectations this year despite the far from ideal weather conditions," says Stefan Reisinger, Managing Director of trade fair organizer fairnamic GmbH. Tobias Bretzel, Show Director AERO, adds: "Over 680 exhibitors from 38 countries and the high number of visitors from all over the world underline the international significance of AERO. The many European and world premieres show that the exhibitors meet a very knowledgeable and international audience. Visitors were able to see over 270 aircraft in the exhibition halls and in the static display – from motor trikes to ultralights, touring and training aircraft and long-range business jets." In the latest survey, over 53 percent of AERO visitors stated that they had a pilot's license.
(Source: Messe Friedrichshafen)
18.4.2024
Siemens Launches Electrification X
Siemens Smart Infrastructure has launched Electrification X, a highly scalable Internet-of-Things (IoT) SaaS offering to transform electrification infrastructure. Electrification X is the latest SaaS and IoT portfolio of Siemens Xcelerator, developed by Siemens Smart Infrastructure. Building X, the scalable and digital building platform, was the inaugural offering introduced in 2022 as part of Siemens Xcelerator. Following that, Gridscale X, Siemens' advanced grid management software, was announced in February 2024. Electrification X now completes the trio, further expanding Siemens' commitment to innovative technology in the electrification sector. Built on highly scalable cloud services, Electrification X is designed to manage, optimize, and automate the challenged electrification infrastructure of commercial, industrial and utility customers, improving efficiency and performance while reducing costs and CO2 emissions.
(Source: Siemens AG)
18.4.2024
The Date for Akustika 2025 has been set
The date for akustika 2025 has been set: The "trade fair for music" akustika Nuremberg will take place from 4 to 6 April 2025 at Messe Nürnberg. The NCC East of Messe Nürnberg will also be available for akustika in 2025. Exhibitors will present string, brass and woodwind instruments as well as keyboard instruments on four levels. There will also be a range of other instruments, accessories, materials, services and sheet music. Music schools, universities and associations will also be on site as contacts for musicians. In addition, akustika offers a wide range of concerts on various stages that are open to all trade fair visitors. Current information can be found at www.akustika-nuernberg.de.
(Source: AFAG Messen und Ausstellungen GmbH)
17.4.2024
BRM Aero: Unveiling the B23 Energic Aircraft for Market Delivery
BRM Aero, a prominent manufacturer of 2-seater training aircraft, and H55, a leading provider of electric propulsion systems, are excited to announce the commercialization of the B23 Energic aircraft with the opening of the order book. The B23 Energic will be the first clean and efficient fully electric aircraft in the CS-23 general aviation category, with the first deliveries to a selected group of launch customers scheduled early next year, in parallel to full scale commercialization. BRM Aero, a renowned manufacturer of flight trainers, together with H55, a leading enabler of electric propulsion systems (EPS) are achieving a major breakthrough in personal and training aviation, with the entry into market of the B23 Energic, a 2-seater full electric aircraft with an hour flight endurance, plus reserves.
(Source: BRM Aero)
17.4.2024
Art Düsseldorf Established Itself as a Permanent Fixture in the Rhineland
The positive responses from galleries and collectors, both regarding in terms of sales and the fair’s lively and positive atmosphere, at the fair confirms the sixth edition of Art Düsseldorf as a fixed date in the tightly packed international art fair calendar. 105 galleries „presented a strictly contemporary program that is well worth seeing“, according to Stefan Kobel in the Handelsblatt. The subdued expectations that were initially cited in advance were far exceeded: Despite a critical market situation, Art Düsseldorf successfully brought together collectors, institutions, and galleries. “We are proud that the galleries’ offerings, our VIP program, and the repertoire of the resident institutions were able to convince the collectors, and we look forward to enriching the art world with our fair in the future as well,” said Walter Gehlen, Director of Art Düsseldorf.
(Source: Art.Fair International GmbH)
17.4.2024
Anniversary AERO Rides the Wave of Success
The AERO aviation trade fair (April 17 - 20, 2024) will be a special show this year, as it is the 30th edition of the world's leading trade fair for general aviation, air sports and business aviation. The number of exhibitors is at a top level with over 680 companies and organizations from 36 countries. Visitors can look forward to many AERO, European and world premieres. AERO 2024 opens its doors from April 17 to 20. On April 16, the day before the show opening, media representatives were able to get an overview of the highlights of the anniversary trade fair at the AERO Media Day and gain an impression of the current situation and future prospects of general aviation at the industry talk. Tobias Bretzel, AERO show director at trade fair organizer fairnamic GmbH, says: "Aviation has proven to be extremely resilient in recent years and is currently experiencing an upswing. From this strong position, it is preparing for the challenges of the future by driving forward technologies that enable low-emission or emission-free flying. At the anniversary AERO, exhibitors will be showcasing several aircraft with alternative propulsion systems, some of which are already certified or will be certified in the next few years. Visitors can see these advances for themselves at the AERO. "
(Source: Messe Friedrichshafen)
16.4.2024
Arburg at Chinaplas 2024
Arburg's enormous expertise in plastics processing also includes solutions for industrial 3D printing from sister company ARBURGadditive. The additive manufacturing of grippers and operating equipment, for example, is an interesting option for injection moulding plants. On the Arburg stand D 42 in Hall 4.1, a Freeformer 300-3X will be producing a gripper in a multi-material combination at Chinaplas 2024. Arburg Plastic Freeforming (APF) can also reliably and reproducibly process a wide range of original and certified plastic granules, including granules for high-temperature applications. This makes the process particularly suitable for components used in areas such as medical technology and aerospace.
(Source: ARBURG)
16.4.2024
Fraunhofer ILT: New Foundation for Laser Fusion Research
Boost for Inertial Fusion Energy (IFE) in Germany: The PriFUSIO research project aims to systematically develop key technologies for climate-neutral fusion power plants of the future. The consortium, led by the ILT in Aachen, brings together fusion start-ups, medium-sized companies, large corporations, the Laser Zentrum Hannover, and the Fraunhofer Institutes IOF in Jena and ILT in Aachen, creating a diverse collaboration of industry and public research institutions. The project will focus on principles for targeted component development and explore practical photonic approaches for the commercial utilization of laser-driven IFE. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research has allocated 18 million euros for the project over the next three years. For decades, fusion research has pursued the goal of making energy from nuclear fusion available around the clock. In the Unites States, researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory at the National Ignition Facility achieved a significant breakthrough: tapping the sun's energy source using laser-driven inertial confinement fusion on Earth. On December 5, 2022, they succeeded in igniting a fusion plasma using high-energy lasers. Since then, they have repeated the experiment several times, proving that the physics of ignition and self-sustaining combustion of a fuel mixture of the hydrogen isotopes deuterium and tritium can be controlled.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
12.4.2024
Wibu-Systems at Hannover Messe 2024
Wibu-Systems, a global leader in software protection, licensing, and security solutions, is set to make a significant impact at this year's Hannover Messe, the world's premier trade fair for industrial technology. In hall 16, booth D16, visitors can obtain expert guidance for safeguarding their software applications from piracy, reverse engineering, and tampering, insights on the best practices for software monetization, and a visionary glimpse of the future of technology.^As the company celebrates its 35th anniversary and the world is eager to embrace new technologies, Oliver Winzenried, CEO and founder of Wibu-Systems, wants to leave an indelible mark at this year’s show: “This momentous occasion at Hannover Messe is not just a milestone for Wibu-Systems; it's a beacon for the future of cybersecurity and software licensing. With our pioneering CodeMeter technology and a suite of solutions designed to address today's most pressing challenges, we stand ready to empower industries across the globe. As we embark on guided tours and engage with peers, our goal is to forge a path toward a more secure, innovative, and sustainable digital landscape. Here's to unlocking new possibilities together.”
(Source: Wibu-Systems)
10.4.2024
Intersolar 2024: Call for Innovations in Energy and Mobility
The smarter E AWARD moves into the next round and has been completely revamped. From December 1, 2023, companies will have the chance to submit their innovations or projects and compete for The smarter E AWARD – for the first time in five categories (Outstanding Projects, Photovoltaics, Energy Storage, E-Mobility and Smart Integrated Energy). The smarter E AWARD thus unites the renowned The smarter E AWARD, Intersolar AWARD, ees AWARD, Power2Drive AWARD and EM-Power AWARD. All applications must be submitted by March 15, 2024. As we move towards a renewable 24/7 energy supply, the electricity, heat and transport sectors are continuing to grow together. This is causing many market participants – from technology and solution providers to utility companies and municipal utilities – to rethink their approach. Companies are adapting their business models and an increasing number of them is starting to offer integrated solutions with PV modules, storage systems, EV-chargers, power-to-heat systems and energy management software. It is not just the industry sectors that are taking an integrated approach, but also the renowned industry awards presented at The smarter E Europe: The smarter E AWARD will therefore be awarded in five award categories, uniting the previous The smarter E AWARD, Intersolar AWARD, ees AWARD, Power2Drive AWARD and EM-Power AWARD.
(Source: Solar Promotion)
10.4.2024
Flagship Fair WindEnergy Hamburg Just Keeps Growing
From 24 to 27 September 2024 it will once again be time for the famous port city of Hamburg to become the world’s energy hub. For four days, it will be all about wind energy generation and distribution at WindEnergy Hamburg, held on the campus of Hamburg Messe und Congress (HMC). Already the industry is showing enormous interest in the largest international onshore and offshore wind energy expo. After Hall A3 had been added earlier in response to the strong demand, HMC has since expanded the exhibition floor one more time by including the upper level of Hall B2, which will be dedicated to the offshore segment. “More than 1,500 exhibitors from 40 countries will showcase the entire value chain of the wind industry. An event of this breadth and depth is only conceivable in Hamburg. Featured topics this year will include Digitalisation, Artificial Intelligence and Recruiting,” says Andreas Arnheim, Director WindEnergy Hamburg.
(Source: Hamburg Messe & Kongress)
9.4.2024
Messe Berlin acquires entire stake in Mobile Seasons
Messe Berlin acquires entire stake in Mobile Seasons GmbH from founder Boris Jebsen and is now the sole shareholder. Messe Berlin would like to thank Boris Jebsen for successfully establishing and positioning the droidcon brand as the leading international conference for android development. After the first droidcon in Berlin in 2009, Boris Jebsen and his team managed to position the brand internationally within a very short time and to place Mobile Seasons GmbH very successfully on the market. In just a few years, the droidcon conferences have developed into a global hub for Android developers. Mobile Seasons has a firm place in the tech community. The aim of Messe Berlin is to successfully drive the further expansion of droidcon into new markets and the development of new products and to create an even more powerful and connected network for Android developers worldwide.
(Source: Messe Berlin)
9.4.2024
EHFF 2024 Creates Momentum for the Fitness World of Tomorrow
This year, the European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF) is once again focussing on the future of the fitness industry. As usual, the EHFF takes place in the run-up to FIBO and is the starting signal for knowledge transfer and networking with high-calibre industry experts and members. Together with FIBO, for the 11th time EuropeActive is inviting representatives of the international fitness and health industry to the Congress Centre North at Koelnmesse on 10 April. While FIBO is aimed equally at trade visitors and fitness enthusiasts, the EHFF focuses on industry experts. Under this year's motto "Future-Proofing Your Business through Strategic Management", they will not only be offered an impressive programme of speakers, but also insights into the developments and key figures of the market. In addition to professional education, this year's participants will have even more opportunities for personal dialogue and top-level professional discussions.
(Source:
© RX Deutschland GmbH)
9.4.2024
EuroBLECH 2024: The Power of Productivity
From 22 to 25 October 2024, the 27th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, EuroBLECH, will open its doors again at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds in Germany. It is the world’s largest exhibition for sheet metal processing, covering the entire supply chain in 15 different technology sectors. Visitors can look forward to an impressive amount of live demonstrations and world premieres, giving opportunity to explore, assess and discuss the benefits and gains of specific technology solutions for their own production process. EuroBLECH 2024 will be occupying halls 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 26 and 27 at Hanover Exhibition Grounds, the world’s largest exhibition centre. The uptake on stand space has been immense, inparticular from international exhibitors, with more than 60% of exhibitors joining from outside Germany. As such, the show mirrors the global significance of the sheet metal sector in the wider economy. Besides Germany, the major exhibitor countries are Italy, Turkey, China, Spain, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Taiwan, Belgium, Austria, France and the USA.
(Source: Mack-Brooks Exhibitions)
8.4.2024
EHFF 2024 Creates Momentum for the Fitness World of Tomorrow
This year, the European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF) is once again focussing on the future of the fitness industry. As usual, the EHFF takes place in the run-up to FIBO and is the starting signal for knowledge transfer and networking with high-calibre industry experts and members. Together with FIBO, for the 11th time EuropeActive is inviting representatives of the international fitness and health industry to the Congress Centre North at Koelnmesse on 10 April. While FIBO is aimed equally at trade visitors and fitness enthusiasts, the EHFF focuses on industry experts. Under this year's motto "Future-Proofing Your Business through Strategic Management", they will not only be offered an impressive programme of speakers, but also insights into the developments and key figures of the market. In addition to professional education, this year's participants will have even more opportunities for personal dialogue and top-level professional discussions. The lecture programme begins with the presentation of the "2024 European Fitness Market Report" by Herman Rutgers (EuropeActive) and Karsten Hollasch (Deloitte). The report offers current insights into market trends, consumer behaviour and industry analyses.
(Source: RX Deutschland GmbH)
8.4.2024
Prof. H. Baaser will become the new Managing Director of the DKG starting on July 1, 2024
The German Rubber Society (Deutsche Kautschuk-Gesellschaft e.V. (DKG) is pleased to announce that Prof. Herbert Baaser will assume the role of Managing Director of DKG starting July 1, 2024. With an impressive career spanning academia, industry, and academic teaching, Prof. Baaser is an outstanding addition to the DKG team. Born in Rüsselsheim in 1971, Prof. Baaser brings extensive expertise and years of experience in mechanical engineering, mechanics, and materials science. After completing his studies at the University of Technology Darmstadt, where he earned his doctorate and habilitation, he gained valuable industrial experience as a computational engineer. Later, he worked as a Senior Engineer for material modeling and life cycle at Freudenberg in Weinheim. For more than 15 years, Prof. Baaser has been a member of the Deutsche Kautschuk-Gesellschaft. During this time, he has actively participated in various committees. Most recently, he served on the board of directors and various other committees, making significant contributions to the success of our organization.
(Source: DKG)
5.4.2024
Tube 2024: Europe Casts its Nets Outwards
Pushing the pace – that is Europe's current motto as far as the energy transition is concerned. Numerous new high-speed electricity highways are being constructed so that the transition process can pick up speed. But it also still depends on the quality of the available cables: Particularly reliable transmission networks and distribution grids are needed in order to transmit the electricity which will be generated from renewable energies efficiently and without losses occurring over long distances. Because Europe is casting its nets outwards! The Suedlink cable between the North and South of Germany, for example, is contributing to the massive expansion of the electricity grids. With a length of 700 kilometres and an underground cable length of over 2,400 kilometres, it is the largest infrastructure project for the energy transition in Germany and is scheduled to go into operation in 2028. The 600-kilometre NordLink, which enables the exchange of energy between Norway and Germany via an undersea cable routed through the North Sea, has already been completed.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
5.4.2024
Coperion at wire 2024
At wire 2024 (April 15-19, 2024, Düsseldorf/Germany) Coperion will present flexible solutions for the efficient production of high-quality compounds for a wide variety of cable applications at booth 13A44 in hall 13. Coperion’s extrusion technology, such as the ZSK twin screw extruder and the KP Kombiplast Compounder, has proven ideal for producing a broad variety of cable compounds for different applications, for example HFFR, XLPE Silan cross-linkable PE or PVC. Coperion also offers trusted solutions for the manufacturing of high-voltage cable compounds. Together with Coperion K-Tron feeders for high accuracy feeding of all ingredients as well as gentle conveying and material handling technology, manufacturers benefit from integrated turnkey solutions from one source. The high performance ZSK twin screw extruder represents a flexible and economical system for the production of different cable compounds. High throughput rates, gentle product handling for a high quality of the end products and high energy efficiency thanks to its low specific energy requirement are only three advantages of this extruder series. In addition, the modular design of the process section allows for individual configuration for the varying requirements of different types of cables such as semiconductive carbon black compounds, XLPE, HFFR, Silan cross-linkable PE, fluoropolymers and TPE. Beside the process section all peripheral equipment can be adjusted according to the process needs. This gives manufacturers the flexibility they need for an efficient and reliable process.
(Source: Coperion GmbH)
5.4.2024
Fraunhofer ILT: Manufacturing Technologies for the Future of the European Space Industry
Outer space has never before seemed so close, with spaceflight hovering within reach. To enhance the competitiveness of European space transportation systems, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT are developing innovative manufacturing technologies for rocket components in the ENLIGHTEN project. The researchers will be presenting their results at the Hannover Messe (Hall 2, Booth B24) from April 22 to 26, 2024. Min-Uh Ko and his team at Fraunhofer ILT have set their sights on nothing less than the successful future of the European space industry. Within the ENLIGHTEN (European iNitiative for Low cost, Innovative & Green High Thrust ENgine) project, the scientists are working on new technologies to lower the costs of space travel and bolster Europe’s ability to compete in this field. There are 18 partners involved in the project, which is receiving active support from the European Commission with the aim of maintaining technological sovereignty and being able to operate autonomously amid increasing global competition.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
4.4.2024
TDK Presents Enhanced Embedded Motor Controllers
TDK Corporation (TSE:6762) further extends its Micronas embedded motor controller family, HVC 5x, of fully integrated motor controllers with HVC 5222D and HVC 5422D to drive small brushed (BDC), brushless (BLDC), or stepper motors. * They offer significant enhancements compared to the popular HVC 5221D, doubling drive current, SRAM, and 4x EEPROM while maintaining pin compatibility. Samples are now available for customer evaluation. Start of production is planned for the first quarter of 2025. The latest motor controller models, HVC 5222D and HVC 5422D, feature expanded flash memory capacities of 32 KB and 64 KB respectively, support currents up to 1 A for BLDC and stepper motors, and up to 2 A for DC motors, along with advanced motor-specific functions such as current programming for micro-stepping and integrated phase voltage comparators, virtual star-point, and current sense amplifier for sensor-based and sensor-less motor control, meeting ISO26262 standards for ASIL applications.
(Source: TDK)
4.4.2024
MSTC 2024 to Spotlight Latest MEMS and Sensors Advances
Keynote speakers at the SEMI MEMS and Sensors Technical Congress (MSTC 2024) will highlight smart home and smart garment innovations driven by artificial intelligence (AI) as industry visionaries and experts gather May 1-2 at Covel Commons at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to discuss the latest MEMS and sensors trends and innovations. Registration is open. Themed Sensorizing Our World: Technology Driving Global Solutions, MSTC 2024 will feature keynotes and technical sessions on critical MEMS and sensors topics. Highlights also include posters showcasing novel applications from the next generation of innovators and networking opportunities for participants to help grow their businesses. Sponsored by the SEMI MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG), MSTC 2024 will offer a deep dive into how to bring sensor products to market, from design through fabrication and testing and packaging to end-use applications. Industry experts will explore the software and systems needed to expand both legacy and emerging MEMS and sensors to open new markets and business opportunities.
(Source: SEMI)
4.4.2024
SEMICON Southeast Asia 2024 to Highlight Global Supply Chain Resilience and Sustainability
With the Southeast Asia semiconductor sector attracting growing worldwide investments as more regions diversify their supply chains, the stage is set for SEMICON Southeast Asia 2024 as visionaries and experts gather May 28-30 at MITEC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for insights into the latest industry developments, trends and innovations and critical areas including sustainability, smart manufacturing, and workforce development. Registration is open. Themed Boosting Agility and Resiliency of the Global Electronics Supply Chain, SEMICON Southeast Asia 2024 will feature more than 500 exhibiting companies and more than 1,000 booths, doubling participation from last year’s exhibition and conference. The exponential expansion underscores the rising interest in Southeast Asia's semiconductor sector and the increasing importance of SEMICON Southeast Asia, the region’s premier global electronics manufacturing and supply chain event, in bringing industry stakeholders together to pursue new innovation and growth opportunities.
(Source: SEMI)
3.4.2024
Messe Berlin acquires entire stake in Mobile Seasons
Messe Berlin acquires entire stake in Mobile Seasons GmbH from founder Boris Jebsen and is now the sole shareholder. Messe Berlin would like to thank Boris Jebsen for successfully establishing and positioning the droidcon brand as the leading international conference for android development. After the first droidcon in Berlin in 2009, Boris Jebsen and his team managed to position the brand internationally within a very short time and to place Mobile Seasons GmbH very successfully on the market. In just a few years, the droidcon conferences have developed into a global hub for Android developers. Mobile Seasons has a firm place in the tech community. The aim of Messe Berlin is to successfully drive the further expansion of droidcon into new markets and the development of new products and to create an even more powerful and connected network for Android developers worldwide.
(Source: Messe Berlin)
3.4.2024
Messe München: A Stroke of Luck for the City and the Free State
The day of April 1, 1964 was a lucky one for Munich and the Free State of Bavaria: 60 years ago, the “Münchner Messe- und Ausstellungsgesellschaft” was founded, replacing the “Verein Ausstellungspark.” This year, it is celebrating its anniversary. “It was during the spirit of optimism in the 1960s that Messe München developed from a regional organizer into a globally active trade fair company,” says Dieter Reiter, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Messe München and Mayor of Munich. And Bavaria's Minister of Economic Affairs and Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board Hubert Aiwanger emphasizes: “With its large international trade fair portfolio, Munich is now one of the world's leading trade fair venues.” For the two CEOs Reinhard Pfeiffer and Stefan Rummel, the strong portfolio of leading international trade fairs is the key to success: “This strength has enabled us to get back on track after the COVID-19 crisis with our events almost reaching pre-pandemic levels again. The concept of the real trade fair has proven its worth.” 60 years ago, the trade fair began with seven own events. Today, there are over 80 trade fairs worldwide, including as many as eleven world-leading trade fairs—more than any other German trade fair company: these are bauma (the world's largest trade fair in terms of exhibition space), BAU, IFAT, transport logistic, analytica, electronica, automatica, productronica, LASER World of PHOTONICS, LOPEC and drinktec.
(Source: Messe München)
3.4.2024
Transform & Beyond by EXPO REAL
The real estate industry faces key challenges in view of the requirements for decarbonizing the property portfolio, digitalization and demographic changes. Transform & Beyond by EXPO REAL now provides an area dedicated to these future and transformation topics in Hall A3 of EXPO REAL, taking place in Munich from October 7 to 9, 2024. Jessica Swoboda, Deputy Project Manager of EXPO REAL, explains the new area: “Transform & Beyond by EXPO REAL is THE place at EXPO REAL that brings together the future topics of the construction and real estate industry. There is also a new design with different stand packages and individual stand spaces, panel participation, pitches, and special themed days.” Companies with industry-compatible solutions and products for decarbonizing existing buildings, for smart buildings, for AI & robotics, for energy management solutions for districts, for space management and user communication, or for cleantech solutions can exhibit. This area also offers start-ups and scale-ups the opportunity to present their innovative and forward-looking solutions and products to the industry and test their practical suitability. They then have the chance within the EXPO REAL network to identify other companies and develop holistic solutions together with the real estate industry.
(Source: Messe München)
2.4.2024
Formnext 2024: An Outstanding Start to the New Trade Fair Year
Formnext has made an excellent start to the new trade fair year: Despite the rather subdued economic situation in Germany and global political challenges, by the end of February, around 574 companies from 35 different countries had already registered for the world's leading trade fair for Additive Manufacturing and the next generation of industrial production. With the current registration figures, Formnext 2024 has exceeded the excellent data from the previous year. Of the exhibitors registered so far 64 percent are from abroad. Alongside Germany, the major exhibitor nations include the USA, China, the UK, France, the Netherlands, Italy, and Spain. Along the previous exhibitors is the world’s Additive Manufacturing elite, including companies such as 3D Systems, Additive Industries, AddUp, Altair, Arburg, BASF, BigRep, Bosch, Carbon, DMG Mori, Dyemansion, EOS, Evonik, Farsoon, Formlabs, GE Additive, Henkel, Höganäs, HP, Keyence, Linde, Markforged, Materialise, Nexa3D, Nikon SLM Solutions, Renishaw, Ricoh, Sandvik, Siemens, Sisma, SMS Group, Stratasys, Trumpf, Velo3D und Voxeljet.
(Source: Messe Frankfurt Mesago)
2.4.2024
EMV 2024: Event Once Again Provides New Impetus for Industry
The EMV, Europe's leading trade fair for electromagnetic compatibility, achieved an impressive response in Cologne from March 12 - 14, 2024. The trade fair, accompanied by a scientific conference with workshops, featured 111 national and international exhibitors from 20 countries. Key players such as Rohde & Schwarz, Frankonia and EMC Test NRW as well as 21 companies, taking part in the EMV for the first time, were also present. More than 2,500 trade visitors took the opportunity to find out about the industry's entire range of topics - from filters and filter components to EMC testing and shielding and its latest developments. A lively exchange of specialist knowledge was also high on the agenda in Cologne. Current trends this time around included EMC in electromobility, smart technologies, power electronics and the use of artificial intelligence in EMC. "The EMV is the leading trade fair for us and has been an indispensable part of our business activities since our foundation. We value the highly specific questions and topics that are raised in conversations with trade visitors. They enable us to develop customized solutions and offer them to our customers accordingly. The platform serves as a bridge between customer inquiries and our sales engineers," confirmed Christine Seel, Managing Director at EMCO Elektronik GmbH, and exhibitor at the EMV for the past 32 years.
(Source: Messe Frankfurt Mesago)
2.4.2024
NürnbergMesse celebrates its 50th birthday with a tribute to the Messe.Stadt.Nürnberg
For its 50th anniversary, NürnbergMesse is orchestrating its own celebration in a very special way. And the main players are the city’s people. Congratulations come in from a taxi driver who has witnessed the company’s changes first-hand for decades. A hotel manager, whose business ebbs and flows with trade fair cycles. A restaurateur whose culinary creations delight international guests. A booth builder whose craft makes trade fairs possible in the first place. And one of our own NürnbergMesse employees, one among many whose passion has made the company what it is today. A wide array of personalities who express their bond with the trade fair business in a very personal way, and thus also highlight NürnbergMesse’s function as an economic powerhouse. “Our anniversary campaign pays tribute to the city, and to the support and passion that have kept NürnbergMesse flourishing for 50 years. Each of these stories reflects the people of Nuremberg’s hospitality and their warm welcome for guests at our exhibition centre,” explains Dr Thomas Koch, Senior Vice President Group Development at NürnbergMesse.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
28.3.2024
Semiconductor Climate Consortium Elects New Governing Council
SEMI, the industry association serving the global electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, today announced the election of four new Semiconductor Climate Consortium (SCC) Governing Council members and an expanded membership. Beginning their two-year terms immediately, the new SCC Governing Council members join those elected last year in guiding the Consortium in its mission to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the global semiconductor value chain. The Council convenes regularly to ensure the SCC is on track to fulfill its vision. Newly Elected SCC Governing Council Members: Missy Bindseil, Director of Sustainability and Communications, JSR; Shawn Covell, Managing Director, Global Environmental, Social and Governance Strategy, Lam Research; Katharina Westrich, Global Head of Vertical Management Semiconductor Digital Industries, Siemens AG; Yuji Ogino, Vice President, Corporate Sustainability Management, Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TEL)
(Source: SEMI)
27.3.2024
SEMI ESD Alliance 2024 to Explore the Evolving RISC-V Movement
Key executives from leading semiconductor EDA and IP companies will gather to discuss the latest industry trends, challenges and opportunities Thursday, May 9, in Santa Clara, California at the annual CEO Executive Outlook, hosted by the Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), a SEMI Technology Community, and Keysight Technologies. Registration opens soon. Kicking off the program, Calista Redmond, CEO of RISC-V International, the industry group representing the RISC-V ecosystem, and Patrick Little, CEO of SiFive, a RISC-V IP provider, will address the state of the developing RISC-V market.
(Source: SEMI)
27.3.2024
Fraunhofer ILT: Laser Technology and AI Boost the Circular Economy
The recycling industry is increasingly relying on laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) to identify reusable raw materials in waste streams. The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen is playing a leading role in developing this highly precise technology for element analysis and is continuously expanding its range of applications. The transformation to a circular economy is in full swing. Recycling rates for raw materials such as paper or aluminum from packaging are already above 90 percent. In order to close further material cycles, however, the recycling industry needs sensor-based processes that can identify a great deal of different recyclable materials in waste streams not only reliably, but also fully automatically and at high speed. A fundamental goal of the circular economy is to reuse valuable raw materials – if at all possible – without downcycling. The most important prerequisite for this is separation by type. However, this is precisely where there are still technological gaps in many cases. For example, Germany is considered exemplary when it comes to implementing the EU End-of-Life Vehicles Directive and complies with the specified recycling rate of 95% for end-of-life vehicles; in the current reporting year (2021), it was 97.5%.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
25.3.2024
Anuga FoodTec 2024 as the Signpost for the Food and Beverage Industries??
Anuga FoodTec 2024 has once again reinforced its position as a primary supplier trade fair and a central platform of the global food and beverage industries. 'Responsibility' was the top theme of the trade fair and its extensive trade programme, which provided answers to questions from the fields of alternative protein sources, energy and water management, digitalisation and artificial intelligence. New technologies and concepts for sustainable management of natural resources along the entire value creation chain were presented. The participation of 1,307 companies and nearly 40,000 trade visitors from 133 countries reinforces the position of Anuga FoodTec as a pioneer for future-related solutions in food technology. "At this year's Anuga FoodTec, it became clear that true responsibility extends well beyond daily business; it is the driving force for sustainable and long-term growth. In every discussion, every presentation and every new product, we saw how decisive it is to make brave decisions today for our common future", Oliver Frese, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse, reflected.?
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
25.3.2024
FENSTERBAU & HOLZ-HANDWERK 2024 Inspire Across the Board
The trade fair pairing of FENSTERBAU FRONTALE and HOLZ-HANDWERK has now returned to its usual date in spring – and with great success. Over the past four days, a total of around 75,000 visitors from 112 countries gathered at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg to meet 973 exhibitors from 44 countries and discuss the latest trends in window, door and façade construction as well as woodworking and wood processing. Both trade fairs were accompanied by a comprehensive supporting programme that offered many valuable ideas on industry topics of current relevance. Immersion in new products and technologies, making valuable industry contacts and coming to grips with current challenges such as sustainability, protection against climate extremes, serialized construction and refurbishment and the shortage of skilled labour: Despite or rather because of the tense situation in the construction industry, the trade fair pairing of FENSTERBAU FRONTALE and HOLZ-HANDWERK proved very popular once again this year and attracted visitors from the carpentry, joinery, architecture and window and façade construction sectors to Nuremberg from around the world.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
25.3.2024
Art Basel Hong Kong Opens this Week
Art Basel in Hong Kong opens this Thursday, March 28. The 2024 edition returns to its full scale with 242 premier galleries and a vibrant program that is as inspiring and ambitious as ever. Bringing together 242 leading galleries from 40 countries and territories, Art Basel Hong Kong’s 2024 edition marks the show’s return to pre-pandemic scale, with 65 additional exhibitors participating in the fair compared to last year. Defined by an extraordinary diversity of artistic voices presented in the frame of its five show sectors, its Conversations and Film programs, as well as its collaborations with the city’s cultural institutions, Art Basel Hong Kong will once again serve as a platform for dialogue, discovery, and transcultural exchange, firmly anchored in Art Basel’s host city in the region.
(Source: MCH Group, Art Basel Hong Kong)
22.3.2024
Messe Berlin Acquires Entire Stake in Mobile Seasons
Messe Berlin acquires entire stake in Mobile Seasons GmbH from founder Boris Jebsen and is now the sole shareholder. Messe Berlin would like to thank Boris Jebsen for successfully establishing and positioning the droidcon brand as the leading international conference for android development. After the first droidcon in Berlin in 2009, Boris Jebsen and his team managed to position the brand internationally within a very short time and to place Mobile Seasons GmbH very successfully on the market. In just a few years, the droidcon conferences have developed into a global hub for Android developers. Mobile Seasons has a firm place in the tech community. The aim of Messe Berlin is to successfully drive the further expansion of droidcon into new markets and the development of new products and to create an even more powerful and connected network for Android developers worldwide.
(Source: Messe Berlin)
22.3.2024
Anuga FoodTec Presents Modern Approaches to Process Analysis and Quality Control
From 19 to 22 March, Anuga FoodTec 2024 reflects the entire spectrum of modern process analysis technologies for the food and beverage industries. Thanks to progress in the field of optical technologies, many tasks of quality control and assurance can in the meantime be solved in real time. Artificial intelligence and deep learning algorithms thereby play an increasingly important role on the Cologne fair grounds." In the food industry, quality control with its classic methods of analysis and wet chemical processes is still very broadly distributed. This takes place in the lab, whereby a sample is taken for each batch. Products that do not correspond with specifications are held back. There is often thereby a heterogeneous environment of analysis devices, software tools and processes present in the company. The devices are linked only in individual cases via the operating software with a central lab information and management system (LIMS). The data are transferred with USB sticks and Excel sheets or, least ideally, are printed out and handed over manually – such a procedure in times of increasing digitalisation is hardly practical.
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
22.3.2024
Jury Nominates three Companies for the HERMES AWARD 2024
The winner will be announced at the opening ceremony of HANNOVER MESSE on April 21, 2024, to be attended by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. The award will be presented by Bettina Stark-Watzinger, German Federal Minister of Education and Research. For more than 20 years, Deutsche Messe AG has presented the HERMES AWARD to one company each year at HANNOVER MESSE. This is the most important international prize in the industry. The award acknowledges a product or solution that demonstrates a notably high level of technological innovation. Market maturity is an important criterion here. Jury chairperson and President of the Fraunhofer Society, Prof. Holger Hanselka, says: "Once again this year, the applications submitted showcased outstanding creativity and innovative strength. The whole gamut of modern production technology issues is represented by the three nominated products: automation, recycling and resource-conserving supply chains. In this way, they demonstrate the importance of manufacturing technologies for a society looking toward the future. I am excited about the upcoming direct exchange with these innovators and others at the Hannover Messe."
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
21.3.2024
POWTECH TECHNOPHARM 2025: Kick-off with a new design
The green light to prepare for POWTECH TECHNOPHARM has been given: The Leading International Processing Trade Fair for Powder, Bulk Solids, Fluids and Liquids, taking place in Nuremberg from 23 to 25 September 2025, has a new look. Not only has the brand been revamped, the concept has also undergone adjustments. With the new subtitle “International Exhibition for Process Operations”, POWTECH TECHNOPHARM is preparing to be the meeting place for a multi-sector community in 2025. Starting in 2025, the former POWTECH will operate under the name POWTECH TECHNOPHARM, and with this new refinement it will provide the perfect platform for the growing pharmaceutical and life sciences industry in particular. “POWTECH, as the core of mechanical processing technology for powders, granulates and bulk solids, will of course remain,” explains Heike Slotta, Executive Director Exhibitions. “This core will be expanded to include TECHNOPHARM and pharmaceutical process technology for solids and liquids. We are thus specifically addressing the pharmaceutical industry as one of our top three visitor sectors and are also focussing on the GxP-compliant manufacture of pharmaceutical products in solid, semi-solid and liquid form.”
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
20.3.2024
Meyer Burger Publishes Annual Report 2023 After a Strategic Shift
Meyer Burger Technology AG strengthens its position as a leading manufacturer of premium solar modules and cells in a challenging environment. Severe price undercutting in the European solar market has prevented Meyer Burger from achieving the targeted customer sales volumes. Consequently, and as published on January 17, 2024, the results for fiscal year 2023 were significantly impacted. The strategic decision to make substantial investments to shift the business focus to the United States further impacted the results. Furthermore, Meyer Burger's largest shareholder Sentis Capital Cell 3 PC (Sentis Capital) and its largest customer D.E. Shaw Renewable Investment (DESRI) intend to invest in the upcoming capital increase. Running on its nameplate capacity of 1.4 gigawatts by the end of 2023, the volume of solar modules produced rose to 650 megawatts. The market distortions in the European market did not allow for production at full capacity that would have unlocked economies of scale. Further, module inventories increased significantly to approximately 365 megawatts. Sales in fiscal year 2023 amounted to CHF 135.0 million (2022: CHF 147.2 million).
(Source: Meyer Burger)
20.3.2024
FoodTec Award 2024: Honouring the winners at Anuga FoodTec
The renowned international FoodTec Award 2024, the leading award for food technology, was presented last night at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne by the DLG (German Agricultural Society) and its trade partners. A total of 14 innovation projects from the global food and supplier industries were honoured. Four of these pioneering developments received the International FoodTec Award in gold, while ten more were distinguished with the silver medal. Matthias Schlüter, Director of Anuga FoodTec, on the award ceremony: "The International FoodTec Award is an important form of recognition for pioneering developments in the industry. These innovations play a decisive role for the future of the food and beverage industries and demonstrate the commitment of our exhibitors to sustainable and efficient solutions." DLG Vice President, Prof. Katharina Riehn, was also enthusiastic about the innovative solutions: "Your future-oriented innovation demonstrates impressively that a spirit of progress and ingenuity coupled with the highest degree of the art of engineering is always in a position to overcome technological hurdles and to reveal new potential with respect to sustainability and efficiency."
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
15.3.2024
More than 100 Submissions for the embedded award 2024
For the 20th time, outstanding innovations from the field of embedded system technologies will be honoured with the embedded award at the embedded world Exhibition&Conference. A five-member jury has evaluated more than 100 submissions. Three nominees have now been chosen in each of the eight categories. The award ceremony will take place on 9 April 2024 as a networking event at the exhibition. "Not only the large number of submissions, but also their high quality gave us jury members quite a few headaches. But it is fascinating to see how innovations are being successfully driven forward across all disciplines in the embedded systems world. The incomparably strong submissions from the many start-ups in the industry are particularly noteworthy," emphasised jury chairman Prof. Axel Sikora. With this year’s 109 submissions, the three-digit figure has been reached for the first time. "I am extremely pleased that we have once again surpassed the all-time high from the previous year," says a delighted Prof. Sikora.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
14.3.2024
Fastned to Receive CO2 Performance Ladder Certification for Ambitious Reduction Targets
Fastned, the European fast charging company, has received the CO2 Performance Ladder certification, Level 4, from the Foundation for Climate Friendly Procurement and Business (in Dutch: SKAO). Fastned receives, as the first fast charging company in Europe, the certification because of its commitment to reducing its CO2 footprint through concrete objectives and measures. The certification underlines the fast charging company's mission to accelerate the transition to electric mobility and help combat climate change while also focusing on its own footprint. Every day we work hard to help drivers reduce their emissions by switching to electric driving. In fact, we avoided more than 96,000 tonnes of CO2 in 2023 alone. In addition, we believe it is important to be transparent about our CO2 emissions reduction targets and the steps we are taking to reduce our own emissions. We also want to challenge the market and players in our value chain to do the same. The fact that we are now the first fast charging company in Europe to achieve this certification, and also the 1500th certificate holder, feels like enormous confirmation for all the hard work, Emily Eckhous, Sustainability Manager at Fastned.
(Source: Fastned)
14.3.2024
Swiss Steel Group Reports Revenue of EUR 3,244.2 Million
Our full-year performance was impacted by very weak market demand. Order activity from the mechanical and plant engineering sectors remained muted throughout 2023, and European automotive production remained below pre-pandemic levels. In addition, customers destocked their inventories, and increased imports further exacerbated demand weakness. This led to a sales volume of 1,375 kilotons in 2023, which was – 17.3% lower year-over-year (2022: 1,663 kilotons). 2023 revenue of EUR 3,244.2 million was down by – 19.9 % (2022: EUR 4,051.4 million). Revenue decreased across all major geographical markets. Revenue generated in our main market Germany, accounting for 33.2 % of our revenue (2022: 34.1 %), decreased by 22.0% to EUR 1,077.7 million (2022: EUR 1,382.5 million). The Engineering Steel Division, our largest division in terms of sales volume, was particularly affected by the weak demand from automotive production and the contractions in the mechanical and plant engineering sectors. The sales volume was down 17.5 % year-over-year at 1,028 kilotons in 2023 (2022: 1,246 kilotons).
(Source: Swiss Steel Group)
13.3.2024
Alimentaria&Hostelco 2024 Grows and Faces its Most International Edition
Alimentaria&Hostelco will hold one of the editions with the highest participation of international companies and professionals in its history. Of the 3,200 exhibiting companies, 900 come from outside Spain and 25% of the 100,000 expected visitors will come from more than 120 countries, thus consolidating its position as a leading European platform for the sector. The major challenges and trends in the industry, such as functional foods, sustainability and AI, will be addressed in more than 350 activities and demonstrations by 700 prestigious experts and chefs. Multiplying business opportunities and their international impact is the main objective of Alimentaria&Hostelco 2024, one of the largest European events for the food and beverage, catering and hospitality equipment industry for professionals from distribution, retail and the Horeca channel, which will take place from 18 to 21 March 2024 at Fira de Barcelona's Gran Via venue. As a result, this year the event will have 900 foreign exhibitors, more than 28% of the 3,200 participating companies and 125% more than at its last edition, in 2022.
(Source: Fira de Barcelona)
13.3.2024
spoga+gafa 2024: Strong Growth in the Number of European Exhibitors
The biggest garden and BBQ trade fair in the world, spoga gafa, is reporting a high level of internationality among the exhibitors and 14 almost fully-booked exhibition halls for 16 to 18 June. With around 96 percent of the exhibition space booked and a high rebooking rate, spoga gafa is carrying on the success of last year. With over 1,850 exhibitors from 58 countries, the leading global trade fair already recorded an increase in both the number of intercontinental exhibitors and in the exhibiting companies from Europe and the DACH region in 2023. Figures that will also be achieved again in 2024. Particularly the share of companies from Europe and North America has increased significantly compared to last year: Numerous national and international companies have confirmed their participation, including many big players and renowned brands, but also newcomers and start-ups. In the face of the challenging circumstances that prevail within the industry, Stefan Lohrberg, Director of spoga gafa, considers the booking status of the garden lifestyle trade fair to be an important, positive sign: "With their clear commitment to spoga gafa the companies are sending out a strong signal in spite of the in some cases challenging market conditions."
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
12.3.2024
Tyrolit Acquires Majority Stake in Contec
In January 2024 the Tyrolit Group, a leading abrasives manufacturer and provider of system solutions for the construction industry acquired the majority of their shares. Contec is globally recognised for its cutting-edge machines for surface preparation and finishing, including floor milling machines, shot blasting systems, floor stripping machines, grinding machines, and extraction systems. With this move the Tyrolit Group takes another significant step forward in expanding the market presence in the construction industries sector. “This strategic investment is another important milestone for the Tyrolit Group and our commitment to innovation and growth, especially in the area of "Floor Grinding & Surface Preparation", says Andreas Sauerwein, a member of the Executive Board at Tyrolit. He adds that, “the partnership with Contec aligns perfectly with our goals to further strengthen our position and offer even more comprehensive solutions to our customers.”
(Source: Tyrolit Group)
12.3.2024
Deutsche Rohstoff AG has Achieved a New Record
Jan-Philipp Weitz, CEO, commented: “With sales of over EUR 196 million and a profit of EUR 65 million, Deutsche Rohstoff AG has not only achieved a new record both operationally and in terms of profitability, but has also confirmed that the Group has established itself at this high level. We have created an excellent basis for the current year and the coming years and are confident that we can continue to generate earnings (EBITDA) of well over EUR 100 million.” In the 2023 financial year, Deutsche Rohstoff Group generated sales of EUR 196.5 million (forecast: EUR 188 to 198 million; previous year: EUR 165.4 million), earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of EUR 158.2 million (forecast: EUR 152 to 162 million; previous year: EUR 139.1 million) and consolidated earnings after minority interests of EUR 65.1 million or EUR 13.01 per share (previous year: EUR 60.8 million or EUR 12.15 per share). Consolidated earnings before minority interests amounted to EUR 67.5 million (previous year: EUR 66.2 million). Sales and EBITDA are therefore at the upper end of the increased forecast range published in November (see press release dated 14 November 2023). Overall, the forecast was raised twice in the course of 2023 due to the good operating performance, the expansion of the drilling programs and the sale of the Utah acreage.
(Quelle: Deutsche Rohstoff AG)
7.3.2024
LSE 2024: Laser Precision - Not a Luxury, Rather a Competitive Advantage
The sixth Laser Symposium Electromobility (LSE 24), organized by the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in January 2024, provided impetus for sustainable and economical production of electric vehicles. Seventy participants from industry and research came together to discuss laser-based manufacturing methods, particularly for the production of battery modules and packs. The key message from Aachen: Cleverly applied laser precision is not a luxury, rather a tangible competitive advantage. “I am delighted that tried-and-tested laser processes such as soldering, cutting and welding dominated among the solutions for battery technology at the LSE this year,” explained Dr. Alexander Olowinsky, Head of Joining and Cutting at Fraunhofer ILT. “I am convinced that this advanced laser technology will not only stand up to the competition in terms of precision, but also in terms of cost-effectiveness and sustainability.” Bavarian company Sonplas GmbH is proving that precise laser technology is not a luxury, but can provide long-term competitive advantages. The specialist for combustion engines has been manufacturing systems for the production of battery cells since 2020. By using advanced laser processes, the Bavarians can improve the quality of battery cells and reduce the reject rates that conventional production methods suffer from. Precise laser cutting overcomes effects such as delamination and burr formation, which commonly occur in mechanical cutting processes.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
7.3.2024
Nomination Period for Phil Kaufman Award and Hall of Fame Open Through June 30
Nominations are now being accepted through June 30, 2024 for the Phil Kaufman Award and the Phil Kaufman Hall of Fame sponsored by the Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), a SEMI Technology Community, and the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA). Nomination forms are available for download on the SEMI website. The Phil Kaufman award recognizes individuals whose contributions made significant impacts to electronic system design (ESD) in technology innovation, business, industry direction, education or mentoring. Established in 1994, the Phil Kaufman Award honors electronic design automation industry pioneer Phil Kaufman, who turned innovative technologies such as silicon compilation and emulation into businesses that have benefited electronic designers. Last year’s recipient was Dr. Lawrence T. Pileggi, Coraluppi Head and Tanoto Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.
(Source: SEMI)
6.3.2024
FENSTERBAU FRONTALE: Knowledge meets Experience
From 19 to 22 March 2024, FENSTERBAU FRONTALE will once again offer the world’s best overview of the market for windows, doors and façades with a combination of a trade show and an extensive programme. International trade visitors can look forward to practical professional development opportunities, dialogue with experts, colleagues and exhibitors, and also plenty of opportunities to experience and try out innovations and trends firsthand. As always, the world’s leading trade show will take place alongside HOLZ-HANDWERK, which can be visited using the same ticket. The FENSTERBAU FRONTALE FORUM brings together more than 30 exciting keynote speeches and panel discussions on current industry topics. On all four days of the trade show, experts will give talks and hold practical discussions on thematic highlights such as sustainability, extreme weather, ventilation and serial construction and renovation. Every day from 13:30 to 14:15, the forum will be the venue for the interactive “Expert Talks” format on the topics of installation, PVC and timber windows and accessibility. Another highlight: At 16:15 on Wednesday 20 March, influencers and experts from the industry will provide exciting insights into the world of social selling and social networking under the title “Influencers in the world of windows – employees and bosses conquer social media!”.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
6.3.2024
HOLZ-HANDWERK 2024 Inspire with Broad Supporting Programme
Following the one-off summer edition in 2022, HOLZ-HANDWERK and FENSTERBAU FRONTALE will continue their shared success story from 19–22 March 2024, when the combined trade fair returns to its usual schedule to reunite the international woodworking and wood processing sector and global players from the window, door and facade industry in Nuremberg. As always, one trade fair ticket grants entry to both events. As well as all the relevant trends in machine technology, equipment and supplies for the woodworking trade, participants will discover the latest developments and innovations in window, door and facade construction at the exhibitor stands and in the wide-ranging supporting programme. At HOLZ-HANDWERK, around 320 registered exhibitors will once again showcase the entire range of supplies for the carpentry trade, covering the complete woodworking and wood processing supply chain. The products themselves can be tried out directly at the exhibition stands. In the diverse supporting programme featuring top speakers and key players from the industry, visitors can delve even deeper into new tools and technologies and add to their knowledge.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
6.3.2024
LIGNA celebrates its 50th Anniversary
The woodworking community has a milestone birthday coming up: LIGNA will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2025. During the height of the oil crisis in 1975 the world's leading trade fair for the woodworking and wood processing industry emerged from HANNOVER MESSE, where it had its home for many years as the continuously growing “Woodworking Machinery Group Show” under the auspices of the then Fachgemeinschaft Holzbearbeitungsmaschinen im VDMA e. V. (Woodworking Machinery Association). LIGNA’s origins date back to 1950, when it was the first “Woodworking Machinery Group Show” at the “German Industrial Trade Fair in Hanover”, covering 2,780 square meters. In 1955, the area increased to 8,000 square meters, and by 1965, 22,500 square meters were already occupied. From May 28 to June 3, 1975, LIGNA celebrated its premiere in Hanover as an independent “International Trade Fair for Machinery and Equipment for the Woodworking Industry”. The event featured 720 exhibitors, with 50 percent from abroad, occupying 60,000 square meters. Since then, LIGNA has evolved into an established and pioneering event within its sector, attracting both exhibitors and visitors. It is widely recognized as a heavyweight in the capital goods industry within the international trade fair context.
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
5.3.2024
SEMI ISS Europe 2024 Opens Tomorrow to Highlight European Chips Act
The European Chips Act and other critical semiconductor industry topics will come into sharp focus at SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium Europe (ISS Europe) 2024, opening tomorrow in Vienna, Austria for the latest insights into sustainability, workforce development, and semiconductor supply chain resilience. Registration is open for the March 6-8 executive conference. Themed Key Strategies for Europe’s Success: An Evolving Global Landscape, ISS Europe will highlight economic, technology, market, business, and geopolitical developments influencing the global electronics manufacturing industry as well as their implications for strategic business decisions. “We look forward to welcoming industry leaders to discuss how to capitalize on growth opportunities in Europe by sharpening the industry’s focus on building resilient operations to help ensure supply chain continuity,” said Laith Altimime, President of SEMI Europe. “Collaboration will be instrumental in enabling the European microelectronics industry to accelerate Europe’s economic growth while building a sustainable future.”
(Source: SEMI)
5.3.2024
Yaskawa Electric Corporation Announces EMEA Executive Leadership Change
Yaskawa Electric Corporation has announced the executive leadership change of Yaskawa EMEA Region: Marcus Mead succeeds the retiring Bruno J. Schnekenburger and is appointed to Executive Officer Regional Manager Europe, Chairman ? President YASKAWA Europe GmbH effective March 1st, 2024. Marcus Mead (53) is stepping into the regional executive head position at Yaskawa Europe GmbH. The British executive joined Yaskawa in 2018 as Vice President of Operations, following a career built across Aerospace Engineering with British Aerospace (Commercial Aircraft) Airbus Division, the Automotive Industry with Magna International and Industrial Automation with Parker Hannifin. Since September 2018, he has been leading the European Robotics Division based in Allershausen near Munich. Additionally, since March 2023, Mead has held the position of President EMEA at the headquarters in Hattersheim, near Frankfurt.
(Source: Yaskawa Electric Corporation)
5.3.2024
EISENWARENMESSE 2024: On Course for Success
From 3 to 6 March 2024, EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair Cologne will open its doors and once again be the central meeting point for the international hardware industry. More than 3,200 companies from 55 countries will present their latest products and innovations, ranging from tools, accessories, and building and DIY supplies to fittings, fixings and fastening technology. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience the future of the industry firsthand. As in previous years, industry professionals can expect a first-class programme of event and activities. Making a strong comeback after the special edition of EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair 2022 last fall, the event will return to its regular schedule for the upcoming edition and be held at its usual time in March. The impressive number of registrations a few weeks prior to the start of the trade fair confirms its vital significance as a leading global trade fair for the hardware industry. “Not only have many German companies confirmed their participation, there is also considerable interest from the international hardware sector,” notes Sebastian Hein, Director of EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair Cologne. “The current share of foreign exhibitors of over 90% is a clear indication that the EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair is indispensable as a global platform for business and communication.”
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
5.3.2024
ITB Berlin 2024 Opens with Excellent Bookings
ITB Berlin, which is taking place from 5 to 7 March 2024 on the Berliner Exhibition Grounds, reports excellent bookings for a total of 150,000 square metres, equivalent to over 90 per cent of the display area. At 87 per cent, international participation in the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show is at a record high. The ITB Buyers Circle with 1,300 senior buyers serves as an industry barometer and underlines the global importance of ITB Berlin. Strong growth in the Mobility, Travel Technology and Cruise segments and the presence of the Host Country Oman and other Arab states reflect the diversity of the over 5,500 exhibitors from 170 countries and territories. The ITB Berlin Convention, the industry’s leading thinktank, examines global trends and highlights best practices with industry experts including from booking.com, TUI, Phocuswright and Google in order to shape tomorrow’s tourism. Dr. Mario Tobias, CEO of Messe Berlin: "ITB Berlin is the meeting place for the tourism industry’s entire value chain, once again underlining its global importance as a leading international trade show. The outstanding quality of our senior buyers and excellent bookings reflect upbeat travel demand. Once again, ITB Berlin is cementing its position as a global expert forum and hub for innovations and trends. Despite rising travel demand, our industry also faces many challenges such as climate change, an energy crisis, the march of AI and skills shortages."
(Source: Messe Berlin)
4.3.2024
Paris Internationale is Honored to Renew its Collaboration with Christ & Gantenbein
The 10th edition of Paris Internationale will take place from Wednesday, October 16 to Sunday, October 20 with a preview day on Tuesday, October 15 in a new venue in the heart of Paris. Paris Internationale’s nomadism and rediscovery of Paris’s architectural heritage has become one of its hallmarks. Details about the location will be announced later this Spring. Paris Internationale is honored to renew its collaboration with Christ & Gantenbein. Once again, the Swiss architecture studio will conceive an ambitious exhibition design, combining their substantial expertise in designing spaces for art and culture with a specific attention to sustainability and environmental responsibility. On the occasion of this 10th edition, Paris Internationale is launching its first formal application process. The philosophy of the fair does not change. Applicants must represent a consistent selection of contemporary artists and have a regular program of exhibitions in their physical spaces. Paris Internationale will select its participants for their influence within local ecosystems, as well as their importance on the global art scene and their specific projects for Paris. More than ever, Paris Internationale is looking for engaged individuals putting the artists at the center, gallerists who cherish a similar work ethos and question what it means to be a gallerist today.
(Surce: Paris Internationale)
4.3.2024
And the Designplus Award by Light + Building goes to…
Today, eleven winners were honoured with the prestigious Designplus Award. An independent jury consisting of industry experts Amandus Samsøe Sattler (ensømble studio architektur, President DGNB e.V.), Annika Egloff-Schoenen (Managing Director, Fachverlag Dr. H. Arnold GmbH), Katja Winkelmann (owner of Licht 01, Lighting Design), Ulrike Brandi (Managing Director Ulrike Brandi Licht) and Stylepark (magazine & platform for architecture and design) carefully evaluated the submissions in a two-stage selection process. Firstly, 33 nominees were selected from a large number of submissions, from which the eleven winners were finally chosen. Both the nominated and the winning products are displayed in an exclusive exhibition in the foyer of Hall 5.1 for the entire duration of Light Building. The entries, which cover all product groups at Light Building, demonstrate the broad spectrum of innovations in the industry. In addition, the entries from various countries emphasise the international significance of the award and highlight the global outreach and influence of Light Building.
(Source: Messe Frankfurt Exhibitions)
4.3.2024
New Siemens EcoTech Label Creates Industry-leading Sustainability Transparency
Siemens today announces the launch of its sustainability product label approach – Siemens EcoTech – setting a new standard for transparency in the industry. Siemens EcoTech gives customers a comprehensive insight into product performance across selected environmental criteria. At launch, the Siemens EcoTech label covers a range of products from across the Siemens portfolio for infrastructure and industrial applications. The label will be gradually extended to cover additional, relevant Siemens product families, which meet the stringent criteria. “With Siemens EcoTech, we’re paving the way for a new era of transparency,” said Judith Wiese, member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and Chief People and Sustainability Officer. “The Siemens EcoTech label represents our commitment to empower our customers with the knowledge they need to make informed choices to support their sustainability goals. We want sustainability to be at the core of every product we offer.”
(Source: Siemens AG)
29.2.2024
Easyfairs Nordic Strengthens Market Position with Acquisition of Stand Building Business
Easyfairs Nordic announces the acquisition of the stand building business at Kistamässan venue from Workman Event. This strategic move is aimed at strengthening Easyfairs Nordic’s presence in the market and expanding its capabilities in providing comprehensive event solutions. Workman Event will continue to play a pivotal role as a strategic partner and supplier to Easyfairs Nordic, ensuring a seamless transition and sustained collaboration. The newly established company, operating at Kistamässan, will be named Kista Mäss-service, reflecting Easyfairs Nordic’s commitment to maintaining and enhancing the quality of services provided to exhibitors and guests at the venue. “This acquisition is a great development both for Easyfairs and Workman Event, which has been running operations as a partner and subcontractor at Kistamässan for many years professionally and with a commitment to quality that aligns with Easyfairs’ values. We are delighted to welcome its existing stand building team into the company and look forward to continuing to work with them on providing an excellent service in the years to come,” comments Henrik Johanssen, CEO of Easyfairs Nordic.
(Source: Easyfairs Group)
29.2.2024
KUTENO - The Efficient Supplier Fair for the Plastics Processing Industry
KUTENO is an annual B2B supplier exhibition covering the entire value chain of the plastics processing industry. As a fair for trading and working KUTENO is the plattform where the industry’s key decision-makers can meet new partners, experts, and high-performance suppliers for their particular projects. KUTENO’s location in the strong industrial region of North Rhine-Westphalia provides the benefit of being close to valuable industry contacts. The trade fair offers its exhibitors an effective and compact sales and networking platform. It is characterized by a pleasant and familiar atmosphere which, together with the clarity and high quality of the exhibitors and discussions, offers an unique trade fair experience. The all-inclusive fair concept minimizes the organizational effort for exhibitors and allows for a time- and cost-efficient participation. Trade visitors receive free admission, catering, and parking. The trade fair will take place from 14 May to 16 May 2024 at the A2 Forum in Rheda-Wiedenbrück (Germany).
(Source: Easyfairs Group)
29.2.2024
COVESTRO: Transformation consistently advanced in challenging fiscal year
Covestro’s business performance in fiscal year 2023 was significantly affected by what was once again a challenging economic environment. While geopolitical crises had a lasting negative impact on global demand and selling prices, energy and raw material costs, especially in Europe, remained well above the historical average. The lower than average selling prices and decreased sales volumes, resulting from weak global demand, led to a decline in Group sales. Compared to the previous year, 2023 saw a decrease in sales by EUR 3.6 billion (–20%) to EUR 14.4 billion (previous year: EUR 18 billion). EBITDA fell by EUR 537 million (–33.2%) to EUR 1.1 billion (previous year: EUR 1.6 billion). Although net income in fiscal year 2023 remained negative at EUR –198 million, it nevertheless improved slightly compared to the previous year (EUR –272 million). In addition, thanks to consistent working capital management, Covestro again generated a positive free operating cash flow (FOCF) of EUR 232 million (previous year: EUR 138 million). ROCE above WACC was –6.1 percentage points (previous year: –5 percentage points). Greenhouse gas emissions for Scope 1 and 2 rose slightly to 4.9 million metric tons of CO2 equivalents (previous year: 4.7 million metric tons). This is among others due to a more emission-intensive energy mix for purchased power and steam in the United States and Germany last year.
(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
29.2.2024
THE TIRE COLOGNE 2024 is Right on Track
With over four months to go until THE TIRE COLOGNE takes place, from 4 to 6 June 2024, the event is clearly right on track: around 90 per cent of the exhibition space at the leading international trade fair for the tire and wheel industry is already booked. As the sector’s no. 1 business platform, the event will once again offer the unique opportunity to access the world’s largest industry community by bringing the relevant players together in one place, where they can network efficiently and reach a wide audience. “The preparations for THE TIRE COLOGNE have been in full swing for months now, with the aim of making sure the trade fair retains its position as the most important networking event for the B2B sector. I’m very pleased with the registration figures, in terms of quality as well as quantity. The overall picture is that the hall occupancy rate will be significantly higher than at the 2022 edition of THE TIRE COLOGNE, with even more exhibitors anticipated at this year’s event. We’re expecting an increase of around 50 per cent,” said Ingo Riedeberger, Director of THE TIRE COLOGNE.
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
27.2.2024
Swissbau 2024 Successfully Brought Together the Swiss Construction Industry
The atmosphere in the halls of Messe Basel was excellent from January 16 to 19. True to the motto “Shaping change together”, this year’s Swissbau offered a wide range of platforms for experiencing products, exchanging information and networking. Exhibitors praised the quality of the discussions and the renewed willingness to place orders at the exhibition. Every two years, Swissbau brings together specialists from interdisciplinary areas of the construction industry such as architecture, planning, real estate, investment, trade and operation. “The many positive feedbacks from exhibitors, partners and visitors confirm that we are constantly developing new and effective offers for Swissbau. A first picture of the next edition is already emerging on the final day,” says Rudolf Pfander, Exhibition Director Swissbau. This year, the newly created marketplaces as meeting zones with short presentations and the new Swissbau Inside design stage inspired both trade visitors and private construction enthusiasts.
(Source: MCH Group)
27.2.2024
Art Basel Reveals Galleries and Expanded Program for its 2024 Edition in Basel
For its 2024 edition in Basel, Art Basel will bring together 287 leading international galleries to present artworks of the highest quality across all media – from painting and sculpture to photography and digital works – by artists ranging from early-twentieth-century Modern pioneers to emerging contemporary practitioners. Art Basel in Basel will once again reaffirm its unparallelled position as a platform for discovery and encounters that drive the art world. The outstanding diversity of artistic perspectives on view at the fair will be complemented by lively events and activities spanning the entire city and its prominent cultural institutions, highlighting Basel’s unique appeal, and underscoring the significant impact of Art Basel on its hometown.
(Source: MCH Group)
20.2.2024
Covestro Increases Share of Renewable Power for Site in Belgium
Covestro and RWE have signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for the supply of power and guarantees of origin from offshore wind turbines in the North Sea for the Covestro production site in Antwerp, Belgium. The contract runs from 2026 to 2030 and will enable Covestro to increase the share of renewable energy from the current 45 percent to 60 percent of the site's current power needs and secure the supply of green energy until 2030, saving 103,000 tons of CO2. "The new contract shows: We are making consistent progress on our path to climate-neutral production - even in economically challenging times," says Dr. Thorsten Dreier, Chief Technology Officer at Covestro. "Because we are convinced that our vision of a complete focus on the circular economy and climate neutrality is the only way to ensure the long-term success of our company." Ulf Kerstin, CCO of RWE Supply Trading, says: "We are delighted to support Covestro in achieving its ambitious sustainability goals and to be able to accelerate the transition to climate-neutral production. The great interest of our customers in green power underlines the importance of CO2-free power for the manufacturing industry."
(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
20.2.2024
BIOFACH and VIVANESS 2024: Collaborative and Future-oriented
From 13 to 16 February 2024, the international organic food and natural and organic cosmetics community met in Nuremberg for BIOFACH and VIVANESS. Around 35,000 trade visitors from 128 countries attended the World's Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food and the International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care. They were inspired by the diverse range of products and services offered by a total of 2,550 exhibitors from 94 countries. In addition to the products, the focus was primarily on the numerous dialogue formats. Ask questions and find answers for a sustainable future: Participants were able to play an active role for example in the congress, the new meeting point HoReCa - GV & Gastro1, or the SustainableFutureLab.
(Quelle: NürnbergMesse)
19.2.2024
Visitor registration now open for the third edition of ORGATEC TOKYO
ORGATEC TOKYO 2024 is gearing up for its third edition, and visitor registration is now open. With each edition, the event has grown significantly. Today the dynamic forum attracts almost 150 leading brands from Japan and around the world, including ITOKI, OKAMURA, KOKUYO, UCHIDA YOKO, PLUS, ACTUS, Inaba International, Karimoku Furniture, Knoll, UniFor and IIOI°. The resounding success of ORGATEC TOKYO reflects the industry’s interest in its themes and concept. It is also a mark of the high quality of the event, which has grown considerably by attracting new exhibitors each year while also maintaining a loyal following of returning exhibitors.
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
19.2.2024
Global Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry Poised for 2024 Recovery, SEMI Reports
The global semiconductor manufacturing industry recovery is taking hold with electronics and IC sales increasing in the final quarter of 2023 and more growth projected for 2024, SEMI announced today in its fourth quarter 2023 publication of the Semiconductor Manufacturing Monitor (SMM) report, prepared in partnership with TechInsights. In Q4 2023, electronics sales edged up 1% Year-over-Year (YoY), marking the first annual rise since the second half of 2022, and growth is projected to continue in Q1 2024 with a 3% YoY increase. At the same time, IC sales returned to growth with a 10% YoY jump in Q4 2023 as demand improved and inventories started to normalize. IC sales are forecast to strengthen in Q1 2024 with 18% YoY growth. Capital expenditures and fab utilization rates are expected to see a mild recovery starting in Q1 2024 after significant declines in the second half of 2023.
(Source: SEMI)
19.2.2024
Siemens Prepares one of Portugal’s Tallest Buildings for the Ffuture of eMobility
Siemens Smart Infrastructure has supplied and installed 200 VersiCharge wallboxes and an intelligent charging management system to the Infinity building, one of the tallest residential sites in Lisbon, Portugal. José Cardoso Botelho, CEO of Vanguard Properties, which owns the Infinity building, said: “Real estate activity has a considerable impact both environmentally and socially on the community. Infinity is a project of immense pride to us, and an important reference of our digital transformation. We are glad to have collaborated with Siemens to create a sustainable building for tomorrow.” The integrated EV (Electric Vehicle) charging solution was customized by Siemens engineering and software teams in Portugal. It allows for dynamic and intelligent on-site charging management. The dashboards, which are intuitive and easy to use, present comprehensive information to the building manager or operator who can instantly view all information about each charger, as well as monitor energy consumption in real time. Precise reports per apartment based on monthly consumption are produced, facilitating optimization of the building's energy performance.
(Source: Siemens AG)
13.2.2024
Global organic community in action at BIOFACH and VIVANESS 2024
From 13 to 16 February 2024, a total of 2,550 international exhibitors from 94 countries will present their extensive product range at BIOFACH, the World’s Leading Fair for Organic Food, with 150 of them at VIVANESS, International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care. In Nuremberg, participants along the entire value chain will experience the organic community in action. The latest burning issues affecting the sector will be discussed in the exhibition halls and two congresses. The BIOFACH Congress is focusing on the topic “Food for the Future: Women’s Impact on Sustainable Food Systems.” There is also plenty of scope for trends and innovations in the supporting programme and on the exhibition floors. This year’s BIOFACH will showcase two sector trends, “Holistic.Climate.Regeneration” and “Personal and Planetary Health”, as well as four product trends: “Sweet Soulfood”, “Transparency”, “Mushroom Mania” and “Clear-Headed Joy”. VIVANESS will highlight the sector trends “Lifestyle & Identity” and “Be Community” and the product trends “Fresh Around The Clock”, “Sensory Beauty” and “Empower Your Beauty”.
(Quelle: NürnbergMesse)
13.2.2024
SEMI ISS Europe 2024 Distinguished Speakers to Address Sustainability and Supply Chain Resilience
The SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium Europe (ISS Europe) 2024, March 6-8 in Vienna, Austria, will host distinguished speakers to spotlight innovations addressing the semiconductor industry’s sustainability goals, strategies for building supply chain resilience in Europe and approaches to cultivating the future workforce. The speakers will join other key executives from leading semiconductor companies, market analysts, economists and policymakers as they gather at the conference for insights into the latest electronics industry trends, challenges and opportunities. Registration is open. Themed Key Strategies for Europe’s Success: An Evolving Global Landscape, ISS Europe 2024 will provide industry intelligence that enables attendees to align their company business plans and forecasts with current market conditions. “Resilience is not just about bouncing back from setbacks; it's also about anticipating and adapting to challenges in a complex global supply chain before they arise,” said Silke Sorger, Vice President of Procurement at Infineon Technologies, and ISS Europe 2024 distinguished speaker. “Diversifying supply and building strong partnerships are key success factors for Europe’s semiconductor industry to enhance its position as a global leader and to drive sustainable growth for years to come.”
(Source: SEMI)
13.2.2024
TÜV Rheinland to Host Solar Energy Conference in Cologne
For the first time, TÜV Rheinland is inviting system operators, investors, manufacturers and suppliers to the Solar Energy Conference at the Marriott Hotel in Cologne on April 24 and 25. During the two-day conference, 25 renowned experts from research, industry, and national and international associations will inform participants about the latest technological and market developments. The English-language event will cover the entire spectrum from solar modules and power plant construction to energy storage systems, charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and grid connection conditions. TÜV Rheinland expects 200 attendees from around the globe. “With the Solar Energy Conference, we are building on our popular module workshops and expanding and internationalizing this format. Our aim is to provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the current requirements and developments in the solar industry – from energy generation to grid connection,” explains Thomas Haupt, Head of Solar Europe at TÜV Rheinland. From now on, the event will take place every year in April.
(Source: TÜV Rheinland)
12.2.2024
Leuze at the LogiMAT 2024
Increasing efficiency, higher speeds and maximum availability require intelligently networked systems and highly automated processes in the area of intralogistics. Under the motto "Forever forward. Together." Leuze's exhibit at LogiMAT 2024 shows how the Sensor People can provide support in this area with innovative sensor solutions. In addition to its product innovations for intralogistics, Leuze presents a new safety solution from its wide range of safety solutions. The automation of positioning applications is becoming more and more flexible and warehouse vehicles are becoming ever more compact. Leuze developed the new AMS 100i positioning sensor for this purpose: With the small design in combination with the minimal dead zone of just 100 mm, Leuze offers the most compact laser positioning system on the market.
(Source: Leuze electronic GmbH + Co. KG)
12.2.2024
Fraunhofer ILT: 20 kW Laser System for Producing High Purity Crystals
High-purity semiconductor crystals are required for power electronics in electric cars or in photovoltaics. When such crystals reach a diameter of 2 inches, they become relevant for industrial applications. Researchers from Japan and Germany have now developed a method to produce such crystals using a laser-based process, and without a crucible. The team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen has developed a process-adapted optical system for use with a 20 kW laser. In modern electrical engineering, relatively high power must be switched quickly. To accomplish this, the electronics are based on wide-bandgap semiconductors such as gallium oxide (Ga2O3). Since it has a melting point of around 1,800 °C and is grown from the melt, this material is easier to produce than other wide-bandgap semiconductors such as silicon carbide (SiC) or gallium nitride (GaN), both of which are grown using chemical vapor deposition. To date, crucible-based methods such as the Czochralski and the edge-defined film-fed growth (EFG) processes have mainly been used to produce gallium oxide crystals. However, the purity of the crystal is limited by the diffusion of the crucible material.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
8.2.2024
E-world Underlines its Position as Europe's Leading Trade Fair
Once again, Europe's leading trade fair for the energy industry presented itself as the sought-after platform for the sector: More than 20,000 trade visitors from 68 nations exchanged views at E-world energy & water on solutions and ways for the energy transition - a value on course for the record level of before the pandemic. At Messe Essen, 820 exhibitors - a new record - from 27 nations showed their innovations to decision-makers from companies, business, politics and associations. At the same time, the well-attended lecture program with over 50 events offered numerous opportunities for information, networking and discussions. The full report can be found in our section Trade Fairs 2024, E-world 2024".
(Source: Messe Essen)
8.2.2024
Worldwide Silicon Wafer Shipments and Revenue Fall in 2023, SEMI Reports
Worldwide silicon wafer shipments in 2023 decreased 14.3% to 12,602 million square inches while wafer revenue contracted 10.9% to $12.3 billion over the same period, the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) reported in its year-end analysis of the silicon wafer industry. The decline, a sharp departure from the previous three years of consecutive growth, stemmed from a slowdown in end-demand, coupled with a broad-based inventory correction. Softening memory and logic sector demand led to a decline in orders for 12-inch wafers, while weakening foundry and analog uptake accounted for a drop in shipments of 8-inch wafers. "Shipments of 12-inch polished and epi wafers contracted 13% and 5% in 2023, respectively,” said Lee Chungwei (Chairman of SEMI SMG and Vice President and Chief Auditor at GlobalWafers. “Total shipments of all wafer sizes slipped 9% in the second half of 2023 relative to the first half of the year.”
(Source: SEMI)
8.2.2024
Art Basel 2024 reveals 287 leading galleries
For its 2024 edition in Basel, Art Basel will bring together 287 leading international galleries to present artworks of the highest quality across all media – from painting and sculpture to photography and digital works – by artists ranging from early-twentieth-century Modern pioneers to emerging contemporary practitioners. Art Basel in Basel will once again reaffirm its unparallelled position as a platform for discovery and encounters that drive the art world. The outstanding diversity of artistic perspectives on view at the fair will be complemented by lively events and activities spanning the entire city and its prominent cultural institutions, highlighting Basel’s unique appeal, and underscoring the significant impact of Art Basel on its hometown.
(Source: MCH Group)
7.2.2024
Energy Transition “Made in Europe”: Otovo and Meyer Burger Launch Collaboration
Otovo, Europe’s leading marketplace for solar systems, and the Swiss solar module manufacturer Meyer Burger Technology AG announce the immediate launch of a new partnership. This collaboration underlines their shared commitment to building a more robust and sustainable energy infrastructure in Europe, a market whose importance was recently underscored in the European Union’s agreement on the “Net Zero Industry Act” (NZIA). As part of this collaboration, Otovo will integrate Meyer Burger’s high-quality solar products as a European, sustainable module alternative on its marketplace. This partnership brings together Meyer Burger's rich expertise in European-manufactured, high-quality solar modules with Otovo’s efficient digital sales process. This synergy allows both companies to leverage their individual strengths to better serve the European solar market and provide consumers with a more comprehensive selection.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology AG)
1.2.2024
parts2clean goes biennial
"We held in-depth discussions with the exhibiting companies and our partners on making parts2clean a biennial event," explains Christoph Nowak, parts2clean project manager at Deutsche Messe. "In light of its positive showing in 2023, our goal now is to drive forward and build on parts2clean's standing as a benchmark trade event, and thus strengthen the fair as a brand in the long term," adds Nowak. The next edition of the leading international trade fair for industrial parts and surface cleaning will take place from 7 – 9 October 2025 at the Stuttgart Exhibition Center. Nowak: "We are organizing the event for and together with the industry. Adopting a biennial cycle as of now is a logical step in this context, seeing as the survey conducted among the exhibitors at parts2clean 2023 confirmed that both the two-year innovation cycle and the changing travel behavior among the attendees necessitate this reorientation."
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
1.2.2024
thyssenkrupp Materials de México Inaugurates its New Service Center in the Country
thyssenkrupp Materials de México, the leading company in the commercial area of the same name, inaugurated its new service center in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, on January 25, 2024. In total, the holding company thyssenkrupp Materials Services, one of the world’s leading mill-independent materials distribution and service providers, invested 37 million USD that will lead to the creation of around 65 new jobs. One of the main objectives of this site is to have a decisive impact on the future viability of the automobile supply industry, which has grown significantly in the region in recent years. The new facility is part of thyssenkrupp Materials Services’ growth strategy in North America, a region in which the company invested more than 100 million USD in the last two years. It will join three other service centers located in the country in the cities of Saltillo, Puebla, and Silao. The latter has a steel and aluminum blanking line and, since it is located 170 kilometers from the new site, will operate in conjunction with it, making them the only two facilities in the country to offer this service.
(Source: thyssenkrupp AG)
30.1.2024
EU PVSEC: Call for Papers: Deadline 2 February 2024
You have 5 days left to submit your abstract for the EU PVSEC 2024 in Vienna. The year 2023 has been a transformative period in the solar PV sector. Building on the foundations laid in recent years, the solar industry has made ground-breaking progress and launched a new era of renewable energies. The EU PVSEC is at the forefront of promoting these breakthroughs by bringing together key players from research, industry and politics. This event is an unparalleled platform to showcase your cutting-edge photovoltaic research, engage in meaningful dialogue with industry leaders and receive well-deserved recognition for your work. Our heartfelt thanks go to all the experts, researchers and scientists who have already submitted their abstracts! We look forward to welcoming you in Vienna.
(Source: EU PVSEC, WIP Renewable Energies)
30.1.2024
SEMICON Korea 2024 Opens Tomorrow to Spotlight Chip Industry Innovation
With the rise of generative AI driving demand for advanced chips and memory semiconductors to process and store massive amounts of data, the stage is set for SEMICON Korea 2024, opening tomorrow at COEX in Seoul to highlight innovations shaping the future. Themed Innovation Beyond Boundaries, SEMICON Korea 2024 will take aim at collaborations and innovations critical to manufacturing semiconductors demanded by advanced applications. The region's premier microelectronics event, SEMICON Korea 2024 is expected to draw record attendance of 70,000 as 500 companies showcase the latest semiconductor manufacturing technologies. The event will host 30 technology and business conferences featuring more than 200 visionaries and experts as speakers. Opportunities to connect and explore new collaborations will also be a key feature for attendees.
(Source: SEMI)
29.1.2024
ConnectPay and TransferMate Announce Global Partnership
ConnectPay, an all-in-one financial platform for online businesses, today announced their agreement to enter a global partnership with TransferMate, the world’s leading B2B global payments infrastructure-as-a-service provider. By embedding TransferMate’s global payments network within their platform, ConnectPay will now be able to increase the number of currencies their end-users can use for cross-border payments from 16 to 80+. ConnectPay enables online businesses to scale with embedded financial solutions and built-in compliance. Its wide range of modules include SEPA and SWIFT payments, multi-currency IBAN accounts, wallets, Banking-as-a-Service, white-label debit cards, and merchant services. TransferMate, a subsidiary of CluneTech, has built the world’s most comprehensive and advanced payments network, allowing businesses and individuals to make cross-border payments as easily as if making a domestic funds transfer. Supporting trade in more than 200 countries and across 140 currencies, TransferMate works faster and more securely than traditional banking methods and with complete transparency of the transaction through to the point of final reconciliation.
(Source: ConnectPay)
29.1.2024
BIOFACH 2024: Shape the future in the SustainableFutureLab
The ecological transformation of the global food system, current challenges and the future of the organic sector will all come under the spotlight in 2024 at BIOFACH, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for organic food. This time around, however, these topics will not just be discussed on the exhibition floors and at the BIOFACH Congress but will also be addressed in a new format, the SustainableFutureLab. From 13–16 February 2024, stakeholders from the entire value chain for organic food will once again gather at BIOFACH in Nuremberg to shape the ecologically sustainable transformation of the global food system. The SustainableFutureLab will provide new, open and collaborative interactive spaces to help them do so. “Through the SustainableFutureLab at BIOFACH 2024, we aim to facilitate discussion and co-creative input about the future of the organic sector and an ecologically sustainable food revolution. This new event series adds yet another facet to BIOFACH’s interaction and dialogue spaces. And we want to invite the community to tackle even controversial, ambivalent issues and develop solutions in workshops and other interactive formats,” says Barbara Böck, Director Marketing for BIOFACH and VIVANESS at NürnbergMesse.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
29.1.2024
FENSTERBAU FRONTALE: Knowledge Meets Experience
From 19 to 22 March 2024, FENSTERBAU FRONTALE will once again offer the world’s best overview of the market for windows, doors and façades with a combination of a trade show and an extensive programme. International trade visitors can look forward to practical professional development opportunities, dialogue with experts, colleagues and exhibitors, and also plenty of opportunities to experience and try out innovations and trends firsthand. As always, the world’s leading trade show will take place alongside HOLZ-HANDWERK, which can be visited using the same ticket. The FENSTERBAU FRONTALE FORUM brings together more than 30 exciting keynote speeches and panel discussions on current industry topics. On all four days of the trade show, experts will give talks and hold practical discussions on thematic highlights such as sustainability, extreme weather, ventilation and serial construction and renovation. Every day from 13:30 to 14:15, the forum will be the venue for the interactive “Expert Talks” format on the topics of installation, PVC and timber windows and accessibility. Another highlight: At 16:15 on Wednesday 20 March, influencers and experts from the industry will provide exciting insights into the world of social selling and social networking under the title “Influencers in the world of windows – employees and bosses conquer social media!”.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
25.1.2024
ARBURG at Chinaplas 2024
At Chinaplas, which takes place from 23 to 26 April 2024, Arburg will present itself as a comprehensive technology and system partner for the efficient production of plastic parts. At stand D 42 in hall 4.1, the focus will be on applications for the automotive and medical industries. Three Allrounder exhibits will demonstrate the fully automatic overmoulding of inserts, the processing of liquid silicone (LSR) and the production of sophisticated medical components. In addition to injection moulding technology, Arburg will showcase additive manufacturing and automation and offer trade visitors comprehensive and individual advice in the interactive arburgSOLUTIONworld exhibition area. "At Chinaplas 2024, we will be exhibiting in the same hall as the Asian injection molding machine manufacturers for the first time, bringing us even closer to our local customers.The mobility sector in particular, and especially electric vehicles in the mid and upper price segments, are successful in the Chinese market.
(Source: Arburg)
23.1.2024
EU PVSEC 2024 in Vienna – Bringing the Platform for PV Innovation to the Heart of Europe!
The European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition proudly announces the appointment of Dr Gabriele Eder as Chair of the 41st edition of the event, which will take place from 23-27 September 2024 in Vienna, Austria. Dr Eder is an esteemed expert in the field of photovoltaic research and brings a wealth of experience to her role as Chair. With her professional background and a deep understanding of the solar energy landscape, Dr Eder will elevate the event and help foster innovation and collaboration among professionals from research, industry and government. In line with Austria's ambitious goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2040, hosting the EU PVSEC highlights the central role of photovoltaics in reaching this task. Austria is aware of the importance of using solar energy through photovoltaic technology as a key measure to reduce CO2 emissions. In support of this initiative, various measures were implemented to accelerate the adoption of photovoltaics in the country via the Austrian Technology Platform Photovoltaics and other local institutions.
(Source: WIP Renewable Energies)
23.1.2024
FOBA to Showcase Medical UDI Laser Marking at the MD&M West
US-Product premiere at the trade show: FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving presents its ultrashort pulse laser for ultra-black laser marking for the first time in the United States at MD&M West (Anaheim, CA, February 6-8, 2024). "After the successful premiere in Europe, we are proud to present our new product to our customers in the USA for the first time. The FOBA ultrashort pulse laser produces deep black markings that are particularly gentle on materials, making it a real asset for the medical technology market in particular," reports Philipp Febel, Head of Product Management at FOBA. Visitors of the trade fair can see the laser marking quality directly on site at the German Pavilion at booth 3157. The ultrashort pulse laser F.0100-ir marks in the deepest, matte and non-reflective black without generating significant heat input on the workpiece. Even through further processing steps, such as passivation, the marking remains reliably legible and corrosion resistant. Due to the very short pulses down to the femtosecond range, in combination with high pulse energies, the system marks various stainless steels, titanium and a variety of plastics. The laser is so compact, that it can be integrated into FOBA’s M-Series and will be shown at the trade fair in an M2000 workstation.
(Source: ALLTEC Angewandte Laserlicht Technologie GmbH)
22.1.2024
Meyer Burger: European Market Distortion Impacts 2023 Financials
Meyer Burger Technology AG, a long-time pioneer and technology leader in the global photovoltaic industry, has prepared a plan to cut losses in Europe and focus on profitable growth in the U.S. together with its existing and potentially new offtake and industrial partners. With a deteriorating market environment in Europe, continuing with full-scale European solar manufacturing is not sustainable for the time being. In parallel, Meyer Burger is considering strategic partnerships to accelerate the commercialization of its cutting-edge technology. Such partnerships would allow for faster growth with less capital requirements while strengthening the local U.S. supply chain. Gunter Erfurt, CEO of Meyer Burger explained: “In the U.S., we can take full advantage of our leading technology position, resulting in substantial interest by partners and supported by favourable industry policies. Given 5.4 GW of order book under offtake agreements and a potential to generate EBITDA at roughly CHF 250m in 2026, we are able to grow a profitable business, providing a positive outlook for our shareholders. The expansion of the U.S. business is currently proceeding as planned with the ramp-up of our solar module production site in Goodyear, expected to start in the second quarter of 2024.”
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology AG)
22.1.2024
BIOFACH and VIVANESS Congress 2024: Comprehensive Coverage of a Wide Range of Topics
The world’s largest congress for the organic community will be held alongside the combined BIOFACH and VIVANESS trade fair from 13–16 February 2024. The BIOFACH congress programme once again reflects the burning issues affecting the organic sector: As well as the main theme “Food for the Future: Women’s Impact on Sustainable Food Systems”, the congress will also put the spotlight on highly topical issues like policy frameworks, the future of the organic retail segment, and the use of organic food in the out-of-home catering sector. The VIVANESS congress programme will also offer interesting insights into current research findings and industry developments.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
19.1.2024
imm cologne Brings the Interiors Industry Together
With a new central theme and the innovative trade fair concept "The Circles", the international Interior Business Event has made an impressive return to its usual January dates. After five days of brisk trade fair activity, imm cologne can report excellent results: from 14 to 18 January 2024, interior design professionals from across the world gathered at the Koelnmesse trade fair grounds in Cologne. Around 42,000 visitors from 129 countries used the international trade event to establish contacts, boost their business and glean inspiration. Alongside the trends and product innovations presented by the roughly 750 exhibitors, the reconceptualised trade fair impressed with a diverse line-up of event highlights designed to promote exchanges between trade fair participants in line with its motto, “Connecting Communities”. With this strategy, this year’s edition of the Interior Business Event had its finger on the pulse and marked a key milestone in imm cologne’s further evolution. Next year’s edition of the trade fair is also scheduled for its established January dates.
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
19.1.2024
Grüne Woche 2024 - Focus on Sustainability, Food Security and the Future of Agribusiness
The Grüne Woche will transform Berlin into the world capital for food, agriculture and horticulture from 19th to 28th January 2024. 1,400 exhibitors from 60 countries will inform visitors about modern agriculture and the food industry, culinary trends and sustainable topics. The political highlight is the Agriculture Ministers' Conference organised by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. From 19th to 28th January 2024, the Grüne Woche will make the Berlin Exhibition Grounds the top address for current topics relating to food, agriculture and horticulture. With 1,400 exhibitors from 60 countries, visitors can find out about modern agriculture and the food industry, culinary trends and sustainable lifestyles. The political highlight is the Agriculture Ministers' Conference with 70 international ministers as part of the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) organised by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
(Source: Messe Berlin)
19.1.2024
BIOFACH and VIVANESS Congress 2024: Comprehensive Coverage of a Wide Range of Topics
The world’s largest congress for the organic community will be held alongside the combined BIOFACH and VIVANESS trade fair from 13–16 February 2024. The BIOFACH congress programme once again reflects the burning issues affecting the organic sector: As well as the main theme “Food for the Future: Women’s Impact on Sustainable Food Systems”, the congress will also put the spotlight on highly topical issues like policy frameworks, the future of the organic retail segment, and the use of organic food in the out-of-home catering sector. The VIVANESS congress programme will also offer interesting insights into current research findings and industry developments.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
17.1.2024
EIB: €150 million EIB Loan to VGP Renewable Energy finances
Today, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and VGP Renewable Energy N.V. signed a €150 million framework loan that will support solar panel installation on the roofs of VGP’s logistics centres across the European Union. The ten-year loan will contribute to accelerating the energy transition, strengthen the security of power supply and boost climate action. It is part of the EIB’s dedicated contribution to REPowerEU, the plan designed to end Europe’s dependence on fossil-fuel imports. It will also reduce the carbon footprint of VGP and its clients. VGP Renewable Energy N.V. is a wholly owned subsidiary of VGP, a listed pan-European real estate business specialised in the acquisition, development and management of warehouses and semi-industrial buildings. The company is implementing an ambitious initiative to expand its renewable energy production within its real estate portfolio across 14 EU countries. The focus of this programme is the installation of rooftop solar photovoltaic systems.
(Source: EIB - European Investment Bank)
17.1.2024
Fastned Sold a Record Amount of Renewable Energy and Opened its first station in Denmark
Fastned, the European fast charging company, delivered 32GWh of renewable energy during the fourth quarter of 2023, an increase of 79% compared to a year ago, more than half of what was delivered in all of 2022. Charging revenue increased by 44% to €19.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2023, a lower increase than in energy sold, as prices were higher last winter due to the energy crisis at the time. The company continues to drive the transition to cleaner mobility. In the last quarter of 2023, 19 new stations were opened, including its first in Denmark. “In the final quarter of 2023, we opened 19 new stations across our network, including Fastned’s first station in Denmark, only five months after winning our first Danish tender. Another first during the quarter was the opening of our 39th German station in Düren. Fastned was the first company to open a station under the important “Deutschlandnetz” tender, with many more stations to come. I’m extremely proud of all our colleagues and suppliers who worked hard to make all this happen, often under challenging weather conditions.
(Source: Fastned)
17.1.2024
Davos '24: Bill Gates Joins Belgium in Showcase of Innovation and Global Partnerships
Belgium is opening its first ever House during the World Economic Forum's 2024 Annual Meeting, held from 15-19 January in Davos, Switzerland. The Belgium House is an initiative from European Business Summits and a group of leading Belgian companies, with the support of the Belgian federal government, to showcase Belgian technology and innovation. Prime Minister Alexander De Croo is hosting three flagship events at the Belgium House encapsulating Belgium's commitment to drive progress for all by embracing openness, innovation and global partnerships. On Tuesday, Belgium demonstrated its green transition leadership during the "Clean Tech Innovation on the Road to Net Zero" discussion. In the presence of their Majesties the King and the Queen of the Belgians, the panellists – Bill Gates, Co-chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Rafael Grossi, Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency; Luc Vandenbulcke, CEO, DEME; Pascal De Buck, CEO, Fluxys; and Ilham Kadri, CEO, Syensqo – explored innovative partnerships that turn ideas into our Clean Tech reality. On Wednesday, Belgium's status as a major pharma valley in Europe inspires the conversation on the "Challenges and Opportunities for Europe's Biopharma Sector. What Role for Belgium?".
(Source: PRNewswire)
16.1.2024
EUROGUSS 2024: Leading Trade Fair with the Highest Relevance
From January 16 to 18 EUROGUSS takes place in Nuremberg – a go-to event in the calendar of the international die casting industry: Since 1996, trade visitors from all over the world have found this to be a profitable platform where they can discuss the latest developments along the entire value chain. The 2024 edition of the industry’s leading trade fair extends to four exhibition halls and is fully booked, with 643 exhibitors. At the same time, its early positioning at the beginning of the year makes it an important barometer for future decisions in challenging times. The full report can be found in our section "Trade Fairs 2024, EUROGUSS 2024".
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
16.1.2024
medFEL is back on 24 and 25 April 2024 at Perpignan Exhibition Center !
Following a 2023 edition marked by a remarkable buzz widely shared by all the industry professionals present, medFEL 2024 has set the bar even higher to rise to the expectations of the sector’s players and consumers. In view of the geopolitical context and current climate challenges, consumer expectations are evolving. Industry players must face up to unprecedented technological, economic and ecological issues: climate change prompting new forms of production, artificial intelligence, increased plant-based food and the challenges of organic farming will lie at the heart of the matter in 2024. 250 French and foreign exhibitors, all engaged in sustainable and eco-responsible initiatives, are expected at medFEL and will be divided up into six exhibition sectors: production, import/export, transport & logistics, packaging, processing/equipment, and engineering. This year, medFEL is also opening up to 4th and 5th range products in addition to the broadening of the product offering and production variety.
(Source: SPAS Organisation)
16.1.2024
SEMI ISS Europe 2024 to Spotlight European Chips Act With Focus on Innovation
Leading analysts, economists, policymakers and technologists will gather at the SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium Europe (ISS Europe) 2024, March 6-8 in Vienna, Austria, for insights into the latest trends and innovations shaping the global semiconductor industry. The annual symposium provides industry intelligence that enables attendees to align their company business plans and forecasts with current market conditions. Registration is open. Themed Key Strategies for Europe’s Success: An Evolving Global Landscape, ISS Europe 2024 will examine economic, technology, market, business, and societal developments and trends influencing the global electronics manufacturing industry.
(Source: SEMI)
15.1.2024
EUROGUSS 2024: Exhibitors are ready to go
With its broad range of exhibitors and an extensive supporting programme featuring presentations, events, competitions and the 23rd Die Casting Conference, EUROGUSS 2024 once again promises to be an unmissable event for the sector. The international die casting trade fair from 16 to 18 January 2024 is fully booked and is set to welcome more than 620 German and international exhibitors. In Nuremberg, trade visitors will find a central platform where they can discuss the latest developments from the entire die casting supply chain and collaborate to shape the future of the industry. You can find our new Trade Fair Journal "NEWS from EUROGUSS 2024" in our section "Trade Fairs 2024, EUROGUSS 2024".
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
15.1.2024
6K Energy Wins Prestigious 2024 BIG Innovation Award
6K Energy, a division of 6K and leader in the sustainable production of critical materials for lithium-ion batteries, today announced it has been named a winner in the 2024 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group. Sam Trinch, president of 6K Energy, commented, “We are honored to be a recipient of the 2024 Big Innovation Award. Our UniMelt® microwave plasma production technology is the pinnacle of innovation for a sustainable solution for producing battery material. UniMelt replaces an outdated, dirty process with an ultra-clean, highly sustainable platform that produces cathode active material for the battery market at significantly lower cost than material processed in China. Being acknowledged by business leaders and executives that recognize our impact speaks volumes to the 6K Energy mission to onshore battery material production.” “Innovation is driving our society,” said Maria Jimenez, chief nominations officer of the Business Intelligence Group. “We are thrilled to be honoring 6K Energy as they are leading by example and improving the lives of so many.” Organizations from across the globe submitted their recent innovations for consideration in the BIG Innovation Awards. Nominations were then judged by a select group of business leaders and executives who volunteered their time and expertise to score submissions.
(Source: 6K Energy)
15.1.2024
SATA Canada has a new Managing Director
The experienced manager and sales specialist, a graduate of the University of Phoenix and McGill University, has in-depth knowledge of the industry and the Canadian market. His previous positions include Mirka Canada, Eaton Corporation and Hilti, where he held senior executive and management positions. Even at that time, SATA was already a known quantity for George Varagic: "For me, the brand has always been synonymous with precision, quality and cutting-edge technology. SATA is known for its outstanding products, excellent manufacturing and first-class solutions for painting professionals in various industries." In addition, it was above all the combination of tradition and a strong culture of innovation that convinced the sales professional to use his expertise for SATA in the future.
(Source: SATA GmbH & Co. KG)
12.1.2024
Light + Building 2024 is a Veritable Treasure Trove
The interplay of digital systems, intelligent building-control systems and connected mobility is leading to dynamic changes in the use of rooms. If necessary, the living room can become an office. For its part, the office should have both quiet working areas and communication zones for social interaction while hotel lobbies are morphing into co-working spaces. Outdoors, green areas, recreation and encounter spaces are ideal for socialising and sporting activities. Luminaires play a vital role in the successful, multifunctional use of rooms and spaces. They influence people’s perceptions, set the scene and ensure the appropriate atmosphere in each individual case. Experts for lighting solutions will present innovative lighting concepts for a host of indoor and outdoor situations at Light Building in Frankfurt am Main from 3 to 8 March 2024. From products that are smart, portable and minimalistic to those that are unique, individual and incorporate surprising effects, exhibitors are ready to show a multifaceted, inspiring and fascinatingly beautiful range. The focus of the top Light Building theme, ‘Work Living’ is on the modular use of rooms and spaces both indoors and outdoors. Associated with this are changing demands on lighting: it should be adaptable and usable individually, as well as integrate several different functions and combine high-grade design with innovative technology. ‘Work Living’ spotlights lighting in all its multifarious facets and fields, including design and special situations.
(Source: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH)
12.1.2024
6K Energy Wins Prestigious 2024 BIG Innovation Award
6K Energy, a division of 6K and leader in the sustainable production of critical materials for lithium-ion batteries, today announced it has been named a winner in the 2024 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group. Sam Trinch, president of 6K Energy, commented, “We are honored to be a recipient of the 2024 Big Innovation Award. Our UniMelt® microwave plasma production technology is the pinnacle of innovation for a sustainable solution for producing battery material. UniMelt replaces an outdated, dirty process with an ultra-clean, highly sustainable platform that produces cathode active material for the battery market at significantly lower cost than material processed in China. Being acknowledged by business leaders and executives that recognize our impact speaks volumes to the 6K Energy mission to onshore battery material production.” “Innovation is driving our society,” said Maria Jimenez, chief nominations officer of the Business Intelligence Group. “We are thrilled to be honoring 6K Energy as they are leading by example and improving the lives of so many.” Organizations from across the globe submitted their recent innovations for consideration in the BIG Innovation Awards. Nominations were then judged by a select group of business leaders and executives who volunteered their time and expertise to score submissions.
(Source: 6K Energy)
11.1.2024
BMW M GmbH Continues to Grow
BMW M GmbH can look back on an outstanding financial year 2023 and once again reports record results. For the first time in the company's history, more than 200,000 vehicles were delivered worldwide in a single year. With a new record of 202,530 high-performance and performance cars sold, the growth trend of recent years continued. The impressive increase in sales of 14,3 percent compared to the previous year proves that once again additional target groups have been attracted to extremely sporty vehicles with the M logo as a seal of quality. The USA was once again the most important single market for BMW M GmbH automobiles in the 2023 financial year. The German home market again took second place in the ranking of sales regions, while the UK remained the third most important market, as in the previous year. "With the historic record of more than 200,000 vehicles delivered, we have reached a milestone in the 2023 financial year. The impressive demand is a great confirmation that we are hitting the nerve of the times with our diverse product portfolio," says Sylvia Neubauer, Vice President Customer, Brand, Sales at BMW M GmbH.
(Source: BMW Group)
11.1.2024
NürnbergMesse: Start of the Anniversary Year
Meeting place for visionary entrepreneurs, industry experts and creative minds: With these words, Lord Mayor Marcus König heralded the anniversary year of "his" NürnbergMesse today at the traditional New Year's reception of the City of Nuremberg. Together with Minister of State Joachim Herrmann, he presented NürnbergMesse Group CEO Peter Ottmann with a 50th birthday cake - a first foretaste of the exhibition company's official birthday on April 5, 2024.
(Source: NürnbergMesse GmbH)
11.1.2024
TDK Announces MEMS Sensor Innovations at CES 2024
New InvenSense SmartMotion® IMU offers design flexibility along with high performance for IoT applications ICM-42370-P is a high-performance 3-axis accelerometer that is pin compatible with 6-axis IMUs Full-scale production of the InvenSense SmartIndustrial™ IMU offers increased accuracy for drones and navigation IIM-42653 is a robust, low-noise, low-power 6-axis IMU capable of 4000 dps for gyroscope and 32g for accelerometer January 10, 2024. TDK Corporation (TSE:6762) today announced the availability of two high performance InvenSense motion sensors; the company is showcasing these MEMS sensor innovations in demonstrations at the TDK Consumer Electronics Show (CES) booth #20521 in the Central Hall. The new InvenSense SmartMotion ICM-42370-P is a premium 3-axis accelerometer for consumer applications that require low noise and high sensitivity. The InvenSense SmartIndustrial IIM-42653, a high-FSR 6-axis IMU for industrial applications, is now available in full-scale production.
(Source: TDK)
10.1.2024
The Future is ALL ON: CES 2024 Opens
CES® 2024 opened today showing it is the venue to set the agenda for the year ahead in technology, business and entertainment, even powering a surge in global awareness as companies began debuting innovative technologies. CES, the world’s most powerful tech platform, welcomed more than 4000 exhibiting companies from across the globe to share their innovations and partnerships in artificial intelligence, sustainability, and other fields that are tackling big global challenges. Up to 130,000 attendees and media will see the stories of these companies. They include a record-breaking number of startups in Eureka Park® , the home of breakthrough technology, demonstrating that anyone can scale an idea that will change the world. Media coverage of CES 2024 exhibitors has already exploded. Before the show even began, the most discussed topics were artificial intelligence, entertainment and office hardware, plus gaming and e-sports. Brands are leveraging the power of CES to go viral, with advances in display technology, smart home and assistive tech, plus unexpected partnerships and solutions for enterprise.
(Source: Consumer Technology Association)
10.1.2024
INTERNORGA’s Supporting Programme Promises Great Things in 2024
Under 100 days to go – from 8 to 12 March 2024, INTERNORGA will showcase numerous national and international exhibitors as well as a diverse supporting programme. Hamburg will once again be a must-visit for the foodservice and hospitality market, with renowned speakers from companies such as McDonalds and Legoland, exciting workshops and masterclasses on topics including the world's most popular flat bread, top-class international congresses and prestigious awards for up-and-coming talents. As has become tradition, the five exciting days of the trade fair in Hamburg will again be preceded by the International Foodservice Forum, which will take place for the 42nd time in the Congress Center Hamburg the day before INTERNORGA gets underway. Europe’s biggest congress for professional catering, it is hosted together with the trade magazine foodservice. With Gamze Cizreli, founder of the successful Turkish restaurant chain BigChefs, McWin co-founder Henry McGovern, Manuela Stone, General Manager of Legoland Germany, and Mario Federico, CEO of McDonald's Germany, first-class speakers have once again been announced for 7 March 2024. More than 2,000 top decision-makers from all segments of the foodservice and hospitality market are expected to attend this major industry congress.
(Source: Hamburg Messe + Kongress)
10.1.2024
TDK and Goodyear Announce Collaboration to Advance Tire Intelligence Technologies
TDK Corporation (TSE 6762) and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) today announced a collaboration to advance next-generation tire solutions with the goal of accelerating the development and adoption of integrated intelligent hardware and software into tires and vehicle ecosystems. Together, the organizations plan to bring a robust tire sensing system to market, combining TDK’s software, sensor and electronic component expertise with Goodyear’s know-how in tire development, intelligent solutions and industry trends. “As the automotive industry continues to technologically advance, so too does the need for real time intelligence from the road to the tire to the car. This alliance will have the joint benefit of accelerating both technology and customer access to the highest performance sensor technology in the market,” said Jim Tran, General Manager, Americas HQ and Deputy General Manager, Technology & Intellectual Property Center, TDK Corporation. “We look forward to this collaboration with Goodyear, a worldwide market leader in the automotive segment.” The two industry leaders are in the process of conducting market research and technical exploration for a joint solution that delivers actionable insights improving vehicle performance, safety, and efficiency.
(Quelle: TDK)
8.1.2024
NürnbergMesse to Add sld mediatec as New Service Partner for Electrical Services
NürnbergMesse is expanding its network of Service Partners for its exhibitors. Effective 1 July 2024, sld mediatec of Nuremberg will join long-time Service Partner SPIE SAG GmbH as one of two companies offering electrical installation assistance at the Exhibition Centre. The addition is no unknown – sld mediatec has been a NürnbergMesse Service Partner for media equipment since July of 2023. “Services are utterly indispensable for organising and holding trade fairs. By adding sld mediatec as a new Service Partner for electrical work, we’re expanding the range of expertise and reliability we can offer as part of our customer service,” says Remo Zimmermann, Services Division Head at the NürnbergMesse Group.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
2.1.2024
EuroSkills 2027: The Preparations are Ready to Begin
Europe's top skilled professionals will be guests at Messe Düsseldorf: in 2027, more than 800 participants will be competing against each other at EuroSkills, the European Skills Championships, to find the best skilled workers in a variety of fields. More than 150,000 visitors are also expected. Preparations for this major event were kicked off with the presentation of the funding approval at Düsseldorf City Hall. The North Rhine-Westphalian Ministries for Labour, Health and Social Affairs (MAGS NRW) and for Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy (MWIKE NRW) are funding EuroSkills with a total of five million euros. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is supporting EuroSkills with a further five million euros. With its many years of expertise in the organisation of international events, its state-of-the-art, spacious exhibition centre and as a company that itself trains young people in a wide range of professions, Messe Düsseldorf provides the ideal setting for EuroSkills 2027.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
2.1.2024
Koelnmesse Builds Cologne's Largest Inner-city Photovoltaic System
4,800 modules with an output of almost 2.0 megawatt peak (MWp) will effectively reduce CO2 emissions by 1,200 tonnes annually. By constructing Cologne's largest inner-city photovoltaic system, Koelnmesse is taking another step toward achieving its goal of climate-neutral business operations by 2035. In the coming weeks, around 4,800 photovoltaic modules will be installed on the roofs of Hall 11 and the South Entrance, promising an annual yield of 2 million kilowatt hours. "Photovoltaics play a key role in our mission to achieve a future-oriented power supply," says Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse GmbH. "The self-generated energy will enable us to reduce our CO2 footprint by around 1,200 tonnes per year." "Large-scale projects such as Koelnmesse's photovoltaic system make an important contribution to the City of Cologne's ambitious goal of being CO2-neutral by 2035. Moreover, Koelnmesse is also acting as a role model for other companies to position themselves sustainably," says Henriette Reker, Mayor of the City of Cologne.
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
2.1.2024
SPECTARIS: A Milestone on the Pathway to Lab 4.0
As of December 14, 2023, the Laboratory & Analytical Device Standard (LADS) can be officially used and integrated within laboratory and analytical devices. After a four-year development phase, the first version is now available and has been guided by key use cases from industrial practice. LADS ensures that all laboratory equipment and connected applications speak the same language and can be networked quickly and cost effectively. Thanks to LADS, users are able to collate an individual set of devices that can exchange data with each other, regardless of their manufacturer or interface. “The major industry project has therefore been implemented according to schedule,” emphasizes Mathis Kuchejda, Chair of the Analytical, Bio and Laboratory Technology Division at SPECTARIS. “LADS enables the efficient networking of devices, automated systems, and processes and offers a decisive advantage in an increasingly competitive laboratory market.” According to a study carried out by McKinsey, digitalization and automation in quality laboratories can help secure savings of up to 50% in costs and up to 70% in delivery times.
(Source: SPECTARIS)
21.12.2023
SEMI Recognizes Edwards at SEMICON Europa 2023 for Exceptional Leadership
SEMI Europe and the SEMI European Advisory Council for Diversity and Inclusion announced Edwards as the recipient of the 2023 SEMI Industry Leader in Diversity and Inclusion Award. Christine Pelissier, General Manager, Customer Center EMEA of Semiconductor at Edwards accepted the award at SEMICON Europa 2023 during the Future of Work session. “I’m proud of the work that we’ve done at Edwards to promote diversity and embed a positive culture of inclusion,” Pelissier said. “We started our journey in 2019 and we still have work to do. This award is a recognition of the organization’s commitment to not just set targets but to do the work required to deliver on them.” “The semiconductor industry's capacity to innovate and sustain competitiveness in Europe relies significantly on a diverse and skilled workforce,” said Laith Altimime, President of SEMI Europe. “Over the past five years, Edwards has continuously focused on improving the diversity and inclusion of its workforce through innovative and progressive programs.”
(Source: SEMI)
21.12.2023
Innovation Forum at Peters Well Received
Lively discussions, knowledge sharing, networking and socializing - all of this characterised the Peters Coating Innovation Forum (PCIF). Kempen-based Lackwerke Peters GmbH & Co. KG used this first forum after the Corona period to present the technically upgraded conference room to the participants. A good 30 representatives from two dozen partner companies from Central Europe took the opportunity to find out about trends and innovations in the conformal coating segment over two days in the Lower Rhine region. The range of topics covered by renowned speakers included innovations in coating processes, conformal coatings of the future, cleaning before coating and non-contact coating thickness measurements. The program also included laboratory tours, plant presentations, exhibitions and a guided tour of Kempen's charming old town. "Shortly after the successful productronica, we have set a second exclamation mark with our inhouse exhibition for 2023," said Peters Managing Director Ralf Schwartz, expressing his satisfaction with the 10th PCIF where all facets of conformal coating in electronics production were highlighted. Ralf Schwartz is delighted with the great response to the fully booked Peters Forum, in which all aspects of the conformal coating process played a role. There was also plenty of opportunity for personal discussions during the lunch break and at the coffee counter at the Technology Days.
(Source: Lackwerke Peters GmbH & Co. KG)
21.12.2023
Domenico Iacovelli leaves ANDRITZ and Schuler
The ANDRITZ Supervisory Board and Schuler CEO Domenico Iacovelli have mutually agreed upon amicable terms on his departure as of December 31, 2023. Within the ANDRITZ Group, the President and CEO of ANDRITZ, Dr. Joachim Schönbeck, will be responsible for the Metals business area, to which Schuler belongs, as of January 1, 2024, and will be working closely with the Managing Directors Thomas Kamphausen and Dr. Peter Jost. Domenico Iacovelli had led Schuler since 2018. “Over the past few years of transformation, we have built a new, strong and innovative Schuler that we can be proud of,” says Iacovelli. “That's why I have no doubt that Schuler's future path will be successful and stable.” “We sincerely thank Domenico Iacovelli for his commitment and outstanding achievements, especially in the successful restructuring of the Schuler Group, the strategic development of battery technology for the electric vehicle industry and Andritz's entry into the green hydrogen market,” said Joachim Schönbeck, President and CEO of ANDRITZ.
(Source: Schuler Group GmbH)
20.12.2023
€150 Million EIB Loan to VGP Renewable Energy Finances Solar Energy Rollout on European Roofs
Today, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and VGP Renewable Energy N.V. signed a €150 million framework loan that will support solar panel installation on the roofs of VGP’s logistics centres across the European Union. The ten-year loan will contribute to accelerating the energy transition, strengthen the security of power supply and boost climate action. It is part of the EIB’s dedicated contribution to REPowerEU, the plan designed to end Europe’s dependence on fossil-fuel imports. It will also reduce the carbon footprint of VGP and its clients. VGP Renewable Energy N.V. is a wholly owned subsidiary of VGP, a listed pan-European real estate business specialised in the acquisition, development and management of warehouses and semi-industrial buildings. The company is implementing an ambitious initiative to expand its renewable energy production within its real estate portfolio across 14 EU countries. The focus of this programme is the installation of rooftop solar photovoltaic systems. The newly installed photovoltaics will generate up to 190 GWh in renewable electricity per year, enough to cover the consumption of 110 000 Europeans. A significant part of the electricity will be used onsite, improving the viability of the project. The installation is planned on existing roof areas, meaning the project will not require additional land. Furthermore, it will increase the value of the buildings through new business use.
(Source: European Investment Bank)
20.12.2023
Ascometal France Holding, Enters Into Exclusive Negotiations with Acciaierie Venete
The contemplated transaction encompasses Ascometal France Holding’s subsidiaries operating the plants of Hagondange (Moselle), Custines (Meurthe-et-Moselle), and Le Marais (Loire), and the activities and workforce of CREAS, Ascometal's research center. Swiss Steel Group is pleased that Ascometal France Holding has found a reliable and experienced partner in Acciaierie Venete, with industrial synergies, boasting an ambitious plan to strengthen the Ascometal plants of Hagondange, Custines and Le Marais. The contemplated transaction aligns with Swiss Steel Group’s commitment to sustainable practices and its strategic plan, which would support its transformation into a robust and best-in-class special long steel player, leading the green transformation in Europe. The contemplated transaction also aligns with Swiss Steel Group’s strategic focus on core business activities for further stabilization of the Group and long-term profitability. The transaction would allow Swiss Steel Group to strategically channel its investments into areas that promise sustained growth in alignment with its long-term vision and strengthening other production assets such as the French Ugitech. Acciaierie Venete has firmly committed to complete the contemplated transaction, which will be submitted to the relevant employee representative bodies of Ascometal. The transaction is subject to the completion of a number of conditions precedent, including the approval of the relevant regulatory authorities. Subject to these conditions being met, completion is expected in spring 2024.
(Source: Swiss Steel Group)
20.12.2023
Record Revenue: ZEISS Concludes Fiscal Year for the First Time with Revenue over 10 Billion
The ZEISS Group was able to continue its dynamic revenue growth with a growth rate at the very high level of the prior year. In fiscal year 2022/23 (reporting date: 30 September 2023), revenue rose to over 10 billion euros for the first time in the company's history (prior year: 8.8 billion euros, up 15%). Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were also up on the previous year at 1.7 billion euros (prior year:1.6 billion euros). All four segments of the ZEISS Group contributed to this growth despite the challenging market environment. "We can look back on another very successful fiscal year. To be able to continue on this dynamic growth path in the future, we need to set the right course now. We are doing this by investing huge sums in our further development", said Dr. Karl Lamprecht, President and CEO of ZEISS. "Our success is based on our distinctive innovative strength. To ensure this continues, we have invested 15% of revenue in research and development, personnel development and infrastructure – more than ever before.”
(Source: ZEISS Group)
19.12.2023
NürnbergMesse Invests in Exhibition Organizer trendfairs
NürnbergMesse Group has acquired a majority interest in trendfairs GmbH, a premium organizer of specialty trade fairs, based in Fürth and Munich. The new addition’s portfolio includes five high-end B2B events in interiors, lifestyle and technology, currently held in Germany and Austria, with a new one in Switzerland to arrive soon. “In trendfairs we gain a top-notch exhibition organizer whose excellent event expertise, impressive understanding of its customers, and perfectly fitted formats have consistently roused enthusiasm among exhibitors and visitors for years,” says NürnbergMesse Group CEO Peter Ottmann, welcoming the new acquisition. Michael Rambach, Managing Shareholder and founder of trendfairs GmbH, adds, “We apply a great deal of expertise and passion to create extraordinary trade fair concepts that always focus on the customer. As a member of the NürnbergMesse Group we plan to keep developing new topics and events, mining synergies, and growing in tandem together.”
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
19.12.2023
Innovative digital solutions showcased at IT-TRANS
In five months' time, the leading exhibition and conference for intelligent solutions in public transport will open its doors. From 14 to 16 May 2024, public transport stakeholders will gather for the seventh time in Karlsruhe for IT-TRANS, held in conjunction with global association UITP and Messe Karlsruhe. The focus will be firmly on driving digitalisation in the sector for more attractive, efficient, and resilient public transport solutions. Advance ticket sales for the exhibition and the conference, which is supported by Transport Minister Dr Volker Wissing, are now open. The application of practical transport solutions is one of the many highlights at IT-TRANS, both at the stands and during live demonstrations. For example, FZI will be demonstrating its autonomous "FZI Shuttle", which is able to recognise and drive around dynamic obstacles, and thus optimally handle unpredictable situations in road traffic without the need for a safety driver intervention. The FZI shuttle will transport IT-TRANS attendees between two intelligent stops, performing complex driving manoeuvres such as swerving and turning. "As the shuttle is not limited to a virtual track, it can use the entire width of a road," explains FZI division manager Dr Alexander Viehl.
(Source: Messe Friedrichshafen)
18.12.2023
COLLECTIBLE - The International Fair for 21st-century Collectible Design in Brussels
COLLECTIBLE, the international fair dedicated to 21st-century collectible design, is delighted to announce its return to the historic Vanderborght Building for its seventh edition from 7 to 10 March 2024. As the only international platform bringing together the best in high-end contemporary design, COLLECTIBLE has established itself as a global highlight where visitors can witness design history in the making. Striving to continuously push the boundaries of creativity, the fair showcases established and emerging galleries, design studios and independent editors in a dynamic integrated space, while collaborating with leading curators, design institutions and foundations. Since its inception in 2017, the fair has aimed to present high-quality and well-researched objects reflecting the latest currents, with a strong focus on premieres, forward-thinking unique pieces, and limited editions.
(Source: Collectible)
18.12.2023
SilMach Wins Best of CES® 2024 Innovation Awards for its Silicium Machinery
SilMach, a pioneering French deep-tech company in silicon micromechanics, has been awarded the highest honor at CES 2024 in Las Vegas. It has been awarderd the 1st place with its CES® 2024 Innovation Awards Best of Innovation honoree in the "Embedded Technologies" category, surpassing thirty other awardees and hundreds of applicants. This recognition highlights the technological breakthrough of its silicium machinery micromotor: the smallest and most autonomous in the world. Its unparalleled competitive advantages, such as compactness, frugality, and non-magnetism, have infinite potential for industries including aerospace, construction, transportation, medical, and watchmaking. The silicium machinery, developed by SilMach is entirely Made in France. It is the first micromotor designed for micromechanics. The micromotor leverages the advantages of silicon etching and hybridization techniques with micromechanical components from watchmaking. The revolutionary SilMach micromotor is the result of 20 years of intensive research and dozens of patents. It consists of only four parts surrounding a monolithic silicium machinery.
(Source: SilMach - Silicium Machinery)
13.12.2023
spoga+gafa 2024: Trends for Responsible Behaviour in and Around the Garden
When the coming spoga gafa invites guests to the Cologne exhibition halls from 16 to 18 June 2024, the focus will be on the green industry's responsibility for co-shaping a sustainable and healthy environment. The world's largest garden and BBQ trade fair is picking up on the current challenges and developments of the industry with its new key topic "Responsible Gardens". As such, as an international platform spoga gafa is also always a trend barometer. We are taking an initial look at the corresponding trends and what responsibility means in the individual trade fair segments garden living and garden unique, garden creation and care as well as garden bbq. The garden has many functions: It is an area for leisure activities, a meeting point for the family and friends as well as an area of recreation and place of retreat. Outdoor areas have to be designed to suit all generations for all of these activities. Outdoor living should be as pleasant as possible for the young and old. Outdoor furniture, sunshades or garden tools that are functionally optimised and easy to operate are thus conquering the outdoor space. Responsible design makes garden life easier: Ergonomically shaped seating furniture, age-appropriate sunbeds, planting tables for children or modular sofas that can be put together to suit the requirements and budget are just some examples of added comfort outdoors.
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
13.12.2023
AKL'24: Laser Technology for the Production of Tomorrow
From April 17 to 19, 2024, laser manufacturers and users from various industries will meet for the 14th time at the “AKL - International Laser Technology Congress” in the Eurogress in Aachen. 82 speakers will inform the visitors on the latest trends in laser technology in production. AKL'24 will present and participants will discuss the latest findings from applied research and pioneering achievements in the industry – from smart solutions for functional surfaces, AI-supported laser systems to networked digital manufacturing systems for the production of tomorrow. Registration for AKL'24 is now open at www.lasercongress.org.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)

13.12.2023
SEMI Honors Semiconductor Industry Sustainability Leaders
SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, today announced recipients of the 2023 SEMI Sustainability Excellence Award. SEMI President and CEO Ajit Manocha selected the award recipients based on their inspirational leadership and innovative approaches to expanding sustainability practices at their companies and in the semiconductor industry in order to meet aggressive net zero emission goals. The leaders were also recognized for their contributions to the Path to Net Zero session during the SEMICON West 2023 CEO Summit keynote program. The honorees will be commemorated on the SEMI Wall of Fame at the association’s headquarters in Milpitas. 2023 SEMI Sustainability Excellence Award honorees: Gary Dickerson, President and CEO, Applied Materials; Keyvan Esfarjani, Executive VP, Chief Global Operations Officer, GM of Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Operations, Intel Corporation; Dr. Mukesh Khare, General Manager of IBM Semiconductors and VP of Hybrid Cloud Research, IBM and Aamir Paul, President, North America, Schneider Electric.
(Source: SEMI)
12.12.2023
SEMICON Japan 2023 Opens Tomorrow
SEMICON Japan, the largest and most influential gathering of the microelectronics manufacturing supply chain in Japan, opens tomorrow at Tokyo Big Sight with more than 900 exhibitors from 19 regions showcasing their latest products and technologies. Registration is open for the Dec. 13-15 exhibition, conferences and technology symposiums. Themed Forward as One, SEMICON Japan 2023 will highlight cutting-edge technology innovations in areas including artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, power electronics, Internet of Things (IoT), smart mobility, and quantum computing. The event will also feature presentations and executive panels on key industry topics with thought leaders from the electronics design and manufacturing ecosystem, academia, and government.
(Source: SEMI)
12.12.2023
Schuler Industry Division under new management
Schuler Executive Vice President Frank Klingemann is stepping down as Head of the Industry Division at the end of the year as he enters well-deserved retirement. His successor will be Benjamin Fürst, who manages Schuler's site in Hessdorf and will continue to do so. The management of Schuler's Weingarten site, which was previously also held by Frank Klingemann, will be taken over by Service Executive Vice President Torsten Petrick in addition to his previous responsibilities. "Frank Klingemann has done an outstanding job as Executive Vice President, Division Manager and Site Manager since the beginning of 2020," explained Schuler CEO Domenico Iacovelli. "We wish him all the best for his new phase of life. For our customers and employees, it is an important signal of continuity that two experienced Schuler managers, Benjamin Fürst and Torsten Petrick, will seamlessly take over Frank Klingemann's responsibilities."
(Source: Schuler Group GmbH)
12.12.2023
Global hydrogen economy was a guest in Nuremberg
Three times as much space as last year and a new record number of participants: The HYDROGEN DIALOGUE 2023 – Summit & Expo powered by Handelsblatt Hydrogen Summit Update was a success: Over 1,500 participants in the Summit and Expo, representatives from over 30 nations and 48 exhibitors show the great success of the event in figures. “We aspired to be one of the key events in the global hydrogen industry, and we delivered,” says Jasmin Rutka, Event Director HYDROGEN DIALOGUE at NürnbergMesse. “We have brought together different perspectives in Nuremberg and provided a platform for concrete projects to emerge from this meeting.” After the first contact as a visitor last year, Wolfgang List, Managing Director of Pfaffinger Anlagenbau & Energietechnik GmbH, was pleased with the good discussions as an exhibitor this year: “The interest was good. I expect it to be even bigger next year – hydrogen is a growth market after all.” Jasmin Rutka is also already looking ahead to the next event: “The event was a milestone for us. We achieved our goal of bringing together all the key players in the hydrogen sector to exchange ideas and creating a highlight for the industry with this event. Now it’s time to build on this: Next year, the HYDROGEN DIALOGUE – Summit & Expo will be held in Nuremberg on 4 and 5 December 2024.”
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
11.12.2023
Fraunhofer ILT: Boost for Laser-based Inertial Fusion as Energy Source of the Future
In a historic breakthrough in December 2022, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), California, USA, successfully achieved a self-sustaining burning plasma, providing compelling evidence for the viability of Inertial Fusion Energy (IFE) as a crucial addition to carbon-free, safe, and clean energy sources. This remarkable accomplishment has led to the allocation of $16 million in funding by the US Department of Energy to establish the IFE Science & Technology Accelerated Research for Fusion Innovation & Reactor Engineering (STARFIRE) Hub. Fraunhofer ILT proudly contributes as part of the multi-institutional team led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a $16 million, four-year funding project to a team of multiple institutions led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to establish the STARFIRE Hub for Inertial Fusion Energy (IFE) Science & Technology Accelerated Research. Among the collaborating partners is the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
11.12.2023
SEMI Applauds Advancement of U.S. CHIPS and Science Act Incentives
SEMI, the industry association serving the global electronics design and manufacturing supply chain, today applauded the first award of U.S. CHIPS and Science Act incentives to strengthen the United States semiconductor industry ecosystem. “We commend the thoughtful approach the U.S. Department of Commerce has taken in awarding incentives and are pleased to see the advancement of incentives to bolster the resiliency of the domestic semiconductor supply chain,” said Joe Stockunas, President of SEMI Americas. “In order for the global semiconductor industry to support the push for digitalization and a diverse range of smart applications over the coming years, we must go beyond elevating just one facet of the supply chain and pursue a fortified ecosystem encompassing equipment, materials and advanced packaging. SEMI has advocated with the U.S. Chips Program Office to distribute incentives with this goal in mind, and we are confident in their understanding of the industry’s needs.”
(Source: SEMI)
8.12.2023
Art Basel returns to Miami Beach
The Art Basel fair returns this December to iconic Miami Beach, bringing together 277 galleries from around the world for a celebration of Modern and contemporary art. The show also welcomes 25 new galleries to its roster, and two-thirds of the line-up represent North and Latin America. The 'Meridians' sector, where artists can push their imaginations beyond the traditional art fair booth, will this year bring together 19 voices from various cultures to explore how we inhabit our world. Highlights include UBS Art Collection artist Gabriel de la Mora’s work from the series 'Ignea', which features materials appreciated by the Mesoamerican peoples for their symbolism and usefulness, and four trophy sculptures by Guyanese-British artist Hew Locke which reflect on the representation of power. Focusing this year on celebrating Latin America, the 'Conversations' program will bring together 35 thought-leaders for a series of live debates and panel discussions – including Singer-songwriter, producer, and activist Chance the Rapper, local museum Directors Silvia Karman Cubiñá of The Bass and Franklin Sirmans of PAMM, and art collector and philanthropist Estrellita Brodsky who was featured in our Collecting Works series.
(Source: UBS)
8.12.2023
Stefan Müller to become new Chief Financial Officer of Carl Zeiss AG
The Supervisory Board of Carl Zeiss AG has appointed Stefan Müller the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Carl Zeiss AG effective 1 January 2024. Müller is currently CFO of Paul Hartmann AG in Heidenheim, Germany. Previously, he worked at ZEISS for around 17 years in different positions, most recently as CFO and member of the Management Board of the ZEISS Industrial Quality & Research segment. Stefan Müller succeeds Dr. Christian Müller, who left the company at his own request in fall 2023 after more than 20 years at ZEISS. “We are pleased to have found a very suitable successor with Stefan Müller. He is already familiar with ZEISS from different perspectives and responsibilities at the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Medical Technology, and Industrial Quality & Research segments. Most recently, he also proved his expertise and leadership abilities outside of ZEISS,” says Dr. Michael Bolle, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Carl Zeiss AG. As a member of the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG, Stefan Müller will be responsible for different areas, including Business Services & Infrastructure, Auditing & Risk Management, Export Control, Health, Safety and Security, in addition to Finance and Controlling, Taxes, and Legal.
(Source: Carl Zeiss AG)
7.12.2023
SEMI Launches Leadership Accelerator to Cultivate Future-Ready Microelectronics Industry Leaders
SEMI today announced the SEMI Leadership Accelerator to foster industry growth by assisting organizations in cultivating the next generation of leaders. This initiative will support semiconductor supply chain organizations in evaluating high-potential employees, offering personalized leadership coaching, and delivering tailored training for individual and team development. Developed in a collaboration between SEMI Europe and Mercuri Urval, the SEMI Leadership Accelerator provides science-based, ISO-certified programs, empowering senior leaders, executives, and board members to navigate global challenges, drive business transformation, and achieve sustained growth in the semiconductor sector.
(Source: SEMI)
7.12.2023
The Race for Water Foundation Celebrates 13 Years of Ocean Conservation
Race for Water Foundation, a pioneer in ocean conservation, marks its 13th year of ongoing commitment and concrete action. As 2024 approaches, the foundation is proud to announce its next Odyssey in the Mediterranean Sea aboard the MODX 70, the 1st Zero Carbon Emission catamaran. After two worldwide expeditions against plastic pollution, the foundation is setting sail again with new ambitions: demonstrate the importance of a healthy ocean to fight climate change and promote solutions to decarbonise maritime transport. Race for Water Foundation is also renewing its historic partnership with Ocean Developpement shipyard, in collaboration with Aeroforce, builder of the MODX 70, the first zero-emission catamaran navigating with 100% renewable energy. This revolutionary and exceptional vessel will become the Foundation’s itinerant ambassador, symbolizing Race for Water’s commitment to sustainable navigation, in harmony with the Ocean.
(Source: Race For Water Foundation)
5.12.2023
BOAT & FUN BERLIN 2023 turns Berlin into the Capital of Water Sports
When November is at its coldest, bringing with it the first snow, it is time for BOAT & FUN BERLIN to light up the display halls around the Berlin Radio Tower. From 30 November to 3 December 2023 the Berlin Exhibition Grounds will become an eldorado for everyone interested in and fascinated by water sports and leisure activities in, on and around water. And so, just in time for the first weekend of Advent, Berlin once again becomes the capital of water sports. BOAT & FUN BERLIN is not only the place to be for water sports enthusiasts and tourists who just before the season ends are preparing for next year – for fishing enthusiasts, travelholics, camping fans and outdoor enthusiasts this is also the right event. “This wide-ranging, high-quality and attractive display of exhibitors, brands and models – from more countries than ever before and featuring numerous trade fair and world debuts – once again shows that Berlin is and remains the capital of water sports“, says Daniel Barkowski, project manager for BOAT & FUN BERLIN.
(Source: Messe Berlin)
5.12.2023
Koelnmesse Further Expands its Successful International Business and Brings gamescom 2024 to Brazil
Premiere in South America: The largest gaming event in the world will be stopping off in São Paulo from 26 to 30 June 2024 Koelnmesse on course for international growth: After Cologne and Singapore, Brazil is now the third destination for the successful format Brazil was the partner country of gamescom 2023 in Cologne. A high-ranking delegation from the state and city of São Paulo used the opportunity to promote the strongest economic region in South America with its own gamescom in the business metropolis. In addition to the successful concept in Cologne and gamescom asia in Singapore, there will now be another international gamescom, as it will be taking place for the first time at the São Paulo Expo trade fair and congress centre from 26 to 30 June 2024. "Thanks to our subsidiary in São Paulo, we are very familiar with the strengths of the city as a trade fair, media and communications location, especially in the field of computer and video games," says Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse, explaining the company's long-standing investment in Brazil and South America. "With gamescom latam, the portfolio of our activities will be perfectly complemented by an extremely successful format and the global gamescom brand in terms of content and geography." gamescom latam will use the modern and centrally located São Paulo Expo trade fair and congress centre for its event.
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
5.12.2023
BMW Group to Build State-of-the-art Talent Campus in Munich
The BMW Group is to set up a state-of-the-art Talent Campus in Munich. The new building will be erected in the northeast of the home plant, on the site of the former carpark on Riesenfeldstraße. Together with Munich’s existing buildings and training spaces, the new structure will form an open campus that provides training and education for the BMW Group’s approx. 40,000 Munich-based employees – 900 trainees among them. It will be home not only to cutting-edge training spaces and workshops but also a staff restaurant and a public café. In addition, new green spaces will integrate production seamlessly into the neighbourhood. The new Talent Campus will open for business in the summer of 2025. “Training and education are key to our transformation and to making the BMW Group electric, digital and circular. With the new Talent Campus, we are investing in a flexible, needs-based education infrastructure for our Munich site and adding another crucial component in the global training and education campaign that will make the BMW Group fit for the future,” said Ilka Horstmeier, Member of the Board of Management at BMW AG, People and Real Estate, Labour Relations Director.
(Source: BMW Group)
4.12.2023
Art Basel Hong Kong Returns to Full Scale with a 2024 Edition Featuring
Art Basel today announced the list of 242 leading international galleries selected for its 2024 Hong Kong show. This represents a return to pre-pandemic numbers, with an additional 65 exhibitors joining the fair compared to 2023. Galleries from 40 countries and territories across Asia, Europe, North and Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa will present artworks of the highest quality spanning all market segments, from 20th-century masters to established contemporary artists and today’s most exciting emerging voices. Angelle Siyang-Le, Director, Art Basel Hong Kong, said: “Art Basel Hong Kong is excited to announce our 2024 edition, returning in full scale with a warm welcome to exhibitors from around the world, including the 68 galleries that had taken a hiatus and 25 newcomers. Our goal is to connect guests from all around the world in our home, Hong Kong, by offering possibilities of collaboration and innovation inspired by art and artists. As the key strategic cultural hub in Asia and Asia Pacific, the city plays an important role, more than ever, in bridging the evolving art landscape across regions.”
(Source: MCH Group)
4.12.2023
Husky Celebrates Grand Opening of New State-of-the-Art Service Center in Jeffersonville, Indiana
Husky TechnologiesTM, a pioneering technology provider enabling the delivery of essential needs to the global community, celebrated the grand opening of a new state-of-the-art service center in Jeffersonville, Indiana yesterday with an official ribbon cutting ceremony event. This strategic investment comes as Husky celebrates its milestone 70th year anniversary, confirming an ongoing commitment to service excellence and innovation. Tony Black, Husky’s President of Service, reflects on this milestone, "Our new, state-of-the-art facility in Jeffersonville is more than just a building; it's a testament to our seven decades of commitment to providing unparalleled service to our customers. With its cutting-edge operational capabilities, this service center represents our vision for the future. It sets a new standard in service delivery, offers a comprehensive range of readily available OEM parts, and reaffirms our commitment to our customers in the Americas region." Leveraging its relationship with Neovia Logistics, a global leader in third-party logistics, the new service center has been designed to include key features, such as, enhanced warehousing equipment and innovative processes, alongside a packaging area redesigned to deliver optimal service levels. In addition, the center implements advanced inventory optimization technology, securing a wider selection of readily available OEM parts, parts kits, upgrade, and modernization solutions.
(Source: Husky Technologies)
1.12.2023
Global Semiconductor Equipment Billings Drop 11% Year-Over-Year, SEMI Reports
Global semiconductor equipment billings contracted 11% year-over-year to US$25.6 billion in the third quarter of 2023, while quarter-over-quarter billings slipped 1% during the same period, SEMI announced today in its Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (WWSEMS) Report. “The Q3 2023 dip in equipment billings was due to softening chip demand,” said Ajit Manocha, SEMI President and CEO. “However, China has shown strong demand and spending power for mature-node technologies, a sign of the industry's resilience and growth potential in the long run.” Compiled from data submitted by members of SEMI and the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ), the WWSEMS Report is a summary of the monthly billings figures for the global semiconductor equipment industry.
(Source: SEMI)
1.12.2023
SEMI: New Energy Collaborative Aims to Accelerate Creation of Low-Carbon Energy
Aiming to reduce global semiconductor ecosystem carbon emissions, SEMI and the Semiconductor Climate Consortium (SCC) have created the Energy Collaborative (EC) to understand and clear roadblocks to the installation of low-carbon energy sources in the Asia-Pacific region. The EC, a collective of industry leaders, will provide a consolidated view of priorities for low-carbon energy in the region. “Sharing resources to start this foundational semiconductor industry sustainability work now is important to enable wider access to low-carbon energy in the next five to ten years,” stated Young Bae, SCC Governing Council member and sponsor for the SCC Scope 2 Working Group, and Global Business Director, Advanced Cleans Technologies at DuPont. “One of the key action areas the SCC has identified is the lack of low-carbon energy plans and actions in the Asia-Pacific region. The EC will help the SCC by accelerating investments to broaden access.”
(Source: SEMI)
30.11.2023
The Essen Motor Show 2023 starts tomorrow in Essen (Germany)
The Classic & Prestige Salon, an absolute success in the industry, will once again open its doors on Saturday, December 2, 2023 (preview and press day: December 1, 2023), for all lovers of exclusive, high-performance and historically unique automobiles. It will take place for the 41st time as part of the Essen Motor Show, which has established itself as the largest annual motor show in Germany. On a generous 17,000 square meters of exhibition space in Halls 1 and 2, the Classic & Prestige Salon presents several hundred extraordinary exhibits, the diversity of which will surprise even connoisseurs and experts. The Classic & Prestige Salon is backed by S.I.H.A., by far the most experienced organizer in the industry. In its 41st edition, the Classic & Prestige Salon once again manages the feat of looking beyond many borders and thus showcasing the entire exciting spectrum of automotive passion. It has an excellent reputation as the most established classic car exhibition and sales salon. There are also numerous youngtimers, super sports cars and prestige automobiles.
(Source: Messe Essen)
30.11.2023
Prime Lithium AG Reserves Strategic Site for Potential Lithium Production
Deutsche Rohstoff AG announces significant progress in Prime Lithium AG’s recent developments. Prime Lithium is a 88% subsidiary of Deutsche Rohstoff. Deutsche Rohstoff AG founded Prime Lithium AG in 2021 to position itself in the rapidly growing battery value chain in Germany (see press release dated 21 March 2022). During the past two years, a Deutsche Rohstoff team has been working with external experts to identify suitable chemical processes to convert lithium-containing raw materials into Lithium hydroxide and to examine manufacturing options in Germany. Lithium is the most important raw material for modern high-performance batteries for electromobility. Prime Lithium has signed a reservation agreement for a site comprising of 22 hectares, located in Stade Chemical Park at the river Elbe in Lower Saxony. This site benefits from major advantages of the chemical Verbund structure such as direct raw material supplies to operate a lithium production. The Stade Chemical Park is operated by the US company The Dow Chemical Company (Dow). According to Prime Lithium management, there are only a few sites in Germany that offer such excellent conditions for setting up a production plant for large-scale and sustainable manufacturing of lithium hydroxide.
(Source: Deutsche Rohstoff AG)
22.11.2023
German Industry Proposes New Development Standard for Safe Automated Driving
Four years ago, the German automotive industry joined forces with 21 partners in a project to develop the world’s first structures for the verification of safety standards for automated vehicles in an urban environment. The results of the joint Verification and Validation Methods (VVM) project are now available. The findings of the pre-competitive research project, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action and initiated by the VDA flagship initiative autonomous and connected driving, will be discussed in detail at the final presentation at the Carl Benz Arena in Stuttgart today. The higher the level of automated driving and the more complex a system’s area of application, the more factors need to be taken into account during development. The first SAE Level 3 systems for freeway driving and an SAE Level 4 system for driverless parking have already been approved. Expanding the use of these systems to other applications – such as urban traffic – means that the vehicle and system become much more complex and subject to far stricter requirements. This explains the need for suitable verification and validation methods, which was the focus of the VVM project’s efforts.
(Source: Robert Bosch GmbH)
21.11.2023
SilMach Wins Best of CES® 2024 Innovation Awards
SilMach, a pioneering French deep-tech company in silicon micromechanics, has been awarded the highest honor at CES 2024 in Las Vegas. It has been awarderd the 1st place with its CES® 2024 Innovation Awards Best of Innovation honoree in the "Embedded Technologies" category, surpassing thirty other awardees and hundreds of applicants. This recognition highlights the technological breakthrough of its silicium machinery micromotor: the smallest and most autonomous in the world. Its unparalleled competitive advantages, such as compactness, frugality, and non-magnetism, have infinite potential for industries including aerospace, construction, transportation, medical, and watchmaking. The silicium machinery, developed by SilMach is entirely Made in France. It is the first micromotor designed for micromechanics. The micromotor leverages the advantages of silicon etching and hybridization techniques with micromechanical components from watchmaking. The revolutionary SilMach micromotor is the result of 20 years of intensive research and dozens of patents. It consists of only four parts surrounding a monolithic silicium machinery. Its unique technical advantages set it apart from other micromotors on the market.
(Quelle: SilMach)
21.11.2023
Deutsche Rohstoff AG: Strong Development in Wyoming
Deutsche Rohstoff AG provides an update on the development in Wyoming. With the acquisition of approximately 70,000 acres of leases in 2020 and 2021 and the joint venture with Oxy, the operational focus has shifted from the fully developed acreage in Colorado to Wyoming since early 2022. In the last 14 months, 28 wells have started production, 23 of them in the Niobrara formation and five in the Turner formation. Of the 28 wells, 21 have been drilled as part of the joint venture with Oxy. On average, the wells are exceeding expectations. This expectation is around 500,000 barrels of oil per well over the entire production period. The results of the wells and the record figures after nine months with sales of EUR 136.6 million and EBTIDA of EUR 101.6 million also clearly show that development of the Wyoming acreage has started successfully. The potential of over 100 further possible wells also lays the foundation for development in the coming years.
(Source: Deutsche Rohstoff AG)
13.11.2023
Diverse Talks Programme and Well-known Guests at ART COLOGNE 2023
Things are getting started this coming week, and the 56th edition of ART COLOGNE will open its doors from 16 to 19 November 2023. In addition to a high quality exhibition of around 170 galleries and dealers from around the world and various special events, the art fair offers those interested in art a diverse talks programme over three days. Well-known guests and experts will discuss current themes and challenges of the art scene from Friday, 17 to Sunday, 19 November. A total of 18 different discussions will take place in the ART COLOGNE TALKS LOUNGE in Hall 11.1, D 011. All programme points will be streamed live via the website www.artcologne.de.
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
13.11.2023
SEMI Report: Global Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry Set for Q4 2023 Recovery
The global semiconductor manufacturing industry is on track for recovery in the fourth quarter of 2023, setting the stage for continued growth in 2024, SEMI announced today in its Q3 2023 publication of the Semiconductor Manufacturing Monitor (SMM) Report, prepared in partnership with TechInsights. Electronic sales are predicted to register a robust 22% quarter-over-quarter increase in Q4 2023, adding to 7% growth posted in Q3 2023. IC sales are expected to rise 4% sequentially after improving 7% in Q3 2023 as end demand improves and inventories normalize. Despite the improvement in electronics and IC sales, semiconductor manufacturing indicators remain soft. Fab utilization rates and capital expenditures continue to decline in the second half of this year. Overall, CapEx on non-memory is expected to outperform memory in 2023, but even spending in the non-memory segments has begun to weaken. Total capital expenditures in Q4 2023 are hovering at the levels seen in Q4 2020.
(Source: SEMI)
10.11.2023
Fraunhofer ILT: Igniting inspiration for e-mobility
One of the crucial questions of transforming mobility is "how can e-vehicles be manufactured sustainably and economically at the same time?" The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, Germany, which has developed electrifying solutions for laser technology together with industrial partners, has several answers. nLight Plasmo, Precitec and 4D Photonics, among others, will be presenting the monitoring of laser-welded joints at the LSE - Laser Symposium Electromobility 2024 on 23 and 24 January, 2024. The companies will be demonstrating live on site how their process monitoring ensures flawless welding processes. Herbert Diess, the former CEO of the Volkswagen Group, described the battery as the "heart of the electric car and the key to the future of mobility." This is also reflected in the price: According to the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWi), the battery accounts for up to 40 percent of the added value of an electric vehicle. No wonder, then, that 40 battery gigafactories are currently under construction or in planning in Europe alone.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
10.11.2023
BIOFACH 2024: From a Diverse Range of International Products to the Future of Food
Nuremberg will become the focal point for organic products, sustainability, and innovation in the sector, when representatives from the entire value chain gather at BIOFACH, the world’s leading fair for organic food, from 13 to 16 February 2024. The event is co-located with VIVANESS, the international trade for natural and organic cosmetics and personal care. Visitors to BIOFACH 2024 are set to enjoy knowledge-sharing and networking, discover new products, and drive the organic sector forward. The necessary scope is provided among other things by the themed special display areas and the BIOFACH CONGRESS with its wide-ranging programme. In 2024, the congress theme will be: “Food for the future: Women’s impact on sustainable food systems.”
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
10.11.2023
iENA: High Quality of Innovations Presented
The first inventors’ fair took place in Nuremberg in 1948. Since then, the iENA has developed into an international meeting place every year. After three exciting days at the fair, the organisers, Henning and Thilo Könicke – managing directors of AFAG Messen und Ausstellungen – were positive in their assessment: “We’re highly satisfied with the iENA 2023. We were able to showcase over 500 exciting ideas, inventions and new products in Nuremberg. Special thanks go to our partner China this year and the China Association of Inventions (CAI). The inventors who exhibited report excellent discussions and new prospects for their innovations. It was clearly noticeable that the quality of innovations on display has increased. As a result, the iENA was also a particularly attractive offering for investors and licensors”. ext year, the international trade fair “Ideas – Inventions – New Products” iENA Nuremberg will take place from Saturday, 26 to Monday, 28 October 2024. The Innovation Congress will accompany iENA on Monday, 28 October 2024.
(Source: AFAG Messen und Ausstellungen GmbH)
9.11.2023
Meyer Burger Launches a Series of Video Portraits
In a multi-part series of video portraits, Meyer Burger Technology AG looks at the current situation of the solar industry in Europe. In it, CEO Gunter Erfurt visits companies along the solar value chain and talks to those responsible about the future of the energy transition “Made in Europe”. The conversations, including with Martin Zugg, Managing Director of Interfloat Corporation, Jan Brunner, Chief Sales Officer of Krannich Solar GmbH & Co.KG, and Helmut Ruhl, Group CEO of AMAG AG, can now be viewed weekly and in several parts on Meyer Burger's YouTube channel. “With this series, we want to show how multifaceted the solar industry is in Europe and how much potential it has,” says Gunter Erfurt. “Not only have thousands of new jobs been created here, but there are also new entrepreneurial approaches on the table. Europe as a manufacturing location is indispensable overall as an innovation driver and technology leader worldwide.” Interesting insights have emerged during his visits, providing a view of the economic and industrial contexts of the industry in Europe. From the production of solar glass to the trade for the assembly of modules to commercial and private end customers, key players in the European solar industry are presented.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology AG)
7.11.2023
IRES 2023: 17th International Renewable Energy Storage and Systems Conference
EUROSOLAR, the European Association for Renewable Energy, and the Center for Ageing, Reliability and Lifetime Prediction of Electrochemical and Power Electronic Systems (CARL) at RWTH Aachen University are joining forces for one of the world's most important energy storage events in November 2023. From November 28 to 30, 2023, scientists and experts from many countries, European and worldwide, will meet on the Aachen campus to present their research results and jointly exchange information on the progress of storage technologies for renewable energies. "Energy storage is at the heart of the deep and rapid energy transition and its renewable energy systems - and a foundation of critical climate stabilizing measures. IRES holds a world-leading position as a scientific refereed conference on innovation and development of renewable energy storage systems. EUROSOLAR e.V. is proud to host IRES 2023, our conference now in its 17th year, and to publish with the Paris-based open-access publisher Atlantis," said EUROSOLAR President Prof. Peter Droege, Chair of the Organizing Committee.
(Source: EUROSOLAR)
7.11.2023
Husky Returns to Gulfood Manufacturing Showcasing Technologies and Solutions
Husky TechnologiesTM, a pioneering technology provider enabling the delivery of essential needs to the global community, is returning to Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai, UAE from November 7-9. Husky’s booth, located in Hall 2, Stand B 2-4, is showcasing the company’s latest technologies, solutions and services designed to enable regional food and beverage packaging producers to increase sustainability while achieving growth, flexibility, differentiation and world-class production capabilities. “As we celebrate our 70th year in business and close to 20 years serving the Middle East, we are excited to be exhibiting at Gulfood Manufacturing and are now even more resolute in our commitment to enabling producers to be more competitive in this dynamic and growing region,” said Wassim Labban, Husky’s Vice President, Rigid Packaging, EEMEIA, SEA, ANZ. “In today’s global economy, there is an immediate need to address the challenges of evolving markets while driving sustainable practices. At Gulfood Manufacturing, we are presenting how we are responding to this demand by delivering essential innovations that enable the circular economy, in this region and around the world.”
(Source: Husky TechnologiesTM)
3.11.2023
CEO on Tour: Meyer Burger Launches a Series of Video Portraits
In a multi-part series of video portraits, Meyer Burger Technology AG looks at the current situation of the solar industry in Europe. In it, CEO Gunter Erfurt visits companies along the solar value chain and talks to those responsible about the future of the energy transition “Made in Europe”. The conversations, including with Martin Zugg, Managing Director of Interfloat Corporation, Jan Brunner, Chief Sales Officer of Krannich Solar GmbH & Co.KG, and Helmut Ruhl, Group CEO of AMAG AG, can now be viewed weekly and in several parts on Meyer Burger's YouTube channel. “With this series, we want to show how multifaceted the solar industry is in Europe and how much potential it has,” says Gunter Erfurt. “Not only have thousands of new jobs been created here, but there are also new entrepreneurial approaches on the table. Europe as a manufacturing location is indispensable overall as an innovation driver and technology leader worldwide.” Interesting insights have emerged during his visits, providing a view of the economic and industrial contexts of the industry in Europe. From the production of solar glass to the trade for the assembly of modules to commercial and private end customers, key players in the European solar industry are presented.
(Source: Meyer Burger)
3.11.2023
SEMI Launches Industry 4.0 Readiness Assessment Model
SEMI today announced availability of the new Industry 4.0 Readiness Assessment Model (IRAM) to help organizations across the semiconductor supply chain assess and track their smart manufacturing technology deployment progress and develop a roadmap for their digital transformations. Created through a collaboration of the SEMI Smart Manufacturing Initiative and industry experts, IRAM aids companies in identifying technology enhancements critical to scaling and sustaining their Industry 4.0 transformation to improve chipmaking efficiency, productivity, and quality. “The new SEMI IRAM will help semiconductor companies assess their Industry 4.0 compliance as they implement smart manufacturing practices that demand greater connectivity inside chip fabs and throughout the supply chain,” said Ajit Manocha, SEMI President and CEO. “Crucially, the service will also facilitate cybersecurity decision-making as semiconductor companies work with their supply chain partners to protect data traversing Industry 4.0 networks.”
(Source: SEMI)
2.11.2023
Swiss Steel Group Successfully Completes Divestiture of Eastern European Entities
Swiss Steel Group, a leading producer of special long steel solutions, is pleased to announce the successful completion of the divestiture of several distribution entities in Eastern Europe. This strategic move towards a global distribution network that promotes and sells own mill products represents a milestone in the ongoing implementation of Swiss Steel Group's vision for the future and the continuation of its strategic program, SSG 2025. In February 2023 IMS group, a division of JACQUET METALS, a well-established leader in the distribution of specialty metals, and Swiss Steel Group signed an agreement for the sale of entities in the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia that have generated a total net revenue of EUR 158 million and an EBITDA of EUR 12 million in 2022 with 267 employees. This collaborative approach underlines the commitment of both organizations to provide high-quality products and services to their valued customers. The divestiture allows Swiss Steel Group to streamline its operations and bolster its focus on core strengths, positioning the company for increased competitiveness and long-term growth. Swiss Steel Group reaffirms its commitment to maintaining its existing mill-direct business in the respective countries.
(Source: Swiss Steel Group)
2.11.2023
ISM 2024: More Exhibitors, more Diversity and New Highlights
In the year 2024, ISM, the leading global trade fair for sweets and snacks, is more international and diversified than ever before. With 1,350 exhibitors from 70 countries and 35 pavilions from Europe, Asia, North and South America, the trade fair is presenting a wide spectrum of products and innovations. The participants include both established global leaders and national industry giants as well as aspiring young companies and start-ups from countries like Albania, Algeria, Canada, Jordan and Uzbekistan. The six halls of ISM offer the visitors the opportunity to experience the world of sweets and snacks with all their senses. Particularly the expansion of Hall 4.2 including new country pavilions from the USA, Latin America and the Middle East open up room for additional, international diversity. These are enhancing the already established pavilions from Belgium, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
2.11.2023
SEMI Report: Worldwide Silicon Wafer Shipments Fall in Q3 2023
Worldwide silicon wafer shipments decreased 9.6% quarter-over-quarter to 3,010 million square inches in the third quarter of 2023, a 19.5% drop from the 3,741 million square inches recorded during the same quarter last year, the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) reported in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry. “The decline in global silicon shipments continued as a result of the ongoing broad-based inventory correction cycle,” said Anna-Riikka Vuorikari-Antikainen, Chairman of SEMI SMG and Chief Commercial Officer at Okmetic. “Silicon wafer shipments for the computing, communications, consumer and memory markets saw the most pronounced declines due to a softening in demand and continuing economic uncertainties, while the automotive and industrial sectors were resilient during this period.” Silicon wafers are the fundamental building material for the majority of semiconductors, which are vital components of all electronic devices. The highly engineered thin disks are produced in diameters of up to 12 inches and serve as the substrate material on which most semiconductors are fabricated.
(Quelle: SEMI)
1.11.2023
MedtecLIVE 2024 – Leading Companies are Already on Board
Preparations for one of the leading medtech events in Europe are already in full swing: MedtecLIVE 2024 will take place at Landesmesse Stuttgart from 18 to 20 June. The event is regarded as a central meeting point for experts across the entire value chain of the medical technology industry and offers users and suppliers suitable space and unique opportunities for business initiation and inspiring exchange, as well as a wealth of information, inspiration, and opportunities in the accompanying supporting program. Preparations for one of the leading medtech events in Europe are already in full swing: MedtecLIVE 2024 will take place at Landesmesse Stuttgart from 18 to 20 June. Exhibitors who decide to book a stand by 30 November 2023 can benefit from attractive early booking conditions. The event is regarded as a central meeting point for experts across the entire value chain of the medical technology industry and offers users and suppliers suitable space and unique opportunities for business initiation and inspiring exchange, as well as a wealth of information, inspiration, and opportunities in the accompanying supporting program.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
1.11.2023
Dr. Jochen Köckler Elected to the UFI Board of Directors
Dr. Jochen Köckler, Chairman of the Board of Management of Deutsche Messe AG, has been elected to the Board of UFI, the World Association of the Exhibition Industry. The UFI is the global trade association of the world's trade show organizers and exhibition center operators as well as the most important national and international trade show companies. "We bring people together to drive innovation. This makes the trade fair industry a key driver of progress and prosperity," says Köckler. "I'm all the more pleased to be able to represent Germany as a trade fair center on the UFI board to make visible the innovative power that is ignited by face-to-face encounters at trade fairs." The main objective of the UFI is to represent, promote and support the business interests of its members and the exhibition industry. UFI directly represents more than 50,000 exhibition industry workers worldwide and also works closely with its 60 national and regional association members. There are currently more than 820 member organizations registered as members in over 85 countries around the world.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
31.10.2023
TDK Presents World's First SMD Inrush Current Limiter
TDK Corporation has developed the J404, the world's first* surface-mountable inrush current limiter (ICL) based on PTC (positive temperature coefficient) technology. Designed for DC voltages of up to 500 V and AC voltages of up to 350 V, the device (order number B59404J0170A062) automatically and intrinsically limits excessive currents in applications such as DC links and charging devices in electromobility. Due to the very compact dimensions of 13.5 x 10 x 11 mm (L x W x H), users can save up to 70% space and weight on the PCB with this surface-mount design. The components can also be processed quickly in automated production lines. As a result, the new component is ideally suited for numerous industrial and automotive applications. The reference temperature at which the device becomes highly resistive is +170 °C, with a heat capacity of 1 J/K and a thermal time constant of 100 s. At room temperature, the electrical resistance is 500 ?, with a minimum value of 150 ?. The J404 can switch off a defect (short circuit) up to 100 times, and up to 100,000 cycles when charging and discharging capacitors.
(Source: TDK)
31.10.2023
MEDICA 2023: How Patient care at home becomes a Success
A hundred start-ups and more than 120 high-calibre professional speakers: These are just the “naked” facts which this year’s MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM will present as an established part of the programme at the world’s leading medical trade fair MEDICA 2023 in Düsseldorf from 13 to 16 November, which will feature more than 5.200 participating companies. The agenda at the Forum (in Hall 12), however, also offers multiple content highlights. Among these are, for example, the finals of two start-up competitions: At the 12th MEDICA Start-up COMPETITION on Tuesday afternoon (14 November from 3 p.m.), the focus is on the entire spectrum of innovations for the healthcare sector: from artificial intelligence (AI) to health apps, solutions for laboratory diagnostics and medical robotics. For the first time this year, “Sustainability” features as a novel category. The 15th “Healthcare Innovation Worldcup” on Monday afternoon (13 November from 1 p.m.), by contrast, focuses instead on intelligent “Internet of Medical Things” (IoMT) solutions like, for example, digital biomarkers, smart bandages and network-connectible wearables.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
31.10.2023
Covestro Achieves EBITDA Guidance for third Quarter
Covestro’s third quarter of 2023 was characterized by a persistently difficult market environment with continued low demand in all regions. Covestro’s Group sales declined by 22.7 percent to EUR 3.6 billion (previous year: EUR 4.6 billion), mainly as a result of lower selling prices and a slight reduction in volumes sold. The Group’s EBITDA fell by 8.3 percent to EUR 277 million (previous year: EUR 302 million). In addition to exchange rate movements, this was attributable, inter alia, to a decrease in volumes sold due to lower demand. In contrast, higher margins had a beneficial effect on EBITDA, since the decline in the selling price level was more than offsetby lower raw material and energy prices compared to the extremely high raw material prices in the prior-year quarter. Lower selling and administrative expenses and a decrease in fixed cost of goods thanks to the Group’s strong focus on efficiency also had a positive effect. Net income in the third quarter was EUR –31 million (previous year: EUR 12 million), and the free operating cash flow (FOCF) rose to EUR 308 million (previous year: EUR 33 million).
(Source: COVESTRO Deutschland AG)
30.10.2023
Peter Ottmann elected to the UFI Board of Directors
Peter Ottmann, CEO of the NürnbergMesse Group, has been elected to the Board of the World Association of the Exhibition Industry UFI (Union des Foires Internationales) for the next three years. "I am looking forward to being able to represent Germany as an exhibition venue in the international exhibition world together with my German colleagues in the future. Around the globe, people organize trade shows to provide a stage for innovations - UFI makes this global industry visible," says trade show boss Peter Ottmann, who is also a member of the umbrella organization of the German trade show industry AUMA as Vice Chairman. "I am proud that we have so many enthusiastic members who want to contribute to strengthening our industry. It is a challenging time to make such a contribution and to rebuild and relaunch our trade shows around the world. So I extend a big and personal thank you to all of the newly elected and re-elected members," said Michael Duck, UFI president and executive vice president of commercial development at Informa Markets.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
30.10.2023
Fraunhofer ILT Demonstrates Solid, Future-oriented Portfolio
Fraunhofer institutes are links between research and industrial application. The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be demonstrating how impressively these links work at formnext from November 7 to 10, 2023 in Frankfurt am Main. Each exhibit tells a success story from completely different industries and applications, with completely different materials and processes. For more than 35 years, Fraunhofer ILT has been driving additive manufacturing (AM) forward – especially of metallic components, for example with laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) or laser material deposition (LMD). In addition to looking at sustainability, the institute’s broad-based research focuses on optimizing economic efficiency. To this end, the laser experts view the process chains from beginning to end: starting with component design to process control, materials and systems engineering, right through to finishing. In close cooperation with leading companies, the Aachen institute is continuously involved in exciting developments, some of which it will be presenting at the joint Fraunhofer booth in Hall 11, booth D31 at formnext in Frankfurt, Germany.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
27.10.2023
Fraunhofer ILT Demonstrates Solid, Future-oriented Portfolio
Fraunhofer institutes are links between research and industrial application. The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be demonstrating how impressively these links work at formnext from November 7 to 10, 2023 in Frankfurt am Main. Each exhibit tells a success story from completely different industries and applications, with completely different materials and processes. For more than 35 years, Fraunhofer ILT has been driving additive manufacturing (AM) forward – especially of metallic components, for example with laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) or laser material deposition (LMD). In addition to looking at sustainability, the institute’s broad-based research focuses on optimizing economic efficiency. To this end, the laser experts view the process chains from beginning to end: starting with component design to process control, materials and systems engineering, right through to finishing. In close cooperation with leading companies, the Aachen institute is continuously involved in exciting developments, some of which it will be presenting at the joint Fraunhofer booth in Hall 11, booth D31 at formnext in Frankfurt, Germany.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
27.10.2023
SEMI Report: Global Silicon Wafer Shipment Growth to Bounce Back in 2024
Global shipments of silicon wafers are projected to decline 14% in 2023, to 12,512 million square inches (MSI) from the record high of 14,565 MSI in 2022 before bouncing back in 2024 as wafer and semiconductor demand recovers and inventory levels normalize, SEMI reported today in its annual silicon shipment forecast. Continuing softness in demand for semiconductors and challenging macroeconomic conditions are driving the 2023 decline. Momentum from the 2024 rebound is expected to continue through 2026, with wafer shipments setting new highs as silicon demand increases to support artificial intelligence (AI), high-performance computing (HPC), 5G, automotive and industrial applications. Silicon wafers are the fundamental building material for the majority of semiconductors, which are vital components of all electronic devices. The highly engineered thin disks are produced in diameters of up to 12 inches and serve as the substrate material on which most semiconductor devices, or chips, are fabricated.
(Source: SEMI)
27.10.2023
iba 2023: Champions of Confectionery
And the winner is: South Korea. Yeon Sunheum and Han Doyoung who unreservedly deserved and won “The iba.UIBC.CUP of Confectioners”, which comes with a gold medal for confectionery and was held live at the trade fair. The participating confectioners’ challenge? Creating sweet artworks on world class level based on this year’s competition theme “The Animal World”. One theme, eight top talents from four countries and a tons of confectionery skill: participants of “The iba.UIBC.CUP of Confectioners” showed their sweetest slights of hands on Thursday 26 October. There were confectioners from Taiwan, Germany, Korea and Norway, ready to impress the international panel of judges with their craftsmanship. With strong competition and very limited time, the teams of two achieved the tasks assigned to them on the theme of “The Animal World” with distinction. They had to create a showpiece, an iced cake, three different types of petit fours, pralines, sculpted figures and theme-based sweet baked goods. All the ingredients had to be edible and all the decorative elements had to be created on site.
(Source: GHM)
26.10.2023
TDK and LEM set to Collaborate for electrification applications
TDK Corporation and LEM International SA announce that they have entered into a development agreement of custom TMR dies for next-generation integrated current sensors. TDK, a leading magnetic sensor solution provider, headquartered in Japan will develop tunnel magnetoresistance (TMR) dies for LEM. LEM, a leading current sensing expert, headquartered in Switzerland will incorporate these TMR dies into their integrated current sensors (ICS), a critical component used in rapidly expanding electrification applications like onboard chargers (OBCs) in EVs. This collaboration will further position TDK’s TMR technology to succeed in the automotive and industrial markets, two sectors in which LEM brings deep expertise, especially in booming segments such as energy storage, motor drives, and solar inverters. TDK expects to bolster its market position on magnetic sensors by offering superior products that support existing and upcoming applications in market trends like energy transformation (EX) and digital transformation (DX). LEM selected TDK as a partner based on its best-in-class technology performance – including accuracy and noise – as well as reliable supply, automotive quality, and process maturity. The current sensor market is fragmented and requires high volume and cost-effective products. For this promising market, TDK and LEM will produce a sensor that is faster, more accurate, and with lower noise than existing solutions.
(Source: TDK)
26.10.2023
gamescom asia 2023: Where Asia’s Gaming Scene Converge
gamescom asia, the satellite event of the world’s largest video games festival, gamescom, concluded successfully in Singapore last week. Held from 19-22 October in Singapore at Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, the event saw record-breaking attendance across trade and public visitors with more than 34,000 visitors, 136 exhibitors and country pavilions from 67 countries, setting a new standard as the largest combined gaming event in Singapore. Mathias Kuepper, Managing Director of Koelnmesse Singapore, the organiser of gamescom asia, said: “With the successful debut of our physical Entertainment Zone, gamescom asia has created a holistic experience for business and public attendees, complete with game try-outs, previews and more. The strong showing of exhibitors and visitors has ignited Asia's enthusiasm for appreciating and consuming top-notch gaming content. We can’t wait to show what gamescom asia in 2024 and beyond can bring to the world stage.”
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
26.10.2023
Covestro Launches Mechanical Recycling Polycarbonate Compounding Line in China
Covestro has commenced operations at its first dedicated mechanical recycling (MCR) compounding line for polycarbonates at its integrated site in Shanghai, China. This line is set to produce over 25,000 tons of premium-quality polycarbonates and blends containing mechanically recycled materials annually, in response to the growing demand for post-consumer-recycled (PCR) plastics, particularly in applications within the electrical and electronic products, automotive, and consumer goods sectors. "The launch of our MCR production line marks another significant stride in our journey towards achieving a circular economy and operational climate neutrality by 2035," said Sucheta Govil, Chief Commercial Officer of Covestro. "Plastic waste recycling is pivotal in realizing this vision, and through the expansion of our recycled plastics production capacity, we aim to lead the way in driving sustainability across diverse industries." Covestro is committed to supplying over 60,000 tons of recycled-content polycarbonates annually in the Asia Pacific region by 2026, in response to robust market demand. Recently, the company also transformed an existing compounding line at its Map Ta Phut site in Thailand for mechanically recycled polycarbonate.
(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
25.10.2023
Launch of the SPS CareerDrive Career Portal
The shortage of skilled workers has been a major issue for several years and has also impacted the automation industry. Due to the high demand for experts and motivated junior staff, Mesago Messe Frankfurt, the organizer of the leading international trade fair SPS - Smart Production Solutions, has now launched the SPS CareerDrive jobs portal this fall to support companies in finding suitable experts. The SPS has always been an opportunity for talented individuals to get a personal feel for the career opportunities available and for companies to present themselves as potential employers. But the ever-present shortage of skilled workers worldwide has prompted a change in thinking. According to a study conducted at the beginning of the year by the Institute of the German Economy (IW Köln), Germany, for example, has a shortage of 88,600 skilled workers in energy and electrical professions. In mechanical and automotive engineering, the gap is estimated to be 56,600, while the shortfall in the IT sector is calculated to be 50,600 skilled workers. Consequently, employee recruitment and retention are at present among the most important HR management issues for many companies. With the SPS CareerDrive career portal, Mesago provides a new platform and opportunity for companies and job seekers to offer and find employment in the automation industry, not only during the event, but throughout the entire year.
(Source: Mesago Messe Frankfurt)
25.10.2023
Anuga 2023 Exceeds all Expectations
Anuga, the world's largest and most important trade fair for food and beverages, is the undisputed leader and demonstrated over the course of five days that it is the place-to-be for the industry.The following figures reflect the strong participation: Boasting around 140,000 trade visitors from 200 countries and approx. 7,900 exhibitors from 118 countries the leading global trade fair exceeded all expectations. The share of foreign exhibitors was 94 percent and at 80 percent there was a record share of foreign visitors. This makes Anuga more international than ever and confirms its ongoing success as the number one global food trade fair. "Over the decades, Anuga has established itself as the undisputed number one event. And the current edition is proof of our quality and relevance in a rapidly developing sector. We are proud to unite and strengthen the global food and beverage community under the flag of Anuga," Gerald Böse, President and Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH, emphasised.
(Source: Koelnmesse gmbh)
25.10.2023
Compact Single-Frequency Lasers for Easy OEM Integration
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(Source: TOPTICA Photonics AG)
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Nearly all of the more than 1200 expert visitors arrived at this year’s DeburringEXPO in Karlsruhe with specific tasks and strong demand for information from the 10th through the 12th of October. For the majority of the 107 exhibiting companies from 13 countries, this resulted in excellent contacts and new projects with good prospects for post-event business. With more than 500 participants, the bilingual expert forum also lived up to its reputation as a coveted source of knowledge. Deburring and the production of precision surface finishes are just one aspect of surface treatment technology. But due to quality and cost considerations, manufacturing companies are focusing on them to an ever greater extent. This is confirmed impressively by the current challenges and projects brought along to this year’s DeburringEXPO by the 1214 visitors (roughly 10 % more than in 2021) from the 10th through the 12th of October. 20% of the event’s visitors came from outside of Germany and 18 countries were represented. The largest percentage of visitors came from Germany, followed by Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Slovenia. “The fact that participation at the trade fair paid off for the exhibiting companies is more important than the figures themselves,” notes Hartmut Herdin, managing director of private trade fair promoters fairXperts GmbH & Co. KG.
(Source: fairXperts GmbH & Co. KG)
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Paris+ par Art Basel Broadens its Presence in Paris
The second edition of Paris+ par Art Basel came to a close on 22 October, once again showcasing the French capital's exceptional cultural dynamism and its continued rise as a global art market hub. Featuring 154 premier galleries including 61 operating spaces in France, the show offered a vibrant panorama of the country's thriving art scene, to which it further contributed with an expanded, freely accessible public program realized in collaboration with the city's world-class cultural institutions and unfolding across six storied Parisian locations. This second edition was emboldened by a strong showing of leading international participants from Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, including 15 galleries who joined Paris par Art Basel for the first time. The fair took place at the Grand Palais Éphémère from October 20 to 22, 2023 and attracted an overall attendance of 38'000 throughout its VIP and public days. The fair's next edition will unfold in the event's permanent venue, the iconic Grand Palais, from October 18 to 20, 2024.
(Source: MCH Group)
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arburgSOLUTIONworld: A Finger on the Pulse!
At Fakuma 2023 in Friedrichshafen, ARBURG showcased its exceptional ability to deliver comprehensive solutions in plastics processing. The trade public made active use of the opportunity to experience live how greater sustainability, digitalisation and automation can be implemented in the world of plastics with the aid of a total of 20 exhibits on the company's own stand and at partners' stands. They received comprehensive advice at the interactive “arburgSOLUTIONworld” exhibition area and from the more than 200 Arburg employees from around 25 countries who were present each day on the 1600 square metre trade fair stand. “Fakuma was once again an important platform for us to engage in in-depth discussions with customers and interested parties, and to convincingly demonstrate that we are far more than 'just' a premium machine manufacturer”, says Juliane Hehl, Managing Partner, Global Marketing & Business Development. "In fact, our customers get from us what they need for their economic success and competitive advantage - namely customised complete solutions for efficient production and energy-efficient plastic parts manufacturing. At this point, I can promise you: our customers can rely on our resilient family business, with its 100-year history of success, especially in difficult economic times, both now and in the future!”
(Source: ARBURG)
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Art Antwerp 2023: Discover the Participating Galleries
This year, the fair welcomes 72 participating galleries from 12 different countries. Among these 72 galleries is a mix of well-established galleries with over a decade of contributions to the art world, as well as young and upcoming galleries. 32% of the participating galleries will participate for the first time at the fair. Featuring a strong programme, half of the galleries come from Belgium, of which 16 of these galleries are from Antwerp itself, while the other half, totaling 37 galleries, come from abroad, keeping the DNA of the fair international and most definitively strongly locally rooted.
(Source: Easyfairs)
20.10.2023
Paris+ par Art Basel opens today!
Paris par Art Basel 2023 opens to the public tomorrow, October 20 at the Grand Palais Éphémère. Do not miss out on discovering 154 premier galleries with exhibitions by French and international artists, from 20th-century masters to emerging voices. We wanted this edition of Paris par Art Basel Conversations to explore expanded frameworks and peripheral shifts within the artworld, since art invariably evolves through those working at the margins whose practices resist easy categorization. The program offers a unique perspective on our fleeting present – one that is equally alert to contemporary fluctuations and historical foundations. Adopting an artificer’s vision, this year’s Conversations look at art without denying its subterfuges, recognizing its effects and sentiments, and accepting that the pages of even the grandest narratives are held together at the margins.
(Source: MCH Group)
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Successful inter airport Europe 2023
Last week, the 24th edition of inter airport Europe, the International Exhibition for Airport Equipment, Technology, Design & Services, ended at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany after four days of flourishing business. From 10 - 13 October, more than 14,000 attendees of which over 7,500 were trade visitors came to Munich to network, discover the latest trends and developments in the airport industry and source innovative equipment and systems. This represents a 74% increase in visitor numbers compared to the previous show in 2021. The growth in visitor numbers, the high level of internationality and readiness to invest indicate that the recovery of the airport industry is in full swing. A total of 437 exhibitors from 37 countries showcased their products at the world’s leading exhibition for the airport industry. The top-five exhibitor countries were Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands.
(Source: inter airport Europe, RX)
19.10.2023
Lackwerke Peters at the productronica 2023 in Munich
At productronica, the world's leading trade fairfor electronics development and production, Peters presents the printable ELPEPCB® heatsink paste HSP 801 which features an increased thermal conductivity. In terms of thermal management, this is setting new standards. "The density of electrical components on printed circuit boards continues to rise inexorably," reports Sven Kramer (photo). The chemical engineer is Head of Application Technology at the Kempen-based coatings manufacturer. According to Kramer, ever more complex circuits have to be accommodated in ever smaller spaces. Along with the use of power components, some of which generate a high power loss in the form of heat, a targeted dissipation of the power loss from the point of origin and its release into the environment is necessary.
(Source: Lackwerke Peters GmbH & Co. KG)
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interlift 2025: New Location for the World's Leading Trade Fair for Elevators
The interlift is the leading trade fair for elevators and brings together over 500 exhibitors in 2023 to present their innovations and products to guests from all over the world. Around 18,000 visitors from home and abroad are expected on the four days of the trade fair. The joy of reunion is great, for many experts, associations and companies the interlift is the only industry trade fair they will visit this year. The Association for Lift Technology VFA-Interlift, as the professional partner of the trade fair, and the interlift organiser AFAG Messen und Ausstellungen made the decision for the new location together, in consultation with the trade fair advisory board. "This decision was not easy for us. Augsburg has been a committed and competent partner of the interlift since 1991. With the move to Nuremberg we are setting the course for the further development of the interlift, which is not given at the current location. We are already looking forward to welcoming the lift world 2025 in Nuremberg, with the proven concept but new potential," says Achim Hütter, Chairman of VFA-Interlift e.V.
(Source: Messe Nürnberg)
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Paris Internationale 2023 Opens Tomorrow in Paris
The ninth edition of Paris Internationale will take place between October 18 and October 22 in the Central téléphonique Le Coeur on 17 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, a stone’s throw from the Grands Boulevards. Free, daring, multi-generational, inclusive and collaborative, Paris Internationale maintains its founding values through a selection that reflects the richness and diversity of a new generation of galleries and artists they support. From Wednesday 18 to Sunday 22 October, access to Paris Internationale is free but requires prior registration. For this, you just need to fill in the form available on our website. You will then receive a personal invitation containing your access code.
(Source: PARIS INTERNATIONALE)
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SEMI Statement on New U.S. Export Controls
SEMI, the industry association serving the global electronics design and manufacturing supply chain, today released the following statement on new export controls announced today by the U.S. Commerce Department: “We recognize and appreciate that sustaining a robust U.S. semiconductor sector is central to the Administration's national security objectives. However, given the risks of unilateral and broad controls, we will continue to evaluate the consequences of these export controls and communicate to the Administration the impacts to the global and U.S. semiconductor supply chain.”
(Source: SEMI)
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2023 Energy Taiwan and Net-Zero Taiwan opens Oct. 18 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 (TaiNEX 1) to showcase the latest innovations and collaboration opportunities in the world’s drive toward net-zero carbon emissions. Jointly organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Green Energy and Sustainability Alliance (GESA), a SEMI Industry Group, the event is Taiwan’s largest platform for promoting renewable energy across solar power, wind power, smart storage and emerging energy sources. Registration is open. The three-day event featuring forums and expositions will gather representatives from the renewable energy industry, public sector, academia and research organizations to explore ways to increase green energy production.
(Source: SEMI)
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iba 2023: hands-on digitalisation
Robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and automated order and payment processes: digitalisation is on the rise. Digitalisation is also one of the key focus topics at iba. Visitors will discover new opportunities, the right partners and practical examples in the iba.DIGITALISATION AREA. Offering a wide range of opportunities, the aim of the new iba.DIGITALISATION AREA supported by AHA 360° & Shop-IQ in hall A4 (stand 610 and 420) is to provide visitors with the right solutions and partners to take their companies forward into the future and enable them to increase their level of digitalisation. What does the digital age mean for the baking industry and how do I position myself as a business? How can traditional business models and practices in the baking and confectionery trade benefit from the digital transformation? These and other questions will be answered by experts at the world’s leading trade fair for the baking and confectionery industry. Then, just a few steps further, visitors will come across hands-on innovative solutions.
(Source: GHM)
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HUSKY Appoints John Linker as Chief Financial Officer
Linker will replace John Hafferty, who joined Husky in 2019 following the company’s transition to new ownership. Over the past four years, Hafferty was tasked with improving the company’s accounting and finance operations, assembling a strong team and ensuring best practices were in place throughout the organization. “John Hafferty was instrumental in the continued development of the Husky finance organization, and we are grateful for all his contributions,” said Husky CEO John Galt. “The groundwork he laid paves the way for a seamless transition to the next phase of the company’s growth and evolution.” Linker joins Husky from Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since April 2022 as well as Chief Operations Officer since 2023. Prior to that, Linker was an executive at JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. (NYSE: JELD) for more than nine years from 2012 to 2022 where he held leadership positions including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
(Source: Husky Technologies™)
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Anuga 2023 Exceeds all Expectations
Anuga, the world's largest and most important trade fair for food and beverages, is the undisputed leader and demonstrated over the course of five days that it is the place-to-be for the industry.The following figures reflect the strong participation: Boasting around 140,000 trade visitors from 200 countries and approx. 7,900 exhibitors from 118 countries the leading global trade fair exceeded all expectations. The share of foreign exhibitors was 94 percent and at 80 percent there was a record share of foreign visitors. This makes Anuga more international than ever and confirms its ongoing success as the number one global food trade fair. "Over the decades, Anuga has established itself as the undisputed number one event. And the current edition is proof of our quality and relevance in a rapidly developing sector. We are proud to unite and strengthen the global food and beverage community under the flag of Anuga," Gerald Böse, President and Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH, emphasised.
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
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TAE Technologies Applauds California’s Landmark Fusion Energy Bill
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed landmark legislation, Assembly Bill 1172, on October 7, 2023. Authored by State Assemblymember Lisa Calderon (D-Whittier) and spearheaded in the Senate by Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), the bill supports California’s fusion energy industry by recognizing this cutting-edge technology’s safety and environmental benefits while setting the stage for the state’s future regulatory framework. Home to innovators and fusion pioneer TAE Technologies, the bill’s signing makes California the first U.S. state to enshrine in law the fundamental distinction between fusion energy and traditional nuclear fission. AB1172 also recognizes the diversity of scientific approaches to achieving fusion’s transformative potential for the California grid for the first time. “Fusion energy can advance California’s progress towards its statutory renewable energy and climate mandates. Fusion energy development presents an opportunity to further promote California’s workforce development within the renewable energy sector,” the legislation states.
(Source: TAE Technologies)
13.10.2023
Strong Exhibitor Response to electronica 2024
There are still around 13 months to go until electronica 2024, but preparations for the world’s leading trade fair and conference for electronics are already in full swing. From November 12 to 15, 2024, the international electronics industry will once again converge on the Munich exhibition grounds. Exhibition Director Katja Stolle and Philip Harting, Chairman of the electronica Advisory Board and CEO of the HARTING Technology Group, provide an outlook on the topics and highlights of the next electronica.
(Source: Messe München)
13.10.2023
Vertical Pro 2023: Two Days of Concentrated Climbing Expertise
The carabiners will click shut again in November and ropes will run through belay devices and trained hands: For the third time, vertical professionals will come together to share information, try out products and network at Friedrichshafen's trade fair for rope access technology, work at heights, climbing and bouldering halls as well as ropes courses and rescue at heights. "Vertical Pro combines a trade fair and a symposium, focusing on interdisciplinary exchange," explains Klaus Wellmann, CEO of Messe Friedrichshafen. "We are delighted to once again be able to bring the international field together at an authentic live location with numerous opportunities for demonstration and testing." "Our long-standing partnerships underline the versatility of the operating ranges when working at heights," says show director Sharon Kommer, referring to the close cooperation with the German Alpine Association (DAV), the International Adventure Park Association (IAPA), the DRK Mountain Rescue Württemberg and the German Association for Rope Access (FISAT) as partners in the supporting program. "With this, the entire range of climbing and rope access technology will be presented in two halls at the Vertical Pro in November, not only in the exhibition area, but also in the professional forums."
(Source: Messe Friedrichshafen)
12.10.2023
Fraunhofer IPMS: Photonic Quantum Chip for Fast and Reliable Random Number Generation
The German Ministry for Research and Education BMBF is funding the CBQD project - chip-based quantum random device - for research into quantum-safe high-speed communications. In the CBQD project, a compact chip will be developed that generates random numbers at high speed based on quantum photonic effects. It meets the requirements of the Common Criteria for IT product security. The chip will become the basis for numerous IT security applications. Fraunhofer IPMS is responsible for coordination and QNRG chip integration in the project. In IT security, random numbers are of enormous importance as they are used for cryptographic procedures such as key generation, thus ensuring the security of data in terms of confidentiality, integrity and authenticity. Quantum random number generators (QRNGs) use quantum mechanical phenomena such as the decay of atoms or photon phase noise from laser sources to generate unpredictable and random data, promising the highest possible security because the output values are based on the quantum mechanical principles of indeterminacy and superposition. They provide secure random number generation for future communication systems and can be used in various fields such as government, banking, critical infrastructure and the Internet of Things.
(Source: Fraunhofer IPMS)
12.10.2023
H55 Commences Construction of its North American Premises in Saint-Hubert (Quebe)
H55, a renowned pioneer in electric propulsion and battery management systems, proudly announces the commencement of construction for its highly anticipated Canadian premises. This groundbreaking event signifies a major milestone in H55’s commitment to the Canadian market and its ongoing global expansion efforts. The establishment of the Canadian subsidiary aligns with H55’s international expansion strategy and its commitment to meet the growing demands of its North American customer base. H55 has formed a wholly owned subsidiary in Canada, H55 Inc., strategically located at Saint-Hubert Airport in the greater Montreal area. H55 Canada will work in close collaboration with existing customers, including Pratt & Whitney Canada, CAE, and Harbour Air, for product development, customization, and customer support. The new facility that we start constructing today will be equipped with a state-of-the-art production line, with initial battery pack production scheduled to commence in 2024.
(Source: H55 SA)
11.10.2023
MEMS & Sensors Executive 2023 to Spotlight Sensorization Driving Global Solutions
Industry visionaries and experts will gather November 6-8 at the MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress (MSEC 2023) at the WIGWAM Resort in Phoenix, Arizona for insights into the latest trends and innovations in sensorization. Themed Sensorizing Our World – Driving Global Solutions, the conference will highlight applications and technology advances for growth markets including automotive, biomedical and MEMS healthcare, AI and generative AI, metaverse, positioning, navigation and timing (PNT), and sustainable smart cities. Registration is open. “I’m very excited about this year’s MSEC 2023 theme of driving global solutions through sensorization,” said Tim Brosnihan, Executive Director of the SEMI MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG). “Sensors are essential to helping the world overcome challenges on a number of fronts, from climate change and transportation to improving health. At the same time, these obstacles create tremendous business and societal opportunities. We look forward to hosting industry leaders as they offer perspectives on the path forward.”
(Source: SEMI)
11.10.2023
Paris Internationale 2023 Announces Public Programs
Paris Internationale’s public programs facilitate exchanges and conversations between members of the international art worlds. Encouraged by the richness and popularity of her previous proposals, Paris Internationale has invited Anissa Touati to conceive the fair’s public programmes for the third year running. Reflecting the vitality of Paris Internationale, these discussions will focus on the programming of the institutions that make France an essential art scene and Paris one of the most innovative and dynamic cities for contemporary art. The public programs take place throughout the fair and are accessible for free.
(Source: PARIS INTERNATIONALE)

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