The SMTconnect brings together people and technologies from the areas of development, production, services, and applications in connection with microelectronic assemblies and systems. Here, you can learn more about the event and the most important figures.
The SMTconnect 2023: Facts and figures at a glace
The SMTconnect as a meeting point for all areas of electronics manufacturing within microelectronics looks back on a successful 2023 event. It again showed itself to be future-oriented, up-to-date and close to market needs. The positive mood on site is also reflected in the figures:
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The SMTconnect (formerly known as SMT Hybrid Packaging until 2018) provides an ideal setting for sharing ideas within the electronic manufacturing community. The event sees itself as a meeting place for all fields of microelectronic production, including electronic manufacturing services.
In doing so, the exhibition focuses on the following subjects:
The Assembly and Interconnection Technologies sector incorporates the full breadth of technology and design tools necessary for mounting microelectronic components onto the smallest of spaces. Furthermore, it allows for the linking of microelectronics and non-electronic microcomponents with full systems.
With the properties that they offer, materials and semi-finished goods provide an important foundation for the components and systems at a later stage. Components can hardly be seen by the naked eye and are getting ever smaller; however, the reduced need for space, a reduction in weight and greater concentration of the components are placing new demands on machines, materials and processing and placement technologies.
This area addresses, amongst others, the production of electronic assemblies using a range of different technologies. The omnipresence of electronic products in all areas of life has resulted in huge changes in production requirements. And this, in turn, is creating considerable challenges in the field of production technologies, for example, through the miniaturisation of components and the constant pressure to reduce costs.
Production quality is determined not least by the auxiliary equipment. Appropriate storage, transport and the handling of materials, components and part products are important prerequisites for a stable production process.
Companies often have to face the commercial decision: “Do we make or do we buy?” Having the right resources and staff available, as well as the quality of the product, play as much of a role in answering this question, as the financial considerations. Often external suppliers can produce a higher quality item much more cost-effectively. Companies also need partners with whom they can develop new products, as well as research and improve technologies.
It is almost impossible these days to find a device that doesn’t operate electronically. Electronics are therefore a critical factor in product functionality. In electronic assembly production, quality demands are at their highest.
There is a particular focus on Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) in electronic production. The, in some cases, very high degree of automation necessitating far-reaching integration of MES within the facility is of particular interest. Alongside MES systems, with the subcategories of business and machine data collection, even more product areas will be addressed at SMTconnect.
At the SMTconnect, you can interact with visitors from the following sectors:
- Academic institutes
- Air- and spacecraft industry
- Automobile engineering
- Chemical industry
- Computing electronics
- Consumer electronics
- Development services
- Editors, publishers
- Industrial electronics
- Medical electronics
- Rail and traction
"I have established close connections to market companions at the SMTconnect over the years and have intensified these throughout my entire working life. The networking and personal exchange with existing and new contacts is what makes this event most appealing to me and this is why I’ve been an integral part of the SMTconnect community for 25 years."
Experts from well-known companies already learned about solutions, developments and ideas regarding electronic assemblies and systems at the event, including, among others:
AB Electronic Devices
Adam Opel AG
AEG Power Solutions GmbH
Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
Alcatel Lucent Deutschland AG
Allied Visions Technologies GmbH
B. Braun Melsungen AG
BCD Chemie GmbH
Bosch Rexroth AG
Bundesdruckerei Berlin GmbH
Carl Zeiss AG
Danfoss Silicon Power GmbH
Deutsche Telekom AG
Diehl Metering GmbH
E-T-A Elektrotechnische Apparate GmbH
Endress+Hausser GmbH & Co. KG
Euroimmun Medizinische Labordiagnostik AG
Festo AG & Co. KG
Fresenius Medical Care GmbH
Fronius International GmbH
Fujitsu Technology Solutions
Grundig Business Systems GmbH
Liebherr Elektronik GmbH
MAN Truck & Bus AG
MGV Stromversorgungen GmbH
Miele & Cie. KG
NIDEC MOTORS & ACTUATORS (GERMANY) GmbH
Pilz GmbH & Co. KG
Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
Semikron Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG
SEW Eurodrive GmbH & Co. KG
TechniSat Digital GmbH
ThyssenKrupp System Engineering GmbH
TQ Systems GmbH
Turck Beierfeld GmbH
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
Würth Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG
Zollner Elektronik AG