Recap SEMICON Europa 2021 – the importance of ‘going live’
January 25, 2022 – From November 16-19, 2021, the SEMICON Europa trade show was held in Munich, together with the Productronica show. It was the first major live event for CITC to present itself to the international semiconductor audience since early 2020.
SEMICON Europa was very important for CITC being our first large event with significant international impact. From our inception in mid-2019, there have been very few opportunities to personally introduce ourselves to our prospective customers. Many trade shows were canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, this event could take place. As expected, the number of visitors was significantly lower compared to previous years; approximately 50% of the visitors in 2018. However, the booth CITC shared with partner TNO Holst Centre was well attended. With over 60 leads, many from international companies, the show proved to be instrumental for our further growth ambitions.
Spotlight on additive manufacturing
Looking back at the overall show, one of the interesting observations was the presence of several additive manufacturing (AM) equipment suppliers. Because it is currently reaching a tipping point in usability, AM creates opportunities for new packaging concepts with increased design freedom and reduced manufacturing complexity.
A very visible exponent of this development was the presence of the large booth of Nano Dimension in addition to several other companies who were advertising their capabilities in this field. It was no coincidence that CITC and TNO Holst Centre also showed their work and activities in AM. One of our joint innovation program lines focuses on the potential application of AM in (semiconductor) package manufacturing.
Events in 2022
The importance of ‘going live’ was obvious. We were delighted to showcase our capabilities to major and international organizations for the first time. Now that we’ve done it once, we hope to continue meeting people at live events. In 2022, we plan to exhibit at several shows and conferences. For now, we have the following events on our agenda: PCIM in May, PIC International Conference in June, European Microwave Week Milano in September and, of course, SEMICON Europa in November. We hope to meet you at one of these shows!