The Power of Technology - NEPCON China 2014 Has Successful Run in Shanghai

18 Jun 2014

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NEPCON China 2014—The 24th China International Electronics Production Equipment & Microelectronics Industry Exhibition (NEPCON China) was held at the Shanghai World EXPO Exhibition & Convention Centre from April 23-25. NEPCON China is the largest surface mount technology (SMT) and electronics manufacturing industry event in Asia.

The 2014 edition covered innovative products and technologies from around the world, including SMT, surface welding technology, electronics measurement and testing, electronics manufacturing automation (EMA) and electrostatic prevention. The show offered integrated solutions from SMT to EMA. Several onsite activities focused on industry hotspots and development trends, creating a vibrant and productive occasion for participants.

With an overall display area of 25,000sqm, NEPCON China 2014 attracted over 500 companies from 22 countries and territories. An additional 20,973 trade visitors and buyers from around the world joined. This show is now one of the largest, longest-running trade and purchasing events in China’s (and Asia’s) electronics manufacturing industry.

New technologies are good news for the SMT and electronics market.

At NEPCON China 2014, a record 1,000+ electronics manufacturing, test and measurement equipment and products, components from over 500 enterprises worldwide were exhibited. Fuji, Hitachi, Tokyo Juki, Panasonic, Samsung Techwin, ASM, Yamaha, Universal, Mydata, ASYS, DEK, Speedline, Kurtz ersa, Nordson, BTU, Henkel Loctite, Indium, KIC International and more presented their best innovations for surface mount, test and measurement, welding, EMA, etc.

Xia Qing, Juki’s Business Director, said, “This year, we debuted Juki’s high-speed modular machines, RX6 and RX7, at NEPCON China. This is our first exhibition since the Juki and SONY SMT departments merged. This year’s exhibition was one in of the best attended of the East China events we take part in. Juki has exhibited at NEPCON for many years. Again this year, the organizers’ services and communication were very good. We will join NEPCON South China NEPCON (Shenzhen) and NEPCON West China (Chengdu). Automation is a developmental trend we hope to see in the future.”

Discussing participation in NEPCON China and future trends, Christopher M. Larocca, OK International President and CEO, said, “This year, we displayed new products at NEPCON. We were pleased to note how the show has improved, with more visitors of high quality. Our booth attracted a lot of traffic, which was particularly pleasing. The whole NEPCON service team was great and we found working with them easy.

“We know that automation will be a key development trend. Our customers will also undergo transformation of production modes, so OK’s products will also adapt to changes in large markets. It is also worth mentioning that we will emphasise 3D printing technology, from customers’ needs to equipment development. We hope to see more of that at future NEPCON China events.”

Business Matchmaking, Leveraging The Power Of Face-To-Face Interaction

To raise ROI for participants, the organizers of NEPCON China established a business matchmaking team. Through pre-show surveys and in-depth communication, the team offered over 360 pre-selected buyers the chance to be matched with 65 exhibitors. The team also organized nearly 100 business talks during the exhibition.


On exhibition days, the purchasing and technical personnel of Jiangsu Tianwang Solar Technology sought suppliers and met several exhibitors, including from Future Industry Technology, Folungwin, Hong Kong Zhongke Industry, Gangyang Chuxin Electromechanical and Kuka Robotics for in-depth talks, thanks to the business matchmaking plan. Manager Fan of Jiangsu Tianwang Solar Technology thanked the team for finding appropriate exhibitors suited to their needs.

Rise Of Wearable Tech, Sci-Tech Exhibition Area

Wearable Device Experience Zone
With a growing societal focus on health and the flourishing Internet of Things, wearable tech is rising in popularity. At NEPCON 2014, smart watches including pebble, cookoo, Geak Watch, Withings Pulse smart sports tracker, 360 child guards and various smart bracelets were well received by buyers and visitors. Top-notch smart glasses like Google Glass (available in limited quantities worldwide) were highly praised by the whole audience. The Wearable Smart Device Exhibition & Salon Theme Activity, designed to explore industry development opportunities and look ahead to industry trends in 2014 with respect to technological and market development of wearable smart devices and related innovative products and applications, was collocated with the exhibition. The latest wearable smart application technologies were promoted and the newest wearable devices demonstrated.

Industry Summit Charts Future Roadmap

NEPCON Innovation & Hi-Tech Electronics Manufacturing China Summit
Another onsite activity of NEPCON China was the first NEPCON Innovation & Hi-tech Electronics Manufacturing China Summit. Over 200 senior executives from the electronics manufacturing industry, including from ZTE, Hong Kong QlikTech, Teradyne and Alcatel-Lucent delivered speeches. This Summit served as a platform for professionals in the electronics manufacturing industry to engage in high-level management communication and explore business development prospects amidst new technology and product innovation trends.

China Science & Technology Automation Alliance: Future Smart Factories

China Science & Technology Automation Alliance and Reed Exhibitions – organizers of NEPCON China, held a seminar titled NEPCON & Smart Factory 1.0: “The Future of Electronics Manufacturing”. The workshop featured in-depth explorations on the establishment of smart factories with CPPS-based models, upgrades of key products and technologies for smart factories, the wide application of EtherCAT high-speed Ethernet technology in the semiconductor industry, and industry chain integration based on trade standards. It defined a brand-new concept - smart factories of the future.

The SMTA China East Vendor Conference, Printed Electronics Seminar, Wearable Electronics Equipment Exchange Meeting, China Electronics Industry Electrostatic Protection Forum, Engineer Salon & SMT Home Member Meeting and TAP High-level Tea-Tasting impressed audiences onsite, promising to guide industry development in the near future.

Enhance Cooperation, Communication, Deliver Win-Win Outcomes Through Service

Various new media communication channels including print, online, microblogs, WeChat and mobile apps were fully utilized to give comprehensive coverage of NEPCON China. Several hundred media outlets around the country covered the show, including special reports on the exhibition.

NEPCON China 2014 showcased development trends in electronics manufacturing, future applications and gave a comprehensive overview of developments across the industry chain. The show made a key contribution to future industrial advancements, exchange and innovation development in electronics manufacturing.

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