Professional Forums Gather to Help NEPCON China 2016 Reach New Heights

22 Apr 2016

In this past March, the hottest topic in smart electronics industry is the epic go game between AlphaGo and Korean master Lee Sedol. The match ended with a complete routing of Lee by AlphaGo, a result that has inspired even more interest in AI. Now the electronics manufacturing industry at the top of the electronics pyramid is embracing a smart upgrade wave. Counterintuitively, a go game can actually be the leverage that unleashes comprehensive upgrade and transformation of a whole industry.  

Even more compelling in the eyes of electronics industry colleagues isNEPCON China 2016 in its 26th edition, to take place at Shanghai Expo Center 26-28 April. NEPCON China is one of the biggest electronics manufacturing events with a long history. The event features SMT, electronics manufacturing automation, PCB, and other areas. It provides an annual networking opportunity for leading manufacturers, exhibitors, trade visitors, and experts. With the keen interest in electronics manufacturing, NEPCON China 2016 is to provide sharp industry insights and innovation concepts. Following the electronics manufacturing trend, the event will fulfill two missions: 1) to demonstrate even more innovative products, technologies and processes in the industry on a topnotch platform that facilitates exchange between visitors and exhibitors; and 2) provide about a dozen top industry forums in three days that set the pace of industry innovation and promote industry upgrade. The following is a preview of the highlights at the forums of NEPCON China 2016.

Printing electronics and micro-assembly technology forum takes place first

On the first day of NEPCON China 2016, the printing electronics and micro-assembly technology forum in the smart wearables sector takes place as the first forum to go. With AI increasingly the buzz word today, the compelling smart wearables are entering the 2.0 era in style. They boast even more comprehensive functions, more beautiful design, and higher intelligence. Now wearables are proliferating and changing our lives at an incredibly high speed. 
With good market prospects, the smart wearables market features tough competition. The low power, cost-effectiveness, and small size natures of smart wearables are posing big challenges to EMS players. With the proliferation of smart wearables and the increasing functionality, the sensitive industry issues such as assembly process, commissioning specifications, tiny precision SMT, reflow soldering quality assurance, and welding joint reliability are receiving enhanced scrutiny. The printing electronics and micro-assembly technology forum takes place for the first time at NEPCON China 2016 facilitates in-depth discussion on printing process and micro-assembly technologies as well as key industry challenges. Leading experts from ZTE, Kaifa Technology, and Harbin Institute of Technology talk about comprehensive wearable solutions and explore how process technology leads to productivity and better industrial implementation. 

Internet ecology communication in focus at next-gen smart communication manufacturing forum

The next forum is the next-gen smart communication manufacturing forum jointly organized by CCPIT Electronics & Information Industry Sub-council, Reed Exhibitions, and Shanghai Communications Manufacturing Industry Association. The forum covers the whole mobile communication industry chain including software applications, smart terminal, OS, and digital chips and promotes whole industry interaction.

Smart manufacturing is the key direction of the combined drive of digitalization and informationization. With industry convergence on the rise in the communication sector, the focus of communication equipment competition is shifting from hardware and software to a complete ecology that includes hardware, software, and services. The forum provides advisory and recommendations in relation to product upgrade and ecology cooperation in an effort to promote accelerated industry development of high-end smart manufacturing. 

2016 China smart hardware industry conference embraces new heights of industry growth

China smart hardware industry conference takes place on the opening day of NEPCON China 2016. The conference focuses on two themes: smart hardware market development trends and smart hardware innovation technology in an effort to analyze and address key industry concerns as well as facilitate in-depth discussion of key wearable and home application technologies.

With the rapid growth of the smart hardware industry in recent years as well as strong market prospects, the industry still has a large room for growth before it plateaus. The reason is that current smart hardware is not mature. Take wearables for example. Startups and incumbents are working hard to maximize wearable opportunities. However, the low comfort of use and lack of differentiation have resulted in few breakthrough products that can truly lead disruptive growth. The conference provides references and predictive information on technology, supply chain, and market to smart hardware players who may better understand customer needs, drive industry standards development, and promote industry maturity.

NEPCON launches Smart Plant 1.0 as expected to address industry future development

On the second day of the event, NEPCON and Smart Plant 1.0 seminar takes place as expected. With rising labor costs and diminishing human dividends in China, the modern automation technology replacement is upgrading the industry as it becomes the natural path to sustained manufacturing industry growth in China.

Reed Exhibitions and China Science &Technology Automation Alliance (CSAA) join hands to help electronics manufacturing executives take the first step of transitioning from the traditional model to automation and smart plant. The seminar gathers leading industry experts to share application of automation products, technology and standards in electronics manufacturing. Product professionals and end users from leading automation players share smart plant solutions and application cases. It is expected the seminar will offer key insights to the industry.

Manufacturing industry plays a fundamental role as new electronics materials forum inspires industry growth drive

CCPIT Electronics & information Industry Sub-council, Reed Exhibitions, and Emtrain Consulting jointly launch the new electronics materials forum at the NEPCON China 2016.

Given evolving electronics materials as well as rising industry interest, the forum provides in-depth examination of new materials for PCB, printed electronics, electronic welding, adhesives, semiconductors, cells, and panel displays. Comprehensive analysis is provided in combination with case studies, helping to explain about overall electronics assembly materials solutions. Given the key role of electronics materials in the manufacturing industry, the forum is regarded as a key activity on the second day of the event. 

New energy automobile core electronics seminar to be a disruptive force in the automobile industry

A key activity on the second day of the event is the 2016 China new energy automobile core electronics seminar. As one of the hottest rising industries, new energy automobiles are a disruptive force that changes the auto industry landscape while providing big opportunities to energy boards, motors, cells, electronic control, and other elements in a new industry chain. Technology upgrade in the areas of electronics applications, packaging test, and new energy manufacturing as key parts of new energy auto manufacturing are receiving increasing attention and will offer unlimited potentials for value added with accelerated development of the market. 

The seminar starts from auto electronics design and covers three themes of new energy auto innovation design, new energy auto chip packaging and test, and new energy auto advanced manufacturing, complemented by manufacturing and application case studies. The seminar offers in-depth examination of the new energy electronics manufacturing industry, covering key concerns of upstream and downstream manufacturers. Experts exchange to share key insights. It is a key activity you do not want to miss.

ESD summit forum uncovers big potentials of a seemingly low key sector

The ESD summit forum has taken place multiple times at NEPCON China. The 2016 installment coincides with the implementation of ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014 as well as the second anniversary of IEC61340-5-1-2015. The new specifications are imposing even stricter ESD requirements on industry players.

In response to industry development trends, the forum covers two themes of ESD system upgrade and ESD technology in the new era. It gathers ESD experts, executives, and industry insiders home and abroad to share key insights and interact with audience on-site. A seemingly low key sector sure holds big value added that deserves better attention. 

Members gather again at Engineers’ Salon and SMT Family Meeting as part of high-end networking engagement

Third day of the event offers tailored service to members of the SMT Family, the biggest online community of the SMT industry. As an influential community in the industry and building on its solid work over the years, the SMT Family offers the latest industry updates to over 500,000 active users, a user base that is continuously growing.

The Engineers’ Salon and SMT Family Meeting gathers over 150 members. Forum moderators gather at the event to conduct face-to-face communication with colleagues. Keynote speakers share latest updates, opportunities and challenges with SMT Family members and answer questions. The activity is open to all SMT Family members, who get the opportunity of face-to-face communication with online forum moderators.

As the most influential event in the Chinese electronics manufacturing industry, NEPCON China 2016 offers about a dozen featured activities including forums, seminars, and summit conferences that cover a wide range of sectors and virtually all industry hot topics. With colorful sideline activities during the event, the organizer helps exhibitors and visitors to better understand industry issues, share advanced technologies, and promote the debate about industry growth and best solutions against a backdrop of in-depth industry transformation in China. As an industry colleague or trade visitor who has insights and questions about electronics manufacturing, you are sincerely welcome to the event for on-site exchange with experts and contribute to the healthy sustainable development of the industry.


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