What do you get when you bring over 2,900 companies together to exhibit to 73,000 visitors in Munich? No, Octoberfest was last month. This every-other-year event, electronica 2016, was applications heavy, highlighted by components, systems, and software for the automotive market. Not to be outdone, the ubiquitous IoT applications headlined this year’s theme of “Connected Worlds-Safe and Secure.”
And while time and the danger of seriously worn shoe soles prevented coverage of even a fraction of the trade show, we have captured some interesting highlights from the over 143,000 square meters of exhibit space in 12 halls.