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12.8.2022
ORGATEC 2022: 120,000 Square Metres Full of Ideas, Innovation and Inspiration
It’s only a little over three months now until the leading international trade fair for the modern working world opens its doors. And it can already be stated that it’s looking good for ORGATEC 2022 in Cologne. From 25 to 29 October, international trade visitors will find 120,000 square metres of exhibition space bursting with inspiring ideas and innovations for the challenging task of designing the work environments of today. The excellent response underlines the fact that the enforced break due to the pandemic has in no way diminished the huge interest in ORGATEC 2022. Approximately 600 companies have already confirmed that they will be participating. This makes ORGATEC the world's largest business platform for the industry this year. One of these is PALMBERG. For Uwe Blaumann, Managing Director of PALMBERG Büroeinrichtungen + Services GmbH, participation in ORGATEC goes without saying: "PALMBERG supports the trade fair 100%. ORGATEC is easily the best opportunity for presenting our products in a national and international arena in such a concentrated way. So we scheduled in our participation at this year's event very early on.”
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
12.8.2022
Trina Solar Vertex 670W Modules to Power 200MW Desert PV Plant
Trina Solar Co., Ltd. a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, today announced that a 200MW PV power project in the city of Zhangye, Gansu province, China, is now in operation, using the company’s 210mm Vertex 670W modules to turn desert areas including the Gobi into fertile areas for growing the next generation of green energy. Linze county, in which the project is located, is in the central Hexi corridor and at the southern edge of the Badain Jaran Desert, which is abundant in solar thermal resources. The total installed capacity of the project is 200MW, covering an area of about 5,700 mu (?380 ha). Upon completion, the power station is expected to generate 380 million kWh of green power a year, with average annual equivalent power generation of 1,738.9 hours and average reduction of CO2 emissions of about 320,000 tons a year.
(Source: Trina Solar Europe)
10.8.2022
SEMI Applauds President Biden’s Signing of CHIPS and Science Act of 2022
SEMI, the industry association serving the global electronics design and manufacturing supply chain, today applauded the signing of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 by U.S. President Joe Biden. The legislation provides a 25% tax credit for U.S. facilities that produce semiconductors or chipmaking equipment and $52 billion in funding for new semiconductor programs. The funding includes $39 billion for grants available to chip manufacturers as well as semiconductor equipment and materials suppliers and $11 billion for federal semiconductor research programs. “The CHIPS and Science Act secures landmark investments to bolster semiconductor manufacturing and R&D infrastructure as well as a wide range of ancillary industries in the United States,” said Ajit Manocha, SEMI president and CEO, who attended the signing ceremony. “We thank President Biden, Secretary Raimondo, the original CHIPS Act sponsors, leadership in Congress and the committees of jurisdiction for their support in enacting the investment tax credit and funding for CHIPS Act programs.”
(Source: SEMI)
10.8.2022
TNS Targets Global Growth with Strategic Acquisition of AGNITY Global
Transaction Network Services (TNS) has today announced the acquisition of AGNITY Global, a leading provider of intelligent business communication applications and infrastructure to organizations in the telecommunications and healthcare industry verticals. The move strategically enhances TNS’ Communications Market global capabilities through AGNITY’s established channel partnerships business model that spans more than 12 countries. It will also enable TNS’ existing customers to benefit from a broader portfolio of next generation solutions. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with development and support operations in Richardson, Texas and Noida, India, AGNITY powers the networks of many global Tier-1 service providers via its scalable, carrier-grade Communication Application Server (CAS). This network agnostic, multi-service software platform offers app components and open APIs that enable service providers to address network technology transition challenges as well as future-proofing their infrastructure to more rapidly introduce new services.
(Source: TNS - Transaction Network Services)
9.8.2022
Trina Solar Starts International Deliveries of its Upgraded Vertex S Rooftop Modules
Trina Solar Co., Ltd. a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, has has initiated global delivery of its upgraded Vertex S modules, based on 210R cells. The first batches of modules have left the company’s production base in the Chinese city of Yiwu, Zhejiang province, and are now on their way to distribution partners in Europe. Since Trina Solar’s 210R Vertex series was launched in May, it has attracted widespread attention in the global PV market. Orders from all corners of the globe have poured in, and products are being dispatched as quickly as they come off the production line. Trina Solar's Yiwu super factory has prepared detailed production plans after a comprehensive understanding of customer needs from the international distributed module market. The upgraded Vertex S series modules can achieve up to 430W of power. They were developed and manufactured based on the 210mm cell technology platform, using rectangular 210R cells. The series went into mass production shortly after it was officially launched in April, to meet the high international demand for Trina Solar’s high efficiency modules for rooftop applications.
(Source: Trina Solar Co.)
9.8.2022
MAHLE and Siemens Sign Letter of Intent for Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles
Siemens and MAHLE intend to collaborate in the field of inductive charging of electric vehicles. Both companies have signed a letter of intent to this effect. “Wireless charging of electric vehicles is emerging as a major market for the future. In addition to making life considerably easier for drivers, who no longer have to fiddle with cables and connectors, it is a crucial requirement for the autonomous mobility of tomorrow. The transfer efficiency of wireless, inductive charging is comparable to plug-in systems,” said Stefan Perras, Head of Pre-development and Innovation for Charging Infrastructure at Siemens AG. One aspect of the planned cooperation includes coordinated standardization efforts in the relevant pre-standardization and standardization bodies. The goal is to close gaps to ensure full interoperability between vehicles and the charging infrastructure. In addition, there are plans for a close exchange of ideas to develop a complete inductive charging system for electric vehicles. MAHLE aims to contribute its many years of experience as an automotive supplier and Siemens its expertise in the field of charging infrastructure.
(Source: Siemens AG)
9.8.2022
Siemens launches Siemens Xcelerator – An Open Digital Business Platform
Siemens AG has launched an open digital business platform, Siemens Xcelerator, to accelerate digital transformation and value creation for customers of all sizes in industry, buildings, grids and mobility. The business platform makes digital transformation easier, faster and scalable. Siemens Xcelerator includes a curated portfolio of internet of things (IoT) enabled hardware, software and digital services from across Siemens and certified third parties; a growing ecosystem of partners; and an evolving marketplace to facilitate interactions and transactions between customers, partners and developers. Siemens Xcelerator is an open digital business platform — consisting of a curated portfolio, ecosystem and marketplace — to accelerate digital transformation and value creation for our customers. A business platform creates value by facilitating interactions and fostering innovation between multiple parties (customers, partners, developers etc.). It enables digital transformation easy, fast and at scale.
(Source: Siemens AG)
8.8.2022
Global Total Semiconductor Equipment Sales On Track to Record $118 Billion in 2022
Global sales of total semiconductor manufacturing equipment by original equipment manufacturers are forecast to reach a record $117.5 billion in 2022, rising 14.7% from the previous industry high of $102.5 billion in 2021, and increase to $120.8 billion in 2023, SEMI announced today in releasing its Mid-Year Total Semiconductor Equipment Forecast – OEM Perspective at SEMICON West 2022 Hybrid. Both the front-end and back-end semiconductor equipment segments are contributing to the market expansion. The wafer fab equipment segment, which includes wafer processing, fab facilities, and mask/reticle equipment, is projected to expand 15.4% to a new industry record of $101 billion in 2022, followed by a 3.2% increase to $104.3 billion in 2023. “In line with the semiconductor industry’s determined push to increase and upgrade capacity, the wafer fab equipment segment is poised to reach the $100 billion milestone for the first time in 2022,” said Ajit Manocha, president and CEO of SEMI. “Secular trends across a diverse range of markets, coupled with strong investments in digital infrastructure, are powering another record year.”
(Source: SEMI)
8.8.2022
Airwayz Successfully Demonstrates Proof of Concept at the Port of Ashdod
UTM/USSP specialist, Airwayz Drones, has today announced it successfully executed a proof of concept demonstration at Ashdod Port as a part of 500 Global and PoA Innovation accelerator programme that aims to integrate innovative technologies and sustainable applications into the largest cargo port of Israel. The demonstration showcased Airwayz UTM’s ability to manage multiple fleets of drones, reacting safely and efficiently to three potential scenarios that a bustling port could face. In the first scenario, multiple autonomous drones connected by Airwayz UTM/USSP ran regular patrols across Ashdod Port whilst intelligent software identified the images in real-time, allowing the port's operator teams to monitor the site with faster response capabilities as well as complete situational awareness. The port's security was tested further in the second scenario by autonomously sending two drones to a point of interest. This provided operators with a clear view of the area and allowed a more accurate assessment of the situation.
(Source: Airwayz)
8.8.2022
SEMI Applauds Final Passage of CHIPS and Science Act of 2022
SEMI, the industry association serving the global electronics design and manufacturing supply chain, today applauded the passage of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 by the United States House of Representatives. The bill provides a 25% tax credit for U.S. facilities that produce semiconductors or chipmaking equipment and $52 billion in funding for new semiconductor programs. The funding includes $39 billion for grants available to semiconductor manufacturers as well as equipment and materials suppliers and $11 billion for federal semiconductor research programs. “Enactment of the investment tax credit and funding for CHIPS Act programs was made possible by the steadfast support of President Biden, Secretary Raimondo, the original CHIPS Act sponsors, leadership in Congress and the committees of jurisdiction,” said Ajit Manocha, SEMI president and CEO. “We thank them for their leadership and support and look forward to working to ensure these policies and programs are implemented quickly and consistently with the objective of strengthening the semiconductor supply chain in the United States.”
(Source: SEMI)
5.8.2022
Brüggemann Continues to Expand its Polymer Additive Business in Italy
With the acquisition of the Italian producer Auserpolimeri s.r.l. as of 29 July 2022, Brüggemann underlines the company's ambitious expansion strategy. “Auserpolimeri's chemically functionalised polyolefin-based polymers play a key role as impact modifiers, compatibilisers, coupling agents and adhesion promoters in improving the performance levels of engineering plastics for a wide range of applications. They ideally complement and complete our existing range of high-performance additives,” says Dr. Klaus Bergmann, Head of Polymer Additives at Brüggemann. Both Brüggemann and Auserpolimeri are established manufacturers with proven expertise and long-standing international customer relationships and have grown strongly in recent years. Brüggemann Managing Director Dr. Stefan Lätsch emphasises that the Eigenmann & Veronelli Group has not only developed the Auserpolimeri site near Lucca by investing in its facilities and personnel, but also expanded its extensive customer network to a global level.
(Source: L. Brüggemann GmbH & Co. KG)
5.8.2022
Experiencing Sensor Systems First-hand
Based on 2020, sales of the Leuze electronic group should double again by 2025. For the Sensor People, the construction of their new Leuze production site in Malacca (Malaysia) represents a key element in their global growth strategy. Furthermore, a milestone in their company history. Construction of the new building, which involved many local partners, began in January 2021. Just 16 months later– in April 2022 – the plant was finished and, after a successful start-up phase, is to be officially opened in July. To be able to meet the high global demand for its sensors and ensure short delivery times, Leuze will double its production capacities by the end of the year. To this end, the company is implementing a strategy based on multiple production locations. "This will allow us to not only further improve our delivery capability, but also optimize our international logistics flows," explains Sebastian Raible, Managing Director of Leuze electronic Malaysia and on-site project manager of the construction project. We implement the philosophy of process equality. This means that all production facilities worldwide are organized in the same process: same temperature, same humidity, same pressure.
(Source: Leuze electronic GmbH + Co. KG)
5.8.2022
bauma 2022: Supporting Program With Info Highlights
This year, in addition to the exhibitors and their exhibits, bauma, which will take place from October 24 to 30 on the exhibition grounds in Munich, will offer a comprehensive supporting program with many formats, some of which new. In this way, for one week bauma will once again act as the meeting point for the industry. Among the strengths of the world’s leading trade fair is its diverse supporting program. Here, established companies, start-ups, associations and research institutions will present ground-breaking solutions and discuss the top current trends in the industry. This year knowledge transfer has a new central location in the bauma Innovation Hall LAB0. The bauma FORUM, with lectures, presentations and panel discussions, will be placed here, for example. From October 24 to 28, the forum program will focus on a different key topic of bauma each day. These range from “Construction methods and materials of tomorrow” to “Mining—sustainable, efficient and reliable” to “The road to zero emissions”.
(Source: Messe München)
3.8.2022
COVESTRO: Solid Performance and an Increasingly Challenging Environment
Covestro continued its successful start to the current fiscal year in the second quarter of 2022. The Group’s sales increased by 18.9 percent compared with the prior-year quarter to EUR 4.7 billion (previous year: EUR 4.0 billion), in particular on the back of higher average selling prices. EBITDA fell in the second quarter by 33.0 percent to EUR 547 million (previous year: EUR 817 million). This was mainly due to significantly higher raw material and energy prices, which were partially offset by a higher selling price level, and to lower volumes sold. The free operating cash flow (FOCF) fell to EUR –462 million (previous year: EUR 374 million). That is mainly attributable to an increase in funds tied up in working capital, especially due to the payment of short-term variable compensation for fiscal 2021, and to lower EBITDA. Net income in the second quarter of 2022 fell by 55.7 percent compared to the very strong prior-year quarter and was EUR 199 million (previous year: EUR 449 million).
(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
3.8.2022
Arburg at World PM 2022
Taking place between 9 and 13 October, the World PM 2022 Congress & Exhibition is returning to Europe after six years. In the French city of Lyon, at the industry’s largest event for powder metallurgy, Arburg will be using its stand (139 - 144) to showcase an efficient and precise powder injection moulding (PIM) application in which a hydraulic Allrounder will produce complex mass components from an innovative BASF feedstock. Known as primary levers, these components are used in the valve control systems of car engines. World PM 2022 will focus on additive manufacturing and systems such as presses and sintering plants for processing metal powders. Powder injection moulding (PIM) is an established process for producing high-quality components made of metal and ceramics, designed for applications such as the automotive industry and medical technology. It is an area in which Arburg boasts decades of expertise and is able to offer a full spectrum of support.
(Source: ARBURG)
3.8.2022
VDMA: Positive Result Despite Gloomy Mood
The weakness of the global economy is also leaving its mark on the machinery and plant engineering sector. In June, new orders fell by 9 percent in real terms compared with the same month of the previous year. The weakness of the global economy is also leaving its mark on the mechanical and plant engineering sector. In June, incoming orders fell by 9 percent in real terms compared to the same month last year. Domestic orders were down 11 per cent, while customers from abroad ordered 8 per cent less (euro countries: minus 18 per cent, non-euro countries: minus 4 per cent). "After the mood indicators have deteriorated considerably in the past months, the minus in June is hardly surprising," says VDMA chief economist Dr Ralph Wiechers. The disruptions in the global supply chains continue to weigh on business, as do order cancellations as a result of the war in Ukraine.
(Source: VDMA)
2.8.2022
SEMI MEMS & Imaging Sensors Summit with More than 400 Industry E xperts
More than 400 industry experts will gather for insights into the latest technology developments and trends across the MEMS and sensors supply chain at SEMI MEMS & Imaging Sensors Summit, 6-7 September, 2022 at the World Trade Center (WTC) in Grenoble, France. The event will also highlight key MEMS and sensors innovations spurring industry growth and opportunities for diversifying the semiconductor workforce. Registration is open. Themed Intelligent Sensing for Better and Smarter Living, SEMI MEMS & Imaging Sensors Summit will feature leading companies, technologies, and innovators driving the future of MEMS and imaging sensors design and manufacturing. The event is hosted by SEMI Europe and the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group, a SEMI Technology Community. “SEMI MEMS & Imaging Sensors Summit will gather influential industry stakeholders to explore compelling innovation opportunities and technological developments that will drive intelligent sensing advancements for better and smarter living,” said Laith Altimime, president of SEMI Europe.
(Source: SEMI Europe)
2.8.2022
Meyer Burger adjusts expected production volumes for 2022 and 2023
Meyer Burger has updated its production plans for 2022 and 2023 based on the operational experiences so far and considering the challenging supply chain environment. Meyer Burger now expects a production volume of 320–370 MW in 2022 (previously 500 MW). In the first half of 2022, 108 MW of modules were produced, with an additional 210–260 MW expected in the second half. Around year-end 2022, the company expects an EBITDA breakeven result on a run-rate basis. The ramp-up of the first line of 400 MW nominal annual capacity is technically complete. The ramp-up of the remaining capacity of the announced 1.4 GW is expected to start in September 2022, resulting in an expected production volume of 1.0–1.2 GW in 2023 (previously 1.35 GW). The reduced volume targets are due to the expectation of lower throughput compared to the nominal capacity of the currently operating line as well as a delayed ramp-up of the production capacities currently under construction and commissioning.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology AG)
2.8.2022
Arburg at World PM 2022
Taking place between 9 and 13 October, the World PM 2022 Congress & Exhibition is returning to Europe after six years. In the French city of Lyon, at the industry’s largest event for powder metallurgy, Arburg will be using its stand (139 - 144) to showcase an efficient and precise powder injection moulding (PIM) application in which a hydraulic Allrounder will produce complex mass components from an innovative BASF feedstock. Known as primary levers, these components are used in the valve control systems of car engines. World PM 2022 will focus on additive manufacturing and systems such as presses and sintering plants for processing metal powders. Powder injection moulding (PIM) is an established process for producing high-quality components made of metal and ceramics, designed for applications such as the automotive industry and medical technology. It is an area in which Arburg boasts decades of expertise and is able to offer a full spectrum of support.
(Source: Arburg)
28.7.2022
EIB Group report highlights the impact of cohesion support
Lending in support of EU cohesion policy by the European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group) helped contain the economic fallout from the pandemic and could now help counter some of the short-term fallout from the war in Ukraine, says a new report, EIB Group Activities in EU Cohesion Regions. Promoting cohesion has been a core mission of the Bank since its foundation in 1958. Over the course of the European Union’s last long-term budget, between 2014 and 2020, the EIB Group supported investments worth around €630 billion in poorer, “cohesion” regions, equivalent to about 16% of the European Union’s gross domestic product. According to the report, the impact and long-term benefits of these investments go even further than containing immediate economic shocks. By 2040, the investments supported between 2014 and 2020 are expected to raise EU gross domestic product (GDP) by an estimated 4.7% above the baseline scenario, and lead to the creation of an additional 3.2 million jobs.
(Source: EIB Group)
27.7.2022
AEROCOMPACT GROUP Sets the Course for Global Growth
The AEROCOMPACT GROUP, specialized in the development, production and distribution of innovative substructures for photovoltaic systems, has experienced extremely dynamic growth in recent years. Founded in 2014 in Schlins, Vorarlberg (A), the highly profitable company in the solar tech industry reached annual sales of around EUR 30 million in 2021. Sales are expected to more than double in the current fiscal year to around EUR 70 million. In 2023, AEROCOMPACT is expected to exceed the 100 million EUR turnover mark. With its innovative solutions and its digital platform AeroTOOL for planning and calculating solar systems, which is available to installers all over the world, AEROCOMPACT sees itself as a pioneer of the energy transition globally. The foundation of the dynamic business growth is a combination of the engineering expertise of the innovative development team, the AeroTOOL platform and the global market access of AEROCOMPACT.
(Surce: AEROCOMPACT GROUP)
27.7.2022
Kaeser Kompressoren at SMM 2022
Dependable, energy-saving operation, coupled with highly reliable service, makes rotary screw compressors and blowers from Kaeser Kompressoren a perfect match for applications aboard ocean-going vessels. Highly efficient solutions are available, whatever your requirements. No matter whether it’s service air or compressed air for special applications such as nitrogen generation, Kaeser offers the perfect solution for all shipboard compressors. Reliability is a key feature of Kaeser’s marine compressors, which are certified by all the principal marine industry authorities (American Bureau of Shipping, Bureau Veritas, Det Norske Veritas, RINA, Lloyds’s Register, Korean Register, etc.). In addition to the reliability of its equipment, Kaeser also offers a Marine Service which ensures help is always available should any issues arise, as well as for regular service intervals, no matter where in the world you may be.
(Source: Kaeser Kompressoren)
27.7.2022
SEMICON Taiwan 2022 to Highlight Auto Chips, Advanced Manufacturing and Sustainability
With Taiwan forecast to rank as a top buyer of chipmaking equipment, the stage is set for SEMICON Taiwan 2022 as companies from across the electronics design and manufacturing supply chain gather for insights into the latest trends, developments and innovations driving industry growth. Registration is open for the exhibition and conferences, September 14-16, 2022 at TaiNEX 1 in Taipei. SEMICON Taiwan, the region’s largest semiconductor event with an expected 50,000 attendees, 2450 booths and 700 exhibitors, will spotlight seven key industry themes.
(Source: SEMI)
26.7.2022
BIOFACH and VIVANESS Summer Edition 2022 with more than 2,270 Exhibitors
Following a 29-month break in in-person arrangements and a purely digital edition in 2021, the doors will finally open again for the industry gathering of the international organic food and natural organic and personal care community, BIOFACH und VIVANESS, at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg on 26 July 2022. At this one-off Summer Edition of the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food and the International Trade Fair for Natural Organic and Personal Care, 2,276 exhibitors (including 176 at VIVANESS) will present their products and services to international industry professionals live on-site and via the supplementary digital platform. The accompanying Congress will focus on future-oriented topics and the latest developments and challenges facing the two sectors. Exhibition trends for 2022: “Climate conscious products”, “local raw materials”, “sustainable packaging solutions” and “animal welfare” (BIOFACH), and “less plastic”, “natural vegan cosmetics”, “holistic haircare” and “local heroes” (VIVANESS).
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
26.7.2022
Innovationen, Food Technologies and Start-Ups at Cibus Tec Forum 2022
Create the perfect mix of cutting-edge technology companies, champions of food innovation, research and the most influential voices on the Italian and international scene in order to provide a platform for discussion and build a new international strategy of the food and beverage sector. These are the objectives of Cibus Tec Forum, the new Exhibition-Conference designed by Koeln Parma Exhibitions, the joint venture between Fiere di Parma and Koelnmesse since 2016, that will be held in Parma on 25 and 26 October 2022. Cibus Tec Forum, the new Exhibition-Conference, aims to meet the needs of a sector that is dealing with ever greater changes, in which technology, innovation and the ability to create synergies become strategic factors for addressing future challenges and pursuing the goal of sustainability.
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
26.7.2022
spoga horse 2022: Increased Internationality Thanks to New Concept
After three successful trade fair days, spoga horse 2022 came to a close on 25 July with a strong result. About 5,000 trade visitors from 73 countries attended the leading global B2B trade fair for the equestrian industry to experience the current trends and new products, to network and inform themselves in the scope of inspiring talks and events. "The new concept and diverse range of products and services at spoga horse 2022 was very well received by trade visitors and exhibitors", said Oliver Frese, Executive Vice President and COO of Koelnmesse GmbH. The internationality grew to 73 percent. "I am particularly pleased about the large participation from abroad, both on the part of trade visitors and exhibitors. This not only underlines the relevance of spoga horse as a leading B2B trade fair, but also shows that the industry feels comfortable and secure at the fair." Overall, 329 exhibitors from 26 countries presented equestrian sport products and services.
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
22.7.2022
Yadea Showcases Impressive Electric Bikes Range in Eurobike 2022
As one of the world's largest bike and future mobility exhibitions, appearing at Eurobike 2022 is an important part of Yadea's global branding strategy and future European market development. Yadea Showcases Impressive Electric Bikes Range at Eurobike 2022 in Germany "Committed to promoting the popularization of clean and efficient means of personal transportation, Yadea's participation in Eurobike 2022 delivers an important branding message to the rest of the industry in Europe. As part of the company's localization strategy, Yadea specifically chose to showcase products that best appeal to European businesses and consumers, demonstrating the brand's many strengths and dedication to cultivating and exploring the European market," said Heidi Zang, vice general manager of Yadea. The entire event revolved around a number of themes, including developing environmentally friendly cities and defining the future of mobility. Both these themes play into Yadea's brand strategy as the company advocates new modes of mobility to support a greener future.
(Source: Yadea Technology Group Co., LTD)
22.7.2022
TRUMPF Reports Strong Order Book and Increased Sales
The TRUMPF Group closed its 2021/22 fiscal year on June 30, 2022, with a significant increase in sales. According to preliminary calculations, sales amounted to 4.2 billion euros, up from 3.5 billion euros in fiscal 2020/21. The Netherlands is now the company’s best-performing market with sales of around 840 million euros. This is due to the growth in the TRUMPF Group’s EUV business with Dutch technology company ASML. The company’s second-biggest market is the US with sales of around 655 million euros, followed by Germany with sales of approximately 590 million euros. High-tech company TRUMPF has also entered the new fiscal year with a bulging order book. Order intake rose by 42 percent to some 5.6 billion euros, up from 3.9 billion euros in fiscal 2020/21. “The global disruption to supply chains clearly affected our sales,” says TRUMPF CEO Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller. “Despite a high order backlog, we ended up making fewer machines and laser systems than we could have done due to the ongoing shortages in semiconductor and electronic components.”
(Source: TRUMPF SE + Co. KG)
21.7.2022
Swiss Steel Group Records a Significant Increase in Earnings in the Second Quarter of 2022
Swiss Steel Group has increased the adjusted EBITDA to over EUR 96 million in the second quarter of 2022 (same quarter previous year – EUR 65 million) and EUR 171 million during the first half of 2022 (same period last year – EUR 110 million). The consolidated results for the second quarter of 2022 rose to EUR 47 million (same quarter previous year – EUR 31 million) and to EUR 74 million in the first half of 2022 compared to EUR 35 million in the same period last year. The internationally stable market environment resulted in this earnings growth despite high volatilities and rising prices for energy and raw materials. The price increases were largely passed on to our customers. The margins of all products improved. The overall reduced sales volume of 457 kilotons (same quarter previous year – 518 kilotons) is in particular due to the stoppage of the steel mill in Ugine. Production at this mill specializing exclusively in stainless steel is ramping up since June 2022. With the drop in the price of scrap noted at the end of the quarter as well as the overall instable geopolitical situation, it can be expected that there will be a slight decline in margins in the near term and somewhat lower market demand in the second half of the year. The material uncertainties of the energy sector in regard to price development and availability, particularly of natural gas, cannot currently be conclusively assessed.
(Source: Swiss Steel Group)
21.7.2022
Schuler: Immediate detection of scrap parts
The order has been processed, the last box filled. But a quick glance reveals that all parts have a scratch on important functional surfaces – a rule-out criterion for the customer. So there is no choice but to start production all over again, dispose of the scrap and make up for the lost time if possible. If the defect is first noticed by the customer, the costs for the complaint are even added. "Many press operators know and fear situations like this," knows Christoph Pölzl from Product Management for Digital Solutions at Schuler. "But checking every part on the outfeed conveyor by hand is often simply unrealistic." Schuler has now developed a new camera-based system called "Visual Quality Inspection" (or VQI for short) that automatically detects bad parts. "This can correct errors in production immediately, avoid hours of delays, and improve the relationship with customers in the long run."
(Quelle: Schuler AG)
20.7.2022
H55 to Provide the Battery Pack and Energy Managent System to the CAE-Piper Eelectric Aircraft
H55 announced today at the Farnborough International Air Show 2022 that it will partner with CAE and Piper Aircraft to develop a conversion kit for in-service Piper Archer ® (PA-28-181) aircraft and bring an electric variant of the aircraft to market as a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC). H55 has committed to designing and manufacturing the aircraft battery system to support CAE in the conversion of two-thirds of its Piper Archer ® training fleet with electric propulsion and make the conversion kit available to all operators of the aircraft type. H55 of Switzerland, one of the leading aerospace battery and propulsion system suppliers with years of successful electric flight experience, including the technology used in all Solar Impulse airplanes, has been selected by CAE to provide its battery system based on the specific requirements for the electric conversion kit.
(Source: H55 SA)
20.7.2022
SEMI Applauds Senate Progress on CHIPS Act of 2022
SEMI, the industry association serving the global electronics design and manufacturing supply chain, today applauded progress in the United States Senate on a robust package of federal incentives for the semiconductor supply chain and urged its timely passage in Congress. The bill includes $52 billion in funding for new semiconductor programs, including $39 billion for a grant program available to semiconductor manufacturers as well as equipment and materials suppliers. Additionally, a 25% tax credit is included for facilities that produce semiconductors or semiconductor manufacturing equipment. “To strengthen the semiconductor supply chain in the United States and keep pace with other regions offering incentives, it is crucial for Congress to pass CHIPS funding and the investment tax credit,” said Ajit Manocha, SEMI president and CEO. “With semiconductor manufacturing facilities heavily reliant on a complex supply chain of equipment and materials providers, it is particularly important that these vital fab suppliers are eligible for incentives to ensure the resiliency, competitiveness and growth of the complete U.S. semiconductor ecosystem. SEMI also supports the addition of an advanced semiconductor research tax credit, extending the investment tax credit to materials suppliers, and other proposed reforms.”
(Source: SEMI)
19.7.2022
Buoyant reunion in Nuremberg of FENSTERBAU FRONTALE & HOLZ-HANDWERK 2022
At the combined FENSTERBAU FRONTALE and HOLZ-HANDWERK exhibition, the focus was on meeting and networking face-to-face, finding solutions and checking out products, exploring training opportunities and discussing the latest industry issues. The trade fair pairing announced its return with a ‘summer edition’ featuring 708 exhibitors from 33 countries. Over four days, the around 28,500 trade visitors from more than 100 countries found out all about the latest trends in woodworking and wood processing and in window, door and facade construction. The exhibition in 13 halls was complemented by an extensive supporting programme with topic-specific shows, presentation forums and other programme features.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
19.7.2022
Fraunhofer ILT: AKL'22 - Not without my AI
Many industries are ready to break new ground in production with lasers. To do this, users and suppliers must reconcile digitalization and sustainability, ecology and economy. As an important means to this end, lasers can be integrated into the emerging process chains so that they interact with the entire upstream and downstream processes, saving both time and money. The more than 520 participants at the AKL'22 International Laser Technology Congress in Aachen learned how the laser community is already proactively tackling these tasks. Deep learning, cloud computing, virtual commissioning – three of many new terms at AKL'22 that pointed toward the changing nature of how lasers are and will be used. Digitalization used to come up at the Aachen insider meetings of the laser community, but suddenly it was ever-present: Everywhere, AKL participants discovered the beginnings of what digital photonic production (DPP) of the future might look like.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
19.7.2022
The interpack alliance takes you to the Middle East and Africa
The Middle East and Africa (MEA), and especially Egypt as a hub for the entire region, is an attractive market for the international packaging and related process industries. pacprocess MEA and Food Africa are the perfect platform. A 20% increase in demand in the Middle East and Africa – this is the kind of growth that the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) is currently expecting to see. The need for packaged food in this region will presumably increase to 93 million tons over the next four years. This shows the huge potential hidden in this segment of the market alone for the international packaging sector and the related process industry. pacprocess MEA and Food Africa are coming at exactly the right time. The trade fair duo will take place in 2022, from December 5th to 7th in Cairo, under the umbrella of the interpack alliance fair. The synergy between the events is huge, as the food industry is the biggest consumer of packaging.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
18.7.2022
After two Difficult Trade Fair Years, Messe München Expects a Positive Result for 2022
With an unprecedented number of events, the current 2022 fiscal year is seen as crucial for Messe München, now under the dual leadership of Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer and Stefan Rummel, who took over as joint managing directors/CEOs with equal responsibilities on July 1, 2022. “The start of the 2022 trade fair season in the second quarter of 2022 can definitely be called a real success. Our customers have confirmed that trade fairs are absolutely essential, especially when it comes to complex and innovative topics. And personal contact, which cannot be digitized, is just as essential,” say the two CEOs Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer and Stefan Rummel. They are referring to leading trade fairs such as LASER World of PHOTONICS, INHORGENTA MUNICH, analytica, automatica, ceramitec, OutDoor by ISPO and IFAT, which took over the entire exhibition grounds in May. As in 2020, the 2021 annual financial statements were sobering due to coronavirus. Messe München GmbH generated sales of EUR 127.2 million (2020: EUR 93.6 million). Globally, the company generated group sales of EUR 158.1 million. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for Messe München GmbH totaled EUR –33.0 million for 2021.
(Source: Messe München GmbH)
18.7.2022
Sustainability Drives Sales: Messe Frankfurt Aiming for €400 Million
Speaking at the Corporate Press Conference earlier today, Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Messe Frankfurt, was optimistic: “The high level of interest in events held under the Messe Frankfurt umbrella, both in Germany and internationally, permits us to look to the future with confidence and optimism. If everything goes according to plan, if we are free to organise trade fairs – and, in turn, if the event business continues to return to normal – we expect sales for the current financial year to be more than €400 million.” Messe Frankfurt has had to contend with the challenges of the pandemic over financial years 2020 and 2021. Due to the cancelled spring events, sales in financial year 2021 (around €154 million) were even lower than in financial year 2020 (2020: approx. €257 million; 2019: approx. €736 million). Marzin: “By taking extensive measures – with the active support of our shareholders – we succeeded in providing the Group with sufficient liquidity.” As things currently stand, this will keep Messe Frankfurt fully financed until the end of 2023. As the global economy is faced with new conditions and challenges, industry and commerce have high expectations of their sector platforms and new perspectives.
(Source: Messe Frankfurt)
18.7.2022
Eurobike Moves Into the Fast Lane of Mobility
The first edition of the Eurobike at the new Frankfurt location exceeded expectations that were already high. Over the five days of the trade fair, 33,780 trade visitors made their way to the new Eurobike City of Frankfurt, with 27,370 bicycle enthusiasts visiting the fair at the weekend (2021 in Friedrichshafen: 18,770 trade visitors and 13,424 bicycle enthusiasts). Coming from 105 different countries, the audience in Frankfurt demonstrated the industry’s pent-up demand for meeting in person to experience global cycling trends and look to the future together. Fairnamic Managing Director Stefan Reisinger is delighted with the success of the Frankfurt début, where more than 1,500 exhibiting companies took part. He sums up the event as follows: “A top-notch and very international audience attended the 30th Eurobike. Despite travel restrictions, flight cancellations and coronavirus-related difficulties, the event reached a level that we last saw before the pandemic. Industry, trade, policymakers and all fans of the bicycle are sending out a clear signal from Frankfurt: cycling must be further bolstered and encouraged. For the industry, the Eurobike is the world’s most important platform and a sustainable engine for accelerating this transformation".
(Source: fairnamic GmbH)
15.7.2022
Swiss Steel Group Records a Significant Increase in Earnings in the Second Quarter of 2022
Swiss Steel Group has increased the adjusted EBITDA to over EUR 96 mio. in the second quarter of 2022 (same quarter previous year – EUR 65 mio.) and EUR 171 mio. during the first half of 2022 (same period last year – EUR 110 mio.). The consolidated results for the second quarter of 2022 rose to EUR 47 mio. (same quarter previous year – EUR 31 mio.) and to EUR 74 mio. in the first half of 2022 compared to EUR 35 mio. in the same period last year. The internationally stable market environment resulted in this earnings growth despite high volatilities and rising prices for energy and raw materials. The price increases were largely passed on to our customers. The margins of all products improved. The overall reduced sales volume of 457 kilotons (same quarter previous year – 518 kilotons) is in particular due to the stoppage of the steel mill in Ugine. Production at this mill specializing exclusively in stainless steel is ramping up since June 2022. With the drop in the price of scrap noted at the end of the quarter as well as the overall instable geopolitical situation, it can be expected that there will be a slight decline in margins in the near term and somewhat lower market demand in the second half of the year.
(Quelle: Swiss Steel Group)
15.7.2022
Schuler Group: Immediate Detection of Scrap Parts
The order has been processed, the last box filled. But a quick glance reveals that all parts have a scratch on important functional surfaces – a rule-out criterion for the customer. So there is no choice but to start production all over again, dispose of the scrap and make up for the lost time if possible. If the defect is first noticed by the customer, the costs for the complaint are even added. "Many press operators know and fear situations like this," knows Christoph Pölzl from Product Management for Digital Solutions at Schuler. "But checking every part on the outfeed conveyor by hand is often simply unrealistic." Schuler has now developed a new camera-based system called "Visual Quality Inspection" (or VQI for short) that automatically detects bad parts. "This can correct errors in production immediately, avoid hours of delays, and improve the relationship with customers in the long run."
(Source: Schuler Group GmbH)
14.7.2022
SEMICON West 2022 Hybrid Keynotes and Executive Panels
The CHIPS Act, microelectronics industry resilience and the future of mobility will come into focus next week at SEMICON West 2022 Hybrid, July 12-14 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, as industry leaders deliver keynotes and participate in executive panels on these and other critical topics focused on industry growth. Registration is open. The event, North America’s premier exhibition and conference for the microelectronics supply chain, will gather more than 200 industry leaders, visionaries and technology experts for insights into the latest trends, innovations and developments across the electronics supply chain. SEMICON West 2022 Hybrid will also highlight industry challenges and opportunities for overcoming pressing issues such as sustainability, chip scarcity and the semiconductor workforce shortage while addressing key themes including digital transformation, and heterogeneous integration.
(Source: SEMICON West)
14.7.2022
Fresh Tailwind for 30th Eurobike
With a fresh tailwind, the 30th Eurobike confirms its importance as a platform for the international bike business. From July 13 to 17, the leading trade show will open its doors for the first time in Frankfurt am Main. On board are more than 1,500 exhibiting companies from 57 nations, which will present the innovations of the bike and future mobility industry on 140,000 square meters of hall and outdoor exhibition space. EUROBIKE is the central platform of the cycling and future mobility universe. Together with visionaries from politics, business, society and the mobility industry, it creates space for communication, new ideas, change of perspective, and strong partnerships for innovative mobility solutions and new business models. With EUROBIKE, the booming and rapidly changing bicycle and future mobility industries have found a common platform. It sets new standards and identifies key topics in the areas of sports, leisure, health and mobility, makes continuous progress and brings the global community together live.
(Source: Messe Friedrichshafen)
14.7.2022
Intel’s Dr. Ann Kelleher Honored with 2022 SEMI Foundation Excellence in Achievement Award
SEMI, the industry association representing the global electronics design and manufacturing supply chain, today announced that Dr. Ann B. Kelleher of Intel Corporation has received the 2022 SEMI Foundation Excellence in Achievement Award for her work promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at Intel and for her outstanding leadership in the semiconductor industry. Kelleher, for Executive Vice President and General Manager of Technology Development at Intel, accepted the award at SEMICON West 2022 Hybrid at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on July 12. Ajit Manocha, SEMI President and CEO, and Kate Dei Cas, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Delivery Systems and Services at EMD Electronics, which sponsored the ceremony, presented Kelleher with the award.
(Source: SEMI)
13.7.2022
ACHEMA Addresses the Industry's Key Issues Digitalisation and Sustainability
In addition to the transformation towards a climate-neutral chemical industry and the perennial topic of digitalisation, the current global political situation also poses massive challenges for the process industry. Which technologies can be used to achieve defossilisation? How to secure and enhance regional and global supply chain networks? And what hurdles must be overcome in the digitalisation of the industry? ACHEMA 2022 offers answers and solutions to these and many more questions. The full report can be found in our section "Trade Fairs 2022, ACHEMA 2022".
(Source: DECHEMA)
13.7.2022
Trina Solar Achieves 24.5% Efficiency for 210 mm Cells, Breaking World Record for the 24th Time
Trina Solar Co., Ltd. a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, has achieved an efficiency of 24.5% with its proprietary industrial larger-area 210mm×210mm high-efficiency PERC solar cell. The result was achieved by the company's State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology, and was independently confirmed by the National Institute of Metrology, China. This sets a new record for 210mm p-type monocrystalline silicon PERC cells. It is the 24th time that Trina Solar achieves a new world record, manifesting the company’s long-standing technology leadership. Trina Solar developed advanced technologies including multi-layer anti-reflection, ultra-fine metallization fingers, and super multi busbar (MBB) to realize the champion efficiency of 24.5% for larger-area 210mm high-efficiency PERC cells. “We are proud to announce the latest achievements developed by our technical team,” said Dr. Yifeng Chen, Head of High Efficiency Cell and Module R&D Center at Trina Solar.
(Source: Trina Solar Co., Ltd. )
13.7.2022
SEMI Announces Election and Re-Election of Board Members
SEMI today announced at SEMICON West 2022 Hybrid the election of Tim Archer, President and CEO of Lam Research; Doris Hsu, Chairperson and CEO of GlobalWafers Co., Ltd.; and Toshiki Kawai, Representative Director and President and CEO of Tokyo Electron, as new members of the SEMI International Board. In addition, SEMI confirmed the re-election of eight current members to the SEMI International Board of Directors in accordance with the association’s by-laws. The SEMI Executive Committee confirmed Kevin Crofton as Chairman of the SEMI Executive Committee and Tien Wu as Vice Chairman. The leadership appointments and the elected board members’ tenure take effect at the annual SEMI membership meeting on July 13 during SEMICON West 2022 Hybrid. “Congratulations to the newly elected and re-elected members to the SEMI Board of Directors,” said SEMI president and CEO Ajit Manocha.
(Source: SEMI)
12.7.2022
NürnbergMesse: The Lights are on again!
In the third year of the extraordinary conditions provoked by the pandemic, NürnbergMesse is again taking a more optimistic view of the future. “We expect sales to leap to well above EUR 200 million, and our net loss to shrink substantially from the 2020 and 2021 pandemic years”, said NürnbergMesse Group Joint CEO Prof. Dr Roland Fleck. While two out of every three of last year’s trade fairs had to be cancelled or postponed, this year more than 80 percent of the scheduled events are expected to take place. “All in all, we expect to be able to hold 136 events around the world this year. Which shows impressively that the lights are back on again. People want to get together. We’ve also found that our digital and hybrid formats are being well received”, added NürnbergMesse Joint CEO Peter Ottmann. The NürnbergMesse Group’s results for 2021 reflect the impact of the second year of extraordinary conditions provoked by the pandemic. Following a 19-month forced suspension of operations and the autumn 2021 restart, the international exhibitions company was still able to hold 26 of the 77 trade fairs originally planned worldwide, closing out the fiscal year with sales of EUR 68.3 million (previous year: EUR 110.3 million).
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
12.7.2022
Deutsche Rohstoff AG: Annual General Meeting Passes all Resolutions with Large Majority
This year’s Annual General Meeting of Deutsche Rohstoff AG, which took place today (Tuesday) as a virtual meeting, passed all proposed resolutions with a large majority. The detailed results can be viewed here on the homepage (please note, that all information regarding the AGM are only available in German). The Annual General Meeting elected Dr. Thomas Gutschlag, Martin Billhardt and Dr. Werner Zöllner to the company’s Supervisory Board. In the subsequent constituent meeting of the Supervisory Board, the Supervisory Board elected long-time Executive Board member and co-founder Dr. Thomas Gutschlag as its Chairman. The Supervisory Board also extended the appointment of the currently sole Executive Board member Jan?Philipp Weitz until 27 June 2027. The company will present a new CFO in the course of the 3rd quarter. Thomas Gutschlag and Jan-Philipp Weitz also signed a private agreement in which Thomas Gutschlag grants Jan-Philipp Weitz the option to purchase up to 50,000 shares from his portfolio at a fixed price over a period of three years. A first sale of 4,000 shares was settled today.
(Source: Deutsche Rohstoff AG)
11.7.2022
FACHPACK 2022: The No. 1 Gathering for the European Packaging Industry
From 27 to 29 September 2022, the European packaging sector will once again gather at FACHPACK, the trade fair for packaging, technology and processes. More than 1,100 exhibitors (up from 789 in 2021) are expected to converge on Exhibition Centre Nuremberg to present innovative products, machinery and solutions at their stands. This year, the theme of FACHPACK will be “Transition in Packaging”, which aptly describes the change currently taking place in the industry. It is a shift characterised above all by greater sustainability, a growing e-commerce landscape, and increasing digitalisation. The main theme is reflected in both the exhibition and the supporting programme. Visitor from the consumer and industrial goods segments can look forward to an extensive programme of presentations, exciting special shows and awards ceremonies. This year, POWTECH, the leading international trade fair for powder, granule and bulk solids technologies, will take place at the exhibition centre at the same time as FACHPACK, creating additional synergies in the processing and packaging segment.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
11.7.2022
HOLZ-HANDWERK & FENSTERBAU FRONTALE 2022 as „Summer Edition“
Finally, we will once again get to enjoy personal encounters and networking, find solutions, try out products, and experience a live trade fair: After a four-year, pandemic-induced hiatus, the combined HOLZ-HANDWERK & FENSTERBAU FRONTALE exhibition is back at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg as a one-off “summer edition” from 12-15 July 2022. More than 700 international exhibitors will yet again present the latest trends in the woodworking and wood processing trade and the window, door and facade segment. As always, the exhibits will be complemented by an extensive supporting programme with specially themed display areas, forums, and other programme highlights for professional development and knowledge transfer. Discover, experience, do: Never before has this description of HOLZ-HANDWERK been as apt as it is in this special trade fair year, when after a pandemic-induced break of 1,571 days, this unique, hands-on event finally offers us what has not been possible for such a long time: personal interaction with industry colleagues, chance encounters at the stands of newcomers to the sector, and the opportunity to test innovative products and share knowledge at first hand.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
11.7.2022
POWTECH 2022: Mix of Innovation and Dialogue
The mix of numerous innovations and expert-to-expert dialogue makes POWTECH the networking and knowledge platform for process technicians and engineers. Decision-makers and buyers will find competent advice here for their investment decisions. From 27 to 29 September 2022, trade visitors will experience the latest equipment and systems for mechanical processes for the processing, analysis and handling of powder, granulate and bulk solids in four halls, including the state-of-the-art Hall 3A. This year's trade fair duo, POWTECH and FACHPACK, expects over 1,600 exhibitors from Europe - around 500 of whom will be exhibiting at POWTECH in the field of mechanical processing technology and analysis. Both trade fairs bring together the entire value chain from process to technology to packaging. The respective ticket is valid for both trade fairs. POWTECH brings together the global innovations for mechanical processing technology as well as for the analysis and handling of powders, granulates and bulk solids. Plant planners and operators from almost all industries, including food and feed, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, construction, recycling and ceramics, come together to update their knowledge, examine state-of-the-art process technology and prepare and make investment decisions.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
8.7.2022
Fortaco Group to be Acquired by One Equity Partners
Funds managed by CapMan Buyout have agreed to sell their holdings in Fortaco Group, the leading strategic partner to the heavy off-highway equipment and marine industries offering technology, vehicle cabins, steel fabrications, and assemblies to global OEMs, to private equity firm One Equity Partners. As the new owner, One Equity Partners will empower the further development of the current and new offering of Fortaco, including areas to strengthen value creation to customers and to provide the means for further international expansion. “We are very honored to become a member of the One Equity Partners family. I want to express my sincere thanks to all our global customers, business partners, and the Fortaco team for the highly qualified performance we reached together. With One Equity Partners, we are looking forward to realizing the full potential of Fortaco as the leading business partner of technology, vehicle cabins, steel fabrications and assemblies. In addition, I want to thank CapMan as the owner and the Board of Directors for their support and trust,” says Lars Hellberg, President & CEO of Fortaco Group.
(Source: One Equity Partners)
8.7.2022
POWTECH 2022: Mix of Innovation and Dialogue
The mix of numerous innovations and expert-to-expert dialogue makes POWTECH the networking and knowledge platform for process technicians and engineers. Decision-makers and buyers will find competent advice here for their investment decisions. From 27 to 29 September 2022, trade visitors will experience the latest equipment and systems for mechanical processes for the processing, analysis and handling of powder, granulate and bulk solids in four halls, including the state-of-the-art Hall 3A. This year's trade fair duo, POWTECH and FACHPACK, expects over 1,600 exhibitors from Europe - around 500 of whom will be exhibiting at POWTECH in the field of mechanical processing technology and analysis. Both trade fairs bring together the entire value chain from process to technology to packaging. The respective ticket is valid for both trade fairs.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
8.7.2022
FACHPACK 2022: the No. 1 Gathering for the European Packaging Industry
From 27 to 29 September 2022, the European packaging sector will once again gather at FACHPACK, the trade fair for packaging, technology and processes. More than 1,100 exhibitors (up from 789 in 2021) are expected to converge on Exhibition Centre Nuremberg to present innovative products, machinery and solutions at their stands. This year, the theme of FACHPACK will be “Transition in Packaging”, which aptly describes the change currently taking place in the industry. It is a shift characterised above all by greater sustainability, a growing e-commerce landscape, and increasing digitalisation. The main theme is reflected in both the exhibition and the supporting programme. Visitor from the consumer and industrial goods segments can look forward to an extensive programme of presentations, exciting special shows and awards ceremonies. This year, POWTECH, the leading international trade fair for powder, granule and bulk solids technologies, will take place at the exhibition centre at the same time as FACHPACK, creating additional synergies in the processing and packaging segment.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
6.7.2022
SEMI and Semiconductor Digest Announce 2022 Best of West Award Finalists
SEMI and Semiconductor Digest today announced finalists for the Best of West award to be presented at SEMICON West 2022, July 12-14 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The Best of West Award winner will be announced at SEMICON West 2022 Hybrid on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Presented by SEMI Americas and Semiconductor Digest each year, the Best of West award recognizes innovative new products or services that are significantly advancing the electronics manufacturing supply chain or a particular manufacturing capability.
(Source: SEMI)
6.7.2022
parts2clean 2022: The Road to Future-proof Partscleaning
parts2clean 2022: The road to future-proof parts cleaning Hannover, Germany. The wholescale realignment of industrial sectors, plus the need for resilient supply chains and increased demand for improved sustainability are the driving forces for major changes in industrial parts and surface cleaning. How these challenges can be mastered will be the focus at parts2clean 2022 – the leading international trade fair for industrial parts and surface cleaning, running from 11 to 13 October at the Stuttgart Exhibition Center, Germany. engineering, medical and sensor technology, aerospace, energy technology and the semiconductor supply industry – new and modified products and manufacturing technologies in the field of industrial parts and surface cleaning require new, adapted solutions. This is also the case with the recycling of raw materials and the remanufacturing of products, which is becoming increasingly important due to a shortage of raw materials and the need to conserve resources. Added to this are trends like digitization and AI, as well as stricter regulatory requirements and climate protection objectives.
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
6.7.2022
VIVANESS 2022: Change is the price of survival on the (cosmetics) market
VIVANESS, the International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care, doesn’t just offer four days full of global diversity, inspiration, trends, newcomers and start-ups. It’s also four days packed with sound professional expertise, networking with experts, and cutting-edge topics presented by high-calibre speakers. Because the VIVANESS congress will also be taking place alongside the exhibition as a one-off “Summer Edition” from 26 to 29 July 2022. On 28 July, Bert M. Ohnemüller, (co)founder of the neuromerchandising® group and heart leadership coach, will give a talk from the perspective of neuromarketing that explores among other things what makes the retail environment a place of encounters and how the point of sale can become a point of success. But what role does the heart play in all this? And why is “inner sustainability” the only way to truly keep us grounded? VIVANESS got the chance to ask these questions in advance.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
5.7.2022
GrindTec 2023 – Strong Trade Fair Brand Starts Afresh in Leipzig
GrindTec, the International Trade Fair for Tool Grinding and Tool Machining, invites the industry to Leipzig from 7 to 10 March 2023. The event location and date are not the only things that have changed. With Leipziger Messe as the new organiser and an optimised concept, the international leading trade fair is evolving under its new motto, "By users for users". The Fachverband der Präzisionswerkzeugmechaniker e.V. (Association of German Precision Tool Grinders, or FDPW), co-founder of the event, is and remains responsible for the GrindTec concept and programme. In this role, it has revised the trade fair's content profile, designing it around current industry needs. In addition, the 2023 trade fair will take place at the same time as the Intec and Z trade fair duo, which has been a success for many years. With their focus on the metalworking and supplier industries, the trade fairs provide synergetic effects and the ideal framework for exhibitors and trade visitors.
(Source: Messe Leipzig)
5.7.2022
Trina Solar builds PV Factory for Stronger N-type Value
Trina Solar Co., Ltd. a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, has officially kicked off construction of the Trina Solar (Xining) New Energy Industrial Park in Xining, central Chinese province of Qinghai. The project will cover almost the entire PV manufacturing chain from polysilicon production to modules based on 210mm and N-type technology. The factory will include production lines with annual output of 300,000 tonnes of industrial silicon, 150,000 tonnes of high-purity polysilicon, 35GW of monosilicon, 10GW of wafer slices, 10GW of cells, 10GW of modules and 15GW of auxiliaries for modules. The project will be divided into two phases. In phase I the expected annual output of industrial silicon will be 100,000 tonnes, of high-purity polysilicon 50,000 tonnes, of monosilicon 20GW, of wafer slices 5GW, of cells 5GW, of modules 5GW, and of auxiliaries 7.5GW. Phase I is due to be completed by the end of 2023. In phase II the expected annual output will be 200,000 tonnes of industrial silicon, of high-purity polysilicon 100,000 tonnes, of monosilicon 15GW, of wafer slices 5GW, of cells 5GW, of modules 5GW, and of auxiliaries 7.5GW. Phase II is due to be completed by the end of 2025.
(Source: Trina Solar Europe)
4.7.2022
RE-Source 2022 Annual Event is Back to Amsterdam
The war in Ukraine has reshaped European energy policy. And the new direction is clear – no more Russian energy imports by 2027, more and faster renewables deployment. Renewables are the key to Europe’s energy competitiveness, our security and our climate goals. With volatile energy prices and climate concerns, hundreds of business leaders want to switch to 100% renewables. Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) have helped facilitate this transition. For corporates, they are a stable, long-term supply of energy. For Europe as a whole, they are another step on the road to energy security and and climate neutrality. The RE-Source Platform plays key role in promoting and facilitating green corporate energy sourcing. And its Annual Event is back, from 6-7 October in Amsterdam. This is Europe’s largest gathering of green corporate buyers and sellers.
(Source: SolarPower Europe)
4.7.2022
Volkswagen and Siemens Invest in Electrify America’s Ambitious Growth Plan
The Volkswagen Group and Siemens support the ambitious growth plans of Electrify America, LLC - the largest public ultra-fast charging network for electric vehicles from all vendors in North America. Volkswagen together with Siemens, the leading global technology company, is investing $450 million, valuing Electrify America at $2.45 billion. Through its financing arm Siemens Financial Services (SFS), Siemens becomes a minority shareholder in Electrify America with a low triple-digit million USD investment and will hold a seat on the board. With Siemens, Electrify America receive its first external investor as well as an important strategic technology partner. In line with Volkswagen's NEW AUTO strategy, this step consistently accelerates the comfort, quality and expansion of the public charging infrastructure in the U.S. and Canada.
(Source: SIEMENS AG)
1.7.2022
Focus on the Netherlands at WindEnergy Hamburg
The Netherlands has excellent natural conditions for wind power. And the dutch government is betting heavily on offshore wind farms: In 2050 all energy used in the Netherlands must come from renewable sources and offshore wind is key to the transition to a zero-carbon energy supply. Together with Germany, Denmark and Belgium, the Netherlands agreed the Esbjerg Declaration in May 2022 and resolved to install at least 65 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy by 2030. Therefore the Netherlands also play a major role for WindEnergy Hamburg: "After Germany and Denmark, Dutch companies are the third largest group among our exhibitors, up to now 73 registered stands. More than 30 of the exhibitors are participating in the Dutch Village of the Netherlands WindEnergy Association (NWEA) iin September. This is how we show the wide range of the Dutch wind industry," says Andreas Arnheim, Project Manager of WindEnergy Hamburg.
(Source: Hambrug Messe + Congress)
1.7.2022
Doug Zoller takes over leadership at CLOOS Robotic Welding
Doug Zoller took over the management of CLOOS Robotic Welding Inc. in the USA and Mexico at the end of June. He replaces Hartmut Boegel, who is retiring from the company on 30 June after more than 40 years of service. "Hartmut Bögel has shaped the successful development of our subsidiaries in the USA and Mexico over the past 25 years," says Stephan Pittner, CEO of the CLOOS Group. "We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to him for his professional expertise and commitment." CLOOS Robotic Welding Inc. was founded in 1985 as a subsidiary of the CLOOS Group. From locations in Schaumburg, Illinois and Monterrey, Mexico, CLOOS Robotic Welding offers customer-specific, turnkey welding solutions for the US and Mexican markets. "CLOOS has a unique product portfolio and the demand for innovative solutions in the welding and automation sector is enormous," says the new General Manager Doug Zoller. "My goal is to work with the highly motivated CLOOS team to gain further market share in the USA and Mexico and to exceed our customers' expectations."
(Source: CARL CLOOS SCHWEISSTECHNIK GMBH)
1.7.2022
Minister Iswaran and Minister Habeck Announce Closer Bilateral Economic Cooperation
The Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations of the Republic of Singapore, Mr. S Iswaran, and the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Mr. Robert Habeck, met today in Berlin for a fruitful dialogue on the current state and future of the economic policy cooperation between the Republic of Singapore and the Federal Republic of Germany. Minister Iswaran and Minister Habeck announced that both sides are working together to develop a so-called bilateral ‘Economic Cooperation Framework’, i.e. an interministerial agreement with Singapore on closer economic policy cooperation. This will further structure and deepen the economic policy collaboration on the government-to-government, government-to-business and business-to-business levels. The Framework will, for example, promote private sector-led collaborations across sectors such as advanced manufacturing, mobility, and green technologies. It will also lay the foundations of exploring further cooperation on workplace training, business matching, and networking. Both sides plan to conclude and sign the framework by the end of 2022.
(Source: BMWK - Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz)
30.6.2022
6K Additive Announces Commercial Expansion into Europe
6K Additive, a division of 6K, the leader in the production of sustainable advanced materials for additive manufacturing and energy storage, announced today it is expanding commercial operations into Europe and has named EU industry veteran François Bonjour as the European Sales Director. The new expansion will also support the increased interest in 6K Additive powders from strategic EU customers and AM system manufacturers. “Over the last two years, we’ve established 6K Additive in North America as the go-to organization for high-quality AM powder with environmental and sustainable benefits that no other powder manufacturer can offer. We’re excited to bring our powders to the European market where a high value is placed on technologies that can contribute to the circular economy and meet their stringent quality metrics,” said Frank Roberts, president of 6K Additive. “Having a leader like François on the ground in Europe who has the experience, knowledge, and reputation will be invaluable as we ramp up our EU commercial efforts over the coming months. This is especially important given the interest we’ve seen from the printer OEMs and strategic customers based in Europe.”
(Source: 6K Additive)
30.6.2022
RETC Names Trina Solar ‘Overall High Achiever’
Trina Solar Co., Ltd. a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, has been recognized as an “Overall High Achiever” in the PV Module Index Report 2022 published by the independent Renewable Energy Test Center (RETC) in California. Trina Solar’s ultra-high power 670W series modules offer excellent reliability, superb performance and superior quality, and have passed a number of RETC tests that are significantly more rigorous than the IEC standard. It is the third year in a row that Trina Solar has received this award. As a leading independent test laboratory for photovoltaic and renewable energy products, RETC publishes the annual PVMI report with a focus on technology and quality indicators, including three essential module attributes, namely reliability, performance and quality. The report provides a strong reference for financiers and developers to select high-quality modules, at the same time offering operators reference data on module reliability in long-term application.
(Source: Trina Solar Co., Ltd.)
29.6.2022
War in Ukraine Raises Global Shipping Costs, Stifles Trade
The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says the war in the Ukraine is stifling trade and logistics of the country and the Black Sea region, increasing global vessel demand and the cost of shipping around the world. In a report entitled “Maritime trade disrupted: The war in Ukraine and its effects on maritime trade logistics” published on 28 June, UNCTAD says Ukraine’s trading partners now have to turn to other countries for the commodities they import. It attributes the shipping and transport hurdles in the Black Sea region to disruptions in regional logistics, the halting of port operations in Ukraine, the destruction of important infrastructure, trade restrictions, increased insurance costs and higher fuel prices. Shipping distances have increased, along with transit times and costs. “Grains are of particular concern given the leading role of the Russian Federation and Ukraine in agrifood markets, and its nexus to food security and poverty reduction,” the report says.
(Source: UNCTAD)
29.6.2022
Testronic brings Master Quality Control to Europe
Testronic, an award-winning Film & TV and Games service provider, has added Master Quality Control (MQC) services to its UK and Poland operations. MQC is a crucial element of post-production in Film and TV, during which finished content is tested vigorously to ensure it complies with the standards required by broadcasters and distributors. Testronic’s state-of-the-art MQC offering includes top-of-the-line, professional equipment including high-powered mastering workstations across four master QC/editing bays, plus a Quantum StorNext 7 SAN, with multiple petabytes of storage. The Warsaw facility also utilises Aspera’s High-Speed Transfer Server EndPoint, which enables the transfer of large files directly and securely between the company’s London and Warsaw locations, via a dedicated 10Gbps connection. Testronic has built out the Warsaw facility to match the exact standards as the Burbank facility, providing support for the European market as well as allowing load balancing between operations, offering full 24/7 coverage across the international locations.
(Source: Catalis Group)
23.6.2022
New Dates Announced for All in CARAVANING 2022
ecently, with the implementation of a series of measures, the prevention and control of COVID-19 epidemic in Beijing has achieved phased good results, and the positive trend has continued to consolidate. Various social and economic work has been gradually recovered. In view of the current epidemic situation, after close coordination and consultation with relevant authorities, customers and all partners involved, Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. officially determined the new dates for AIC 2022: 23-25 September 2022.The exhibition venue remains at Beijing Etrong International Exhibition & Convention Center. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused by the adjustment of the trade fair dates. The safety and health of all customers is always our top priority. We will fully follow the instructions of the nation's epidemic prevention and control policy to strengthen the onsite health precautions and hygiene measures, ensuring the greatest protection possible for exhibitors, visitors, partners and members of staff. In the meantime, we will further optimize exhibition services, plan more exciting concurrent events and do our utmost to make the trade fair a festival for the entire industry.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
23.6.2022
ILA Space Pavilion 2022 Opens
In Hall 6, aerospace actors used simulations, videos and models to present fascinating research projects and topical issues. At the opening of the ILA Space Pavilion representatives of the European Space Agency (ESA), the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) explained the benefits of their space exploration projects. With the cutting of a red ribbon, Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA) Dr. Josef Aschbacher, BDLI Vice President Aerospace Marco R. Fuchs, Chair of the DLR Executive Board Professor Dr. Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla, and Head of the German Space Agency of the DLR and member of the DLR board Dr. Walther Pelzer opened the ILA Space Pavilion. In Hall 6 the aerospace show, an event unmatched anywhere in the world, is showing the latest projects on topics that include sustainability, climate change, digitalisation, innovation, research, prevention and security.
(Source: Messe Berlin)
23.6.2022
Interzoo 2022: Expectations Exceeded
At Interzoo 2022, the world’s leading trade fair for the pet industry, exhibitors and trade visitors alike drew an extremely positive conclusion: “We are already planning to come to the next Interzoo”, said more than 90 percent of survey respondents. Despite challenging conditions, Interzoo organizer WZF (Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft Zoologischer Fachbetriebe GmbH) successfully held the world’s biggest pet industry trade fair in Nuremberg in May 2022. 27,861 trade visitors from 129 countries came to learn about the latest pet food and pet care products, pet accessories, and pet services. The 1,328 exhibitors came from 59 countries. The next Interzoo will be held in Nuremberg from Tuesday, May 7th to Friday, May 10th 2024.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
20.6.2022
E-world 2022: Countdown is now running!
The preparations for Europe’s leading energy industry trade fair are well under way. The E-world energy & water, which will be taking place from June 21 to 23 at Messe Essen, is extremely popular with industry players. So far, around 640 exhibitors have signed up, with just a few spaces still available. This year, the trade fair will feature numerous new innovations, and will be held in summer for the very first time. It will be accompanied by innovative program items designed to provide specialist visitors and exhibitors with additional informative value. Two new features of this year’s trade fair will be the “Hydrogen Solutions” community booth for all things related to hydrogen, and the digital Prototype Club. Both of these new additions focus on topics of the future. More informationen an our new Trade Fair Journal "NEWS from E-world 2022" can be found in our section "Trade Fairs 2022, E-world 2022.
(Source: Messe Essen)
20.6.2022
SEMICON Southeast Asia 2022 Opens Tomorrow
Spotlighting critical issues including sustainability and supply chain resilience, SEMICON Southeast Asia 2022, the region’s premier gathering of the semiconductor and microelectronics industry, opens tomorrow as experts convene for insights into the latest industry trends, developments and innovations. Returning to the Setia SPICE Convention Centre in Penang for the first time in three years due to the pandemic, the 21-23 June event will connect semiconductor manufacturing equipment companies, private and public partners, and other key industry stakeholders to explore new collaboration and growth opportunities. Themed Forward as One – Building A Resilient and Sustainable Electronics Supply Chain in Southeast Asia, SEMICON Southeast Asia 2022 will commemorate Malaysia’s 50th year of manufacturing excellence and celebrate Penang’s reputation as the Silicon Valley of the East. The exhibition and conferences are expected to draw more than 10,000 attendees and will feature two themed pavilions, two global pavilions, and technology forums to address key electronics manufacturing supply chain issues and trends.
(Source: SEMI Southeast Asia Pte Ltd.)
20.6.2022
XJet will exhibit at Ceramics UK, Ceramics Expo and will be present at Ceramitec
Ceramic additive manufacturing (AM) is estimated to grow to over $3.4 billion by 2030[1], creating huge opportunity for any businesses already in the technical ceramics industry. XJet, equipped with real-life examples and parts in both alumina and zirconia, will be at several key ceramic shows over the next couple of months, providing visitors with a great opportunity to explore in person, the quality of XJet parts and learn about its innovative technology. Additive manufacturing (AM) of technical ceramics opens the doors for manufacturers from many different industries to create complex ceramic parts. Many parts were simply impossible to produce before due to the inherent difficulties of machining very hard, but also brittle, materials, or, required prohibitively expensive and lengthy tooling processes. XJet ceramic AM systems deliver fully dense and complex parts in alumina and zirconia, with unprecedented levels of detail, finish and accuracy.
(Source: XJet)
16.6.2022
ASCA Invests in R&D and Industrialization
ASCA – an ARMOR GROUP company, the organic photovoltaics (OPV) global leader – is, among other things, currently setting up a new laser production equipment for late-stage customization of its OPV offerings. The commissioning is planned for towards end of the year. With the new setup, ASCA will be able to respond to even larger-scale projects and offer new solar energy applications more rapidly than before. By investing in industrialization and IP licensing, ASCA reduces market adoption barriers and increases competitiveness to support the OPV industry in whole Europe. To further automate its late-stage customization processes, ASCA is currently further developing its design software that simplifies the electrical design of modules based on customer drawings. ASCA´s new laser equipment will be integrated into the existing production line in Nantes, France. The laser machine structures the OPV films after a full-width coating is applied to produce tailor-made modules and respond quickly and in even greater quantities to local demand, with an industrial capacity of 1 million m2. This unique industrial approach is based on the ARMOR GROUP´s historical thermal transfer DNA to separate coating and final customization to improve economy of scale in roll-to-roll production while having local markets and individual needs reflected in the customization part.
(Source: ASCA is a company of ARMOR GROUP)
16.6.2022
Highlights and new formats at VIVANESS 2022
The preparations for VIVANESS, International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care, are in full swing. In less than two months, all the passion of the worldwide natural and organic cosmetics community will be on display again over four days at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg. In a pairing with BIOFACH, the World's Leading Fair for Organic Food, the event will be held from 26 – 29 July as a one-off “summer edition”. Highlights include the wide-ranging, high-calibre congress, where acknowledged experts in natural and organic cosmetics will explore a range of topics like market analyses, sourcing, packaging, trends and customer preferences, influencer and neuromarketing. At the summer edition of VIVANESS, exhibitors, visitors and media representatives will head to Halls 8 and 9 to experience and discover trends and new products, visit a dedicated pavilion for innovative young companies from Germany, and meet international start-ups and newcomers at the special show Breeze. Twice a day here at the 2022 edition, a “Breeze Talk” will provide essential information on the brands represented. Another new feature at the VIVANESS Summer Edition, which expects to host around 200 exhibitors, will be a Workshop Area with three interactive sessions daily on the topics “Ethical Sourcing”, “Stronger Together” and “Go to Market”.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
15.6.2022
SEMI Reports: Global Fab Equipment Spending Expected to Reach Record $109 Billion in 2022
Global fab equipment spending for front-end facilities is expected to increase 20% year-over-year (YOY) to an all-time high of US$109 billion in 2022, marking a third consecutive year of growth following a 42% surge in 2021, SEMI announced today in its latest quarterly World Fab Forecast report. Fab equipment investment in 2023 is expected to remain strong. “The global semiconductor equipment industry remains on track to cross the $100 billion threshold for the first time as shown in our latest update of the World Fab Forecast,” said Ajit Manocha, president and CEO of SEMI. “This historic milestone puts an exclamation point on the current run of unprecedented industry growth.” Taiwan is expected to lead fab equipment spending in 2022, increasing investments 52% YoY to US$34 billion, followed by Korea at US$25.5 billion, a 7% rise, and China at US$17 billion, a 14% drop from its peak last year. Europe/Mideast is forecast to log record high spending of US$9.3 billion this year and, while comparatively smaller than outlays in other regions, its investments would represent a staggering growth of 176% YoY. Taiwan, Korea and Southeast Asia are also expected to register record-high investments in 2023.
(Source: SEMI)
15.6.2022
BloombergNEF Top-tier Ranking Extends Trina Solar’s Run of Success
Trina Solar Co., Ltd. a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, has once again made it to the list of tier 1 PV module makers in the Bloomberg New Energy Finance market outlook for the second quarter, thanks to its outstanding reliability, 100% bankability and expanding production capacity. With the AAA rating, the highest category in the PV ModuleTech Bankability report published last week, Trina Solar has become the only module supplier achieving both AAA rating by PV Tech and tier 1 PV module maker by BNEF. BNEF has developed a tiering system for PV module products based on bankability and a set of strict criteria, to create a transparent differentiation between the hundreds of manufacturers of solar modules on the market. Trina Solar’s continued presence on the tier 1 list demonstrates global industry recognition of its quality modules, brand credibility and strong market competitiveness.
(Source: Trina Solar Europe)
13.6.2022
EUROGUSS 2022: Great Reunion Joy of the Die Casting Industry
The anticipation of the international trade fair for die casting was great after the enforced break. The mood in the four full halls of the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg was also very good. On the stands of the 641 exhibitors from 36 countries, current topics such as mega-casting, sustainable production methods, the ongoing transformation of the drive towards e-mobility, digitalisation in manufacturing and additive manufacturing processes were discussed. The 21st Die Casting Conference, organised by the VDD (Association of German Die Casting Foundries), took place parallel to the trade fair and offered participants the usual high quality of presentations. "The die-casting family was noticeably looking forward to the exchange and personal meeting at EUROGUSS 2022," says Christopher Boss, Executive Director Exhibition at NürnbergMesse, summing up the mood in the halls. "Finally! was the word that could be heard from almost every exhibitor and visitor and that expressed the joy about the personal exchange."
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
13.6.2022
Siemens Invests in WiTricity to Advance Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles
Siemens invests USD 25 million and acquires a minority stake in U.S.-based WiTricity, a wireless charging technology company. Siemens and WiTricity will work together to drive innovation in the emerging market for wireless EV charging. This market is expected to reach USD 2 billion by 2028 in Europe and North America alone, according to Siemens’ calculations. The two companies seek to bridge the gaps in the global standardization of wireless charging for electric passenger and light duty commercial vehicles, to enable interoperability between vehicles and infrastructure, as well as support market penetration. In addition, both parties will collaborate to advance the technical development of wireless charging systems. “Combining Siemens’ global footprint and EV charging portfolio with WiTricity’s innovative technology is the first step towards elevating our offering in the wireless charging space. This will speed up deployment of wireless charging technology, support standardization, and advance public charging infrastructure with interoperable solutions for drivers’ convenience,” said Markus Mildner, CEO of Siemens eMobility.
(Source: Siemens AG)
13.6.2022
Trina Solar Receives LCA Certificate for 210 Vertex Modules’ Low-carbon Life Cycle
Trina Solar Co., Ltd., a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, has recently been awarded the LCA certificate for its 210mm Vertex modules by TÜV Rheinland, becoming the first solar company to receive LCA certification for 210mm modules. With the advantage of 210mm wafers, the Vertex modules achieve industry-leading low carbon emissions. Since Trina Solar was founded 25 years ago, it has been both a promoter of green energy and a practitioner of green development. The company provides clean electricity through photovoltaic modules and is committed to making its manufacturing processes green and low-carbon. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) follows the methods and requirements of ISO 14040/ISO 14044 to conduct scientific and stringent tests of life-cycle carbon emissions and other indicators of the assessed subject. The products, sampling from Trina Solar’s major production factories around the world for testing and certification, cover the full range of p-type monocrystalline 210mm modules from Vertex S 410W to Vertex 670W.
(Source: Trina Solar Co.)
8.6.2022
Strong Start to the Düsseldorf Trade Fair Year
On the occasion of the 7th Global Exhibitions Day (GED), the worldwide day of action of the World Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), Messe Düsseldorf can pronounce a positive verdict on its restart. In the preceding bumper month of trade fairs in May, the "MesseMonatMai" (Trade Fair Month of May”), where the German trade association AUMA underlined the relevance of trade fairs for the economy, 56 events with 6,847 exhibitors and 120,955 visitors were held at the Düsseldorf Exhibition and Congress Centre. This includes the first four trade fairs of the year: BEAUTY, TOP HAIR, ProWein and EuroCIS already boasted a total of 6,617 exhibitors and 98,000 visitors. Added to this are the guest events INTERBRIDE and BEFA Forum with 230 exhibitors and 13,000 visitors. The 50 events at Düsseldorf Congress (DC) welcomed around 9,955 visitors. Dr. Stephan Keller, Lord Mayor of the state capital Düsseldorf and Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Messe Düsseldorf, emphasises how significant the return to normal trade fair operations is for all involved.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
8.6.2022
SEMICON West 2022 Hybrid to Spotlight Sustainability, Smart Technologies, Talent
Sustainability, smart technologies and workforce development will take center stage at SEMICON West 2022 Hybrid, July 12-14 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, as more than 200 industry leaders, visionaries and technology experts convene to present insights into the latest trends, innovations and developments across the microelectronics supply chain. The event, North America’s premier exhibition and conference for the microelectronics supply chain, will feature on-site keynotes, fireside chats, and executive panels with thought leaders from the semiconductor ecosystem, academia and government. Registration is open. With decarbonization building momentum worldwide, the Global Sustainability Summit will debut at SEMICON West 2022 Hybrid to help drive the collaboration necessary for the semiconductor industry to reduce its carbon footprint. Co-hosted by SEMI and McKinsey & Company, the summit comes as semiconductor manufacturers are increasingly committing to sustainability targets. In parallel, SEMI member companies are joining forces with startups to enable a greener chip industry as part of the SEMI Sustainability Initiative.
(Source: SEMI)
8.6.2022
Trina Solar ranks ‘AAA’ in latest PV Tech Bankability Report
Trina Solar Co., Ltd. a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, has been ranked ‘AAA’, the highest category, in the latest PV ModuleTech Bankability report published by PV Tech. Based on a proprietary analytical model to establish bankability scores and ratings, the report combines both the manufacturing and financial health of companies, the latest issue covering more than 50 PV module suppliers. Trina Solar ranked second for global module shipments in 2021, with a figure of 24.8GW, and has retained that position in the first quarter of 2022, shipping 8GW. Industry reports indicate that global shipments of 210 modules rose sharply in 2021 to reach 26GW, Trina Solar contributing 16GW, with cumulative 210 shipments exceeding 35GW as of the end of March 2022. Technology indicators are also analyzed in the PV Tech report. Trina Solar continues to innovate in this area, being an early mover in n-type technology and setting its 23rd world record in March, with its 210×210mm TOPCon cell achieving a maximum efficiency of 25.5%. The company has also set a high benchmark for efficiency of its PERC and HJT cells.
(Source: Trina Solar Europe)
2.6.2022
AUMA: Philip Harting Re-elected as Chairman of the German Trade Fair Industry
The German trade fair industry takes off, late but powerfully. In June 2022 alone, 40 trade fairs will take place, among them Europe’s largest outdoor trade fair OutDoor by Ispo in Munich, the trade fairs for textiles Techtextil, Texprocess and Heimtextil as summer special in Frankfurt/Main, and the international aerospace exhibition ILA in Berlin. Already in May more than 40 trade fairs took place in Germany. There were several leading international trade fairs as the industry show Hannover Messe, the energy sector’s trade fair The smarter E in Munich and the Internorga show in Hamburg for the catering trade. About 200 trade fairs will take place throughout the remainder of this year. Philip Harting, chairman of the Association of the German trade fair industry AUMA: “We are back. We are happy to welcome our guests at trade fairs in Germany again. Germany is trade fair country number 1. Like never before we are focussing with full power, with creativity and energy on this hot trade fair summer with as many trade fairs as never before. After bans, after cancellations and postponements the backlog is immense. Exhibitors and visitors were missing their trade fairs in Germany.”
(Source: AUMA)
2.6.2022
27th Edition of MEDICAL FAIR INDIA met With Great Response
The leading medical trade fair and conference event for the Indian subcontinent, MEDICAL FAIR INDIA (MFI), can claim a vital restart in attendance format (after a pandemic-related break) after three days of running (20 - 22 May 2022) at the Jio World Convention Centre (JWCC) in Mumbai. More than 9,000 trade visitors from all sectors of the healthcare industry came to the event to find out about new products from 277 exhibitors. The 'Make in India Pavilion', designed by the Association of Indian Manufacturers of Medical Devices (AIMED), attracted a great deal of attention and confirmed India's enormous potential as a location for the development, manufacture and international distribution of medical products. The MFI supporting programme confirmed its role as a key factor in the success of the overall event with its wide range of topics, renowned speakers and the support of renowned partners. One example is the two-day Clin Lab India conference, which accompanied the MFI for the fifth time this year as a central platform for information and dialogue on the latest developments and market trends in the field of in-vitro diagnostics (IVD). Here, new technologies and policies were discussed (also in the context of the pandemic) that could strongly shape the Indian diagnostics industry.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
2.6.2022
Memorandum of understanding between Hy2gen AG and SAF+ Consortium
Hy2gen Canada and SAF Consortium have signed a memorandum of understanding that will allow them to contribute together to the development of the Québec hydrogen sector. The two companies will work together towards the development of structuring projects in the hydrogen industry sector, more specifically green aviation fuels, starting with a Quebec-based project. Hy2gen AG successfully completed a 200 million Euros fundraising earlier this year. That capital will be used for the construction of installations on a number of geographic areas, including Europe, that will be producing synthetic green hydrogen-based fuels, or “e-fuels,” for land and sea transportation, aviation and the industry. That investment which is now the largest private funds mobilizations dedicated to green hydrogen development to date, in being conducted by Hy24. The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) is a partner and a strategic investor.
(Source: Hy2gen AG)
1.6.2022
embedded world 2022: Top-level know-how, from experts for experts
From 21-23 June 2022, the 20th edition of the embedded world Conference will bring together experts from all areas of research and fields of application for embedded systems. It will be accompanied by the electronic displays Conference, which will gather professionals from around the world to present the latest R&D results to a specialist audience. The conferences will take place in parallel with the embedded world Exhibition, where future-oriented keynote presentations by top-level managers and experts will round off more than 200 product presentations. Expert panels in the exhibitor forum will also provide an opportunity to interact and share knowledge during the 3-day event. The full report can be found in our section "Trade Fairs 2022, embedded world 2022".
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
1.6.2022
Mimaki Announces Significant Year on Year Growth at FESPA 2022
Mimaki Europe, the leading manufacturer of inkjet printing and cutting technologies, has today unveiled an increase in market share across the different sectors it operates in, confirming the company’s impressive and continued leadership position. Mimaki’s management team attribute this success to the company’s commitment to technology innovations, putting their customers at the forefront, and its ability to anticipate and adapt to market trends. Mimaki’s customer base spans four key sectors – Sign Graphics, Industrial, Textiles, and Full Colour 3D Printing. The numbers revealed that Mimaki currently holds the second largest market share in the Sign Graphics sector with sales exceeding results from 2019. The renowned flexibility, quality and reliability of Mimaki’s extensive and innovative technology portfolio has long been acknowledged as the reasons so many sign-makers invest in Mimaki products, even during the recent challenging economic climates.
(Source: Mimaki Europe)
1.6.2022
Hoxhunt Raises $40M to Solve the Hardest Part of Cybersecurity: People
Cybersecurity training platform Hoxhunt, Finland’s fastest-growing SaaS company according to Deloitte, today announced it raised $40 million in its Series B round led by New York-based Level Equity Management, along with participation by existing investor Icebreaker.vc. The new funding will aid the development of Hoxhunt’s leading-edge technology and accelerate growth in new markets, particularly North America. Hoxhunt makes good email cybersecurity a habit. Hoxhunt’s gamified platform rewards employees for reporting simulated and real email threats, using machine learning to create millions of individualized phishing simulations. Hoxhunt lightens the load for security teams who, aided by an elite customer success team, can upskill whole organizations with unprecedented engagement rates at the push of a button. Cybercrime represents an ever-worsening pandemic costing global businesses trillions of dollars per year. Email is the main vector of transmission as 90% of all breaches, from ransomware to Business Email Compromise, are initiated by a phishing email. Hoxhunt is turning the tide on phishing attacks with breakthrough innovation.
(Source: Hoxhunt)
30.5.2022
Davos 2022: Poland stands a chance to become Europe’s manufacturing hub
A number of companies from all over the world are looking for business partners in Central Europe. This is a great opportunity for Polish entrepreneurs as well as entities investing in Poland. Such conclusions emerge from the panel discussion that took place at the Polish House during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The meeting was set under the theme “The role of CEE on the global value chains and competence centres map”. During the panel, the representatives of the major companies in the world, including Google Cloud, Honeywell, IBM and Polish giants such as Pekao, Asseco, KGHM and PESA, exchanged their ideas on the role of Central and Eastern Europe in global value chains. The discussion was summed up by Leszek Skiba, President of Pekao S.A.: “We had a chance to discuss the importance of Central Europe, the Polish economy for investors, not only foreign companies, but also Polish ones, which actively participate in the global struggle for their position.”
(Source: PAP MediaRoom)
30.5.2022
SEMI Europe Urges Swift Adoption of European Chips Act
SEMI Europe, the industry association that unites the entire electronics manufacturing and design supply chain in Europe, today urged swift adoption of the European Chips Act and invited discussions on the legislation with the European Parliament, Member States and the European Commission. The Act aims to strengthen Europe’s competitiveness and resilience in semiconductor technologies and applications while enabling the region’s digital and green transition. “Speedy adoption of the European Chips Act will significantly accelerate Europe’s work to attract investments to build up chip manufacturing capacity and R&D,” said Laith Altimime, president of SEMI Europe. “The Act is also a key step forward for Europe to substantially decarbonize semiconductor manufacturing and drive digital transformation.”
(Source: SEMI Europe)
30.5.2022
ZEISS Expands Presence in Hungary
With the acquisition of ETEO Software Factory Kft., a software development company based in Miskolc and Budapest (Hungary), ZEISS Digital Innovation (ZDI) is setting the course for further growth. The completely acquired Hungarian unit with over a hundred employees will operate as a subsidiary ZDI. It is planned that its team will continue to grow until the end of 2022: More than 50 new jobs are to be filled in Hungary alone. By this, ZEISS is further expanding its in-house know-how in software development. ZDI is part of the ZEISS Digital Partners and specializes in developing customized software solutions, particularly for digitalization and cloud-based applications. The ETEO Software Factory Kft. has been closely linked and collaborated with ZDI for several years already. "The past years of successful collaboration have shown that we can work across borders and learn from each other," says Béla Farkas, Managing Director of ZDI Hungary.
(Source: Carl Zeiss AG)
27.5.2022
Covestro receives ‘Safety Award Grand Prize’ from the Japan Chemical Industry Association
The Tsukuba plant of Japan Fine Coatings Co., Ltd. (JFC, President: Munetaka Uchimura), a group company of Covestro, recently received the prestigious ‘Safety Award Grand Prize’ from the Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA). JFC, which has a long history as a joint venture between European and Japanese companies, is one of the leading suppliers of optical fiber coatings. The Tsukuba plant focuses on the manufacturing of UV-curable resins supporting the optical fiber market through safe and stable operations. This year JCIA awarded the Tsukuba plant with the ‘Safety Award Grand Prize’ in recognition of its excellent safety track record of more than 20 years without a recordable incident since the start of its operations as a result of integrating and nurturing a European-Japanese culture of safety. "We have steadily carried out in-depth safety activities such as safety morning meetings and on-the-job training based on Japanese safety culture to pass on and to deepen our knowledge, skills and culture on safety. On top of that, we succeeded in integrating European-Japanese safety cultures by introducing global safety tools such as the ‘Safe Start Program’ , which analyzes mental conditions in the event of an accident and near miss," explains Takahiko Kurosawa, site manager of the Tsukuba plant.
(Source: Covestro AG)
27.5.2022
ZEISS Expands Presence in Hungary
With the acquisition of ETEO Software Factory Kft., a software development company based in Miskolc and Budapest (Hungary), ZEISS Digital Innovation (ZDI) is setting the course for further growth. The completely acquired Hungarian unit with over a hundred employees will operate as a subsidiary ZDI. It is planned that its team will continue to grow until the end of 2022: More than 50 new jobs are to be filled in Hungary alone. By this, ZEISS is further expanding its in-house know-how in software development. ZDI is part of the ZEISS Digital Partners and specializes in developing customized software solutions, particularly for digitalization and cloud-based applications. The ETEO Software Factory Kft. has been closely linked and collaborated with ZDI for several years already. "The past years of successful collaboration have shown that we can work across borders and learn from each other," says Béla Farkas, Managing Director of ZDI Hungary. "Thanks to the integration of the Hungarian software specialists, ZDI can implement the increasing number of digital projects for external customers as well as within the ZEISS Group and advance this with even greater innovative strength," adds Alfred Mönch, Managing Director of ZDI.
(Source: Carl Zeiss AG)
27.5.2022
SEMI Foundation Awarded $1.5 Million Grant
SEMI and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation that the SEMI Foundation has been awarded $1.5 million in funding to design and develop the SEMI Career and Apprenticeship Network (SCAN) in Michigan. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and CARES Act funding will support semiconductor industry job training in Michigan. "As global demand for semiconductors continues to grow, Michigan is poised to be a solution provider for semiconductor shortages and puts companies in the heart of semiconductor and battery R&D efforts nationwide,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “Michigan is one of only three states that will be launching planning work to define curricula to support employers in the semiconductor industry. With this new apprenticeship program, along with our global manufacturing and automotive R&D leadership, we are leading the charge in addressing the universal industry demand for semiconductors while creating good jobs for Michigan workers.”
(Source: SEMI)
25.5.2022
BayWa: Shareholders Approve Raising Dividend to €1.05 per Share
BayWa Chief Executive Officer Prof. Klaus Josef Lutz offered an exclusively positive assessment of the financial year 2021 at this year’s virtual Annual General Meeting. With revenues of €19.8 billion and earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of €266.6 million, the past financial year was the most successful to date in the company’s nearly 100 years of existence. The strong first quarter of 2022 underscores how robust BayWa is, Lutz added: “As a provider of essential goods and services, we remained able to supply our customers throughout the crises over the past few years. Our pandemic management was smart and level-headed. The same goes for the approach to the challenges being magnified by the war in Ukraine – energy scarcity, disrupted supply chains, rising prices. We expect the prospects for BayWa to remain positive going forward.” The shareholders decided to raise the dividend by 5 cents to €1.05 for the financial year 2022. The dividend stood at 32 cents per share when Lutz took office as CEO in April 2008.
(Source: BayWa AG)
25.5.2022
Technology Industry Veteran Joe Stockunas Joins SEMI as Americas President
SEMI, the global industry association that unites the entire electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, today announced that technology industry veteran and longtime SEMI member Joe Stockunas has joined SEMI as Americas President, reporting to Kevin Bauer, Chief Financial and Business Operations Officer. Stockunas will lead the SEMI Americas staff in increasing the value SEMI delivers to members, directing North America sales and services, and driving events and programs. He will also advocate for the microelectronics industry as part of the SEMI Global Leadership Team. “We’re thrilled to welcome stalwart SEMI supporter Joe Stockunas to the organization and look forward to his leadership in advancing the interests of our member companies in the Americas,” said Ajit Manocha, SEMI president and CEO. “Joe’s passion for the semiconductor industry will be a tremendous asset to SEMI as he works to help our members grow their businesses and seize new partnership and innovation opportunities.”
(Source: SEMI)
25.5.2022
Fraunhofer ILT: Laser Technology for Climate Research
At the LASER World of PHOTONICS trade fair, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT presented new laser systems it developed for researching the Earth's atmosphere. The fair was held in Munich from April 26 to 29, 2022 for the first time in three years, and the mood among the 900 exhibitors and 15,000 visitors was ebullient. Indeed, many showed great interest in the systems Fraunhofer ILT exhibited: lasers for space applications as well as for ground-based measurements. The pandemic and the war in Ukraine have taken over the headlines and the world’s attention. Nevertheless, climate change has not slowed down and will pose a crucial risk for humanity in the coming years. Therefore, society needs to face the crucially important question of how the atmosphere is changing and what needs to be done about it. Over the past few years, a team of researchers from the Leibniz Institute for Atmospheric Physics IAP and Fraunhofer ILT have developed a new generation of laser measurement devices for exploring the atmosphere. At LASER World of PHOTONICS, they presented the latest generation of these mobile systems, which can measure wind and temperature from the ground to altitudes above 100 km.
(Quelle: Fraunhofer ILT)
24.5.2022
Smart Energy: The World of Energy is Changing
The energy transition presents great challenges to our electricity networks. In future, smart grids need to coordinate the generation, distribution and storage of decentrally generated electricity from renewable sources. Because of this, all signs point toward transformation for the entire energy infrastructure. electronica 2022 will show the vital role electronics technology has to play in this transformation from November 15 to 18, 2022 on the Munich trade fair grounds. The full report can be found in our section "Trade Fairs 2022, electronica 2022".
(Source: Messe München)
24.5.2022
A Successful First Half Year for ZEISS
The positive trend continues at the ZEISS Group, which had a positive end to the first six months of fiscal year 2021/22 (ended 31 March 2022) that was significantly higher than the very good result seen in the previous year: revenue increased by 20% to 4.1 billion euros (prior year: 3.4 billion euros). At 736 million euros, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were also significantly higher than the prior-year period (prior year: 591 million euros). The EBIT margin is 18%. The high level of incoming orders also continued in the first half of the new fiscal year. Incoming orders increased to 5.49 billion euros (prior year: 4.20 billion euros). "We have had a good start to the fiscal year with revenue in the first half of the year once again exceeding the very good level from last year. All four ZEISS segments have contributed to this considerable growth dynamic despite challenging conditions," said Dr. Karl Lamprecht, President & CEO of ZEISS.
(Source: ZEISS Group)
23.5.2022
A Successful First Half Year for ZEISS
The positive trend continues at the ZEISS Group, which had a positive end to the first six months of fiscal year 2021/22 (ended 31 March 2022) that was significantly higher than the very good result seen in the previous year: revenue increased by 20% to 4.1 billion euros (prior year: 3.4 billion euros). At 736 million euros, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were also significantly higher than the prior-year period (prior year: 591 million euros). The EBIT margin is 18%. The high level of incoming orders also continued in the first half of the new fiscal year. Incoming orders increased to 5.49 billion euros (prior year: 4.20 billion euros). "We have had a good start to the fiscal year with revenue in the first half of the year once again exceeding the very good level from last year. All four ZEISS segments have contributed to this considerable growth dynamic despite challenging conditions," said Dr. Karl Lamprecht, President & CEO of ZEISS. "We have a global setup, a broad portfolio and have even increased our expenditure on research and development. We are reaping the benefits of this at the moment and this is reflected in our half-year figures, our growth and our capacity for innovation."
(Source: ZEISS Group)
23.5.2022
FENSTERBAU FRONTALE 2022: “Summer Edition” with Extensive Supporting Programme
In around two months’ time, innovations in windows, doors and facades will be on display at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, when FENSTERBAU FRONTALE takes place as a one-off “Summer Edition” from 12 to 15 July 2022. As always, the event will run alongside HOLZ-HANDWERK, which you can visit using the same ticket. The focus will be on discovering and trying out products and solutions, when at long last the trade fair will once again be the No. 1 platform for industry players for whom there is no substitute for making new business contacts and enjoying personal encounters and networking at a live event. Alongside the exhibition, the supporting programme also offers a comprehensive overview of the market, information on the latest industry trends, and many Opportunities for professional development.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
23.5.2022
electronica 2022: Smart Energy - The World of Energy is Changing
The energy transition presents great challenges to our electricity networks. In future, smart grids need to coordinate the generation, distribution and storage of decentrally generated electricity from renewable sources. Because of this, all signs point toward transformation for the entire energy infrastructure. electronica 2022 will show the vital role electronics technology has to play in this transformation from November 15 to 18, 2022 on the Munich trade fair grounds. On the path to an alternative energy system, the “smart energy” concept makes a significant contribution. The term refers to intelligent technologies and solutions aimed at achieving the efficient production, distribution, use and storage of energy, covering the entire value chain of the energy industry. According to a current study by the IMARC Group, the global market for smart energy is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.82 percent from USD 138.8 billion in 2021 to USD 247.8 billion by 2027. The analysts identified the growing demand for intelligent electricity grids—“smart grids”—as a main driver of this growth.
(Source: Messe München)
20.5.2022
Peters Exhibiting at new PCB Trade Fair
In time for the premiere of the trade fair "Focus on PCB" (May 18/19, 2022), Peters has raised the flag "Peters Italia - 10 years" at its headquarters in Kempen on the Lower Rhine. Since 2011, Dr. Stefano Falletti and Barbara Cantatore from the branch office in Buttigliera Alta near Turin have been boosting business along the Apennines and in the Arab world. Italy is one of the major PCB locations in Europe. This is why the full-range supplier of coating materials for electronics from the Lower Rhine region is placing special emphasis on this exhibition in Vicenza near Venice. Peters Italia: In the course of ten successful years, the subsidiary - Peters' first company abroad ever - has established its position on the market, enjoying great popularity among customers. In addition, the Italian market is highly interesting for the Electronical Manufacturing Services (EMS) segment - i.e. the complete contract manufacturing of electronic assemblies. For Peters Italia, the PCB trade fair at the Expo Center in Vicenza is also a must because of the booming LED technology. In Italy, as a country of aesthetics, the focus is on lighting design. This is why Peters is presenting a wide range of products to the trade in Veneto - from solder masks and thermal conductive pastes to crystal-clear casting compounds.
(Source: Lackwerke Peters GmbH & Co. KG)
20.5.2022
Trina Solar Wins its Eighth Consecutive “Top Performer” in PVEL Reliability Test
Trina Solar Co., Ltd. a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, has once again been placed as a “Top Performer” 2022 among global PV module manufacturers by PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), a world-renowned third-party reliability testing laboratory, after months of rigorous testing. This is the eighth recognition in a row, making Trina Solar the solar company with the most wins. It highlights Trina Solar’s commitment to excellent quality consistency, high reliability and outstanding safety of its modules. Test results published by PVEL show that the ultra-high power 210mm Vertex modules, 670W in particular, have achieved the best performance in the Product Qualification Program (PQP) test sequences. PVEL evaluates PV modules every year with reliability and quality parameters that are significantly more rigorous than the IEC standard. It also publishes the PV Module Reliability Scorecards on a yearly basis, providing the solar industry with independent, consistent reliability and performance benchmarking data.
(Source: Trina Solar Europe)
20.5.2022
FENSTERBAU FRONTALE 2022: “Summer Edition” with Extensive Supporting Pprogramme
In around two months’ time, innovations in windows, doors and facades will be on display at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, when FENSTERBAU FRONTALE takes place as a one-off “Summer Edition” from 12 to 15 July 2022. As always, the event will run alongside HOLZ-HANDWERK, which you can visit using the same ticket. The focus will be on discovering and trying out products and solutions, when at long last the trade fair will once again be the No. 1 platform for industry players for whom there is no substitute for making new business contacts and enjoying personal encounters and networking at a live event. Alongside the exhibition, the supporting programme also offers a comprehensive overview of the market, information on the latest industry trends, and many opportunities for professional development.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
18.5.2022
Where Art Meets Science: The Novartis Pavillon Opens in Basel, Switzerland
The Novartis Pavillon designed by AMDL CIRCLE and Michele De Lucchi has opened in Basel, Switzerland. Located on the Novartis Campus, the new exhibition, meeting and event centre is the first publicly accessible building on the site that aims to promote a dialogue about life sciences and become a resource that showcases the past, present and future of healthcare. The Milan-based practice was appointed to design the new structure following an international design competition in 2017 organised by Novartis under the creative direction of Vittorio Lampugnani. The Novartis Pavillon is the latest addition to the Novartis Campus Basel and joins a collection of buildings designed by other high-profile architects including David Chipperfield, Frank Gehry and Tadao Ando. The Novartis Pavillon is intended to be a place of learning, knowledge and exchange for the general public, to bring the world of science and medicine closer to the community. It houses Wonders of Medicine, a permanent multimedia exhibition designed by ATELIER BRÜCKNER with content created in close collaboration with the scientists from Novartis.
(Source: AMDL CIRCLE)
18.5.2022
Packaging trends at BIOFACH and VIVANESS 2022
Analysing the value chain for a given product will eventually lead you to the crucial question of packaging. How much is needed? And how little is still enough? After all, foodstuffs need a long shelf life, for example, and hygiene standards must be maintained for personal care products. At both BIOFACH and VIVANESS 2022, being held this year from 26 to 29 July as a one-off “Summer Edition”, visitors will get to know more than 60 exhibitors who have dealt in depth with the challenge of packaging vs. “unpacked”, and will exhibit sustainable solutions. This subject will also be covered at the Congress, and “theme tours” will be available at both fairs.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
18.5.2022
6K Additive Receives Sustainability Award from AMGTA
6K Additive, a division of 6K, the leader in the production of sustainable advanced materials for additive manufacturing and energy storage, was announced the winner of the AMGTA Environmental Sustainability Research Award at the annual AMGTA - Additive Manufacturing Trade Green Association members event last night. The award recognizes members who have published directly commissioned research focused on environmental sustainability in additive manufacturing. At this event AMGTA presented awards in three key areas: sustainability research, reporting, and management, all of which are the focus of the AMGTA organization. Frank Roberts, 6K Additive president, said “Sustainability is at the core of who we are as an organization at 6K Additive. The results of the recent independent life cycle assessment revealed our UniMelt process for nickel production reduces carbon by 92% while using 91% less energy to do so. In publishing results such as this we are showing the additive manufacturing industry, in a very transparent way, that there is a more environmentally friendly way to manufacture AM powder while enabling our customers to lower their carbon footprint.”
(Source: 6K, Inc.)
17.5.2022
The smarter E Europe 2022 – Phenomenal Exhibition Success in Munich
Three triumphant exhibition days and two days full of inspiring conference sessions marked a real success for Europe’s largest platform for the energy industry: 1,356 exhibitors from 46 countries presenting their solutions on 132,000 square meters. More than 65,000 visitors from 149 countries exceeded expectations for this year’s The smarter E Europe – an increase of 33 percent compared to the last regular event in 2019. The next The smarter E Europe is scheduled to take place from June 14–16, 2023, again at Messe München. Pioneering and forward-thinking solutions for a sustainable and secure energy supply have become more important than ever. Climate protection targets, soaring prices for fossil energy sources and current geopolitical developments have been accelerating the rate at which the energy transition is unfolding. The smarter E Europe presented the technologies, solutions and business models of a new energy world fully rooted in renewable energies.
(Source: Solar Promotion GmbH)
17.5.2022
SEMI ISS Europe 2022 to Highlight Supply Chain Resilience, Sustainability and Workforce Diversity
SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium Europe (ISS Europe) will gather industry experts, executives and researchers on May 30, 2022 in Brussels, Belgium for microelectronics market projections and insights into opportunities for Europe to expand its semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem, build a more sustainable, resilient supply chain and fuel the region’s economic growth. Themed Resilient Europe: Semiconductors Enabling a Sustainable Digital Life, the symposium will also focus on workforce diversity and inclusion – critical to industry innovation and growth as it works to strengthen its talent pipeline. Registration is open. “Microelectronics are the key enabler of Europe’s green and digital transformation,” said Jens Fabrowsky, executive vice president of Automotive Electronics at Robert Bosch GmbH. “To further increase Europe’s semiconductor production output, enormous efforts by industry, research institutes and public authorities are needed. A globally competitive environment must be generated, including an extensive talent base to enable the urgently needed production capacity increase and innovation in all semiconductor technology fields.”
(Source: SEMI)
17.5.2022
Notice of Postponement for All in CARAVANING 2022
Recently, multiple new COVID-19 cases recorded in Beijing have prompted the city to tighten its pandemic prevention and control measures. At the 315th press conference on the prevention and control of coronavirus in Beijing, held on April 25, the person in charge announced that Beijing shall strictly control gatherings such as conferences, training and forums, the exhibitions and forums held in core area shall be suspended. In response to the current situation and to support Beijing’s efforts of containing the outbreak and clusters, after thorough consideration, Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. has decided to postpone the upcoming AIC 2022, which was scheduled to take place in Beijing Etrong International Exhibition & Convention Center during June 17-19, 2022. The health and safety of all exhibitors, visitors and participants, as well as a pleasing exhibition outcome, is always the top priority for AIC organizer. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this postponement may have caused. The organizer will closely monitor the situation and maintain close communication with partners, exhibition venue and relevant authorities to set a new date as soon as possible.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
16.5.2022
GrindingHUB 2022 is Fully Booked
On 17.05.2022 the "GrindingHUB 2022" will start as a new meeting point for grinding technology in Stuttgart. More than 370 exhibitors will present their product developments and innovations at the trade fair. Dr. Wilfried Schäfer, Executive Director of GrindingHub organizer VDW (German Machine Tool Builders' Association), is more than pleased with the figures. "This is positive news for all visitors because this high level of interest greatly increases the chances of success for all the well-known suppliers who are coming to Stuttgart to present a comprehensive overview of grinding technology, including all its key aspects. It also confirms to us, the organizers, that our concept for the event is clear and coherent." More informations and our new Trade Fair Journal "NEWS from GrindingHUB 2022" can be found in our section "Trade Fairs 2022, GrindingHUB 2022".
(Source: VDW)
16.5.2022
Trina Solar Keeps Second Spot for Global Module Shipments in First Quarter of 2022
Trina Solar Co., Ltd. ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, has been ranked second worldwide with its shipments of 8GW modules in the first quarter of 2022. The ranking is carried out by several authoritative organizations, based on the financial statements of leading module manufacturers. This is consistent with findings by PV InfoLink, an authoritative PV analysis agency, and PV-Tech, a world-renowned PV media outlet, which ranked global module shipments last year and had Trina Solar in second spot. The Company says that this year it expects to hold its ranking by shipping modules totaling 43GW.
Industry analysts say the high-reliability, high power, low-LCOE 210 modules that Trina Solar pioneered and that have become the mainstream of the industry have helped it in its great success. G12-210 Vertex technology has been widely accepted by the whole industry. Global shipments of 210 modules rose sharply last year, to 26GW, media reports say, and of these shipments Trina Solar contributed 16GW, putting it in first place.
(Source: Trina Solar Co., Ltd.)
11.5.2022
Around 22,000 visitors as ORGATEC TOKYO 2022
The 1st edition of ORGATEC TOKYO has drawn to a close, having recorded 21,958 visits over three days. The event took place from 26-28 April at Tokyo Big Sight, Hall 1-2, underscored the need for an event dedicated to workspace design, furniture, and technology in Asia. Attendees witnessed first-hand how companies in Asia are adapting to changing workplace needs concerning the rise of hybrid work arrangements. The Best Presentation Awards winners were announced on 26 April, with the Grand Prix award going to KOKUYO for their imaginative, colorful, neon display inspired by roller coasters, merry-go-rounds, and Ferris wheels. This new office theme has a playful twist on the traditional work environment, making them stand out in the showground. Semi-Grand Prix awards were also given out to CASSINA IXC., Otsu, and Tesera. “On seeing the high level of booths at the event, I felt my heart racing at an experience I had not had for some time. Of the ten nominated companies, Kokuyo received the grand prize in support of its passionate energy for change.” shared Ryuko Kida, ELLE DECOR Branding Director, Hearst Digital Japan Co., Ltd.
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
11.5.2022
Meyer Burger Presents New Features for Solar Modules at Intersolar Europe
Meyer Burger stands for market-leading energy yield from the same surface area, as demonstrated with its new module generation: At this year’s Intersolar trade fair in Munich from May 11 to 13, the company will be presenting a further evolution of its innovative product portfolio. A new generation of the proven Heterojunction/SmartWire solar modules Meyer Burger White and Meyer Burger Black with even higher efficiency, a new module for commercial and industrial applications, as well as an update of the Meyer Burger Tile solar roof tile will be presented. All latest-generation modules have an optimized cell arrangement, which eliminates gaps and thus ensures the best possible use of space in the module, resulting in even higher efficiency. This technology was previously only available in the Meyer Burger Glass solar module. Together with the patented SmartWire connection technology developed by Meyer Burger, the new modules achieve efficiencies of over 22% and thus stand for maximum technical and economic performance. Visit us at booth A1.470 in hall A1!
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology AG)
11.5.2022
Wibu-Systems at Hannover Messe 2022: Back to the industrial future
After a two-year hiatus, Wibu-Systems, the IT security, protection, and licensing specialists from Karlsruhe, are returning in person to Hannover Messe from 30 May to 2 June for a busy and exciting four days of networking, discovery of new technologies, and introduction of Wibu-Systems’ own innovations to an enthusiastic audience. Coinciding perfectly with the Hannover Messe’s thematic focus of industrial transformation, the company’s expo team (at hall 5, booth B43) is looking forward to talking about the potential of subscription-based business models, versatile online and offline licensing options, and the importance of certificates for secure identities in the digital realm. Wibu-Systems is coming to Hannover Messe 2022 with a strong portfolio of hardware, software, and cloud products and services built around its flagship CodeMeter technology. Wibu-Systems’ representatives are particularly excited about the chance to speak about the more intangible qualities of their solutions: The ability to enable new business models with smart licensing schemes and help the evolution of a new industrial landscape centered around trustworthy, integer, and secure identities.
(Source: Wibu-Systems AG)
10.5.2022
SENSOR+TEST 2022: Sensor and Measurement Science International Successfully Launched
The AMA Association for Sensor and Measurement Technology invited science and industry to Sensor and Measurement Science International (SMSI 2021), which was held digitally from May 3 to 6 due to the pandemic. Research results and developments from the fields of sensors, measurement technology and metrology were presented in more than 160 lectures. Research institutes from the USA, Great Britain and Switzerland, among others, presented ongoing developments and those looking far into the future. These included four lectures on quantum metrology and sensor technology alone, lectures on new methods of materials characterization, and developments in further digitization and artificial intelligence. More informationen and our new Trade Fair Journal "NEWS from SENSOR TEST 2022" can be found in our section "Trade Fairs 2022, SENSOR TEST 2022".
(Quelle: AMA Service GmbH)
10.5.2022
Swiss Steel Group Achieves Solid Profitability in Q1 2022
Swiss Steel Group, a world leader in special long steel, today reported revenue of EUR 1,028.8 million for the first quarter 2022 compared with EUR 751.6 million in the prior year quarter. This equates to an increase of 37 %. Sales volume decreased by – 6 % to 480 kilotons, from 510 kilotons in Q1 2021. Adjusted EBITDA came to EUR 75.0 million, up from EUR 44.5 million in the prior year quarter. Net debt amounted to EUR 849.6 million, an increase of EUR 129.1 million from EUR 720.5 million recorded at the end of 2021. CEO Frank Koch comments: “We continue to see good demand from end markets and strong profitability. This led to an adjusted EBITDA of EUR 75 million. It proves that we are on track with our transformation as we continue to strengthen our position toward becoming one of the most ecological and efficient special steel producers. In terms of profitability the first quarter was particularly strong for applications of our engineering steel despite a slight decrease in sales volume, bolstered by very strong contributions from our Sales & Services division. Unfortunately, our results are currently negatively affected by the shortfall from our operations in Ugine following the severe accident in early January.
(Source: Swiss Steel Group)
10.5.2022
Booster for Business Hub NRW
The four trade fair companies in North Rhine-Westphalia have kicked off the trade fair year. The trade fair centres in Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Essen and Cologne will be hosting 153 trade fairs, events and congresses in May alone, which will have a major impact on the economy of this German federal state. Boasting joint total exhibition space of 963,000 m² the exhibition centres of North Rhine-Westphalia together form the biggest trade fair location in the world. Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Essen and Cologne, 09 May 2022. Life is increasingly returning to the trade fair destination North Rhine-Westphalia. The decisive drivers for this being the four trade fair companies of this federal state: Messe Dortmund, Messe Düsseldorf, Messe Essen and Koelnmesse score points with 153 events in May alone – including eight of their own fairs, 15 partner and guest exhibitions as well as 130 other events such as congresses, meetings and conferences. This means this month sees almost as many events take place at the NRW fairgrounds as in the four previous months taken together. By the end of April they had already hosted 197 events – comprising nine of their own trade fairs, 16 partner and guest exhibitions as well as 172 other events.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
9.5.2022
Intersolar 2022: Trina Solar to present global launches of smart solar PV products and solutions
Trina Solar Co., Ltd. a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, will be showing a wide range of innovative products and smart energy solutions at this year’s Intersolar Europe, held in Munich from May 11th-13th. The Company’s European team is expecting to welcome a record number of visitors to the region’s most important solar PV show at its booth A1.370, next to the main entrance. Global launches include a new generation of Trina Solar Vertex S and Vertex rooftop modules; smart TrinaTracker solutions to maximize yield; and high-performance energy storage systems by Trina Storage. Trina Solar is also celebrating its 25th anniversary, showcasing the Company’s evolution from a pure module manufacturer to a global smart energy industry leader with distinct business areas along the solar PV value chain.
(Source: Trina Solar Europe)
9.5.2022
GrindingHUB 2022 is Fully Booked
Grinding technology trade fair showcasing latest industry trends Frankfurt am Main, 28 April 2022. - Around two weeks before the start of GrindingHub, the very last few square meters of exhibition space have now been allocated. From May 17 to 20, more than 370 exhibitors from 23 countries will be showcasing their products on almost 18,000 square meters of net exhibition space in three halls. The full report can be found in our section "Trade Fairs 2022, GrindingHUB 2022".
(Source: VDW)
6.5.2022
XJet Produces First Entirely Ceramic Piston for Chaos Ultracar
The world’s first additively manufactured car engine piston made entirely with ceramic has been developed by Spyros Panopoulos Automotive (SPA) for its revolutionary Chaos Ultracar using XJet technology. Spyros Panopoulos – SPA Founder, pioneer in the automotive industry and the man behind the most efficient combustion engine on the planet – is pursuing speeds of over 500 kph and acceleration from 0 to 100 kph in 1.55 seconds for the Chaos, which is currently in development. Consequently, it has the fastest-revving production car engine ever seen, reaching up to 12,200 RPM and an astonishing 3,065 horsepower. To make the engine a reality and support the extreme levels of performance required, the unique ‘anadiaplasi’ piston was designed. ‘Anadiaplasi’ is Spyros Panopoulos’ proprietary method of design for AM in which a component takes its shape based on the forces acting on it.
(Source: XJet)
6.5.2022
SEMI Veteran Paul Trio Takes Reins of SEMI Standards Program
SEMI today announced the promotion of 20-year SEMI veteran Paul Trio to Director of the SEMI International Standards program, effective immediately. Trio will lead the global SEMI Standards staff in managing the industry committees, task force and group meetings, balloting and processes for creating SEMI Standards, with particular emphasis on growing the coverage of the standards. Trio succeeds James Amano, who is transitioning to lead the SEMI Sustainability Initiative. Trio will report to Dr. Melissa Grupen-Shemansky, SEMI CTO and Vice President of SEMI Technology Communities. “Paul’s expertise in creating standards to help meet pressing semiconductor industry challenges makes him a strong leader entering the next 50 years of SEMI Standards,” Grupen-Shemansky said. “He has deep working knowledge of the SEMI Standards ratification process, the engineering considerations necessary to prepare standards for adoption, and the importance of involving all key stakeholders. Under Paul’s leadership, we look forward to continuing to advance standards in vital areas across the semiconductor supply chain including traceability, data management, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies such as heterogeneous integration.
(Source: SEMI)
6.5.2022
SMTconnect 2022 - Heartbeats of Electronic Production Quicken
The SMTconnect, which will be taking place from 10 – 12 May in Nuremberg will be offering a highly relevant program from visitors to the exhibition. With important exhibitors in the industry showcasing their latest developments, the fair will be offering an opportunity to connect, create and drive technology. In addition to networking, collaborating and exchanging information, participants at the fair can expect all the best of the SMTconnect. Following two years of predominantly digital encounters, participants will welcome the opportunity to enjoy the EMS Park. With a natural and open design, reminiscent of a park, the forum offers a clear focus on networking. In addition to the EMS Park, visitors will be offered the special showcase area "PCB meets Components" with exhibitors covering all aspects of printed circuit boards, components and materials.
(Source: Mesago Messe Frankfurt)
4.5.2022
SMTconnect 2022 - Heartbeats of Electronic Production Quicken
The SMTconnect, which will be taking place from 10 – 12 May in Nuremberg will be offering a highly relevant program from visitors to the exhibition. With important exhibitors in the industry showcasing their latest developments, the fair will be offering an opportunity to connect, create and drive technology. In addition to networking, collaborating and exchanging information, participants at the fair can expect all the best of the SMTconnect. Following two years of predominantly digital encounters, participants will welcome the opportunity to enjoy the EMS Park. With a natural and open design, reminiscent of a park, the forum offers a clear focus on networking. In addition to the EMS Park, visitors will be offered the special showcase area "PCB meets Components" with exhibitors covering all aspects of printed circuit boards, components and materials.
(Source: Mesago Messe Frankfurt)
4.5.2022
Markus Nikles has been Appointed as the New Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Meyer Burger
Meyer Burger Technology AG has appointed Markus Nikles to the Executive Board as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He will assume his position on 1 September 2022. The Swiss national, Markus Nikles (born in 1972 in Interlaken) is a result-orientated CFO with an international track record. As CFO in the Meyer Burger Group, he will be responsible for the fields of finance, controlling, IT, risk management, internal control system and investor relations. For more than 20 years, Markus Nikles has gained prior experience within leading positions in the field of finance with the Swiss Bühler Group, working in Switzerland, the US, Germany and China. He has vast knowledge of financial management within major international companies, group and project controlling, liquidity planning, cash pooling and net working capital management.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology AG)
4.5.2022
ASCA and Epishine Sign their First Licensing Agreement for Printed OPV
ASCA – an ARMOR Group company and the organic photovoltaics (OPV) global leader – is partnering with Epishine, a key player in the development and production of printed organic solar cells for indoor use, to strengthen and further develop the worldwide OPV market. ASCA recently acquired the most relevant intellectual property (IP) portfolio on printed OPV, and the companies have signed a licensing agreement to begin sharing it at the beginning of April. The contract will enable the Swedish-based manufacturer Epishine to further improve its organic indoor light energy harvesting solar modules. ASCA is an innovation-driven company that took patents on printed OPV production and technology from the chemical company Merck KGaA at the end of 2021. From the beginning, Epishine, as a key player in the OPV industry, has been actively involved in the discussion of making the IP concerning printed OPV available to the market. “We are pleased to sign our first licensing agreement with Epishine. This partnership is a logical follow-up and part of our commitment to support the growth of the organic photovoltaic market,” ASCA´s Vice President for Key Accounts Nicolas Vannieuwenhuyse says.
(Source: ASCA – an ARMOR Group Company)
3.5.2022
MedtecLIVE with T4M Takes Place in Stuttgart for the First Time
The medical technology trade fair MedtecLIVE with T4M invites the entire value chain of the industry to the Stuttgart exhibition center from May 3 to 5. In addition to the presentation of materials, components, machines and technologies as well as the latest and most innovative products, the exhibition offers space for ideas and impulses. Stimulation for this can be found, among other things, in the supporting program and in a complete production line, which makes the manufacture of medical products tangible with all the senses. To accommodate everything, MedtecLIVE with T4M will take place in Hall 10 of the Stuttgart exhibition center. Thus, the event offers enough space for networking and exchange around the current and future opportunities and challenges of medical technology. The full report and our Trade Fair Journal "NEWS from MedtecLIVE 2022" can be found in our section "Trade Fairs 2022, MedtecLIVE 2022".
(Source: MedtecLIVE GmbH)
3.5.2022
Covestro: Continuing high demand at the beginning of the year
Covestro has had a successful start to fiscal year 2022 and benefited from continuing buoyant demand in the first three months of this year. The Group’s sales increased by 41.6 percent, compared with the prior-year quarter, to EUR 4.7 billion (previous year: EUR 3.3 billion), in particular off the back of higher average selling prices. EBITDA grew in the first quarter by 8.5 percent to EUR 806 million (previous year: EUR 743 million). This is in part due, among other factors, to positive currency effects and an increase in total volumes sold. A sharp rise in raw material and energy prices was largely offset by a higher selling price level. The free operating cash flow (FOCF) fell by 94.7 percent to EUR 17 million as a result of lower cash inflows from operating activities, which were due to a price-driven increase in cash tied up in working capital (previous year: EUR 318 million). Net income in the first quarter of 2022 increased by 5.9 percent to EUR 416 million (previous year: EUR 393 million).
(Source: Covestro AG)
3.5.2022
ASCA and Epishine sign their first licensing agreement for printed OPV
ASCA – an ARMOR Group company and the organic photovoltaics (OPV) global leader – is partnering with Epishine, a key player in the development and production of printed organic solar cells for indoor use, to strengthen and further develop the worldwide OPV market. ASCA recently acquired the most relevant intellectual property (IP) portfolio on printed OPV, and the companies have signed a licensing agreement to begin sharing it at the beginning of April. The contract will enable the Swedish-based manufacturer Epishine to further improve its organic indoor light energy harvesting solar modules. ASCA is an innovation-driven company that took patents on printed OPV production and technology from the chemical company Merck KGaA at the end of 2021. From the beginning, Epishine, as a key player in the OPV industry, has been actively involved in the discussion of making the IP concerning printed OPV available to the market. “We are pleased to sign our first licensing agreement with Epishine. This partnership is a logical follow-up and part of our commitment to support the growth of the organic photovoltaic market,” ASCA´s Vice President for Key Accounts Nicolas Vannieuwenhuyse says.
(Source: ASCA – an ARMOR Group company)
3.5.2022
Covestro Extends Film Production in Germany
Covestro is expanding its production capacities for thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) Films in the Platilon® range, as well as the associated infrastructure and logistics. To this end, the company is investing a low double-digit million euro amount in its German center of excellence for the aforementioned films in Bomlitz, Lower Saxony. This site of Epurex Films, a wholly owned subsidiary of Covestro, houses application development and production for the semi-finished products, among other things. The new capacity is intended to meet the growing global demand for multilayer TPU Films. They are used in automotive interiors and construction, among other applications. Breathable, water-impermeable specialty films have also proven their worth in wound care and outdoor clothing. The new facilities are scheduled for completion as early as the end of 2023.
(Source: Covestro AG)
2.5.2022
MEMS Congress: Unisem Wins MEMS Packaging Process Showdown
Unisem, a global provider of semiconductor assembly and test services, has won the Packaging Process Showdown at MEMS & Sensors Technical Congress (MSTC) for its presentation MEMS Cavity Packages —The Applications, Options and Considerations. Unisem was chosen by more than 100 conference attendees gathered April 26-27 at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, California for insights into the latest MEMS and sensors trends and innovations. SEMI MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) stages the event. Alan Evans, MEMS business development manager at Unisem, detailed the advantages of cavity packages and the wide variety of applications they support. Unisem joined Amkor Technology and Promex Industries at MSTC 2022 in showcasing unique designs and effective packaging techniques to meet the needs of a wide range of MEMS and sensors customers. Roger Flynn, manager of MEMS and Sensor Products at Amkor, described the company’s platforms and building blocks that incorporate multiple sensors into a single package, while Richard Otte, president of Promex Industries, detailed his company’s approach and solutions to addressing MEMS assembly issues.
(Source: SEMI)
2.5.2022
AERO 2022 Provides Impetus for the Sustainable Development of Aviation
AERO 2022 was a great success! General Aviation is optimistically tackling the challenges of the future and presented a wide range of solutions for even greater safety and sustainability at the four-day leading trade show in Friedrichshafen. The exhibiting companies and the international trade audience were thrilled to meet and exchange ideas in person again. The popularity of AERO 2022 (April 27 - 30) shows how indispensable face-to-face meetings are for an industry. 27 700 trade visitors from 75 nations flocked to the exhibition center on Lake Constance, which was almost completely booked with 633 exhibitors, during the four days of the trade show. Klaus Wellmann, Managing Director of Messe Friedrichshafen, summed up the event with satisfaction: "The sun came out when the trade show gates opened for the international aviation industry after a long pandemic. Reunions radiated throughout AERO and the industry was once again shown the value of face-to-face networking, chance encounters, as well as many scheduled appointments and physical product experiences."
(Source: Messe Friedrichshafen)
29.4.2022
XJet Management Ramps up as Company Strengthens for Ambitious Growth
XJet Ltd. has announced today that Hanan Gothait, Founder and CEO of XJet, is stepping away from his CEO role and taking the position of President. Yair Alcobi will take on the role of CEO.
The move comes as part of ambitious planned growth for the company. With its ceramic additive manufacturing technology established and its metal AM system now commercially available, XJet anticipates a significant ramp up in business over the next few years. XJet is the only company in the world that uses direct material jetting to manufacture metal and ceramic parts, offering users exceptional benefits in material density and part quality. With his broad business experience, Alcobi will steer the company through this demanding period with the support of Avi Cohen who joined XJet as Executive Chairman of the Board last year. Another new appointment is of Orit Tesler Levy who takes the position of CFO to further strengthen the management team.
(Source: XJet Ltd.)
29.4.2022
ASCA and Epishine Sign Their First Licensing Agreement for Printed OPV
ASCA – an ARMOR Group company and the organic photovoltaics (OPV) global leader – is partnering with Epishine, a key player in the development and production of printed organic solar cells for indoor use, to strengthen and further develop the worldwide OPV market. ASCA recently acquired the most relevant intellectual property (IP) portfolio on printed OPV, and the companies have signed a licensing agreement to begin sharing it at the beginning of April. The contract will enable the Swedish-based manufacturer Epishine to further improve its organic indoor light energy harvesting solar modules. ASCA is an innovation-driven company that took patents on printed OPV production and technology from the chemical company Merck KGaA at the end of 2021. From the beginning, Epishine, as a key player in the OPV industry, has been actively involved in the discussion of making the IP concerning printed OPV available to the market. “We are pleased to sign our first licensing agreement with Epishine. This partnership is a logical follow-up and part of our commitment to support the growth of the organic photovoltaic market,” ASCA´s Vice President for Key Accounts Nicolas Vannieuwenhuyse says.
(Source: ASCA)
29.4.2022
Coperion and Coperion K-Tron at IFFA 2022
At the IFFA 2022 (14-19 May 2022, Frankfurt am Main, Germany), Coperion and Coperion K-Tron are presenting their technologies and process expertise for manufacturing plant protein-based meat substitute products. Coperion has already realized numerous installations for manufacturing TVP (Texturized Vegetable Protein) and HMMA (High-Moisture Meat Analogues). Key components for bulk material handling, feeding and the ZSK Food Extruder with discharge are all manufactured in house. At Coperion’s booth A61 in Hall 12.0, the K-ML-D5-KT20 twin screw loss-in-weight feeder, the K3-HD-CL-SFS-V100 vibratory feeder, and the P10 sanitary vacuum sequencing central receiver will be available to view. Consumer demand for plant-based meat substitutes is growing very rapidly. With their technologies for bulk material handling, feeding, and extrusion, Coperion and Coperion K-Tron offer TVP and HMMA manufacturers solutions to expand their production, and they support new businesses entering the market.
(Quelle: Coperion GmbH)
27.4.2022
ELPEPCB®: Peters strengthens market with MATRIX
MATRIX Electronics, Ltd., based in Mississauga/Canada, will become the exclusive distributor for ELPEPCB® products from Lackwerke Peters, Kempen/Germany, effective April 18, 2022. The ELPEPCB® portfolio includes photoimageable Elpemer® solder resist, thermal conductive pastes, carbon conductive resists, etching and electroplating resists, plugging pastes and marking inks. Peters ELPEPCB® products are market leading materials characterized by excellent adhesion, high surface hardness and their environmental compatibility meeting and exceeding all relevant industry standards such as UL94 V-0 or IPC-SM-840E, Class H and T. MATRIX Electronics is the ideal partner for Peters and is one of North America’s leading distributors and manufacturers of high quality materials for the printed circuits industry. Established in 1977 MATRIX headquarters is located in Mississauga, Canada, a suburb of Toronto. MATRIX have five fast-response warehouses in the U.S. and Canada that fulfill high-quality, quick-delivery, custom orders on a daily basis. Matrix supports nearly every PCB fabricator in this market area and has been ranked number 1 in customer service and support by the largest fabricators in North America.
(Source: Lackwerke Peters GmbH & Co. KG)
27.4.2022
AERO 2022 Starts With Great Optimism
One day before the official opening of the 30th international aviation trade show AERO, the show’s highlights were presented at a media day on Tuesday. In General Aviation, the development of quiet and environmentally friendly electric and hybrid-electric aircraft is progressing ever more rapidly. With a comprehensive range of products and services, AERO will be held from April 27 to 30, 2022, with 633 exhibitors from 34 countries: all major General Aviation companies will be present at Lake Constance. "AERO 2022 starts with the best conditions to take off now with great international participation at a full site. Visitors can look forward to full trade show power with innovations, dates and program items," emphasizes Klaus Wellmann, CEO of Messe Friedrichshafen, at the press conference.
(Source: fairnamic GmbH)
27.4.2022
MedtecLIVE with T4M takes place in Stuttgart for the first time
The medical technology trade fair MedtecLIVE with T4M invites the entire value chain of the industry to the Stuttgart exhibition center from May 3 to 5. In addition to the presentation of materials, components, machines and technologies as well as the latest and most innovative products, the exhibition offers space for ideas and impulses. Stimulation for this can be found, among other things, in the supporting program and in a complete production line, which makes the manufacture of medical products tangible with all the senses. To accommodate everything, MedtecLIVE with T4M will take place in Hall 10 of the Stuttgart exhibition center. Thus, the event offers enough space for networking and exchange around the current and future opportunities and challenges of medical technology. "We are pleased about the great demand from exhibitors. The industry has eagerly awaited the premiere of the new format MedtecLIVE with T4M in Stuttgart and it has been received positively and with much enthusiasm throughout", says Christopher Boss, Executive Director Exhibitions of NürnbergMesse GmbH.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
26.4.2022
Phyron Launches New Canadian Office
Phyron, Swedish video tech pioneers, today announced strategic expansion into new North American markets with the establishment of a Toronto, Canada based team. The new team will see Phyron engaging with automotive dealers and OEMs across Canada and the United States, offering their world-class automated videos with in-built artificial intelligence, to transform used and new car sales, typically receiving up to 50% more traffic to their video advertisements. Phyron’s innovative video and AI solution is the world’s first software solution for automated video production and distribution from still photos, for the global automotive industry. The team has been working with car dealers and partners since 2019 and counts over 1,000 customers across Europe. In the last 15 months, its customers’ car videos were viewed more than 234 million times.
(Source: Phyron)
26.4.2022
Deutsche Rohstoff AG: Higher Forecast for 2022
Deutsche Rohstoff AG today published the final consolidated financial statements for 2021. In this context, the company raises the forecast for fiscal year 2022. The Deutsche Rohstoff Group achieved sales of EUR 73.3 million (previous year: EUR 38.7 million), EBITDA of EUR 66.1 million (previous year: EUR 23.9 million) and consolidated net income of EUR 26.4 million (previous year: EUR -16.1 million; all figures according to the German Commercial Code (HGB) and audited) in fiscal year 2021, which corresponds to earnings per share of EUR 5.32. The final figures for EBITDA and net income are slightly higher than the published preliminary results. The annual report for the fiscal year 2021 of the Deutsche Rohstoff Group is available on the company’s website at www.rohstoff.de. The start to the 2022 financial year was positive. As expected, production from the Knight wells increased significantly in the course of the first quarter. In March, the Company was already producing approximately 3,500 barrels of oil per day (BOPD). So far in April, daily production has increased to around 4,500 BOPD. The highest production is still expected in May/June. The detailed quarterly report for the first quarter of 2022 will be released in the coming days. Daily production for 2022 is expected to be around 9,300-10,000 BOE, about half of which will be oil.
(Source: Deutsche Rohstoff AG)
26.4.2022
International Top Players to Take Part in PRINT & DIGITAL CONVENTION 2022
In early summer, it is time again for an exciting journey into the print universe of multichannel and dialogue marketing: PRINT & DIGITAL CONVENTION invites the industry to Düsseldorf/Germany. How is print repositioning itself? What added value does digital omnichannel communication create and how do analogue print products position themselves in this context? These and other relevant questions will be highlighted at the fifth edition of PRINT & DIGITAL CONVENTION, which will take place from 22 to 23 June 2022 at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre. The event is jointly organised by Fachverband Medienproduktion e.V. (f:mp.) and Messe Düsseldorf and will be an industry meeting place, business platform and content hub for media producers and decision-makers from industry, trade, marketing agencies and IT. "We are delighted to once again be able to offer our visitors a unique combination of knowledge transfer, networking and trade fair," explains Rüdiger Maaß, Managing Director of f:mp.. "With its impressive quality of top-class exhibitors and the extensive congress programme, PRINT & DIGITAL CONVENTION is once again the must-see event for the print industry with its multifaceted applications and application areas."
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
22.4.2022
SENSOR+TEST 2022: Welcome back to Nuremberg
Almost three months before the opening, preparations for SENSOR TEST from May 10 to 12, 2022 are in full swing. The organization team is preparing intensively for the reunion of the community. The leading international trade fair for sensor, measuring and testing technology will again be held at the exhibition center in Nuremberg after two years of purely digital events. More than 300 exhibitors are expected at the Innovation Dialog. "At last we will be able to welcome our exhibitors and visitors again in the exhibition halls in Nuremberg in May. After two years, the SENSOR TEST is thus coming home as a presence event," Holger Bödeker, Managing Director of AMA Service GmbH, is pleased to say. The full report can be found in our section "Trade Fairs 2022, SENSOR TEST 2022".
(Source: AMA Service GmbH)
22.4.2022
MedtecLIVE with T4M Takes Place in Stuttgart for the First Time
The medical technology trade fair MedtecLIVE with T4M invites the entire value chain of the industry to the Stuttgart exhibition center from May 3 to 5. In addition to the presentation of materials, components, machines and technologies as well as the latest and most innovative products, the exhibition offers space for ideas and impulses. Stimulation for this can be found, among other things, in the supporting program and in a complete production line, which makes the manufacture of medical products tangible with all the senses. To accommodate everything, MedtecLIVE with T4M will take place in Hall 10 of the Stuttgart exhibition center. Thus, the event offers enough space for networking and exchange around the current and future opportunities and challenges of medical technology. "We are pleased about the great demand from exhibitors. The industry has eagerly awaited the premiere of the new format MedtecLIVE with T4M in Stuttgart and it has been received positively and with much enthusiasm throughout", says Christopher Boss, Executive Director Exhibitions of NürnbergMesse GmbH. "The numerous exhibitors, the partners involved and the attractive supporting program enable exchange, knowledge transfer and discussion at the highest level."
(Source: MedtecLIVE GmbH)
22.4.2022
Federal Minister of Food, Cem Özdemir, to open Anuga FoodTec 2022
Cem Özdemir, Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, will open Anuga FoodTec, the international suppliers fair for the food and beverage industry, on 26.04.22. In the scope of his visit, the Federal Minister will tour the trade fair together with representatives from the organisers of the event, Koelnmesse, and from the DLG (German Agricultural Society) as the event's expert and industry sponsor. An opening conference will be held after the tour. Boasting around 1,000 suppliers from over 40 countries, Anuga FoodTec is the world's leading trade fair for the food and beverage industry. It takes place every three years in Cologne. In 2021, the event had to be postponed until spring 2022 and is thus being staged as a "special edition" from 26.-29.04.
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
22.4.2022
Strong pipeline of BASF Agricultural Innovations will Benefit Food Security
BASF announces its ten-year outlook on agricultural innovations that support food security for future generations, while minimizing the impact of farming on the climate and the environment. The company focuses on improving agricultural outcomes in major crops, like wheat, canola, soybean, corn, cotton, rice, as well as fruits and vegetables. According to estimates from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), these crops account for more than 50% of the world’s farmland, which is why innovations applied on such a large scale have the potential to make farming even more productive and sustainable. Within these major crops, BASF continues to innovate across its pipeline of seeds and traits, seed treatment, biological and chemical crop protection, as well as digital farming solutions and will launch major pipeline projects across all business areas over the next decade. The value of the innovation pipeline is strong, with an estimated peak sales potential of more than €7.5 billion.
(Source: BASF SE)
20.4.2022
Aerotech at the Control 2022
After Control could only take place virtually last year, the world's leading trade fair for quality assurance will open its doors again in Stuttgart from 3 to 6 May. The motion control experts from Aerotech will be there, presenting a whole range of new product innovations in measuring and testing technology. In addition to high-precision positioning systems and laser scanning and measuring technology for quality assurance, trade visitors will be able to see the "small" Hexapod HEX150 as well as extensively test the extended functionalities within the Automation1 control platform. The SMP multi-axis motion platform for surface measurement applications will also be on display. The new Aerotech subsidiary Peak Metrology will also be represented at the exhibition stand (Hall 5, Stand 5506) and will present a high-performance positioning system from the cooperation with measurement technology specialist Keyence.
(Source: Aerotech Ltd.)
20.4.2022
Amsterdam Art Week 2022: Celebrate Change
The 10th edition of Amsterdam Art Week will take place from 11 to 15 May 2022. Together with 66 art institutions - including prominent galleries, museums, residencies and project spaces - we presents a vibrant programme full of exhibition openings, open studios, artist talks, panel discussions, performances, film screenings and gallery tours. For two years, the cultural sector has suffered heavily from the pandemic. Amsterdam Art will therefore use this anniversary edition as an opportunity to celebrate Amsterdam's contemporary art scene and put the city back on the cultural map. The programme will connect art professionals, culture lovers and future art enthusiasts with the best that Amsterdam's cultural institutions have to offer. The theme, Celebrate Change, will be central to Amsterdam Art Week's 10th anniversary. Ten years of Amsterdam Art Week provides an excellent opportunity to celebrate, look back and especially look forward. Amsterdam Art Week 2022 explores this changing dynamic while bringing together art across the city: from North to South-East, from East to New-West, and from the outer districts to the centre.
(Source: Stichting Amsterdam Art)
20.4.2022
Trina Solar Europe Launches Dual-Glass Vertex S+ Module for Rooftops
Trina Solar Co., Ltd. ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, is launching the Vertex S module series for European rooftops. The premium solution features a dual-glass design, 210mm n-type Vertex cells and is designed for maximum compatibility as well as easy installation. Vertex S comes with an extended 25-year product warranty and 30-year performance warranty. The Vertex S portfolio features a transparent version with bifacial cells and an option with white encapsulant. Building on the very successful Vertex S series, the Vertex S incorporates all Vertex signature technologies such as 210mm multi-busbar triple-cut cells, non-destructive cell cutting and high-density interconnection for low voltage and maximum string power. Additionally, the new Vertex S features n-type cells, boosting output power up to 425W with a 21.9% module efficiency. In the new premium Vertex S series, Trina Solar has selected a lightweight dual-glass design for enhanced safety, lifespan and durability in harsh environments, replacing the conventional glass/backsheet structure. (Source: Trina Solar Europe)
20.4.2022
INTILION Storage Systems Cap Peak Loads at the Zott Dairy
The Zott dairy was able to significantly reduce electricity costs at its site in 2021 in Günzburg, Bavaria, with the help of a hybrid storage system installed by energy company Bayernwerk Natur in May last year. "Due to the expansion of renewable energies and the resulting challenges for grid operators, electricity grid charges have risen in recent years. With battery storage, energy-intensive companies can cap peak loads, significantly reduce their electricity costs and relieve the strain on the grid," explains Dr Matthias Philipp, Project Manager Product and Solution Development at Bayernwerk Natur GmbH. This is because from 7,000 annual hours of use, the grid operators consider their customers to be serving the grid and offer more favourable prices in accordance with § 19 of the Electricity Grid Charges Ordinance (StromNEV). The key figure is calculated by dividing the annual energy consumed by the maximum power consumed by a company. Zott has achieved 7,031 annual hours of use with the hybrid storage system.
(Source: INTILION GmbH)
14.4.2022
SEMI Report: 2021 Global Semiconductor Equipment Sales Surge 44% to Industry Record
Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment in 2021 surged 44% to an all-time record of $102.6 billion from $71.2 billion in 2020, SEMI, the industry association representing the global electronics product design and manufacturing supply chain, reported today. The data is now available in the Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (WWSEMS) Report. China claimed the largest market for semiconductor equipment for the second time with sales expanding 58% to $29.6 billion to mark the fourth consecutive year of growth. Korea, the second-largest equipment market, registered a sales increase of 55% to $25.0 billion, after showing strong growth in 2020. Taiwan logged 45% growth to $24.9 billion to claim the third position. Annual semiconductor equipment spending increased 23% in Europe and 17% in North America, which continues to recover from a contraction in 2020. Sales in Rest of the World jumped 79% in 2021. “The 44% increase in manufacturing equipment spending in 2021 highlights the global semiconductor industry’s aggressive push to add capacity,” said Ajit Manocha, SEMI president and CEO.
(Source: SEMI)
14.4.2022
Trina Solar’s Global Module Shipments Top 100GW
Trina Solar Co., Ltd. a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, has reached a remarkable milestone, having shipped 100GW of modules in the 25 years since the company was founded in 1997 . Inspired by the signing of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, Trina Solar was founded that year with its headquarters in China’s Changzhou city, making it one of the world’s earliest photovoltaic (PV) companies. As a leading PV company, Trina Solar has been pioneering solar technology for the past 25 years, while the diameter of silicon wafers has grown from 125mm to 210mm and module power has grown from less than 100W to 690W. PV power generation is a major source of clean energy deployed in many areas, from utility projects to household rooftops, around the world. Trina Solar’s 100GW of PV modules have been shipped to more than 100 countries. Collectively, this 100GW of PV modules can generate about 135 billion kWh of clean-energy power, reducing annual global CO2 emissions by 135 million tons, and standard coal consumption by 54.54 million tons, the equivalent of planting 7.29 billion trees.
(Source: Trina Solar Europe)
13.4.2022
ZELLCHEMING Conference - Cellulose-Based Materials: The Program is Set
The growing importance of a bioeconomy strategy based on renewable raw materials is clearly reflected in the program of the ZELLCHEMING Conference - Cellulose-Based Materials. The great potential of cellulose, the main component of plant cell walls and thus the world's most abundant organic compound, will be addressed in 24 scientific and technical presentations by internationally renowned speakers. The event, which will take place from June 26 to 29, 2022, at the RheinMain CongressCenter (RMCC) in Wiesbaden, Germany, will for the first time bridge the gap between innovative research on cellulose-based as well as -derived polymers and scientific work in the field of probably the best-known material built from cellulose: paper. As a joint initiative of professors from the Technical University of Darmstadt and the University of Jena, as well as the ZELLCHEMING association with its technical committees, the event brings together industry and research institutes in the fields of chemistry, physics and engineering and facilitates an active exchange. Young researchers are also actively involved and present their own work as a poster show.
(Source: ZELLCHEMING Service GmbH)
13.4.2022
Arburg at rapid + tct 2022
rapid tct 2022, North America's largest additive manufacturing event, will take place in Detroit, USA, from 17 to 19 May as a hybrid event. Arburg will be there: Two Freeformer 300-3X models will be on show at the exhibition stand (no. 2108): a standard system and a machine for processing high-temperature materials. Another highlight will be the presentation of the "ProcessLog" app, which can be used to track and document jobs in detail. "We are expecting a lot of interest, as many companies in North America are developing additive ideas and are doing so in a fast and highly innovative way," says Friedrich Kanz, Managing Director of Arburg Inc. "This makes the market extremely dynamic – which is perfect for our APF process and Freeformers." The free choice of materials from plastics, as also used in injection moulding, has emerged as one of the decisive advantages of Arburg Plastic Freeforming. In addition, the open system allows the properties of the additively manufactured parts to be specifically adapted.
(Source: Arburg GmbH & Co. KG)
13.4.2022
Fraunhofer ILT Inaugurates New Research Platform
The success of the energy transition is closely linked to continued research into hydrogen technologies. A major goal of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is to make the fuel cell ready for series production. To this end, the Aachen researchers are setting up a hydrogen laboratory on more than 300 square meters of laboratory space: Here, a wide range of laser technology test facilities will offer public projects and industrial cooperation a research platform that is unique in Germany. On May 5, 2022, the new Hydrogen Lab will open its doors for the first time to participants of the “International Laser Technology Congress AKL'22” in Aachen as part of ILT’s biannual event “Laser Technology Live.” In many parts of the world, climate change has become an immediate existential threat with global ramifications. In accordance with the Paris Agreement, Germany plans, therefore, to become climate-neutral by 2045 – i.e. it will no longer produce any CO2 emissions.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
12.4.2022
INTILION Storage Systems Cap Peak Loads at the Zott Dairy
The Zott dairy was able to significantly reduce electricity costs at its site in 2021 in Günzburg, Bavaria, with the help of a hybrid storage system installed by energy company Bayernwerk Natur in May last year. "Due to the expansion of renewable energies and the resulting challenges for grid operators, electricity grid charges have risen in recent years. With battery storage, energy-intensive companies can cap peak loads, significantly reduce their electricity costs and relieve the strain on the grid," explains Dr Matthias Philipp, Project Manager Product and Solution Development at Bayernwerk Natur GmbH. This is because from 7,000 annual hours of use, the grid operators consider their customers to be serving the grid and offer more favourable prices in accordance with § 19 of the Electricity Grid Charges Ordinance (StromNEV). The key figure is calculated by dividing the annual energy consumed by the maximum power consumed by a company. Zott has achieved 7,031 annual hours of use with the hybrid storage system.
(Source: INTILION GmbH)
12.4.2022
gamescom asia returns in 2022
gamescom asia is back from 20 – 23 October 2022 after its prelude debut in 2021, continuing the successful hybrid model with a larger-scaled physical Trade Zone, Conference, and a physical Entertainment Zone for the first time. Online segments will still be made available to serve a worldwide audience. “It is the year for gaming events as gamescom and gamescom asia restart their physical formats, once again welcoming visitors to the show floor. We are very excited to bring back a festival atmosphere, of course within safe and calculated measures as we are not yet out of the pandemic, but overall, the enthusiasm has been evident amongst the community and industry,” said Mathias Kuepper, Managing Director of Koelnmesse Singapore, the organisers of gamescom asia. gamescom asia is the only satellite event of the world’s largest computer and video games festival, gamescom, serving as a platform for, and stepping stone into, the Asia-Pacific market and reaching a culturally diverse Southeast Asian audience. The event expects to attract 15,000 total visitors and over 100 exhibitors from Asia Pacific and beyond.
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
11.4.2022
World-leading WindEnergy Hamburg with new H2 Expo and Conference
One year from now WindEnergy Hamburg 2022 will launch its innovative H2 Expo and Conference which will span the entire spectrum of hydrogen technology. What is more, for the first time the conference programme of the world’s leading wind industry expo will be open to all visitors free of charge, right in the middle of the exhibition halls. Under the motto “Climate First”, WindEnergy Hamburg will once again be the global meeting place for the onshore and offshore wind energy industry from 27 to 30 September 2022. More than 1,400 national and international exhibitors will showcase the latest products, services and trends in nine exhibition halls, covering 65.000 m2. Roughly 35,000 industry visitors from 100 countries will come to Hamburg to see the entire spectrum of the wind industry's value chain and get a comprehensive overview of the status, development and future of the global wind market.
(Source: Hamburg Messe und Congress)
11.4.2022
SAERTEX Imposes Surcharge Due to Current Cost Increases in the Supply Markets
SAERTEX will impose a surcharge for deliveries in the business segment of multiaxial non-crimp fabrics made of glass, carbon and aramid fibers for lightweight construction. This measure is explained by the massive increase in prices for raw materials, consumables and auxiliary materials as well as transport and energy costs. "In recent months, we have increasingly experienced a change in the supply situation in the raw material markets for glass and carbon fibers, as well as for auxiliary and operating materials," says Christoph Geyer, CEO of SAERTEX GmbH & Co. KG." The Ukraine crisis is accelerating this change even more." SAERTEX GmbH & Co. KG will respond to this development. Starting April 01, 2022, the company will impose a surcharge for packaging, energy and logistics costs. This surcharge will be depending on the type of product and the agreed delivery terms. "The increase in prices on the supply market is accompanied by a significant increase in demand for our products," Christoph Geyer continued. “In order to continue to be a reliable partner at our customers' side, it is necessary to adjust our prices to the dynamic development of the world markets."
(Source: SAERTEX GmbH & Co. KG)
11.4.2022
Leuze: Thinking industrial automation forward!
This is the slogan for the next round of the Leuze Experience Days 2022. They will take place in the form of breakfast webinars and virtual tours through Leuze’s showroom. The Sensor People will also present their latest achievements in innovation and technology on site at LogiMAT in Stuttgart and at HMI in Hanover. A constantly changing environment compels companies in industrial automation to be increasingly flexible, agile, and farsighted. In order to address the current challenges together with their customers and to ensure the customers’ success over the long term, the Sensor People at Leuze are once again offering various options and formats to meet in 2022: live on site at LogiMAT in Stuttgart and HMI in Hanover, or digitally at breakfast seminars or an individual tour through the virtual Leuze Experience Space.
(Source: Leuze electronic GmbH + Co. KG)(
8.4.2022
Global Wind Industry Continues To Look To Future With Optimism
The eighth edition of the WindEnergy trend:index continues to draw an optimistic picture of the mood in the international wind industry. Assessments of the market situation are similar across nearly all regions of the world: the current situation is still seen as positive, if with some slightly lower values compared to the most recent surveys. However, the outlook for the market situation in two years is very positive for both, onshore and offshore wind. All regions have achieved their highest marks since the beginning of the WEtix, in some cases nearly reaching the maximum level on the scale. These are the overall results of the new WindEnergy trend:index (WEtix) which has been prepared at six-month intervals since 2018. It is published jointly by WindEnergy Hamburg, the global onshore and offshore wind energy event, and wind:research, the leading market research institute for wind energy. Since the survey was conducted for the first time, more than 8,500 respondents have taken part, contributing their assessments of the development of the global onshore and offshore wind industry.
(Surce: Hamburg Messe und Congress)
8.4.2022
Messe Düsseldorf Kicks off Trade Fair Year with Event Marathon
After a break of just under six months life will return to Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre – with a tightly packed trade fair agenda. The Düsseldorf trade fair year kicks off in April with 14 trade fairs as well as numerous partner and guest events staged there through to late 2022. Following the guest event BioWest, the organic trade fair for specialist retailers on 10 April, May will see a trade fair marathon commence, starting with the international trade fair duo BEAUTY (6 – 8 May) and TOP HAIR (7 – 8 May). These will be followed by the leading global trade fair for wines and spirits, ProWein (15 – 17 May), the leading retail technology trade fair EuroCIS (31 May – 2 June) as well as the international trade fairs for wire, cable and tubes, wire & Tube (20 – 24 June).
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
8.4.2022
RIGK at IFAT 2022
At IFAT, RIGK and its co-exhibitors offer space and time for discussions; © RIGK
Wiesbaden, Germany, March 2022 – On the occasion of its 30th anniversary, RIGK will be at IFAT (the World's Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management) in Munich from 30 May to 3 June 2022 to showcase solutions and cooperation arrangements connected with its EPR systems (extended producers´ responsibility) for used packaging and plastics. Another focus will be on the company's possibilities to develop individual recovery and recycling solutions, both at national and international level. "Circular economy needs cooperation" is the motto RIGK will use on their stand no 316 in Hall A6 to initiate and promote interdisciplinary projects with the aim of jointly finding solutions to encourage recycling. The wide variety of possibilities that open up for this will also be shown by a number of other co-exhibitors, namely the company’s Romanian subsidiary RIGK SRL, the recycling company Sintac – RIGK's partner in Spain, the industry network and RIGK affiliate plastship, and the industry-specific recovery systems GVÖ (Gebinde-Verwertungsgesellschaft der Mineralölwirtschaft mbH) and KBS (Kreislaufsystem Blechverpackungen Stahl GmbH).
(Source: RIGK)
7.4.2022
DWV and Deutsche Messe Announce New H2Eco Award
Economic viability, technical innovation and entrepreneurship as well as contribution to climate protection are the main evaluation criteria for the H2Eco Award, which will be presented for the first time at HANNOVER MESSE 2022. An independent jury of hydrogen experts from politics, business, research and society will select the winner. Companies that use industrial hydrogen production in an exemplary manner are eligible to apply. Such innovative projects will boost the green-hydrogen market economy and inspire industry. Participation is free of charge. Robert Habeck, Germany's minister for economic affairs and climate action, is patron of the 5,000-Euro prize. The award ceremony is on 31 May 2022 at HANNOVER MESSE’s Energy 4.0 stage. "With this new award, we pay tribute to the hydrogen economy. For many years, HANNOVER MESSE has provided the largest European platform for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry. At the Hydrogen+Fuel Cells group exhibit, more than 200 companies show how using hydrogen from renewable energies enables a sustainable energy supply," said Dr. Jochen Köckler, CEO of Deutsche Messe AG.
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
7.4.2022
Deutsche Messe announces HERMES AWARD
An independent jury made up of top-class experts from politics, business, research and society, chaired by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, will nominate three products for the HERMES AWARD from among the entries and select the winner from this group. The criteria of degree of technological innovation, benefits for industry, the environment and society, economic viability and readiness for implementation will play an outstanding role in the assessment of the prize-worthiness. Every year, Deutsche Messe AG presents the HERMES AWARD to a company whose product or solution demonstrates a particularly high degree of technological innovation. Only technology solutions that have already been tried and tested on an industrial scale are considered. The award will be presented by Bettina Stark-Watzinger, Federal Minister of Education and Research, at the opening ceremony of HANNOVER MESSE.
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
7.4.2022
Airbus Delivered 3x more Aircrafts than Boeing Amid the Pandemic
The recent challenges around safety concerns and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in American aircraft manufacturer Boeing losing ground to Airbus. Although both companies control a significant market share, Airbus has extended its dominance over the last five years. According to data compiled and calculated by Finbold, by the end of 2021, Airbus had delivered 1,376 aircrafts under all categories from the start of the pandemic in January 2020. The units almost tripled the cumulative 466 deliveries made by Boeing over the same period. Over the last five years, Airbus has had an upper hand delivering 3,757 aircrafts, with Boeing trailing at 2,415. Interestingly, in 2017 and 2018, Boeing recorded a total of 1,569 deliveries which was higher than Airbus' 1,518. For specific aircrafts, Boeing registered the highest deliveries for the controversial 737 MAX brand with 245 units despite the safety concerns. Elsewhere, A320neo was the leading brand for Airbus with 258 units.
(Source: Finbold.com)
6.4.2022
Swiss Steel Group rebounded with significantly improved results in 2021
CEO Frank Koch: “We are pleased to report a strong rebound of activity and profitability in 2021. After a difficult prior year that saw a massive COVID-19 related drop in demand, we were able to come back and post significantly better results. Sales began to normalize in the first quarter of 2021, primarily driven by a recovery from the automotive industry. Mechanical and plant engineering followed in the subsequent quarter whilst prices overall increased steadily. At the end of the third quarter we saw a sharp and sudden drop in demand from the automotive industry due to the global semiconductor shortage and at the same time turbulences in the energy sector resulting in extremely high and volatile pricings. We responded with an immediate adaptation of our production. With the support of a continuous positive price and margin development, we were still able to announce solid results for the last quarter and the full year.
(Source: Swiss Steel Group)
6.4.2022
VIVANESS 2022: Sustainability is a Top Issue in the Global Market for Natural and Organic Cosmetics
The latest analysis and numbers on the German cosmetics market confirm the trend that has been apparent for many years: Natural and organic cosmetics have entered the mainstream. Natural body care and beauty products are available in all retail channels today and have become still more diverse and visible across all product categories on shop shelves everywhere. Various market research findings show that natural and organic cosmetics were the only segment in the entire German cosmetics market to experience greater demand and higher sales in 2021. One of every three buyers of cosmetic products chose natural and organic cosmetics last year. According to market experts, this trend can be attributed to the fact that these brands credibly meet the ever-rising demand of consumers for products that contribute to the goals of resource conservation, animal welfare, and climate protection, as well as other ethical and social concerns. At the same time, consumers’ high expectations for product efficacy and functionality must also be met. Moreover, the variety of available products and the corresponding level of innovation are attracting younger consumers.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
5.4.2022
SAERTEX Imposes Surcharge due to Current Cost
SAERTEX will impose a surcharge for deliveries in the business segment of multiaxial non-crimp fabrics made of glass, carbon and aramid fibers for lightweight construction. This measure is explained by the massive increase in prices for raw materials, consumables and auxiliary materials as well as transport and energy costs. "In recent months, we have increasingly experienced a change in the supply situation in the raw material markets for glass and carbon fibers, as well as for auxiliary and operating materials," says Christoph Geyer, CEO of SAERTEX GmbH & Co. KG." The Ukraine crisis is accelerating this change even more." SAERTEX GmbH & Co. KG will respond to this development. Starting April 01, 2022, the company will impose a surcharge for packaging, energy and logistics costs. This surcharge will be depending on the type of product and the agreed delivery terms. "The increase in prices on the supply market is accompanied by a significant increase in demand for our products," Christoph Geyer continued. “In order to continue to be a reliable partner at our customers' side, it is necessary to adjust our prices to the dynamic development of the world markets."
(Source: SAERTEX Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH)
5.4.2022
ESD Alliance: Electronic System Design Industry Logs 14.4% Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth in Q4 2021
Electronic System Design (ESD) industry revenue increased 14.4% from $3,031.5 million in Q4 2020 to $3,468.2 million in Q4 2021, the ESD Alliance, a SEMI Technology Community, announced today in its latest Electronic Design Market Data (EDMD) report. The four-quarter moving average, which compares the most recent four quarters to the prior four, rose 15.8%. “The industry continued to report double-digit year-over-year revenue growth for Q4 2021 and ended 2021 with $13.2 billion total market revenue,” said Walden C. Rhines, Executive Sponsor of the SEMI Electronic Design Market Data report. “Product categories Computer-Aided Engineering, Printed Circuit Board and Multi-Chip Module, Semiconductor Intellectual Property, and Services recorded double-digit growth for the quarter. Geographically, the Americas; Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); and Asia Pacific (APAC) all reported revenue growth.” The companies tracked in the EDMD report employed 51,236 people globally in Q4 2021, a 5.7% increase over the Q4 2020 headcount of 48,478 and up 0.1% compared to Q3 2021.
(Source: SEMI)
5.4.2022
Lithuanian Startup Support for Ukraine Showcases Industry’s Aid Potential
In response to Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, Lithuania has been at the forefront in offering support to Ukrainians in various ways. The country’s startups have utilized their industry knowledge to thwart Russia's disinformation and build charity campaigns and platforms. New platforms by Lithuanian startup community, such as suukraina.lt or Memby, are offering solutions to simplify aid efforts and bolster a sense of unity with those affected by the war. Their efforts have recast the industry's role in global war relief and humanitarian aid. One of the most recent efforts came from Laisv?s TV — a visual content creation company — which has created a platform for concentrating all legitimate news regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on one site. Those that can provide assistance to Ukrainians will be able to easily find and communicate with organizations seeking volunteer workers or financial support, ensuring that the aid delivery process is as simple as possible. The platform is currently tailored for Lithuanians willing to provide aid, while a Ukrainian version of the site is seeing rapid development. As sections of the platform can also be useful for other countries, the developers of the platform are proposing to adapt the web to suit the purposes of communities abroad.
(Source: suukraina)
4.4.2022
SEMI Wins $1 Million Grant to Create Community College Apprenticeship Program
SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, today announced that, in partnership with Ignited Education, Foothill College and Krause Center for Innovation, it has won a $1 million California Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI) New and Innovative Grant for the development of a semiconductor pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship program to expand the pathway to careers in the microelectronics industry. The SEMI Foundation and its partners will develop the industry career training program to be offered by California community colleges and ultimately schools in other states. The program will connect CAI partners with SEMI member companies to define job competencies that shape the coursework. The CAI funding will support the SEMI Foundation’s work to build the SEMI Career and Apprenticeship Network (SCAN), aimed at helping overcome the U.S. microelectronics industry’s talent shortage as the federal government continues to invest in apprenticeships. The grant also supports the foundation’s efforts to promote a more inclusive workforce. SCAN will offer training that equips workers with the technical skills needed to enter high-demand, entry-level jobs in the microelectronics industry. It will also expand the pool of skilled workers for hiring companies.
(Source: SEMI)
4.4.2022
AEROCOMPACT Launches New Roof Hook System with Sheet Metal Replacement Tile
Owing to their shape, conventional roof hooks for tiled roofs can only transfer limited loads into the roof substructure. The new XM-P series from the manufacturer of PV mounting solutions AEROCOMPACT, however, can transfer higher loads by combining roof hooks and sheet metal replacement tiles. Thanks to its design, the heavy-duty stainless steel bracket can be positioned directly in the direction of force on a purlin and can withstand snow loads of up to 4.7 kN. It can be screwed through the metal roof tiles into the rafters below with two wood screws. The roof hook can be moved on the pantile, allowing it to be optimally positioned above the rafter. A suspended support base transfers the forces of the roof hook into the rafter. Thanks to its stepped interlocking system, one can adjust the support base to the height of the roof batten without needing any tools. "Our system works for all batten heights on pitched roofs, so there is no need to use different roof hooks," says Christian Ganahl, CTO at AEROCOMPACT, explaining the advantages of the mounting solution. The load is applied to the substructure in the shortest possible path, thus enabling maximum stability.
(Source: Aerocompact Europe GmbH)
4.4.2022
Fraunhofer ILT: Taking the Fight to Microplastics with Lasers
Sustainability has long since ceased to be just an option for any technology development. In the laser industry, too, many projects are being driven forward to harness the use of laser technologies for sustainable purposes. Experts from Fraunhofer ILT have joined forces with industrial partners to build a microplastic filter for municipal wastewater. The filter contains sheets with extremely small holes of only 10 micrometers in diameter. From April 26-29, 2022, visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the microplastic filter and USP laser technology at LASER World of PHOTONICS, the leading photonics trade show in Munich, Germany. Don't miss our press tour, which will showcase highlights from all three Fraunhofer booths (A4.180, A6.441 and B4.239): Meeting point is on April 27 at 12:30 at booth A6.441!
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
31.3.2022
A New Approach to the World’s Leading Trade Fair: automatica 2022
As the world’s leading trade fair for smart automation and robotics, automatica brings together all key technologies in the international technology hub of Munich. This makes it a meeting point for constructive and visionary cross-sectoral exchange between industrial, research and political representatives. And there is more: It offers an overview of global developments, topics, innovations, and solutions, thus providing the necessary orientation and investment security in these times of upheaval. So that the vision of gradual advancement from automated to autonomous production may become reality – providing a growth opportunity for you and your company. The world is changing – and the changes since the last automatica in 2018 have been greater than we ever imagined. While much of the world came to a grinding halt, digitalization and Industry 4.0 gained unprecedented speed. The significance of automation and robotics increased rapidly in view of soaring demand from a wide range of production sectors – and specifically due to efforts to tackle the pandemic.
(Source: Messe München)
31.3.2022
Eurobike 2022 Presents Itself With New Key Visual and New Claim
In terms of content, visuals and communication, the leading global trade show for bike business is reinventing itself in Frankfurt am Main. As a meeting place for manufacturers, retailers, media and fans alike, Eurobike is traditional trade show and trendsetting think tank at the same time. With a full program that goes far beyond a classic trade show, Eurobike inspires, designs, guides and interconnects the bike and future mobility industry – inviting, engaging, and trendsetting. A new key visual and a new claim represent a departure into a new era. The key visual in bright yellow and magenta is formally derived from the figurative mark. The abstract two-wheeler is bound to attract a lot of attention around the topic of urban mobility. With visual associations such as a colon, binoculars, or the concept of dialog, the key visual serves as an ideal projection surface. The dual circle is used as a living graphical element, can be used as a surface for text or images, as a browser favicon or as an app icon. The characteristic Eurobike color DNA has been enhanced by a striking color gradient from yellow to magenta.
(Quelle: fairnamic GmbH)
31.3.2022
Messe München: Year of Medical Congresses to Kick off with Euromedlab
Messe München remains a very attractive venue for hosting guest events for an extremely wide range of different industries, such as IT, medicine, pharmaceuticals, science, energy and politics. The wellestablished standing in the medical industry in particular demonstrates the importance of the Locations of Messe München for customers and events from all over the world. High-profile guest events for the medical industry will once again be taking place this year, starting with Euromedlab (the Congress of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine) in April. This will be followed by FOBI 2022 (the Advanced Training Week for Practical Dermatology & Venereology) in July and the DGGG Congress (the Congress of the German Society for Gynecology and Obstetrics) in October. Euromedlab, taking place from April 10 to 14, will be the first major medical congress to be held this year in Munich from amongst the many scheduled guest events. The congress previously had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
(Source: Messe München)
30.3.2022
Messe Berlin: FRUIT LOGISTICA brings International Trade Fair Visitors Back to Berlin
Around 2,000 exhibitors from 89 countries: from 5 to 7 April 2022 the leading trade fair for the global fruit trade FRUIT LOGISTICA is taking place in Berlin. The level of international interest is huge: around 2,000 exhibitors from 89 countries are represented this year at FRUIT LOGISTICA. From 5 to 7 April 2022, the leading trade fair for the global fruit trade is taking place on the exhibition grounds in Berlin. The organiser Messe Berlin is expecting trade visitors from all over the world. Thus, tickets have already been sold to attendees from 114 countries in the run-up to the fair. ”In February 2020, FRUIT LOGISTICA was the last international event to take place before the exhibition grounds were closed down due to the coronavirus. Two years later, now that the wide-ranging safety measures have been lifted, FRUIT LOGISTICA is the first leading international trade fair to take place again in Germany“, said Martin Ecknig, CEO of Messe Berlin GmbH.
(Source: Messe Berlin)
30.3.2022
Koelnmesse: New Vice Presidents for Food Fairs in Cologne
Koelnmesse sees great potential and international growth opportunities in its Food and FoodTec areas of expertise. In order to accommodate this growth, the business unit will be divided into two units starting 1 June 2022 and managed by two experienced trade fair managers. Claire Steinbrück, previously Director imm cologne, has been named Vice President FoodTec. Bastian Mingers is transferring from Messe Düsseldorf to Cologne to assume responsibility for the Food business unit. "We are delighted to have been able to gain two experienced trade fair managers in Claire Steinbrück and Bastian Mingers," says Gerald Böse, Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH. "Together with their teams, they will further develop and expand the future Food and FoodTec business units. I am convinced of the international growth opportunities for our existing events in these areas, but also for premieres like Anuga HORIZON." Claire Steinbrück and Bastian Mingers succeed Anne Schumacher, who left the company at the end of February 2022.
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
30.3.2022
100 years of IDS: Dental Trade Fair Celebrates Anniversary in 2023
After the application deadline on 31 March 2022, the layout of the world's largest dental trade fair will begin IDS, the leading global trade fair of the dental industry is celebrating a double anniversary next year: Not only the fortieth edition of the International Dental Show will be staged from 14 to 18 March 2023, IDS is also looking forward to its 100th birthday. The success story of the dental world is inseparably linked with IDS, because the leading trade fair is based on a system of values that makes it unique. 100 years of IDS stand for the depiction of the industry in its entirety, for innovations and market trends, for a consistent and open comparison of performance in the sense of the Olympic principle and last, but not least for a leadership claim as the largest international industry platform that has been repeatedly confirmed for decades. When the online applications kick off in February, the anniversary edition of the world's largest trade fair for dentistry and dental technology will be under starter's orders. In the run-up to the trade fair, Koelnmesse has already received numerous inquiries for stand area from companies. After the application deadline on 31 March 2022, the first planning phase will begin.
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
29.3.2022
Bentley Education Announces New Student Contest
Bentley Systems, Incorporated, (Nasdaq: BSY) the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced Bentley Education’s Digital Twin Design Challenge—a student contest that provides an opportunity to reimagine a real-world location with a structure designed with the popular Minecraft video game. Digital twin technology is set to be the next powerful tool for future engineers, and this contest is a unique opportunity for students to explore it in a creative way. Through the Digital Twin Design Challenge, students have the chance to combine their imagination and creativity by exploring infrastructure digital twins. Students will use Minecraft to take a real-world location and design a new structure within it. In addition to gaining recognition from Bentley Education, the top 20 finalists will receive USD 500 each. The winner chosen by expert judges will receive a prize of USD 5,000, and the winner from the popular vote category will win a prize of USD 2,000.
(Source: Bentley Systems)
29.3.2022
Arburg at Greenplast 2022
The Greenplast trade fair will be held in Milan for the first time from 3 to 6 May 2022. The event will focus on the topics of sustainability, recycling and energy efficiency in the plastics and rubber industry. At its exhibition stand (stand number 62/61, hall 14), Arburg will be demonstrating its expertise in circular economy and resource conservation with a turnkey system producing cups from bio-based polypropylene (PP) with a lasered R-Cycle code for single-sort recycling. "Our focus at Greenplast in Milan will be on sustainability, an issue of major importance for the future of the plastics industry," explains Raffaele Abbruzzetti, Managing Director of the Arburg subsidiary in Italy. "At the trade fair, we will show visitors how the move towards resource-conserving and simultaneously efficient production can be achieved. This makes our trade fair activities a perfect fit with our arburgGREENworld programme, which combines our activities in the areas of circular economy and resource conservation," Abbruzzetti adds.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
28.3.2022
Meyer Burger: Annual Results 2021 Reflect Successful Transformation
With the launch of its cell and module manufacturing sites in Thalheim (Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) and Freiberg (Saxony, Germany) as well as its successful market entry, Meyer Burger achieved its strategic goals for 2021. The company has successfully transformed itself from a high-tech production equipment provider into an integrated manufacturer of high-performance solar cells and modules based on a captive business model and underlying technological autonomy. The current global economic and political situation is highly challenging, but has at the same time strongly increased momentum for photovoltaics in general and the renaissance of the European and U.S. photovoltaics industry. The results of the financial year 2021 reflect the transformation of the business model. Consolidated net sales declined to CHF 39.9 million (2020: CHF 90.5 million), of which CHF 8.8 million come from the first sales of 20 megawatt (MW) of PV modules. Operating income after costs of products and services was CHF 29.2 million (2020: CHF 37.9 million).
(Source: Meyer Burger AG)
28.3.2022
International Hardware Fair Italy Makes its Debut
Koelnmesse brings the approved trade fair model of EISENWARENMESSE to Italy (5-6 May 2023, Fiera di Bergamo) by launching International Hardware Fair Italy. The new international project for the European market will provide a "home" in odd years to the world of hardware, building, DIY, outdoor and gardening, safety, colour, electrical and industrial supplies. “Our decision to launch International Hardware Fair Italy is in line with our strategy to strengthen our global portfolio while responding to the growing demand in the Italian market” according to Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse GmbH. Briefly, this is the commitment that the new event intends to maintain by alternating with the International Hardware Fair Cologne. The Italian event will adopt contents, style, philosophy, objectives and quality of the largest trade fair in the sector worldwide. This new format underlines the great attention of one of the world's most important trade fair organisers for Italy, which, beyond being a leading market, is certainly one of the most attractive locations for events of European importance.
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
28.3.2022
BayWa Closes 2021 with a Significant Jump in Earnings
BayWa AG closed 2021 with a significant jump in earnings, confirming the excellent business performance that it had already indicated during the past twelve months, and successfully building on the previous year. The SDAX-listed Group recorded earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of €266.6 million (2020[1]: €211.6 million) – up around 26% year on year. Revenues stood at €19.8 billion in 2021 (20201: €16.5 billion). All three operating business units contributed to the increase in earnings. The BayWa Board of Management will propose to the Supervisory Board to raise the dividend for 2021 by 5 cents to €1.05 per share. “BayWa has performed superbly in a market environment that is becoming more and more challenging for many companies. The figures show how right we were to take the realignment path we set out on more than ten years ago,” says Prof. Klaus Josef Lutz, Chief Executive Officer of BayWa AG. “We have systematically forged ahead with our international expansion and diversification and have embarked on new business models, such as in renewable energies.”
(Source: BayWa AG)
25.3.2022
Arburg at Greenplast 2022
The Greenplast trade fair will be held in Milan for the first time from 3 to 6 May 2022. The event will focus on the topics of sustainability, recycling and energy efficiency in the plastics and rubber industry. At its exhibition stand (stand number 62/61, hall 14), Arburg will be demonstrating its expertise in circular economy and resource conservation with a turnkey system producing cups from bio-based polypropylene (PP) with a lasered R-Cycle code for single-sort recycling. "Our focus at Greenplast in Milan will be on sustainability, an issue of major importance for the future of the plastics industry," explains Raffaele Abbruzzetti, Managing Director of the Arburg subsidiary in Italy. "At the trade fair, we will show visitors how the move towards resource-conserving and simultaneously efficient production can be achieved. This makes our trade fair activities a perfect fit with our arburgGREENworld programme, which combines our activities in the areas of circular economy and resource conservation," Abbruzzetti adds.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
25.3.2022
SEMI Report: Global Fab Equipment Spending Expected to Hit New High
Global fab equipment spending for front-end facilities is expected to jump 18% year-over-year (YOY) to an all-time high of US$107 billion in 2022, marking a third consecutive year of growth following a 42% surge in 2021, SEMI announced today in its latest quarterly World Fab Forecast report. “Crossing the $100 billion mark in spending on global fab equipment for the first time is a historic milestone for the semiconductor industry,” said Ajit Manocha, president and CEO of SEMI. “This significant achievement is a tribute to the relentless drive to add and upgrade capacity to address a diverse range of markets and emerging applications, solidifying expectations for long-term industry growth to enable electronics for the digital world.” “Global fab equipment spending is forecast to have another healthy year in 2023 and is expected to remain above the $100 billion mark,” said Sanjay Malhotra, vice president of Corporate Marketing and the Market Intelligence Team at SEMI. “We expect global semiconductor capacity to maintain steady growth this year and in 2023.”
(Source: SEMI)
25.3.2022
Meyer Burger: Annual Results 2021 Reflect Successful Transformation
With the launch of its cell and module manufacturing sites in Thalheim (Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) and Freiberg (Saxony, Germany) as well as its successful market entry, Meyer Burger achieved its strategic goals for 2021. The company has successfully transformed itself from a high-tech production equipment provider into an integrated manufacturer of high-performance solar cells and modules based on a captive business model and underlying technological autonomy. The current global economic and political situation is highly challenging, but has at the same time strongly increased momentum for photovoltaics in general and the renaissance of the European and U.S. photovoltaics industry. The results of the financial year 2021 reflect the transformation of the business model. Consolidated net sales declined to CHF 39.9 million (2020: CHF 90.5 million), of which CHF 8.8 million come from the first sales of 20 megawatt (MW) of PV modules. Operating income after costs of products and services was CHF 29.2 million (2020: CHF 37.9 million).
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology AG)
23.3.2022
Long-awaited XJet metal AM system purchased by Azoth
XJet Ltd. and Azoth, have announced today that additive manufacturing specialist, Azoth, has received XJet’s first Carmel 1400M metal AM System – the only metal and ceramic material jetting system in the world. Repeatable, quality parts suitable for industrial production were the main reasons cited by Azoth for the investment. “We have a huge wealth of experience in metal manufacturing – with both additive and subtractive processes. XJet’s metal system delivers capabilities that are in high demand in the market, but are not achievable with other technologies,” asserts Scott Burk, Azoth CEO, “Parts with fine features, high resolution, good surface finish right off the printer – at a level we have not seen before. The ease-of-use and safety working with the XJet system, that does not involve handling powders, is another important factor for us.”
(Source: XJet Ltd.)
23.3.2022
Swiss Steel Group: Marco Portmann is new CFO and Member of Executive Board
The Board of Directors of Swiss Steel Holding AG has appointed Marco Portmann as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Executive Board of Swiss Steel Group as of April 1, 2022. The current CFO, Dr. Markus Böning, has decided to resign from his position as of March 31, 2022. Marco Portmann (CH) is currently Vice President Corporate Accounting, Controlling, Tax and Risk Management at Swiss Steel Holding AG. He has spent the majority of his career within Swiss Steel Group, working at the Swiss production site of Steeltec AG in various positions for ten years (last as Head of Accounting & Cash Management), and, after a brief employment outside of the Group, served in various senior finance positions on Corporate level for another six years. Marco Portmann is a Swiss Chartered Expert in Financial and Managerial Accounting and Reporting. The Board of Directors would like to thank Dr. Markus Böning for his contribution and commitment and wishes him all the best, both professionally and personally.
(Source: Swiss Steel Group)
23.3.2022
TrinaTracker Brings Love and Support to Kalenjin Tribes in Kenya
TrinaTracker, a leading tracker manufacturer and business unit of Trina Solar Co., Ltd., has completed the delivery and construction of three PV power plants for Radiant, Eldosol, and Kesses in Kenya. These projects are located in Uasin Gishu County, with a total installed capacity of 155 MW. Unlike usual, in order to make the PV construction better promote the local economy and help the locals improve their living standards, TrinaTracker cooperated with the local government to hire villagers from five nearby villages of the project and involve them in the construction of PV projects after technical training. These villages are all Kalenjin tribes. Kalenjin is one of the 48 tribes in Kenya and mostly lives by sheep herding. Over the past three years, the training has enabled the local villagers to acquire different knowledge and increase their economic income by building PV power plants.
(Source: Trina Solar Europe)
22.3.2022
KfW, Gasunie and RWE Sign MoU to Build an LNG Terminal at Brunsbüttel
The KfW (on behalf of the German Federal Government), Gasunie (100% owned by the Dutch state), and RWE signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a joint project to build a terminal for the import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) at Brunsbüttel. The KfW will acquire 50% of the shares in the LNG terminal for the Federal Government. Gasunie will operate the facility. The terminal will have an annual regasification capacity of 8 billion m3 and provide a possibility to import gas directly to the German market from regions which cannot be reached by gas pipelines. In this way, the project will improve Germany’s energy security and help north-western Europe to become less dependent on imports of gas through pipelines. The partners in the project are working to realise the venture as quickly as possible whilst complying with all the rules governing authorisations and State aid. Going forward, the intention will be to refit the terminal so that it can process green hydrogen derivatives like ammonia.
(Source:BMWi)
22.3.2022
Real Value’ of one U.S. Dollar Decreases by 86% in the last 50 Years
The value of the United States dollar has fallen considerably in recent years, raising questions over the dollar's long-term viability as a safe-haven currency. According to data presented by Finbold, the U.S. dollar has depreciated sixfold over the past 50 years. In 1972, the worth of one dollar was $1, but by 2022, the value of a dollar has dropped by an incredible 86%, to $0.14. The depreciation directly lowers the dollar’s purchasing power; thus, $1 in 1972 is worth $6.99 today, when $1 is equivalent to $6.99 over time, then the "real value" of a single United States dollar diminishes with time. In other words, a dollar will buy you fewer items at the grocery store than it previously would otherwise. The current inflation rate is 7.87%, which is the highest rate since 1981 when it was 10.32%.
(Source: Finbold.com)
22.3.2022
AEROCOMPACT Launches a New Quick Mounting Hook
AEROCOMPACT – the international expert for PV mounting solutions – has developed a quick mounting hook for PV systems on pitched roofs. The new CompactPITCH XT35-VLOW (vlow stands for very low) is particularly suitable for Mediterranean roof types: The base plate is very flat (low) at 20 millimetres, which is why the aluminium hook can be optimally used with flat battens, e.g. with monk and nun or Portoghese tiles. Installers save a lot of time because the new hook, unlike standard roof hooks for pitched roofs, has two positions in the vertical plane instead of the usual plates with serrations and screws. All installers have to do is push the hook from the side into the guides of the base plate – and that's it. AEROCOMPACT offers both fastening screws for simultaneous positioning and mounting and positioning screws for decentralised base plates or concrete anchors.
(Source: Aerocompact Europe GmbH)
21.3.2022
ZVEI: EU Chips Act is future-oriented
"With the European Chips Act, the European Commission is presenting a future-oriented, comprehensive package for the semiconductor industry. It is right to sustainably promote the entire semiconductor ecosystem in Europe. However, the focus on structure sizes below ten nanometres is too narrow and misses the needs of the European user industry," said Wolfgang Weber, CEO of the ZVEI Board, on today's introduction of the European Chips Act. "Europe must strengthen its competence in all structure sizes; power electronics and sensor technology are crucial for a successful green and digital transformation." ZVEI also criticises the planned crisis monitoring mechanism. The far-reaching possibilities for market intervention by the European Union contained in the draft regulation, which would allow the EU to declare so-called semiconductor “crises stage” and then, if necessary, oblige individual manufacturers to prioritise specific orders, are disproportionate. Weber: "This undermines the fundamental economic order and, in addition to legal concerns, also fails to recognise that semiconductor production cannot be technically switched overnight."
(Source: ZVEI)
21.3.2022
ifo Institut: Construction Prices in Germany Rise Further
German construction companies are planning to increase prices across the board, according to surveys by the ifo Institute. In building construction, one in two companies expected price adjustments in the coming months. Price increases were also planned in civil engineering, but not to quite the same extent as in building construction. “This is a consequence of the rapid cost increases for building materials, which are now being passed on to customers,” says ifo researcher Felix Leiss. “In the previous year, the upheavals of the coronavirus pandemic created shortages of various building materials. This tight supply situation hit the industry amid unabated demand for construction services and full order books. And these shortages caused material prices to rise, in some cases drastically,” Leiss adds. In February, 23.5% of building construction companies reported supply problems for building materials, down from 25.3% in the previous month. In civil engineering, the figure was 17.5%, down from 20.9% in January.
(Source: ifo Institut)
21.3.2022
BDI: Economic Cooperation between Germany and America needs new impulses
Transatlantic Business Initiative (TBI) publishes four impulse papers for stronger transatlantic cooperation on trade, climate, digital, and finance. "A strong transatlantic partnership is more important than ever. There should be no new restrictions and barriers to transatlantic trade. Existing conflicts should be settled definitively and quickly," Siegfried Russwurm, chairman of the Transatlantic Business Initiative (TBI) and president of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), said during a meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai in Berlin on Wednesday. "The aim is to advance common framework conditions for growth on both continents. Not only to strengthen our trade relations, but also to strengthen our ideas for successful economic activity worldwide against state-led, non-market strategies," Russwurm emphasized. In the future, the transatlantic partners should work closely together on the important issues of climate protection, the data economy and setting common standards. The TBI published four impulse papers for improved cooperation in the areas of trade and investment, energy and climate policy, data and digital economy, and business and finance.
(Source: BDI - Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e. V.)
18.3.2022
SEMI: Global Semiconductor Materials Market Revenue Tops $64 Billion in 2021
The global semiconductor materials market grew 15.9% to $64.3 billion in revenue in 2021, surpassing the previous market high of $55.5 billion set in 2020, SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, reported today in its Materials Market Data Subscription (MMDS). Wafer fabrication materials and packaging materials revenues in 2021 totaled $40.4 billion and $23.9 billion, respectively, for year-over-year increases of 15.5% and 16.5%. The silicon, wet chemicals, chemical-mechanical planarization (CMP), and photomask segments showed the strongest growth in the wafer fabrication materials market, while packaging materials market growth was largely driven by the organic substrates, leadframes, and bonding wire segments. "The global semiconductor materials market saw exceptional growth in 2021 on the strength of robust secular demand for chips and the industry’s expansion of production capacity,” said Ajit Manocha, president and CEO of SEMI.
(Source: SEMI)
18.3.2022
MedtecLIVE with T4M - More than just a Trade Fair
Medical technology is an important part of healthcare and is also very complex. It requires a great deal of precision and constant development to adapt to living conditions, changes and innovations, as well as inventiveness to improve medical care. But progress doesn't work without exchange and knowledge gain: at MedtecLIVE with T4M, the European medical technology scene will come together in Stuttgart from May 3 to 5 to do just that - network, discuss and strengthen the industry. The full report can be found in our section "Trade Fairs 2022, MedtecLIVE 2022".
(Source: MedtecLIVE GmbH)
18.3.2022
Arburg at DKT 2022
The German Rubber Conference DKT will be "live" in Nuremberg once again from 27 to 30 June 2022. The event is placing particular focus on the steadily growing market and developments in the areas of e-mobility, fuel cells, and the medical industry. Together with its partner Momentive Performance Materials, Arburg will be showcasing the processing of a new type of LSR on an Allrounder 470 A at its stand (no. 4307) in Hall A4. The exhibit will demonstrate the processing of a liquid silicone rubber (LSR) that cures at 110 degrees Celsius – a much lower temperature than the types of LSR that have been available up until now. "LSR frisbees" will be produced as demo parts with high wall thickness.
(Source: Arburg GmbH)
16.3.2022
MedtecLIVE with T4M – More than just a Trade Fair
Medical technology is an important part of healthcare and is also very complex. It requires a great deal of precision and constant development to adapt to living conditions, changes and innovations, as well as inventiveness to improve medical care. But progress doesn't work without exchange and knowledge gain: at MedtecLIVE with T4M, the European medical technology scene will come together in Stuttgart from May 3 to 5 to do just that - network, discuss and strengthen the industry. In addition to numerous exhibitors who will arrive with exciting products and projects, the trade fair will be accompanied by a unique supporting program along the entire value chain. Not only will current topics be discussed in sessions, but also what will determine the future of the industry will be explored in depth together.
(Source: NürnbergMesse GmbH)
16.3.2022
SEMI Applauds Findings on Cybersecurity Hardware Adoption in Europe
To strengthen cybersecurity for semiconductor manufacturing in Europe, the industry must unify behind security standards, support decision-makers in adopting new technologies, and identify new skill sets needed to deploy and manage cybersecurity hardware, SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, announced today. The findings mark the conclusion of a joint industry project on cybersecurity led by Coventry University’s Institute for Future Transport and Cities’ (IFTC) Systems Security Group (SSG) to examine drivers of computer hardware security adoption among businesses and consumers. The final report is now available. “With hardware security critically important to the semiconductor industry, this project is a great step toward strengthening manufacturing cybersecurity to enable a safe and secure digital life,” said Laith Altimime, president of SEMI Europe.
(Source: SEMI)
16.3.2022
BMW Group Steps up Technological Change for Sustainable Future
After a successful 2021, the BMW Group is speeding up technological change and pushing forward with the transformation towards sustainable mobility. The company is preparing for a comprehensive leap in technology in its Neue Klasse and significantly upping the pace once again as it continues to ramp up e-mobility. At the same time, the BMW Group is involving its stakeholders, from employees to the capital market to society, in its successful, consistently implemented transformation strategy. “We see 2021 as clear evidence that successful transformation pays off. The strong result we achieved in financial year 2021 is the outcome of our consistent strategy – with an open-technology approach and the right products at the right time,” said Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, on Wednesday in Munich. “We have laid the foundations to build on this success in the coming years: With the Neue Klasse, we are leading sustainable mobility into a new technological dimension. By extending the contract with our BBA joint venture until 2040, the BMW Group is also taking its growth to the next level.”
(Source: BMW Group)
15.3.2022
AUMA: Several German Federal States Push Forward Allowing Exhibitions Again
The permanent lockdown for the German exhibition industry has massive consequences for the entire economy: according to calculations by AUMA - Association of the German Trade Fair Industry based on an Ifo study, cancellations of exhibitions due to Corona measures have so far led to an overall economic loss of 40 billion euros. With the exception of September and October 2020, no fairs have been allowed to take place since March 2020 and the second quarter of 2021 is also likely to be cancelled almost completely. However, in recent days some federal states such as Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hamburg, Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia have opened up perspectives for a new start of exhibitions, which are dependent on certain incidence rates. AUMA Managing Director Jörn Holtmeier comments: "These are important first steps on the way out of the lockdown. The exhibition organisers, exhibitors and their service providers now expect a clear signal from all the federal states for permitting exhibitions again. The favourable development of the infection figures makes it possible to send signals everywhere now for the benefit of the economy.
(Source: AUMA)
15.3.2022
Messe Essen Wins Further Events for Future Technology
The trade fairs Green Steel World and Hydrogen Tech World will celebrate their premieres in Essen in 2023. With the recent conclusion of the contract, Messe Essen is further expanding its position as a platform for trade events on topics of the future. Green Steel World focuses on the decarbonisation of the global steel industry. Hydrogen Tech World will focus on the process chain around hydrogen production. Both events are organised by the KCI Media Group from Kleve and will be held for the first time at Messe Essen from 4 to 5 April 2023. "Essen is the perfect location for our new trade fair duo. After all, the Ruhr area surrounding the city has a rich tradition in steel production. The companies based here produce some of the best steels in the world and are determined to lead the way in the transition to green steel," says KCI Managing Director Nicole Nagel, explaining her decision on the location. "In addition, there is a fast-growing hydrogen economy and infrastructure in this region, which is supported by the local and national government."
(Source: Messe Essen)
15.3.2022
Deutsche Rohstoff Group Generated Sales of EUR 73.3 Million
In fiscal year 2021, the Deutsche Rohstoff Group generated sales of EUR 73.3 million (forecast EUR 68 to 73 million; previous year: EUR 38.7 million), earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of EUR 65.9 million (forecast EUR 64 to 67 million; previous year: EUR 23.9 million) and consolidated net income of EUR 26.1 million (previous year: consolidated net loss – EUR 16.1 million). Sales and EBITDA are thus in line with the increased forecast published in January (see release dated 20 January 2022). Overall, the forecast was raised three times during the year due to the good operating performance, acquisitions and rising oil & gas prices. For the current year, the Executive Board expects a further significant increase in sales and EBITDA. According to the forecast published in January, sales will amount to EUR 126 to 134 million and EBITDA to EUR 97 to 102 million. This does not yet include revenues from the cooperation with Oxy, which may be incurred from Q4 2022 onwards. Drilling from one of the two well sites in which Salt Creek has an interest commenced on schedule in mid-February.
(Source: Deutsche Rohstoff AG)
14.3.2022
Date of E-world 2023 already fixed
Preparations for this year's E-world energy & water are in full swing. Across the industry, demand for stand space and presentation opportunities is high. Registration numbers for the event on June 21 to 23, 2022 are steadily increasing, with only a few square meters still available. While visitors to this year's show are now buying their tickets and organizing their travel, the organizers are already planning for next year: in 2023, E-world will take place from May 23 to 25. "It is important to us to give exhibitors and visitors alike planning security at an early stage. Since the summer date for this year has met with a very positive response in the industry, we have already decided, after close consultation with our exhibitors, to stick to it also for 2023," explains Sabina Großkreuz, Managing Director of E-world energy & water GmbH. Stefanie Hamm, also Managing Director of E-world, adds: "With this clear perspective, all those involved can start the preparations for 2023. Especially our exhibitors of this year will thus receive sufficient lead time and design options for their participation next year." Registration for E-world energy & water 2023 will be possible from April 2022.
(Source: Messe Essen)
14.3.2022
SURFACE TECHNOLOGY 2022: Call for Papers now open for Expert Forum
What new coating technologies are available and how can they reduce a company’s carbon footprint? What properties do these processes have? How far has the establishment of Industry 4.0 progressed in the field of surface technology and how is the legal framework (keyword REACh) currently affecting surface technology? And what is new in the area of supply chain legislation and technical regulations? Experts from research and industry will be addressing questions like these at the SurfaceTechnology GERMANY Expert Forum from 21 to 23 June 2022 in Stuttgart, Germany. Companies and institutions wishing to share their expertise have until 7 March to submit a presentation topic. All presentations will be broadcast live during the event on the SurfaceTechnology GERMANY website – a new first. Surface technology users should be sure to save the date in their calendars. "For companies looking for new, more efficient solutions for their coatings, this Expert Forum is an important point of contact," says Hendrik Engelking, Global Director of SurfaceTechnology GERMANY at Deutsche Messe.
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
14.3.2022
Fraunhofer IPMS: Sensors learn how to think
In the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft's lighthouse project NeurOSmart, the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS together with four other institutes (ISIT, IMS, IWU, IAIS) are jointly researching particularly energy-efficient and intelligent sensors for the next generation of autonomous systems. In the process, the bridges between perception and information processing are being redefined by innovative electronics. Intelligent machines are increasingly becoming part of our everyday lives. Obvious examples are autonomous driving or modern robot vacuum cleaners in the home. But even where we do not come into direct contact with them, independently working robots are increasingly indispensable: as nimble and tireless helpers in logistics centers or as precise and strong partners in manufacturing environments. In order to be able to work autonomously in these applications, i.e. as independently as possible without supervision by humans, these robots are peppered with sensors and electronics that enable them to perceive their environment and also cope with unforeseen situations independently.
(Source: Fraunhofer IPMS)
10.3.2022
6K and Our Next Energy (ONE) Announce Collaboration
6K, a leader in the production of sustainable advanced materials for lithium-ion batteries, and Our Next Energy Inc. (ONE), a Michigan-based developer of innovative energy storage technology, today announced a partnership as ONE looks to scale up and commercialize its Gemini cell chemistry. The organization signed a letter of intent outlining how the companies will work together to significantly lower the cost and manufacturing capital required when producing this new battery material. Mujeeb Ijaz, founder and chief executive officer of ONE said, “ONE is focused on developing the most cost effective and novel methods for producing its Gemini cathode material using 6K materials and processes. Our focus is on building battery technology from a more sustainable, localized supply chain, thereby sharply reducing battery materials cost. Comparing conventional cathode material processing to 6K’s novel approach gives me confidence that we can have a low-cost cathode material for Gemini.”
(Source: ONE - Our Next Energy, Inc.)
10.3.2022
INTILION Presents First Indoor Commercial Energy Storage
INTILION, a company based in Paderborn, Germany, is the world's first manufacturer to offer the option of a fire protection housing for its scalestac indoor commercial energy storage system. The storage expert will present the world first at Europe’s largest energy storage trade fair, ees Europe, in Munich from 11 to 13 May. "We are making our scalestac the safest indoor commercial storage system available on the international market," explains INTILION product manager Martin Peters. In the event a cell catches fire, the innovative fire protection housing reliably prevents the fire from propagating to the entire system. Thus, the system fulfils the safety requirements in the German application guide VDE-AR-E 2510-50 for stationary storage systems with lithium-ion batteries. Furthermore, it facilitates the usual coordination with property insurers and fire departments, and also protects against follow-up investments.
(Source: INTILION GmbH)
9.3.2022
ASMC 2022 to Spotlight Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Excellence
Advanced semiconductor manufacturing topics ranging from yield management and metrology to new developments in improving post-pandemic manufacturing agility will come into sharp focus at SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC 2022), May 2-5, 2022, in Saratoga Springs, New York. More than 65 industry experts will gather to deliver 30 hours of technical presentations on the latest manufacturing strategies and methodologies. Registration is now open. Expected to draw hundreds of attendees from across the industry, the 33rd annual ASMC will feature discussions on the global COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on manufacturing leadership, semiconductor market trends, heterogenous integration and quantum computing. ASMC is the premier event for industry professionals to network and share insights into best practices for semiconductor manufacturing. The conference is co-chaired by Dr. Jean Wynne of IBM and Dr. Shubhodeep Goswami of GE Research.
(Source: SEMI)
9.3.2022
SAERTEX® Opens Plant in Mexico
The world’s leading manufacturer of textile reinforcement materials opens its 17th site worldwide. Production of multiaxial glass fiber non-crimp fabrics for lightweight construction applications will commence immediately at the new production facility in Ciudad Juárez, northern Mexico. The site benefits from its proximity to key customers that produce rotor blades for the wind power sector. SAERTEX is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of lightweight textile materials made of glass and carbon fibers, which are used to manufacture composite components. Commencement of operations at the production facility in Mexico means that the company’s global network has now expanded to 17 sites. Non-crimp fabrics made of glass fibers are from now on produced at the new site in Ciudad Juárez, which covers an area of around 15,000 m2. A brand-new production hall offering a factory floor area of approx. 9,000 m2 and state-of-the-art, sustainable infrastructure was constructed there in recent months. Overall, 54 new jobs will be created at the newly founded SAERTEX Mexico S.A. de C.V.
(Source: SAERTEX GmbH & Co. KG)
9.3.2022
Women in Semiconductors 2022 to Highlight Women in Leadership and STEM Talent Pipeline
The vital importance of workplace inclusion and diversity to the growth of the global semiconductor industry will take center stage as the Women in Semiconductors (WiS) program returns in-person on May 2 in conjunction with the SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC 2022) in Saratoga Springs, New York. WiS 2022 continues to connect more women in the semiconductor manufacturing industry while driving critical discussions across genders. Registration is complimentary to ASMC registrants and is now open. WiS 2022 builds on the strength of past events with themes including mentorship, career networking and the critical role of companies in promoting gender diversity in the workplace. Industry stakeholders ranging from company leaders, team members and developers of internal programs supporting women will benefit from expert insights, open discussion and networking opportunities at WiS 2022. University STEM students and faculty attending WiS 2022 will learn more about these key workforce development issues and network with industry professionals as the chip industry continues to build its talent pipeline.
(Source: SEMI)
8.3.2022
SAERTEX® Opens Plant in Mexico
The world’s leading manufacturer of textile reinforcement materials opens its 17th site worldwide. Production of multiaxial glass fiber non-crimp fabrics for lightweight construction applications will commence immediately at the new production facility in Ciudad Juárez, northern Mexico. The site benefits from its proximity to key customers that produce rotor blades for the wind power sector. SAERTEX is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of lightweight textile materials made of glass and carbon fibers, which are used to manufacture composite components. Commencement of operations at the production facility in Mexico means that the company’s global network has now expanded to 17 sites. Non-crimp fabrics made of glass fibers are from now on produced at the new site in Ciudad Juárez, which covers an area of around 15,000 m2. A brand-new production hall offering a factory floor area of approx. 9,000 m2 and state-of-the-art, sustainable infrastructure was constructed there in recent months. Overall, 54 new jobs will be created at the newly founded SAERTEX Mexico S.A. de C.V.
(Source: SAERTEX GmbH & Co. KG)
8.3.2022
Messe Frankfurt suspends events in Russia
The Russian invasion of Ukraine poses an unprecedented threat to peaceful coexistence in Europe. Messe Frankfurt supports all sanction measures taken by the Federal Government. Against this backdrop, the Messe Frankfurt Board of Management decided to suspend events of its subsidiary Messe Frankfurt RUS until further notice. The Messe Frankfurt Group is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. The Group employs approximately 2,300 people at its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and in 30 subsidiaries around the world. In 2021, the company had to contend with the challenges posed by the pandemic for the second consecutive year. Annual sales will be approximately €140 million after having been as high as €736 million in 2019 before the pandemic. Even in difficult times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are globally networked with our industry sectors. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields.
(Source: Messe Frankfurt)
8.3.2022
Messe Frankfurt to Focus on Profitable Revenue Drivers
The Messe Frankfurt Executive Board is determined to restore the company to growth as soon as possible. Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Messe Frankfurt, explains: “To achieve this, we will be focusing entirely on profitable revenue drivers, which we will be able to operate and develop on our exhibition grounds without additional financial resources from our shareholders or other third parties.” To this end, the management team implemented a series of complementary measures that were prepared during the months of downtime and which relate to the portfolio of events and supplementary services. For instance, Hypermotion is to be continued in a different form. The socially relevant issues relating to modern mobility concepts will be further developed as conference topics and will continue to make an important contribution to a social and specialist discourse in the future as well. The Musikmesse Frankfurt trade fair will not be continued. This is because the structure of the market has changed so much that the event is no longer commercially viable. This does not affect the successful Music China, which contributes significant added value to the company.
(Source: Messe Frankfurt)
7.3.2022
Covestro Resolves on Share Buyback Program with Volume of Approx. EUR 500 Million
The Board of Management of Covestro AG – in light of the successful business development – today resolved on a share buyback program. The program amounts to a total volume of approximately EUR 500 million (without ancillary transaction costs) and shall be concluded within two years. Generally, the repurchased shares are subsequently to be cancelled and the share capital is to be reduced accordingly. The share buyback program is based on the authorization by the Annual General Meeting of Covestro AG on April 12, 2019, authorizing the Board of Management to purchase up to 10 percent of the company’s share capital until April 11, 2024. The purchase shall be executed via stock exchange and be conducted in compliance with the safe harbor provisions of Article 5 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16, 2014 (MAR) in conjunction with the provisions of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052 of March 8, 2016.
(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
7.3.2022
Apple to Lose $3 Million in iPhone Sales Daily Amid Russia Market Pull Out
Although Russia does not account for a significant revenue share for Apple products, the tech giant's exit will likely leave a mark on its smartphone sales that have been growing in the country. Data presented by Burga indicates that based on vendor, Apple accounts for 15% of the Russian smartphone sales to rank third overall. South Korea's Samsung occupies the pole position with 34%, followed by Xiaomi in the third spot at 26%. Realme has a share of 8%, followed by Poco at 3%, while other smaller brands account for 14%. Elsewhere, as of 2021, Russia's smartphone sales stood at ?730 billion ($7.6 billion). Therefore, based on Burga's calculation, Apple might lose an estimate of at least $3 million in iPhone sales revenue daily or $1.14 billion annually. The amount is based on Apple's latest recorded Russian market share and the company's revenue from sales as of 2021. The revenue lost might be higher considering that Russia's general smartphone sales income has risen steadily in the last few years. As of 2020, the revenue stood at ?570 billion ($5.93 billion), while in 2019, the figure was at ?500 billion ($5.2 billion). Overall, between 2014 and 2021, the figure has spiked almost 200%.
(Source: Burga.com)
7.3.2022
IWA OutdoorClassics 2022: Resumption of Sector Gathering Proves a Success
IWA OutdoorClassics 2022 has come to a successful conclusion, although the event was an unusual one in the context of the current geopolitical situation and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. A total of 8561) exhibitors from 53 countries took part in this eagerly awaited return to the sector gathering in Nuremberg. The Leading International Trade Fair for Hunting, Shooting Sports, Outdoor Activities and Security also drew 19,5001) trade visitors (international contingent just under 60%, representing 111 countries) to the city between 3 and 6 March. The hygiene strategy worked, with exhibitors and visitors observing the relevant regulations. The return of IWA OutdoorClassics after the last edition in 2019 achieved all it promised to do. What impressed most about the trade fair, which was smaller than its predecessor given the circumstances, was the large proportion of trade visitors from outside Germany, with the international contingent accounting for almost 60 percent of the total.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
2.3.2022
Covestro Aims for Climate Neutrality
Covestro has focused its corporate vision on becoming fully circular. To this end, the materials manufacturer wants to completely align its entire production and product range as well as all areas in the long-term to the circular concept. One concrete measure on this path is climate neutrality. Already in 2021, Covestro cut greenhouse gas emissions by 54 percent compared to 2005 and thus overachieved its previous sustainability target set for 2025. Covestro has now defined a further bold target: the Group aims to become climate neutral and achieve net zero emissions by 2035 for scope 1 and scope 2. On the path to achieving this goal, the company plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its own production (scope 1) and from external energy sources (scope 2) by 60 percent2 to 2.2 million metric tons by 2030. In addition, indirect greenhouse gas emissions from upstream and downstream processes in the value chain (scope 3) will be further reduced. Covestro intents to announce a reduction target for this by 2023.
(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
2.3.2022
SEMI Survey are Important Guideposts for Government Investments
SEMI, the industry association representing the global electronics design and manufacturing supply chain, today released the results of a survey of more than 400 U.S. member companies that highlight challenges facing the semiconductor industry. The survey results also offer insights into SEMI member perspectives on enhancing U.S. competitiveness through targeted public and private investments aimed at developing the industry’s manufacturing capacity, infrastructure and workforce. SEMI conducted the survey in partnership with MITRE Engenuity, the technology foundation for public good launched by MITRE two years ago. “SEMI member insights from the survey are important guideposts for government investments to strengthen the U.S. microelectronics industry and ensure supply chain security,” said Melissa Grupen-Shemansky, CTO of SEMI. “Strategic investments in the domestic microelectronics industry are a significant opportunity for the U.S. to bolster its economy and better compete with other regions that incentivize their industrial development.”
(Source: SEMI)
2.3.2022
Messe Düsseldorf Suspends its Business Activities in Russia Until Further Notice
As a consequence of the disturbing events in Ukraine, the Supervisory Board of Messe Düsseldorf has decided to suspend the group's business activities in Russia until further notice. This also includes the activities of the subsidiary Messe Düsseldorf Moscow. Dr. Stephan Keller, Lord Mayor of the state capital Düsseldorf and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Messe Düsseldorf, emphasises: "The whole city of Düsseldorf is thinking of the people in Ukraine. After we have already put the city partnership between Moscow and Düsseldorf on ice, it is only logical that Messe Düsseldorf, as a subsidiary of the city, also suspends its activities in Russia for the time being." Wolfram N. Diener, CEO & President of Messe Düsseldorf, adds: "The current events contradict the mission and values of our company, which is to create international marketplaces for free, cross-border intercultural and economic exchange.”
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
1.3.2022
GrindingHub Attractive for European Grinding Technology Manufacturers
GrindingHub, the new trade fair for grinding technology, is set to premiere from 17 to 22 May in Stuttgart. The organizers, VDW and Messe Stuttgart, are holding a series of press conferences in the key European markets for grinding technology: France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland. More than 320 big-name exhibitors from 23 countries have signed up for the first event. This will underpin GrindingHub's claim to become an international hub for the industry. The lion's share of exhibitors, around 180 companies in total, are from Germany, followed by Switzerland and Italy with 34 manufacturers each. There are 31 exhibitors from overseas. Distributed over halls 7, 9 and 10 of the Stuttgart exhibition center, approximately 16,900 m² of net exhibition space is already taken. The full report can be found in our section "Trade Fairs 2022, GrindingHub 2022".
(Source: VDW)
1.3.2022
ZEISS Invests in New Digital Platform
Additive manufacturing is increasingly becoming a part of the industrial production chain in many different industries like medical technology, aerospace, energy or automotive. ZEISS supports this trend with quality assurance solutions across the complete additive manufacturing process and has already established collaborations with leading suppliers for manufacturing solutions to further improve additive manufacturing processes. Now ZEISS is expanding its activities in this area with its investment in the start-up MakerVerse. MakerVerse is a joint venture initiative between industry-leaders Siemens Energy, ZEISS and financial/venture capital investors, including 9.5 ventures. The new company combines cutting-edge industry expertise with profound knowledge in digital venture-building. The new venture is creating a one-stop fulfillment platform that connects industrial clients with a global network of certified additive manufacturing suppliers for projects like design prototypes and producing on-demand spare parts.
(Source: ZEISS International)
28.2.2022
New at K 2022: the START-UP ZONE
Start-ups are young, creative, flexible and particularly stand out with their innovative solutions. So what better fit for K 2022, The World’s No. 1 Trade Fair for Plastics & Rubber, than to offer a dedicated presentation area to newcomers specialised in the development of innovative products and solutions revolving around plastics and rubber? And this is precisely what K 2022 will be doing with their START-UP ZONE to be found in Hall 8b of Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre at K from 19 to 26 October 2022. At present, young companies can still apply for participation in the START-UP ZONE thereby using the unique opportunity of presenting themselves and their developments and making international business contacts with a high-calibre expert audience from all over the world at this the most important trade fair for the plastics and rubber industries.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
25.2.2022
SEMI: Worldwide Semiconductor Assembly and Test Facility Database
SEMI and TechSearch International today announced a new edition of the Worldwide Assembly & Test Facility Database offering significantly expanded coverage that now includes integrated device manufacturer (IDM) facilities. The database – the only commercially available outsourced semiconductor assembly and testing (OSAT) supplier database available – is an essential business tool for any organization requiring the latest updates on facilities that provide packaging and testing services to the semiconductor industry. Formerly known as the Worldwide OSAT Manufacturing Sites Database, the comprehensive database now includes more than 100 updates spanning packaging technology, product specialization and ownership/shareholder. With more than 100 new test facility additions to bring the total number of facilities tracked to 475, the database helps semiconductor manufacturers identify service offerings around the globe, an increasingly important task in supply chain management.
(Source: SEMI)
25.2.2022
Topic Preview of the PCIM Europe 2022
From 10 - 12 May 2022, the international power electronics industry will meet again live in Nuremberg after nearly two years of predominantly digital exchange. As in previous years, visitors of the leading exhibition and conference for power electronics can expect product innovations and a top-class lecture program. This year, the PCIM Europe will be held in a hybrid format for the first time, focusing on the on-site event, which will be accompanied by a digital platform. The latter can be used to make appointments for the event week, as well as to watch contributions of the forum and conference on-demand afterwards. As early as the 04.05.2022, interested parties can look forward to so-called "Teaser Talks" from exhibiting companies and summaries of the conference highlights as part of the "digital warm-up". Furthermore, the digital networking feature will be open from this point on.
(Source: Mesago Messe Frankfurt)
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(Source: Messe Essen)
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(Source: VDMA)
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Almost three months before the opening, preparations for SENSOR TEST from May 10 to 12, 2022 are in full swing. The organization team is preparing intensively for the reunion of the community. The leading international trade fair for sensor, measuring and testing technology will again be held at the exhibition center in Nuremberg after two years of purely digital events. More than 300 exhibitors are expected at the Innovation Dialog. The full report can be found in our section "Trade Fars 2022, SENSOR TEST 2022".
(Source: AMA)
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(Source: Messe Stuttgart)
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(Source: SEMI)
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BSA | The Software Alliance today launched the Digital Transformation Network (DTN). BSA’s new subscription network will help leaders across industries stay up to date on the quickly changing tech regulatory environment and connect with technology experts and companies experiencing digital transformation. This year, spending on digital transformation is projected to reach $1.78 trillion. Companies that invest in digital transformation early reap real benefits, growing at five times the rate of organizations that are slow to adopt new technologies. As digital transformation continues to reshape every industry, business leaders increasingly require insight into global tech policy to successfully navigate their transition. “At BSA, we’ve said that every company is a software company for years. The recent acceleration of digital transformation has driven that point home. Digital healthcare is reshaping the way doctors treat patients, data-driven technology is helping manufacturers optimize production, and people around the world rely on software to work and learn remotely,” said Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance.
(Source: BSA | The Software Alliance)
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Good prospects for CLOOS
Increasing material and supply bottlenecks, the effects of the climate crisis, tougher international competition, the shortage of skilled workers and the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic – the challenges for German mechanical engineering companies are constantly growing. Despite these demanding general conditions, the CLOOS group was able to close the 2021 financial year very successfully and is back on track for growth. The average annual growth rate of 10 per cent in order intake and turnover returned to the level of before the Corona crisis. "We are proud of innovations and further developments in all product areas," says Managing Director Stephan Pittner. After the departure of long-time managing director Sieghard Thomas, he has been managing the company since the beginning of the year together with Alexander Veidt, who joined CLOOS in November. "With many new products, we have again set high standards in manual and automated welding technology."
(Source: CARL CLOOS SCHWEISSTECHNIK GMBH)
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(Source: Continental AG)
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Siemens Maintains a Leading Position as IoT Platform Provider for Smart Buildings
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(Source: Siemens AG)
21.2.2022
Fraunhofer FEP: Flexible OLED for Homogeneous Light in the Operating Room
Within the joint project LAOLA (funding code: 03INT509AF), which was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and has now been completed, large-area lighting applications with organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) on flexible substrates should be developed. The project focused on ultra-thin glass, which offers advantages compared to plastic as a substrate due to its excellent barrier properties. At the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP, the OLEDs were applied to the flexible glass using a roll-to-roll process. A surgical light designed using this process will be presented at LOPEC 2022, on March 23 and 24, 2022, in Munich, at the joint booth of the project coordinator Organic Electronics Saxony e.V. (OES), No. B0.308.
(Source: FEP - Fraunhofer Institut)

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