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25 February 2016

24th FED Conference – 15th & 16th September 2016, Berlin.

In the autumn this year the FED will hold their 24th annual conference at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn on the 15th & 16th September.

The FED umbrella covers the design manufacturing and management processes for electronic assemblies, and is thus a logical partner of EIPC who will be attending the event. The FED Conference, for nearly a quarter of a century, has been the most important platform in the field of development and manufacturing of electronics.

Combining a wealth of papers from professionals, information acquisition and knowledge transfer form the main theme, along with an exhibition and live demonstrations which can be seen during the various breaks in the conference programme.

FED are calling for papers for consideration for inclusion in their programme, for which the closing date is 15th March.

The range of topics covers development and design, 3D technologies, 3D printing, energy storage, energy harvesting, PCBs and assemblies for high-reliability in the fields of aviation, medical and automotive electronics as well as outer space amongst a raft of applicable subjects.

If you have something to talk about that you feel might be of interest, please do contact

FED e. V.
Michael Ihnenfeld
Tel. +49 (0)30 8447 1445


Smart Systems Integration 2016: Attractive conference program with many highlights

The anniversary event of Smart Systems Integration offers in its conference a wide range of topics and casts an intensive glance at current trends and future developments in the industry.

Latest digital solutions regarding the interconnection of sensors, equipment or products and their data analysis play an important role.

“The 10th Smart Systems Integration Conference addresses applications as well as aspects of basic research, and will show a snapshot of the international work in the field of smart systems integration. The event focuses on the hardware for the Internet of Things and the increasing electronic application on flexible substrates”, summarizes committee chair Prof. Dr. Thomas Gessner, Fraunhofer ENAS, Chemnitz, this year’s conference focus.

Conference topics: user-oriented and industry required In five keynotes, 50 lectures, two special sessions by EPoSS, a panel discussion on “Printing of Smart Systems” and two poster sessions with more than 30 posters, the latest research results and developments will be presented user-oriented and industry required to the following key topics:

  • System integration and packaging
  • Test and reliability
  • Smart medtech systems
  • Hardware for the Internet of Things
  • Printed / stretchable and flexible electronics

Participants of both EPoSS sessions have the chance to get comprehensive and detailed information about the topics “Strategies and opportunities for smart systems research in Horizon2020” as well as “Smart Systems Integration in the JTI ECSEL”.

The exhibition: Presentation platform with job board
The conference is accompanied by an exhibition where e.g. R&D institutes, manufactures of components and systems in the sectors microsystems and nanotechnology, microelectronics, sensor technology and wireless communication present their products and solutions.

For the first time, visitors and participants can look forward to a free career coaching, an application check and a job board in the context of the exhibition. This career tool offers the opportunity to inform themselves about current job offers of the exhibiting and cooperating companies and research institutions and to contact the potential employers directly on-site.

Time for networking and innovation
An attractive social program will complete the event. The pre-field trip on 8 March 2016 is going to the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Microsystems and Solid State Technologies EMFT in Munich. Participants expect a guided tour to the institute with selected stations and demonstrators and exhibits, short presentations and networking.

The traditional conference dinner on 9 March 2016 is taking place in the restaurant 181 on top of the Olympic Tower in the Olympia Park Munich.

For the second time the conference Smart Systems Integration with its accompanying exhibition takes place in Germany.

Having taken place in Dresden in 2011, Munich is this year’s venue from 9 – 10 March 2016.

For the conference registration please visit The complete conference program and further information are available at


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