paulWhytock168x144Featuring over 330 exhibitors, PCIM Europe 2012 in Nuremberg eclipsed its own record for total number of exhibiting companies. In addition, the exhibition hall space occupied amounted to 14,500 square metres—another record.

The show got off to a positive start with a new high water mark of 7000 pre-registered visitors. Not to be outdone, the conference programme garnered more than 700 participants.


PCIM Europe 2012 breaks its record for the number of exhibitors (330) and pre-registered visitors (7000) attending the event.

Hot topics at the conference included power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy, and energy management, all of which were covered among the more than 200 original presentations. These included in-depth analysis of smart energy systems, solar power, and power electronics apps in space.

The conference was not totally devoted to technical discussions, though. For instance, the businessman could take advantage of the presentation entitled: “The easy and straightforward way to a successful presentation of technical content.”

For the first time, PCIM Europe occupied two halls. In addition to exhibiting companies like ABB, Infineon, International Rectifier, Mitsubishi Electric, Fairchild and Semikron, as well as newcomers and medium-sized companies, the show offered panel discussions, VIP interviews, a round table, and over 50 vendor presentations.

On Thursday, the European Centre for Power Electronics e.V. (ECPE) will be organising a “students day.” The student groups will visit different exhibitors to experience live power-electronics technology demonstrations.

Those interested in the job market, whether you’re a newcomer to the industry or an experienced engineer, will find information on career opportunities at the Semica Careers stand.

Visitors looking for hands-on experience can visit the European Centre for Power Electronics eV (ECPE) pavilion. Here, electric buggies, a charging station, and an electric sports car demonstrate how technologies of the future are already being applied.