Integrys participated in embedded world 2020—the world’s largest international
trade show for embedded systems, held in Nuremberg, Germany, February 25-27, 2020. The fair attracted more than 900 exhibitors with expert knowledge from 42 countries, each of whom was keen to present the value chain of their products and services. Attending this conference is one of the most effective ways for Integrys to stay current with trends in embedded technology—and thereby introduce relevant technologies to the Canadian market.
Some of the trends we observed at embedded world 2020 relate to significant announcements on new solutions in artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and ARM processors. Many of our suppliers exhibited at the fair, showcasing their embedded systems for distributed intelligence, IoT, data acquisition, energy efficiency, and AI. Connect Tech and Diamond Systems highlighted their embedded boards and carriers for NVIDIA Jetson GPU technologies, while Arbor Technology and DFI-ITOX presented their latest embedded fanless computers and panel PCs. Polyrack Tech Group showcased their electronics packaging while Matrox Imaging featured their latest addition to the Matrox Imaging Library, a comprehensive software toolkit that provides support for ARM processors.
Though embedded world 2020 was enlightening for Integrys on many fronts, it bears noting that, as a result of the spread of the coronavirus, about 200 companies withdrew from the event on short notice, and there were around 13,800 fewer visitors than the previous year. We live in a dynamic, ever-changing world that is full of surprises.