By: Chris Giovanniello, SVP Product Development
Electronica 2018 in Munich was definitely one for the books! Not only was it the biggest, best-attended version of the electronics industry’s premier show on record, it was Menlo Micro’s very first Electronica as a company – and what a debut it was!
Members of the media, customers and partners alike were all at our booth wanting a hands-on experience – and looking to chat about our most recent news: the fact that our new 8” wafer manufacturing line is up and running! As I mentioned in my last blog, Menlo is now sampling product from this line, and we will begin scaling up the production of our unique micromechanical switches in the very near future.
One of my biggest takeaways from Electronica is the insight it brings into the depth and breadth of the industry. Everything from automotive and test equipment to wireless and industrial is represented – not to mention the vastness of the supply chain. It’s a lot to absorb… to say the least!
My favorite moment of the show came from a visit we had with a major automaker. We shared our demo boards to show exactly how we are able to squeeze all that power and performance into a super small form factor. His incredulous response? “…I don’t believe it, it really is science fiction!”
We were proud to be among the more than 3,100 exhibitors from over 50 countries that came together at Electronica this year to chart the way forward for the electronics industry – and are already looking forward to next time. Until then, take a look at what leading industry publications (Electronic Products, Microwave Journal, EEWeb, eeNews Europe and more) are saying about our time at Electronica 2018: https://www.menlomicro.com/in-the-news.html.