Sophia Antipolis | Mandelieu Congress Expo Center

February 08, 2024, 09:00 - 16:00



The conference program run parallel with the Expo. Free to visit any of the sessions when you register for Evertiq Expo. If you wish to participate, please contact
  • 09:00 - 09:30
    Mr Buia - Sales Manager France - Confidee AS
  • 09:35 - 10:05
    How to increase PCB depaneling efficiency with Laser Technology
    Javier Gonzalez - Sales Manager - InnoLas Solutions GmbH

    Laser depaneling is becoming more widely used since the demand for excellent cutting quality and increasing cost pressure require one to reevaluate the use of traditional production methods. For example, laser depaneling provides the highest technical cleanliness that improves the durability of electronics, increase yield and reduces manufacturing costs. Furthermore, laser technology provides a new path to increase panel efficiency and therefore reduce material waste and costs.

  • 10:10 - 10:40
    European Processor Initiative
  • 10:45 - 11:15
    Why a “Shift Left” Mindset is Crucial Going Forward?
    Loïc Biarez - General Director - Supplyframe

    In today’s electronics manufacturing landscape, where every new design decision introduces new complexities into the organization’s supply chain, those that don’t consider long-term risk or cost will find themselves falling behind. 

  • 11:20 - 11:50
    Navigating the Future - Digital Supply Chains in the Electronics Industry
    Sylvain Chillet - Sales Executive France - Luminovo GmbH

    Embark on a journey into the heart of modern supply chain dynamics! Join us, as we trace the evolution of supply chains from traditional methods to the integration of APIs, unraveling the profound differences along the way. Explore the foundational role of digitalization and automation in revolutionizing procurement processes, offering unparalleled efficiency for EMS and OEMs. Delve into the potential game-changing impact of artificial intelligence on refining and enhancing every facet of supply chain operations. Stay at the forefront of technological advancements in the realm of smarter, faster, and more efficient supply chains!

  • 11:55 - 12:25
    From Crystal Ball to Glass Pipeline – Market Outlook and Supply Chain Challenges
    Georg Steinberger - Semiconductor Industry and Market Expert - Sourceability

    After the shortage comes the consolidation: The electronic component market has seen some dynamic growth over the last two years and a beginning of a consolidation in the computer & communication market. Automotive and Industrial are later in the cycle, and Europe has benefitted quite a lot. The near-term outlook – macroeconomically and within the industry is rather modest, and all of this amidst growing geopolitical tension: How will that influence the overall market development, how will new technologies disrupt the industry what does this mean for a thorough supply chain planning? The future supply chain will get more complicated and will need more digital tools to create a quasi-global transparency on both product information, availability alerts and transactional processes. This presentation tries to show some ways of improving supply chain transparency by a cooperative approach across company boundaries. Georg Steinberger is a 35-year industry and distribution veteran and current works as a freelance industry consultant, writer and speaker for Sourceability. He is also Chairman of the German Components Distribution Association (FBDi) and President of the International Electronics Distribution Association (IDEA).

  • 12:35 - 13:05
    Vjeko Grishaber - CEO - ALBA PCB Group/Q-print electronic GmbH

    Miniaturization and increasing complexity do not stop at printed circuit boards. Especially with regard to the definition and design of possible via types, in particular for highlayer and/or highdensity PCBs, questions from designers, developers and purchasers regularly arise, which will be summarized in this presentation.

  • 13:10 - 13:40
    SPECIAL GUEST - SiC and its impact on Europe
    Jean-Christophe Eloy - CEO - Yole Group Statistics

    Power SiC devices are now adopted by multiple electric vehicle carmakers. It started with Tesla, then BYD, and now most of the high-end car manufacturers have announced models using SiC-based inverters. The market growth is impressive, as well as the related investment in crystal growth, wafering, epitaxy, device manufacturing, and power module assembly. ST Microelectronics is the leader at the device level, followed by Infineon Technologies. But what is the clear competitive landscape for Europe across the SiC supply chain? What could be the impact of the high investments in China and the USA? What can we expect in the next 5 years with the push from Soitec, as well as the new technologies developed by multiple other companies? 

  • 13:45 - 14:15
    SPECIAL GUEST - Transitioning to a Circular Economy for Greener Electronic Systems with Virtuals Twins
    Manuel REI - Semiconductor Industry Solution Experience Director - Dassault Systèmes

    Greener electronics sustainability will come from the practice of designing, producing, using, and disposing of electronic devices in a sustainable and environmentally responsible way.Virtual twins help companies adopting strategies such as designing for longevity and reparability, using recycled materials, adopting a circular business model, embracing digitalization, and educating consumers, we can create a more sustainable and resilient future.


  • 14:20 - 14:50
    Rochester Electronics
  • 14:55 - 15:25
    CO2 reduction through recycling of waste solder
    Alia Smektala - COO - MTM Ruhrzinn GmbH

    CO2-neutral manufacturing. Hardly any topic appears as frequently in a strategic agenda as the reduction of CO2 emissions, ideally leading to carbon-neutral electronics manufacturing.

    A often overlooked lever: Recycling of production waste.

    The questions that arise are:

    How sustainable is the circular economy, actually?

    Is CO2 reduction even truly measurable? These questions are answered using the example of solder waste.

  • 15:30 - 16:00


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