Main Theme: Component Shortages and Counterfeit Problems

  • Between 09:00 and 16:00 you are invited to attend our table-top exhibition as well as listen to interesting stage presentations.
  • Lunch i served parallel with the seminars between 11:30-13:30.
  • The stage program will run parallel to the exhibition. Feel free to attend the sessions that you are most interested in.
  • Beverages and snacks are served in our buffet areas throughout the day.

  • 09:00 - 09:05
    Welcome to TEC Linköping
  • 09:10 - 09:40
    Polymer capacitors as alternates to MLCCs
    Mustafa Khan - Product Marketing Manager Capacitors - Panasonic
    (Language: English): Polymer dielectric capacitors have been in the market for the last 20 years. Due to changes in applications and increased demands for multi-faceted capacitors that can perform smoothing and noise-filtering, there is a recognition for these capacitors fulfilling a niche previously covered by high CV MLCC or archaic Electrolytics. With stable and transparent supply chains, polymer capacitors are expanding their footprint from consumer electronics to Industrial, lighting and automotive sector.
  • 09:50 - 10:10
    Soldering issues when producing military electronics
    Mats Olshammar - Matronic
  • 10:20 - 10:50
    The Sourcing Stream and How to Bridge the Dam
    Andrew Maddock - CEO - SMS – Smart Made Simple
    The Original Component Manufacturers (OCM) of component parts are continuing to disrupt the sourcing stream as we know it through their ongoing merger and acquisition activity.

    2017 was a challenging year as EMS companies began to feel the knock-on effect of previous years M&A actions.

    These challenges have arisen in the form of; extended lead-times, ranging from 12 weeks right through to 36 months, the term ‘allocation’ is back on our purchasing departments agenda, obsolescence of older technology and of course, as demand increases for sought-after component parts, the price fluctuates at an unprecedented amount.

    In this 30-minute presentation, Mr. Andrew Maddock, CEO of SMS – Smart Made Simple, a UK based industry leading EMS provider will discuss the origins of the current supply chain disruption and what companies can do to secure their future desired state.
  • 11:00 - 11:20
    Addressing obsolescence and allocation by partnering with Independent Distributors
    Johan Dahl - General Manager EMEA - Velocity Electronics
  • 11:30 - 12:30
    Panel discussion: Component Shortages and how to avoid counterfeit problems
    - Johan Dahl (General Manager EMEA at Velocity Electronics)
    - Andrew Maddock (CEO at SMS Electronics - Smart Made Simple)
    - Didrik Bech (CEO at Elmatica)
  • 13:00 - 13:30
    The secret life of a shield box
    Jan Eriksson - CEO - Detectus
    What happens to the electromagnetic fields in a shield box. Can the box solve all EMC issues?
  • 13:40 - 14:10
    Why copper shortages will be a problem.
    Didrik Bech - CEO - Elmatica
    This presentation will give a short overview of the current development within the copper supply chain. Where do we stand? And where will we go?
  • 14:20 - 15:10
    to be announced
  • 15:20 - 15:50
    to be announced
  • 15:55 - 16:00
    TEC Linköping ends

Call for Papers

”Call for Papers” open for TEC Linköping 2018

We have announced the “Call for Papers” for technical presentations for our upcoming TEC Linköping 2018. Technical presentation abstracts – which are sent in prior to February 28, 2018 – will be considered for inclusion.

Prospective presenters are invited to submit abstracts (100 - 150 words). Material must be non-commercial and should detail the nature and scope of the proposed presentation. The abstract should also contain the following presenter contact details: job title, company and e-mail.

Please send the abstract with a short speaker biography by e-mail to , indicating in the subject line of the e-mail: “TEC Linköping Call for Papers”.


Project Manager
Henrik Björsell
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Peter Lithander
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Conference Program
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