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The Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards 2014 are launched this week. See

Celebrating product innovation and business success in the industry for more than a decade, the Elektra Awards is recognised as the best promotional platform to celebrate the achievements of individuals and companies across the electronics industry.

We invite companies to enter this year’s awards and be part of the Elektra 2014 success story.

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October – November 2014

Electronics and Embedded Design Shows – Coventry @ ricoh arena
3:30 pm – October 23, 2014 @ 4:30 pm

electronics design shows

Attend this autumn’s Electronics and Embedded Design Shows and get the inside track on the latest thinking in electronic engineering. Register to:
• Meet over 90 market-leading exhibitors to discuss the latest product and design innovations.
• Take part in a range of practical workshops that will offer many innovative solutions to your design problems.
• Join a number of focused conference sessions presented by electronics experts from leading companies.

Register now for the Electronics and Embedded Design Shows,

22-23 October, and gain insider knowledge from the following electronics design experts at:
• Rolls-Royce
• National Graphene Institute
• General Dynamics
• Raspberry Pi
• Arkessa
• Altium
• Future Facilities
• Silicon Labs
• Plus, many more…

Don’t miss your chance to learn from the experts. Benefit from FREE conference and workshop sessions if you register and book before 30 September (normal price £99 each).

For the full conference programme, workshop agenda, exhibitor list and more details about the exhibition, visit


Motiv8 – Power Management Techniques & Sensor Technologies Forum – Oxford @ Williams F1
Oct 28 all-day

Motiv8 Power Management TechniquesThe next Motiv8 Forum is the Power Management Techniques & Sensor Technologies Forum. It is a free one day technical forum for engineers, and it takes place at the Williams F1 HQ.

Where – Williams F1 HQ, Oxford, OX12 0DQ
When – 28th October 2014
Registration – OPEN
Keynote Speaker – Williams

The organisers write:

1 day Forums, free of charge to attend, focusing on high growth technologies and markets. following a proven format of short technical presentations, and workshops, supported by a networking and desktop presentations area, with key industry speakers and Engineers from leading International Manufactures and Suppliers.

Full event details and to register »



Android – London Droidcon 2014 @ Business Design Centre
9:45 am – October 31, 2014 @ 5:45 pm
London Droidcon 2014

London Droidcon 2014

As part of their warm-up for London Droidcon 2014, the organisers have highlighted the five most-watched videos from last year.

Check them out (note, you will need to register with Skills Matter):

Droidcon London is now in its 7th year and will be running Thursday 30th – Friday 31st October 2014.

We’re going to be bringing you another great lineup of brand new speakers, as well as some old friends like Al Sutton, Cyanogen and Dr Chris Bridges.

We’ll also be featuring the latest bleeding-edge devices, like the Smart Mirror from last year! Android is becoming the definitive “OS of Things”, so this is your opportunity to see all the latest developments.

More info on the event »


NI – NIDays 2014 – Graphical System Design Conference @ The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
Nov 4 all-day

NIDays2014You can now register for NIDays 2014, which is National Instrument’s Graphical System Design Conference.

It takes place Tuesday 4th November at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster, London.

NI writes:

Join us at NIDays, the annual graphical system design technical conference and exhibition that brings together more than 600 innovators representing a spectrum of industries, from automotive and telecommunications to robotics and energy. Learn about the latest technology to accelerate productivity for software-defined systems in test, measurement and control.

Register for NIDays 2014 »


Electronica 2014 – Munich @ Messe Munchen
3:15 pm – November 14, 2014 @ 4:15 pm

electronica 2014

electronica is celebrating its 50th anniversary and will once again be the global industry platform where all things electronic come together. From November 11 to 14, visitors to Munich will be able to learn about all aspects of the electronic industry – from components and systems to test and measurement and on to the latest electronic applications and services. This year’s truly international trade fair will highlight automotive, embedded systems, medical electronics and lighting, as well as the key themes of security and energy efficiency.

The program of conferences and forums will explore these exhibition topics in greater depth. By using the links in this newsletter, you can find out all there is to know about electronica 2014 and you can also save time and money by pre-registering.

“By attending this year’s electronica, you can be one of more than 70,000 people who get the chance to see and discuss the latest products and services from more than 2,500 exhibitors. You can help us to celebrate half a century of electronica with our exhibitors, visitors and partners. We don’t just want to look back, but more importantly, look forward to the next 50 years. Electronics is an essential part of our lives. In November, electronica exhibitors will again be showing what will drive our society forward in the future.”

Anke Odouli – Exhibition Director

Comprehensive conference and forums program

Within the exhibition halls, several forums will invite visitors to exchange ideas and dialog. The range of forum topics – Automotive, Embedded, electronica and Exhibitor Forum as well as the PCB & Components Market Place – is applications-oriented and will allow visitors to learn about current and future issues. These topics will be explored in greater depth within this year’s electronica conference program.

Automotive Conference
The electronica automotive conference, supported by ZVEI, will be held on November 10 at the ICM – Internationales Congress Center München. The conference will investigate the major technology trends and strategies of the international automotive industry. Speakers will include representatives of following companies: Audi, BMW, Daimler, Freescale, Infineon, Intel, Osram, Renesas and Visteon.

Embedded Platforms Conference
For the second time, the embedded platforms conference will be looking at new technologies, proven solution approaches and services for the development of embedded systems. The conference will take place on November 12 and 13, in parallel with electronica, at the Press Center East of the Messe München.

Wireless Congress
At the Wireless Congress ‘Systems & Application’, organized by “Elektronik” magazine, ZVEI and electronica at the ICM – Internationales Congress Center Munich on November 12 and 13, industry experts will discuss the technical aspects of present and future wireless technologies, primarily for industrial use.

IT2Industry Conference
The industrial sector is currently facing a radical change: information and communication technologies are interconnecting production and the industrial area in a completely new way. In the confluence of manufacturing, IT and internet, the ITC sector is of special importance. It provides the infrastructure, knowledge of the process, the software-intensive embedded systems – and brings it all securely to the customer. By means of technical lectures and examples of best practice, the IT2Industry Conference will present the specific consequences of this “fourth industrial revolution” for industry and production.

Full details are available by following this link:


ERA Conference 2014 – Electrical and electronic equipment and the environment @ HILTON LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT
9:00 am – November 13, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
ERA 2014

ERA 2014

Running 12-13 November, the ERA Conference 2014 is hosted at the Hilton London Heathrow Airport.

The organisers write:

ERA is delighted to announce the dates for its 16th annual environmental conference, “Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment 2014”. This world-renowned conference will be taking place on 12-13 November 2014 at the Hilton London Heathrow Airport.

Since its inception, the event has been unique in covering the very latest in environmental product regulation affecting electrical products from materials, through design, use and end-of-life. EEE 2014 has already secured a host of guest speakers ready to impart their expertise and ensure that delegates are up-to-date with the fast changing face of environmental legislation and compliance.

The leading event of its kind, the conference covers all the latest news regarding substance issues (the RoHS2 Directive and REACH), ecodesign, end-of-life (the new WEEE2 Directive), responsible sourcing (conflict minerals) and sustainability.

Find more info at:

Elektra Awards 2014 @ Lancaster London Hotel, Lancaster Terrace
7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Elektra tropies

Elektra tropies

The Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards 2014 are launched this week.

Celebrating product innovation and business success in the industry for more than a decade, the Elektra Awards is recognised as the best promotional platform to celebrate the achievements of individuals and companies across the electronics industry.

We invite companies to enter this year’s awards and be part of the Elektra 2014 success story.

New for this year is an award category celebrating Internet-of-Things Product Innovation.

This Award will be presented to a semiconductor reference design or system level product which best demonstrates technical capabilities and usefulness of the internet-of-things.

The Elektra Awards 2014 will also look for the Electronics Technology Blog of the Year, which will be selected by visitors to the Electronics Weekly website in an online vote.

The awards will be presented at the industry’s biggest gala evening dinner on Wednesday 26 November. This year the Elektra Awards has a great new venue, the Lancaster London Hotel, Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY.

To find out more about all the Elektra 2014 categories and how to enter, see: