GAIA participated in the B2B Networking Mission to SEMICON Europa

Submitted by Cristina Murillo on 24 November 2023


From GAIA , we participated in the EXCITE matchmaking facilitated at SEMICON Europa and productronica in Munich.

Meeting Europe’s semiconductor industry in Munich

The global semiconductor market is expected to grow to one trillion dollars by 2030.Despite numerous current crises, the industry is booming like never before. "We are living in the golden age of microelectronics," reported Laith Altimime, President of SEMI Europe, opening SEMICON Europa in Munich, Germany. This year's edition is breaking all previous records with three sold out halls at Messe München, 900 stands and 440 exhibitors.

European cooperation

On the occasion of Europe's largest semiconductor trade fair, Europe’s semiconductor industry gathered in person – amongst them Silicon Saxony with the biggest joint booth at the fair (39 companies). Saxony has a unique concentration of companies and research institutions in the sectors of microelectronics and nanoelectronics, nanotechnology, organic & flexible electronics, energy-efficient systems, next generation communication, and smart systems. Every year, on the occasion of SEMICON Europa, part of that industry comes to Munich. Neighbouring Silicon Saxony on the cluster alley is Holland High Tech. With over 30 companies, they were prepared to show Holland’s most innovative companies in the semiconductor industry.

Three-day programme on semiconductor equipment, components, research & services

This year, EXCITE supported European companies & clusters to meet with Silicon Saxony’s 39 co-exhibitors. Next to these meetings, fair visitors had the chance to get to know Dutch exhibitors in company pitches at the Holland High Tech booth, and others e.g. NMI from the UK as well as players from Flanders, Belgium amongst other regions. On top of that, two networking events took place: the famous Silicon Saxony booth party and the Silicon Europe networking event where we participated and were able to make new contacts with the participating visiting organisation and the companies within the cluster alley at SEMICON Europa 2023.

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