PCIM Asia 2019 has successfully come to an end with a record-breaking visitor figure of 6,358, which is an increase of 18% compared to last year. This strong growth astounding increment in the visitor number demonstrates the confidence and faith shown towards the show by the industry, and once again proves that PCIM Asia remains one of the most far-reaching and popular power electronics exhibitions in China.
PCIM Asia is an international exhibition and conference for power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management. Completing its 18th edition on 28th June at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre, the fair attracted a total of 81 exhibitors who showcased their latest innovations across 7,000sqm of exhibition space.
Some of the exhibiting brands in attendance this year included BaSic, CRRC, Danfoss, Eagtop, Firstack, Fuji Electric, Heraeus, Infineon, LEM, Mitsubishi, Power Integration, ROHM, Semikron, Toshiba, VAC and many others.
After an eventful three days of business at PCIM Asia, the show welcomed a total of 6,358 trade visitors who came to source the latest selection of power electronics technologies and products under the categories of power semiconductors and modules, passive components, thermal management, test and measurement, and more.
This was in part due to the continuous support from various buyer delegations, including Delta, Hitachi Automotive, Huawei, LG Electronics, Midea, Philips Lighting, SAIC-GM, Siemens Medical Equipment and UAES. Moreover, representatives from industry groups such as the Shanghai Electronic Manufacture Industrial Association and the Shanghai LED Engineering and Technology Association also attended the fair.
This year, the show introduced a brand new E-Automation Zone to showcase how power electronics products are applied in the field of automation. The University Zone was also another new feature of this edition. Composed of several renowned universities, the debut zone was established to share the research results and application potential.
In addition to these areas, the E-mobility Zone also returned to PCIM Asia for the second year to help address the challenges in four different aspects related to electric vehicles, including power trains, smart battery management, on-board chargers and DC/DC converters.
Diverse concurrent programme offered industry players with latest market intelligence and future insights
Apart from the exhibition section, the PCIM Asia Conference, one of the most important and influential conferences for power electronics in Asia, also took place. For the 2019 edition, a total of 46 conference papers were presented, while there was a 6.5% increase in conference attendees to 407. The conference was supported by industry leaders and academia to examine the latest technological breakthroughs and future market trends.
Other concurrent events were also highlights of the show this year. A total of 31 presentations were staged during the E-mobility Forum and the Power Electronics Application Forum, where strong feedback was received from the audience. The 2019 Power Quality Advanced Technology Forum co-organised by Electric Age, and the University Seminar led by the Shanghai University and the Xi’an Jiaotong University, also received an overwhelmingly positive response.
Participants were impressed by the depth of the analysis, as well as the diversity of the topics and themes of the application of power electronics in multiple fields.