electronica India and productronica India, held from September 7-10, 2010, at the Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC), broke records and established themselves as the largest trade fairs for electronic components, assemblies, materials and production equipment.

With an increase of 21 percent, electronica India and productronica India welcomed 869 exhibitors that filled 13,000 square meters in two halls, which was a 30 percent increase in exhibition space over the previous year. In total the show attracted over 12,245 visitors, which was an increase of 18 percent. Also, the Indian Printed Circuits Association (IPCA), a strategic partner of MMI India, increased its exhibition space by 55 percent.

Exhibitors came from over 25 countries with a strong presence from Japan, Switzerland, USA, Italy, Spain, Korea, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Countries including Germany, UK, China, Singapore and Taiwan were represented with their own country pavilions.

The exhibition also witnessed significant participation from leading international companies that displayed their state-of-the-art technology and products. They included Agilent Technologies, ASYS Group, Bergen Systems, EMST Marketing, EPCOS, iNetest Technologies, Infineon, MAXIM SMT Technologies, NMTronics, NXP, RS Components, TATA Power, TYCO Electronics and SONY. The show featured a special focus area on LED.

Alongside the exhibition there were also two high profile international conferences. The Conference on Contract Manufacturing: The Indian Perspective covered various topics on trends, new technologies, opportunities and requirements of the Indian EMS/Contract Manufacturing Industry. The Symposium on the Trends and Future Requirements in Automotive Electronics attracted speakers from Freescale, Infineon, TYCO, First Sensor, Mahindra Satyam, Robert Bosch, AUTOSAR, NXP, Atrisys and TATA Motors. Over 145 delegates attended both conferences.

Commenting on the success of the event, Norbert H. Bargmann, deputy CEO of Messe München International, said, “Having seen the response to this year’s edition of the exhibition, India is emerging as an important port of call for companies from around the world. This country has one of the fastest growing economies of the world and has made its presence felt in the international trade fairs and exhibition industry.”

Darryl Dasilva, CEO Messe München International India, added, “With the high growth that the electronics sector has witnessed as well as the huge opportunity over the past few years, platforms such as electronica India and productronica India will play a vital role in the future of this industry.”