Embedded World 2021 to Showcase Technology from Power Giants Virtually

February 23, 2021 by Shannon Cuthrell

The annual Embedded World exhibition and conference is continuing this year with a five-day, digital-only program, from March 1–5.

Embedded world, a popular annual conference and trade show, will carry on this year as an all-digital edition. 

Held March 1–5, the program includes five days of keynotes, lectures and technical talks covering all things embedded systems. Discussions will spotlight the latest trends and themes spanning security applications, distributed intelligence, Internet of Things, e-mobility, energy efficiency and other market segments. 


Image courtesy of NürnbergMesse GmbH. 
Image courtesy of NürnbergMesse GmbH

As of Feb. 16, the exhibitor list displays more than 280 companies, including major power electronics industry players such as STMicroelectronics, Analog Devices, NXP Semiconductor, Texas Instruments, E-peas Semiconductor, Infineon, ONSemiconductor, ROHM Semiconductor and TDK. 

Exhibitors will showcase modules, operating systems, hardware and software, and more embedded systems products. On the event platform, exhibitors can create chat rooms to discuss their presentations and products, inviting specific attendees to join. The platform also offers direct video and live video functions. 


Image courtesy of NürnbergMesse GmbH. 
Image courtesy of NürnbergMesse GmbH


Tickets to embedded world 2021 are free for attendees. Registrants will participate in an onboarding process to guide their experience based on their interests, profession and business focus. 

The event platform will be available 24/7, while live sessions will take place Monday through Thursday from 9:45 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. and Friday from 9:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After the conference concludes, exhibitor and participant profiles and the platform’s chat tool will remain accessible until June 30, 2021. 

Another companion conference, electronic displays 2021, will be held concurrently from March 1–5. The virtual program will have 12 topical sessions: Micro-LEDs, automotive displays and applications, display markets and requirements, display technologies and applications, haptic interfaces and devices, OLED technologies and applications, public and high quality displays, advanced user experience technologies, user interfaces and flexible displays, advances for displays and production, surfaces and coatings for touch and cover lenses, and optical display measurements. Tickets to electronic displays 2021 cost 490 euros (or around $590 USD).

Embedded world is typically held in Germany every year. The 2019 iteration drew a turnout of 1,117 exhibitors and 30,895 visitors, according to the program’s website. Last year’s embedded world took place in-person from Feb. 24–27 in Barcelona, right as the fears about the novel coronavirus began to emerge worldwide. In the preceding weeks, several high-profile exhibitors pulled out, including Intel, Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics, Microchip, Texas Instruments, Nvidia and over 100 more companies. 

The event organizer, NürnbergMesse GmbH, opted to present the 2021 program virtually as Germany’s total count of COVID-19 cases tops 2.3 million. Earlier this week, the country tightened its foreign travel restrictions, limiting entry to German citizens and residents, medical service workers, truck drivers and other cross-border commuters.

Looking ahead, NürnbergMesse GmbH says that next year’s event will continue in-person as planned. It is currently slated for March 15–17, 2022.