"Festivity of the latest electronics manufacturing technology," domestically and internationally renowned trade exhibition Electronics Manufacturing Korea 2016 (EMK 2016) will be held from April 6 to 8 in Seoul, COEX. EMK is sponsored by Hanhwa Techwin every year, and K. Fairs and Reed Exhibitions recently joined forces to set up a new JV to create Reed K. Fairs Exhibitions, organizing 2016's show with the help of KOPHIA (Korea Photonics Industry Association).
EMK 2016 will be consisted total of 5 different shows. SMT/PCB & NEPCON Korea, Printed Electronics & Electronic Materials Show, Film Technology Show, Photonics Seoul and LED Packaging Expo as Photonics & LED Seoul, Tool & Measurement Expo as a new launch. With the merger of previous shows and a new launch, 2016's show has become worthy of its name in the high-standard trade exhibitions amongst the exhibitors and visitors.
EMK has been a big interest to both electronics manufacturing and automotive companies like Samsung and LG. Global buyers (mostly key decision makers) from China, Japan, Taiwan and other South Asian countries are invited and planning on visiting the show, as well as some of the most important personnel in the related industry from Korea. The show will serve as a perfect place to engage in business and community for both exhibitors and buyers.
SMT/PCB & NEPCON Korea
It will be the 17th SMT/PCB & NEPCON Korea this year and the show has been following up with the latest development in technology, as it's growing faster than ever. The show is exhibiting SMT manufacturing equipment & materials, and as well as trending hot automotive, mobile manufacturing solution, and its manufacturing equipment & materials.
Photonics & LED Seoul
Photonics & LED Seoul is exhibiting optical components & materials, laser & laser application equipment, optical measurement & test analysis equipment, green optical electronics industry, LED manufacturing equipment & materials, LED components equipment & materials, BLU manufacturing equipment & materials, and LED processing/inspection equipment.
Printed Electronics & Electronic Materials Show
PE & EM Show is exhibiting electronic materials, devices & applications of PE, PE processing, equipment & design technologies, measurement, assessment & analysis tech. PE & EM industry is expected to grow more than 200% by the year 2020 and is taking the center stage for the related professionals in 2016.
Film Technology Show
Film Technology Show is exhibiting materials needed for film production process; paint, glue, additives, and semiconductors. It will also exhibit equipment needed for film semiconductors; high functional film, metalizing/testing/analyzing/finishing equipment.
Tool & Measurement Expo
Tool & Measurement Expo will be the very first launch at EMK 2016, and is exhibiting electronic gearing tools, electronic hand tools, measuring & control equipment, and toolbox & tool subsidiary materials.
Various concurrent events are going to be held at the show as well. KAMP's international symposium is going to offer the core technology and reliability for electronic packaging. Lithography symposium and seminars are also going to be held by KOPHIA (Korea Photonics Industry Association) and exhibitors, offering Korea's high-tech industry topics with semiconductors and technology for display production. Also, KIMM (Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials) is planning on throwing seminars on "high performance flexible display and film." Lastly, world-renowned in defense industry, the Thales group and other French companies, clusters, and consultants are joining the show with their own seminars and round tables.
The highlight of many visitors and buyers, the 4th Annual Hand Soldering Competition is going to take place in the exhibition hall. The soldering associated professionals are going to compete each other to win a ticket to IPC World Soldering Championship 2017 in America.
Pre-registration is available at the official homepage. EMK 2015 offers its shows in the most sophisticated and modern exhibition halls in COEX to introduce the latest adopted technologies and products. Visitors ought to expect Korea's pure electronics manufacturing industry at the show.
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by Eunjung Yu