IOT Solutions World Congress 2024 connects semiconductor chips to industry

Essential to manufacture computers, smartphones, cars, refrigerators or any electronic device, semiconductors are critical elements in the implementation of the Internet of Things. For this reason, IOT Solutions World Congress (IOTSWC), the leading international event on the transformation of industry through disruptive technologies, will give have a special focus this year on chip designers, manufacturers and suppliers.

The upcoming edition of IOT Solutions World Congress, which will take place from 21 to 23 May at Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via venue, will bring together a significant number of semiconductor chip manufacturers who will display their projects and products that will be key to the leap towards the digitisation and modernisation of industry.

Along these lines, the Government of Catalonia aware of the vital role of semiconductors in today’s industry and aiming to boost this sector in Catalonia will group together at IOT Solutions World Congress a large number of companies operating in this field in Catalonia in a single stand. These businesses join the offering of other international firms such as ST Microelectronics, Lacroix, Qualcomm, Tessolve or Würth Elektronik, which will showcase their projects and initiatives in the field of semiconductors.

With this initiative, the event contributes to the promotion of the strategy developed by the Catalan Government, to boost the semiconductor industry and which has resulted in the creation of the Catalan Semiconductor Alliance, an initiative made up of various ministries the Government of Catalonia, companies and research and innovation agents, who will work together to establish Catalonia as a leading hub of semiconductors in Europe.

The show’s director, Marc Tarragó, said that “IOTSWC offers chip manufacturers an opportunity to reach new national and international customers at a key moment for the transformation of the industry”. He also pointed out: “we wanted to give a boost to this segment, which is gaining prominence in an edition that is also consolidating itself as the leading global event to promote the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.

For his part, the Secretary General for Enterprise and Competitiveness and CEO of ACCIÓ, Albert Castellanos i Maduell, pointed out that “Catalonia is one of the main centres of technological attraction in Europe, in terms of the number of companies, talent and capacity to connect sectors of the entire economic fabric”. In this sense, he added, “the Catalan Government is committed to a strategy to promote industries such as semiconductors, and to the internationalisation and consolidation of the Catalan companies that are part of them, as a strategic and transforming vector of our industry”.

According to data from the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), the global market of semiconductors will reach 490,977 million euros in 2023, 8% less than in 2022, with Taiwan being the world’s largest chip producer with 60% of sales, surpassing the United States and China.

Organised by Fira de Barcelona, IOTSWC 2024 expects to bring together 12,000 visitors from over 100 countries, more than 400 exhibitors and a lineup of 250 speakers and experts taking part in 125 congress sessions.

The event will feature four areas – Congress, Exhibition Area, Activities, and Security and Cybersecurity – and will offer an innovation platform focused on knowledge exchange, disruptive trends and applicable solutions.