Today was the last day of SEMICON Japan 2016 and we are glad that we got a chance to attend. This was the final major exhibition for the year at the Tokyo Big Sight. Over 64,000 visitors attended, surpassing last year’s attendance.
With so many industries tangent to microelectronics, it was interesting to see the variety of companies represented here. You did not have to be a technology company to exhibit; you just had to tie your business into the overall focus on the event. One exhibitor was promoting floor tiling, which was manufactured using pertinent technologies. Another designed parking lots, which relied on certain computer parts.
The expo-within-an-expo, World of IoT, was aimed at demonstrating diversity in business. It showcased a wide application of technologies including robotics, automotive applications, and design engineering. There was even a startup pitch on the second day.
SEMICON Japan was a fascinating event to attend and a great way to end 2016.