Silicon Saxony: SAW Symposium 2018 inspires international audience

From 1st to 2nd October the SAW Symposium 2018 took place at the Hotel Westin Bellevue in Dresden. The world-wide unique event of the "Surface Acoustic Wafes" (SAW) region attracted participants from 11 nations to the Free State of Saxony. Here, the symposium, after 2016, took place for the second time in a row. Overall, it was the fifth edition of the symposium. It was jointly organized by IFW Dresden / SAWLab-Saxony, SAW Components Dresden GmbH and Silicon Saxony e. V. The biennial event is the platform for the exchange of SAW ideas and informs partners from science and industry about research results and innovative applications in the field of surface acoustic waves.


In 2010, the first SAW Sensor Symposium took place. Back then in Lake Faak in Austria. Via Villach (2012) and Vienna (2014, both Austria), the event, renamed the SAW Sensor & Actuator Symposium in 2016, finally reached Dresden. Here, for the first time, it was jointly organized by IFW Dresden / SAWLab-Saxony, SAW Components Dresden GmbH and Silicon Saxony e. V. organized. And very successful, as it should show. It is not for nothing that Dresden has been the first city since this year to host the SAW Symposium twice in succession. With a total of 23 lectures, an exhibition with 13 posters and 80 participants from eleven nations, the worldwide unique specialist symposium for surface acoustic waves also thrilled its international guests this year. Participants from Germany, France, China, Austria, the United States, Great Britain, Russia, Poland, Korea, Japan and Italy not only followed the keynote addresses of Dr. Ing. Goto, Dr. Jakubik and dr. Lamothe and the 20 other lectures, but also visited the exhibition and networked into the early evening hours.

Silicon Saxony would like to thank all participants and participants of the SAW Symposium 2018 for two exciting days dedicated to Surface Acoustic Wafes (SAW).

About the Silicon Saxony e. V.
Silicon Saxony eV is one of the largest industrial associations for micro- and nanoelectronics, software, smart systems and applications in Europe. The club was founded in December 2000 as a network of the semiconductor, electronics and microsystems industry. It connects manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, universities, research institutes and public institutions in Saxony as a business location. Its roughly 340 member companies, which generate sales of more than € 4.5 billion a year, currently employ around 20,000 people.

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