Munich Bound

Heading to Productronica Saturday, as the world’s largest (for now) electronics manufacturing trade show.* I’ll be blogging from the show floor, and also will visit some area companies. Stay tuned.

Home to Productronica, the center never looks like this. At least not in November.

*Frankly, I’m not so sure one of the two major Japanese shows — JPCA Show and InterNepcon Japan — hasn’t usurped But their claims of 100,000 or more attendees is implausible.

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Mike Buetow is president of the Printed Circuit Engineering Association ( He previously was editor-in-chief of Circuits Assembly magazine, the leading publication for electronics manufacturing, and PCD&F, the leading publication for printed circuit design and fabrication. He spent 21 years as vice president and editorial director of UP Media Group, for which he oversaw all editorial and production aspects. He has more than 30 years' experience in the electronics industry, including six years at IPC, an electronics trade association, at which he was a technical projects manager and communications director. He has also held editorial positions at SMT Magazine, community newspapers and in book publishing. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois. Follow Mike on Twitter: @mikebuetow