We'd like to thank all of the 23 member companies who participated in the two PICMG booths at Embedded World and all of the great volunteers. For a first time effort, there are a lot of positives to take away as well as ideas for future improvement.
On the positive side, we were able to get several visitors to learn about PICMG technologies and the participant's products. We had editors from Electronic Design, EE Catalog, Sensors Magazine, Open Systems Media, and ICC Media visit the booth and learn about the latest new products. We now have articles planned with multiple editors on various topics. We received several leads which were disseminated to all of the participating companies.
All seven of the current specifications were represented including cPCI Serial, cPCI Serial Space, CompactPCI, COM Express, AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA/AMC, and SHB. COM Express and cPCI Serial each had 7 member companies showing product in that architecture.
We are considering several ideas for next year and it sounds like a lot of the participants want to do it again. A couple of the ideas include a new hall/location (possibly joining other groups in a shared booth) and scheduling technology meetings/networking around the booth. If you have ideas or feedback on a PICMG booth at Embedded World, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org