CDS Embedded World Trip: Insights from the Exhibition & Conference

Chris Bartram & Paul Tagg visit Embedded World to find out the latest innovations in display technology

Last month, the annual Embedded World Exhibition & Conference took place at the Nuremberg Messe, attracting Europe’s electronics engineers and industry experts. For CDS, this event presented a valuable opportunity to engage with key partners from the Far East, explore emerging technologies, and potentially establish new collaborations.

Exploring the Embedded World Exhibition

Here at CDS we saw Embedded World as a great opportunity to visit many of our key Far East based electronic display, touch and embedded partners and to also investigate new products, technologies, and potentially forge new partnerships. 

With a heavy workload back at the office it could only be a whistle stop tour, however the team of MD Chris Bartram and the component display Sales Manager, Paul Tagg managed to cram in ten formal meetings and a similar amount stand stop offs in an afternoon and a morning’s visit.  With both Chris and Paul having been in the display business for more years than either of them cares to remember they inevitably bumped into familiar faces along the way which slowed their progress, so apologies to those partners we kept waiting.

The range of displays and peripheral devices on show across the whole exhibition was amazing and it was clear to see that all our existing partners were still at the forefront of display and touch technology with new sizes available within the circular and bar TFT styles as well as new additions to the industry standard formats, plus we can expect big things over the coming months within our PMOLED display range. 

One of the new display features that caught our eye was the latest “Immersive Texture” displays, where fixed backgrounds such as a wood grain effect can be seen even with the display off, the background remains constant even once the display is on. Other display features which were being showcased were “only seen when on”, where the display when used with a PCAP touch is literally only visible when on, at other times it is all black with no display window is visible.  As you would expect with an embedded exhibition there were many embedded display systems on show from very simple SOM (system on module) devices, UART displays, USB-Type C displays plus full IP65, IK11 certified panel PCs. 

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embedded world units
embedded world displays

Highlights and Take-Homes from Embedded World

  1. Networking Amidst the Bustle
  2. A Glimpse into Innovation: Highlights from the Displays

   – Evolution of TFT Displays

   – Emerging Trends: PMOLED Displays and Beyond

   – Immersive Texture Displays: A New Dimension

   – “Only Seen When On”: A Discreet Display Solution

  1. Unveiling Embedded Systems: From Simple to Sophisticated

   – SOM Devices: Simplifying Integration

   – Versatile Connectivity: USB-Type C Displays

   – Durability and Certification: IP65, IK11 Panel PCs

  1. Reflections and Takeaways: Perspectives from CDS

   – Comprehensive Insights: Understanding the Industry Landscape

   – Strengthening Partnerships: Connecting with Suppliers

   – Navigating New Horizons: Opportunities Ahead


The Embedded World Exhibition & Conference offered a dynamic platform for industry players like CDS to stay abreast of the latest developments in display, touch, and embedded technologies. With a whirlwind of meetings, product showcases, and networking opportunities, the event provided invaluable insights and paved the way for future collaborations.

Both Chris and Paul were of the same opinion that it was a great exhibition to visit, it gave them a comprehensive overview of the current landscape within the display, touch and embedded fields plus with many of our key suppliers under one roof it made it easy to catch-up with familiar faces as well as being able to meet some for the first-time.   

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