Microcontroller industry leaders team with SILICA to deliver MCU solution summit in Europe

SILICA unveils plans for 20 training events providing MCU knowledge focussed on local application priorities

SILICA, an Avnet, Inc. company, has announced its largest European training series ever, taking targeted training events to twenty venues throughout Europe.  Joining forces with leading Microcontroller and Microprocessor vendors Cypress, Freescale, Infineon, Intel, Microchip, NXP, Renesas, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments and technology vendor ARM, around 1000 design engineers are expected to attend. For complete program and registration information, visit

Running from June to October 2012, the MCU Solution Summit is a key training initiative of SILICA’s Core ‘n More strategy, which aims to help customers to build smarter applications with the industry’s widest microcontroller choice and the best technical back-up resources.

Whilst the seminars focus on ARM and proprietary MCU and processor architectures, the approach is application-oriented rather than product-specific. The one-day seminars will offer up to sixteen 75-minute training courses for attendees to choose from, with each track covering applications relevant to the individual market. The use of multiple learning tracks comprised of very technical solution modules and live demonstrations will allow designers to explore how solutions can be applied to their own design innovations.

Rather than a “one size fits all” package, attendees can build their day from different topics, choosing between applications including:

Embedded connectivity Motion Control Home Automation/HMI
Safety Medical Video/Audio Broadcast
Wireless/Sensors Energy/Metering Lighting

*(varying by country)

Attendees will have access to industry experts and partner demonstration exhibits from all suppliers as well as from a number of software and tool providers (varying by location), who will also be partnering with Silica for the MCU Solution Summit.

The kick-off summit will take place in Milan on 19 June, followed by events in Germany, Italy, UK, France, Spain, Benelux and Nordic.

Registration for the MCU Solution Summit is now open at