Monday, June 20, 2016

Impressions from CST European User Conference 2016

Every year, our European User Conference (EUC) gives our users from across the continent the chance to discuss their work with their peers and to meet CST engineers and developers. This year’s EUC was held on the 25th-27th April in Strasbourg. This was our first EUC in France, and it was great to see the change in makeup of participants.
Jen Krämer’s keynote talk, “Integration of Simulation into the Electronic Design Flow at FESTO” explained how FESTO AG implements CST STUDIO SUITE very early in its workflows and how it leverages simulation expertise in different projects and teams. Meanwhile, our other keynote speaker Lieven Decrock presented “From Mechanical to High-Speed Design – Twenty Years of Simulation Experience at TE Connectivity”. This was a very personal review of one of our longest-standing customers. He’s seen simulation technology grow and mature in the last two decades.
The schedule this year demonstrated the breadth of applications, in a wide range of industries, solved using CST STUDIO SUITE. Our sessions included aerospace, automotive EMC, medical devices and EDA, to name but a few. We also got the chance to show off key new features for CST STUDIO SUITE 2016 in application areas relevant to our customers. Altium presented their new Altium Designer which now includes the PDN Analyzer powered by CST®.
You will find a detailed agenda and many of these presentations on our website.

After Tuesday’s technical sessions, attendees could admire Strasbourg, a beautiful city, which is both historical and cosmopolitan. Despite the pouring rain, we enjoyed a cruise down the river Ill, from the modern European Parliament to the timber-framed medieval houses in the center. This was followed by a delicious meal of local delicacies, including tarte flambée and quiche Lorraine. 
Overall, we’re delighted with how EUC 2016 went. In fact, the conference was so full that it was barely possible to fit in all the presentations.

As a result, next year’s EUC will be a 3-day event with more time for talks and training workshops. It will take place in our hometown, Darmstadt, Germany, from 26th-28th April 2017. We will keep updating the information on our website, but for now:  Save the date!

Martin Timm
Director of Global Marketing, CST 

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