High tech companies from Bristol and the SouthWest are making waves at two major trade shows across Europe.

Mobile World Congress brings together the mobile phone industry in Barcelona, Spain, and companies such as Blu Wireless Technologies (above, on the AutoAir stand), KETS Quantum Technologies and Zeetta Networks have been demonstrating their latest, world-beating technologies alongside Dialog Semiconductors from Swindon and Huawei, Imagination Technologies, Toshiba and CEVA DSP, who all have chip design centres in Bristol.

Over in Nuremberg, Germany, at the Embedded World show, other SouthWest companies are exhibiting their technical expertise. Ultrahaptics is demonstrating its award-winning mid-air touch system, while Wittenstein High Integrity Systems from North Somerset is showing its SafeRTOS real time operating system, while Amazon FreeRTOS is also showing its Bristol-developed operating system for microcontrollers that makes small, low-power edge devices easy to program, deploy, secure, connect, and manage on the Internet of Things.

Infineon Technologies also has a design centre in Bristol, and is showing its automotive technology at the show.

Nick Flaherty