CAN in Automation (CiA) elected the board of directors at their annual general assembly. New business director Christian Schlegel (HMS); technical Director, Uwe Koppe (Microcontrol); and CiA managing director, Holger Zeltwanger, were re-elected. The following member companies are a part of the group's business committee: Emtas, ESD, Janz Tec, Microcontrol, and Vector. The technical committee group is Bosch Automotive Electronics, ESD, HMS, Infineon, and Vector.
The international users' and manufacturers' group has 615 members. This year, the association celebrates its 25th anniversary. The birthday party was held during the 16th international CAN Conference (iCC) in March. CiA also organized several CAN 2020 webinars informing about the next steps in the CAN FD and CANopen FD technology developments. The group's 2017 budget was accepted unanimously, with most of its attentions focused on developing CANopen and CAN FD specifications as well as support for the international standardization.
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