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F + S at the 14th ASQF Rhein-Main Testing Day

Testingday 2019

Once again this year, F + S GmbH will be represented as an exhibitor and sponsor at the ASQF Rhein-Main Testing Day.

After our successful exhibitor premiere last year, we are back again this year on 15.08.2019 in Frankfurt/Main. This year's Testing Day is themed "From practice - for practice: Exchange in Open Space Format". We invite you to interact with us and other experts on a variety of topics, such as testing, safety or security.

You will receive input through the two keynotes on "Ethics of Algorithms" and "Autonomous Driving".

Girls'Day at F+S

girls day wir machen mitOn March 28th 2019 the Girls'Day took place all over Germany. Each year, companies and organizations participate in around 10,000 events to support career orientation for girls, especially in so-called "men's jobs". F+S GmbH has also prepared for this year's Girls'Day to show 3 girls that SW development in the automotive sector is not just a male domain.

The girls between the ages of 13 and 15 came from secondary and high schools around Limburg, were very interested in technical subjects and had already considered a technical career path.

After a warm welcome, a guided tour of the company and a F+S presentation by the management, the girls were introduced to various practical topics of work at F+S by several employees: they were introduced to the work environment in embedded software development for the automotive industry, they got some first basic knowledge of Python and MATLAB programming and were able to experience a cluster instrument in a live demo. A practical experiment was also prepared and carried out: with the help of Raspberry Pi sensors, the girls took a series of measurements with and without preheated espresso cups, processed the data with a Python script and created a diagram. We did not expect the result either.

This brought an exciting day to an end, which also gave our F+S employees a lot of fun. We hope to have strengthened the girls in their interest in a technical profession and look forward to the Girls'Day 2020.

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Embedded World 2019

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Once again this year, F + S GmbH exhibited at the embedded world trade fair in Nuremberg. With more than 1.100 exhibitors, embedded world is the most important meeting place for the international embedded community.

F + S GmbH once again presented a floating cube as an eye catcher, this time even further optimized: printed with our portfolio, the cube floated freely in the room above the F + S booth and turned continuously. An LED running light underlined the floating effect. The cube attracted a lot of attention and led to interesting discussions.

As every year, we met many of our customers and numerous new interested parties and discussed with them current trends around software development in the automotive industry. The interest in CyberSecurity has been stable all the time, but also our offer for Functional Safety according to ISO 26262, SPICE 3.1 and Embedded SW development were in demand again.

Mechanical SPICE Meeting at F+S

On Tuesday, 02.04.2019, the meeting of the intacs working group "SPICE for Mechanical Engineering" will take place in our house. The working group includes mechatronic experts from OEMs, suppliers and consulting companies in the automotive industry.

Automotive manufacturing often involves the development of mechatronic systems resulting from the integration of mechanical, electronic and information technology systems / components.

The current SPICE 3.1® focuses on system and software development. In order to be able to link the processes of the development of the mechanical part within a mechatronic system with the processes of system and software development, the working group has developed a process model for the development of mechanics that uses the plug-in concept of SPICE 3.1®, but also considers other in the industry established standards and principles, such as IATF 16949.

The working group is currently developing training and exam papers to meet the demands for an Assessor certification for Mechanical SPICE. In addition, comments from the community are reviewed and added.

F+S introduces itself at the Day of Schools

480 Tag der SchuleOn November 13, 2018, the Day of Schools took place in Limburg. This day of action was launched to give students of Limburg's secondary schools the opportunity to get to know companies in Limburg. A total of 26 companies participated on this action day in 2018. Also the F+S GmbH took part and attended a total of 14 pupils on this day.

A presentation was shown to the young people to introduce the company, and applications and projects were presented. The students were able to take a look inside the premises and experienced staff members were available for questions and explanations.

We were particularly pleased by the interest of six girls (almost 50%). It's great when IT and software development is increasingly gaining in interest even for the female sex.