About DesignCon


Now in its 21st year, DesignCon is the premier educational conference and technology exhibition for electronic design engineers in the high speed communications and semiconductor communities.

Taking place annually in Silicon Valley, DesignCon was created by engineers for engineers and remains the largest gathering of chip, board and systems designers in the country. Combining technical paper sessions, tutorials, industry panels, product demos and exhibits, DesignCon brings engineers the latest theories, methodologies, techniques, applications and demonstrations on PCB design tools, power and signal integrity, jitter and crosstalk, high-speed serial design, test and measurement tools, parallel and memory interface design, ICs, semiconductor components and more.

DesignCon enables chip, board and systems designers, software developers and silicon manufacturers to:

  • Grow their design expertise
  • Learn about and see the latest advanced design technologies and tools from top vendors in the industry
  • Network with and gain inspiration from fellow engineers and design engineering experts

Who Attends

Analog Engineers
Application Engineers
ASIC Design Engineers
CAD Engineers
Chief Engineers
Component Engineers
Computer Engineers
Design Engineers
Development Engineers
Electrical Engineers
Engineering Managers
Field Application Engineers
Firmware Engineers
Hardware Engineers
Mechanical Engineers

Members of Technical Staff (MTS) PCB Design Engineers
Principal Engineers
Product Engineers
R&D Engineers
Senior Design Engineers
Signal Integrity Engineers
Software Engineers
Staff Engineers
System Architects / Engineers
Technical Leaders
Test Engineers
Verification Engineers
VPs and Directors of Hardware and Software Engineering, R&D
...and more!



UBM is a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. UBM brings together the world’s technology communities through live events, online properties and custom services. UBM’s community-focused approach provides its users and clients with expertly curated research, education, training, community advocacy, user-generated content and peer-to-peer engagement opportunities that serve the Electronics, Security, Enterprise IT and Communications, Network Infrastructure and Applications, Game and App Developers, and Tech Marketing communities. UBM’s brands include Black Hat, DesignCon, ESC, EE Times, Enterprise Connect, Game Developers Conference (GDC), HDI, InformationWeek, and Interop. For more information, go to http://www.ubm.com/.


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Please refer to the following commonly asked questions for further information:


If you need to cancel your conference registration, you may do so for a refund, less a $150.00 cancellation fee, until December 12, 2015. Attendees who register prior to the deadline date, who do not cancel in writing by the deadline date, are liable for the pass cost and will be charged for the full registration fee. Sorry, no refunds are available for no-shows. If you are unable to attend the event, we recommend that you send a substitution in your place. Changes to registrations must be presented in written form - download the Registration Change Form. Please mail your request to:

UBM Events Registration Department
DesignCon 2016
303 Second Street, Suite 900 South Tower
San Francisco, CA 94107

Or you may email your requests to .

Age Limit

Due to safety concerns, no one under the age of 18 (including infants in strollers) will be permitted on the premise at any time during DesignCon 2016.

Program Changes

UBM Tech, producers of DesignCon, reserves the right to make changes in the programs and speakers, or to cancel sessions if enrollment criteria are not met, or when conditions beyond its control prevail. All sessions, excluding Tutorials are filled on a first-come, first-seated basis. Arrive early to ensure a seat! Recording devices and cameras, still or video, are prohibited.

Change of Address

If you’re moving, or if your email is addressed incorrectly, please fax your corrections to: (415) 947-6011, Attn: DesignCon List Correction to make corrections on your mailing address or email address with your corrections. You may also mail any corrections to us at:

DesignCon 2016 – List Correction
UBM Events Registration Department
303 Second Street, Suite 900 South Tower
San Francisco, CA 94107

Americans with Disabilities Act

If you require special accommodations as outlined under ADA, please contact Scott Dominguez at by December 26th, 2015.

Questions and Changes

For registration related inquiries only, please contact our Registration Department at: (415) 947-6135 or toll free (888) 234-9476, Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm PT. We will make every attempt to answer your questions or forward your request to the appropriate group. All requests for changes to a registration must be faxed in to: (415) 947-6011, or you may mail your request to:

UBM Events Registration Department
DesignCon 2016
303 Second Street, Suite 900 South Tower
San Francisco, CA 94107