April 13-15, 2021

San Jose McEnery Convention Center San Jose, CA

Networking & Discovery on the Expo Floor

With leading suppliers on the expo floor, the latest in high-speed design tools, technologies, and developments will be on display at the DesignCon expo. DesignCon remains the place for chip, board, and systems design engineers to source, network, and stay ahead of industry change. In one lap of the floor, discover breakthrough solutions, free activities, networking events, educational sessions, and more.

Chiphead Theater

All paths lead to Chiphead Theater. Stop by for free presentations, workshops, demonstrations, and expert-led panels. 

Keysight Education Forum

Access hours of free education and technical training through sessions sponsored by Keysight Technologies. Topics covered range from DDR5/LPDDR5 to 5G, practical bit error rate to 112 gbps/lane designs.

Access to Leading Suppliers

From industry giants to next-gen startups, access top suppliers across electronic design including Amphenol, Cadence Design Systems, Keysight Technologies, Rambus, and Teledyne LeCroy.

Product Showcase

See live, interactive demos at exhibitor booths as suppliers give you a first-hand look at their latest products and features.

Booth Bar Crawl

Wind down at daily meet-and-greets around the expo floor. Come for the bites and beverages, stay for the conversation and the new business relationships.

Awards Ceremonies

Celebrate the Engineer of the Year and Best Paper Awards nominees and winners. Nominations are based on leadership in semiconductor and electronics design, creativity, and out-of-the-box thinking.

Keynote Presentations

From power electronics and 5G to impactful innovations for the next generation of products, each day offers a powerful keynote presentation to keep you inspired.

Career Zone

New this year, the Career Zone offers opportunities to get expert advice on resume writing, personal branding, and more. Plus, get a professional headshot.

We're giving away two prestigious awards just ahead of the keynote presentations on Wednesday and Thursday.

Engineer of the Year Award

This coveted award is presented to an engineer who has demonstrated excellence in chip, board, or systems leadership, creativity, and design, with particular attention to signal and power integrity. Learn More »

Best Paper Awards

Each year we recognize outstanding contributions to DesignCon's educational program, acknowledging leading practitioners in semiconductor and electronics design. Learn More »

Exhibit at DesignCon

The chip, board, and systems design community rely on DesignCon for the latest technologies and other industry developments. It's the nation's largest meeting of board designers and the only event to address design engineers' chip, system, and package challenges. Learn more about exhibiting at DesignCon.

Expo Hours

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Thursday, April 15, 2021
11 a.m.–6 p.m.