August 16-18, 2021|San Jose McEnery Convention Center| San Jose, CA


DesignCon 2021 will move to a new home and date. Read on for an important update on DesignCon 2021.

A Safe and Successful Event

The health, well-being, and safety of our visitors is always DesignCon’s top priority. That’s why we’re actively working to ensure a successful event that includes a safe environment in line with official public health guidance and a move to the spacious San Jose McEnery Convention Center, the first convention center in Northern California to receive the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation. For your convenience, we will be regularly updating our FAQ page with information on how we are planning a productive and safe in-person event.

Industry at a Glance

$1.1 Trillion
Value of
Internet of Things (IoT)
Market by 2023

$1.7 Billion
Projected Value of
the Global Consumer
Electronics Market’s by 2025

$519 Billion
Projected Value of the
Global Electronic Components
Market by 2023

Number of Vehicles
Worldwide Equipped with
Hardware to Enable
Autonomous Driving by 2023

$575 Billion
Value of the Global
Electronic Manufacturing
Services Market by 2022

A Systematic Approach to Learning

As the rate of technical innovation continues to increase, so will the need for practical insights and solutions. Immerse yourself in the expertly curated DesignCon conference curriculum, created by engineers for engineers. With 100+ sessions spanning 14 tracks, DesignCon 2021's conference program covers all aspects of electronic design, including signal & power integrity, high-speed link design, and machine learning.

From foundational to applicational, topics and areas of coverage include:

  • Signal and power integrity
  • Chip I/O and power modeling
  • Photonics and wireless in electrical design
  • Materials and processing for PCBs, modules, and packages
  • Advanced I/O interface design
  • High-speed link design
  • Signal processing, equalization, and coding/FEC
  • Power integrity in power distribution networks
  • Electromagnetic compatibility and interference
  • Test and measurement methodology
  • Interconnects modeling and analysis
  • Machine learning and AI
  • 5G and communications

New in 2021

Drive World & the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) join DesignCon, bringing eight educational tracks targeting automotive electronics and intelligence and embedded systems. Read on for more.

Get More From the Floor

Enter DesignCon with questions; leave with ideas, expertise, and practical know-how from expert speakers and leading suppliers on our expo floor:

  • Extensive networking opportunities for engineers and executives
  • Live demos on the show floor
  • Career guidance from the region's industry giants and self-made engineers
  • Free education and insights at Chiphead Theater
  • Keynote presentations by visionaries

Who Should Attend

With a broad range of exhibiting companies, an exceptional educational conference, and opportunities to network with high-caliber industry professionals, DesignCon remains the destination for chip, board, and systems design engineers who aim to stay ahead in the industry. The premier educational conference and technology exhibition for electronics design engineers in high-speed communications and semiconductors, this must-attend event will provide attendees with industry-critical education in the heart of electronics innovation—Silicon Valley.

Secure exhibit space by calling 877-882-3421 or email us at [email protected].

Venue Information

Tuesday, August 17, 2021: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesday, August 18, 2021: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Monday, August 16, 2021: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday, August 17, 2021: 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 18, 2021: 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Monday, August 16, 2021: 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday, August 17, 2021: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesday, August 18, 2021: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.

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