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The Must Attend Event for Chip, Board, and Systems Design Engineers

DesignCon is the premier high-speed communications and system design conference and exposition, offering industry-critical engineering education in the heart of electronics innovation — Silicon Valley.

2024 Keynotes

Join us to hear insights from these industry experts. Keynotes are open to all pass types.  Click here for details.  

Tom Coughlin
2024 President & CEO at IEEE

Jonathan Arenberg
Chief Mission Architect, Science &
Robotic Missions, Civil & Commercial
Space at Northrop Grumman Space

Pedro Garcia

Global Head of Product Development at Nikola Corporation

The Conference – A Systematic Approach to Learning & Discovery

Attend the expertly curated 14-track conference created by engineers for engineers featuring technical paper sessions, tutorials, and industry panels covering all aspects of chip, board, and systems design.

The Expo - Take Your Electronic Design Expertise to the Next Level at DesignCon

Browse exhibits with hundreds of new products and technologies in the expo hall, attend educational sessions in the Chiphead Theater, see interactive demos, and network with high-caliber industry professionals at multiple social functions.

Expanded Drive World Conference Track and Exhibits

Drive World expands in 2024 to support electric vehicle technology in addition to sessions in the areas of automotive electronics and intelligence, as engineers prepare for unprecedented growth in an automotive electronics market forecast to see revenue surge more 37% 2023-2027. Accelerate the path to autonomous and electric vehicles by attending the Drive World conference track with education on advancing automotive tech.

New in 2024 — the Advanced Automotive section of the expo floor highlighting advanced automotive electronics suppliers focused on the autonomous, EV and energy-storage markets.

Engineer of the Year

DesignCon's "Engineer of the Year" Award is given out each year during the DesignCon event. The award seeks to recognize the best of the best in engineering and new product advancements at the chip, board, or system level.

The award winner is selected based on his or her leadership, creativity, and out-of-the-box thinking brought to design/test of chips, boards, or systems, with particular attention paid to areas of signal and power integrity.

Voting to choose the 2024 Engineer of the Year is now open.

Cast your vote for the finalist who you feel should be the DesignCon 2024 Engineer of the Year. Voting ends December 19 at noon Pacific.

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Read about all 5 finalists on Design News


Take your expertise to the next level at Silicon Valley’s leading expo for chip, board, and systems design engineers. See the latest in high-speed design tools, technologies, and developments.


With 100+ sessions spanning 14 tracks, DesignCon’s conference program covers all aspects of electronic design, including signal & power integrity, high-speed link design, and machine learning.


The Expo offers multiple free educational and networking opportunities. Attend keynote presentations by visionaries, gain insights at Chiphead 
Theater and watch live demos.  






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Venue Information

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA

Wednesday, January 29, 2025: 11 a.m.–6 p.m
Thursday,  January 30, 2025: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Tuesday, January 28, 2025: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 29, 2025: 8 a.m.–5:15 p.m.
Thursday, January 30, 2025: 8 a.m.–5:15 p.m.

Onsite Registration:
Tuesday, January 28, 2025: 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 29, 2025: 4: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 30, 2025: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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