DesignCon 2012: Registration Now Open for Premier Systems Design Conference

AMD, HP Labs and Microsoft to Keynote

Nov 16, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Electronics, a UBM company and the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision makers, has opened early registration for DesignCon 2012, to be held in Santa Clara, Calif., January 30 through February 2, 2012. Recognized as the premier event for the semiconductor and electronic design engineering community, this year's event will offer 14 tracks and more than 100 sessions that include technical paper presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, sponsored training sessions, and keynote addresses.

"The electronics and semiconductor industries rely on DesignCon to inform them on the latest technologies and developments," said David Blaza, VP UBM Electronics. "It is the only Silicon Valley-based event that addresses the chip, system and package challenges of high-speed design faced by both board designers and chip design engineers."

The 2012 conference will feature keynote addresses by Ilan Spillinger, VP of hardware and technology for the Interactive Entertainment Business Unit of Microsoft, and Prith Banarjee, SVP of research at Hewlett Packard and director of HP Labs, Joe Macri: AMD CTO & Corporate Vice President. The four days of educational sessions will focus on topics driving current and future technology developments, including analog and mixed-signal design, chip-level design for signal and power integrity, FGPA, high-speed signal processing, RF/Microwave design, system co-design, test and measurement methodology and much more.

The newest educational forum at DesignCon is this year's inaugural FPGA Summit, a fully integrated track in the program that will include sessions on a variety of field programmable gate array applications, design and debug tools, providing attendees with the opportunity to learn about the technology in the context of a broad range of electronic design topics. Additionally, the PCB Summit returns to DesignCon, offering programming on advanced materials and technologies along with the tools and techniques for high-performance board design.

Agilent Technologies, the Official Host Sponsor of DesignCon 2012, will also present two half-day educational forums on Monday, January 30th and Wednesday, February 1st, which will offer workshops and presentations demonstrating the most effective methods for navigating the entire high-speed design cycle.

UBM Electronics marketing services professionals work in partnership with companies like Agilent, to create highly impactful, results-oriented marketing programs. For more information, please contact Barbara Couchois, at or 415-947-6928.

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About UBM Electronics

UBM Electronics is the global leader in media and marketing solutions for the electronics industry. UBM Electronics delivers results for the key influencers and decision makers involved in the design, development and commercialization of technology through its market leading brands, peer communities and professional education services.  More than 2.2 million engineering professionals engage with UBM Electronics brands which include EE Times, EDN, EDN China, EDN Asia, EDN Japan, Design News and Test & Measurement World, TechOnline, Designlines and across the globe to accelerate technology sales. The international electronics community gathers at UBM Electronics market leading events such as the Embedded Systems Conferences, DesignCon and ARM Technology Conference to share, learn, discuss, and advance the critical issues and challenges facing the electronics industry. Additionally, UBM Electronics provides end-to-end services ranging from nextgeneration marketing, integrated media, custom solutions and research. UBM Electronics is part of UBM (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.


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For more information on DesignCon 2012 or UBM Electronics please contact:
Patricia Staino, BtB Marketing Communications
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Felicia Hamerman, Vice President, Marketing
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