So what was different about DesignCon this year? Traffic and make up. There’s a new owner…EE Times.
1. There were actually people roaming the isles of the exhibit floor! So different from the last several years. It’ll be good to see the DesignCon numbers when EE Times, the new owner of DesignCon, releases them.
2. When I first walked onto the exhibit floor, I was perplexed. Not purely a show for chip designers? Sure, EDA vendors were there, a couple of IP vendors. But test companies,
connector companies, material companies also!
I asked a couple of people. They acknowledged that the exhibitor make up was different. A couple of the people I polled said that DesignCon had morphed into a systems design or a PCB show. One person thought it had the makings of a complex FGPA design show.
What do y’all out there think?
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