DESIGN West 2013

UBM Tech- March 12, 2013

DESIGN West 2013, held in the heart of Silicon Valley, saw the world's top design engineers and product developers gather and learn, gain inspiration, and get practical information and hands-on training they can put to immediate use.

The conference featured more than 200 exhibitors and more than 150 technical lectures, panels, tutorials, certification programs, and hands-on training sessions taught by the industry's top experts on the most relevant software, hardware, and systems design topics and tools.

Here, we offer a collection of pre-show and from the show floor articles about the people, ideas, technologies and educational opportunities at the show, which took place April 22-25, 2013, in San Jose, CA.


DESIGN West keynoter envisions biomechatronic future

  • 04.26.2013

Hugh Herr, an MIT researcher and double amputee, provided attendees at DESIGN West with a vision of how synthesized biological and mechatronic systems can repair and improve the human body.Read More...

Bob Dobkin: Mentor and motivator to young engineers

  • 04.25.2013

Bob Dobkin (affectionately known by his close colleagues as "Dobbie") talks to DESIGN West attendees about the challenges of analog design and the importance of what schools are teaching and should be teaching in engineering.Read More...


Hugh Herr keynote at DESIGN West 2013 and biomechatronics: Miracle or MIT brilliance

  • 04.25.2013

A key message from Hugh Herr, Biomechatronics Director at the MIT Lab and recent DESIGN West keynoter, was that there will be no human disability in the future, only “conditions” that will be enhanced by biomechatronics.Read More...

Renesas at DESIGN West 2013

  • 04.25.2013

I stopped by the Renesas booth and found some really clever designs using Renesas products.Read More...

DESIGN West: 'Big Bang Theory' star pushes STEM

  • 04.24.2013

Mayim Bialik, who stars on the hit sitcom Big Bang Theory, also happens to hold a PhD in neuroscience and is passionate about the importance of STEM education.Read More...


ACE Awards 2013: Celebrating the art of engineering

  • 04.23.2013

EDN and EE Times again honor those behind the technologies and products that are changing the world of electronics.Read More...

Slideshow: DESIGN West 2013 in photos

  • 04.23.2013

Updated: Take a look at DESIGN West in photos, capturing some of the week's event and displays in pictures.Read More...

Slideshow: DESIGN West gets virtual Mars rover tour

  • 04.23.2013

A NASA engineer provided a design review of the guts of the Mars Rover and the systems that safely set it down on the red planet.Read More...


Bob Dobkin and fast EV race cars

  • 04.23.2013

Bob Dobkin book signing and EV race cars are featured at DESIGN West.Read More...

DESIGN West: Microchip boosts connectivity for embedded

  • 04.23.2013

Firm raises its game in wireless with a faster Wi-Fi transceiver and more for embedded systems trying to get connected.Read More...

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