Technophiles descend on fairgrounds for design show

If you’ve ever wondered what a gadget, thingy or gizmo was, just show up at the Del Mar Electronics and Design Show and chances are you’ll find out.

These parts all have names and these folks will know what they’re called, what they’re used for and how to make them.

For the 15th year in a row, the Electronics and Design Show took place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on May 6 and 7. It is a low-cost (free), high-value design and manufacturing show for the electronics, medical and biotech industries, which targets San Diego, southern Orange and Imperial counties, as well as the maquiladora electronics design and manufacturing market.

More than 400 exhibitors, representing more than 2,000 companies worldwide, rent booths, showcase products and meet with distributors, manufacturers, designers and customers from around the world.

Coordinator Julie Bodenstab and her husband created the event in 1994 and have been running it ever since.

The products and services showcased include electronic components, IC products and services, instrumentation equipment, fabrication products and services, engineering software and services, manufacturing products and services, and contract manufacturing services.

Seminars were also presented. They covered topics such as Implementing Quasi-Resonant Flyback Converters for Higher Efficiency & Low EMI, and CAD-Embedded Computational Fluid Dynamics for Electronics Applications and High Performance Wideband RF Synthesizer/VCO with Integrated RF Mixers, and are given throughout the day.

Admission, seminars and parking were all free, and hundreds of Southern California companies are represented every year.

From AActive Engineering to Zyrel, some companies come from as far away as Germany, such as Deltron, Australia (APCS), Japan (Hioki) and as close to home as La Jolla (Watlow).
Watlow has been a thermal component innovator for 85 years and is headquartered in St. Louis, but has a sales office in La Jolla.

For more information, contact Del Mar Tradeshows at (858) 459-1682 or e-mail

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