Virtually all of today’s complex electronic productes are designed using software, IP, and services from ESD Alliance member companies, thus the tag line “Where Electronics Begins.”

The Communications Committee role is two-fold. One key role is to inform Alliance members and others in the industry about events intended to inform, educate, and celebrate individuals involved in the industry. The second role is to communicate the value of the industry to others in the electronic design ecosystem.

The Tradeshow Committee represents the interest of the industry at key trade shows, which include both technical content to advance the industry and exhibits to allow others to learn about new tools and products to enhance their productivity.

Nanette Collins


  • Committee Charter : Educates the alliance member community as well as promotes the Electronic System Design industry
  • Committee Chair : Nanette Collins, Principal, NVC Communications
Bob Smith


  • Committee Charter : Represents the interests of EDA companies at the DAC (USA) and DATE (Europe) tradeshows.
  • Committee Chair : Bob Smith, Executive Director ESD Alliance.