DesignCon 2020 Honors István Novák as 2020 Engineer of the Year!

World's premier conference for chip, board, and systems design engineers in the high-speed communications and semiconductor communities announces winner of prestigious award.

DesignCon, the nation’s largest event for chip, board, and systems design engineers, today announced Dr. István Novák, Principal Signal and Power Integrity Engineer, Samtec, as the 2020 winner of its prestigious Engineer of the Year Award. The Engineer of the Year Award recognizes the best of the best in engineering and new product advancements at the chip, board, or system level. Each year, the award winner receives a $1,000 grant or scholarship to present to the educational institution of their choice. Dr. Novák has selected to donate to the Radio Club of the Technical University of Budapest.

“Dr. Novak has made groundbreaking contributions to the DesignCon and wider signal integrity/power integrity community,” said Naomi Price, Conference Content Director for DesignCon, Informa Markets. “We are proud to honor his impactful design work and dedication towards mentoring early-career engineers both on his own and as part of DesignCon’s new early-career and new author mentoring program.”

Dr. Novak has single-handedly moved the needle in the test and test measurement industry by developing new instruments and methods of measurement. Furthermore, his generosity in mentorship of early-career engineers to ensure qualified engineers move up the ranks has been inspiring to the DesignCon community as-a-whole.

“DesignCon has become a worldwide destination, but to me, it feels like a family,” said Dr. Novak. “To be honored among my fellow distinguished peers is such a privilege—I believe all finalists are truly deserving of the winning title.”

"Dr. István Novák has been part of our Faculty of Instructors since 1992. It is with sincere pride and joy we congratulate István for his achievement and recognition!" // Ann-Charlotte Johannesson, CEO, Continuing Education Institute-Europe AB