This year Embedded Systems Conference and IP/SoC 09 (IP-Based System Design) will be held together in Grenoble, on 1st to 3rd December 2009. This makes sense as both events are reletively small and ESC needs to find an alternative venue because electronica is only held on alternate years. The link is even less surprising, as TechInsights own a 19% stake in Design Reuse, the organisers of IP/SoC. The organisers hope that the attendees with overlap significantly, although I’m not convinced of a huge overlap, although the joint event will definitely benefit many exhibitors who would want to reach both audiences.