More than 3,800 people have signed up to attend this year’s ESC Silicon Valley event, which takes place in San Jose later this month, says TechInsights.

A press release from the organisers tells us that this number is 32 per cent higher than for the same pre-event period last year and a five year high.

Commenting on the registration figures Dr. Jerry Krasner, of analyst firm Embedded Market Forecasters said, “Significantly higher pre-event registration for ESC Silicon Valley 2010 is a good indicator of the continued recovery of the embedded electronics industry…Embedded electronic companies are feeling much more optimistic and are investing more readily in the valuable education and skills development opportunities.”