After a year of hunkering down and fighting for survival, many individuals and companies in the electronics industry have bounced back in 2010, some more emphatically than others.
The bounce-backs have revived by being more bold and aggressive than usual. They weren't afraid of taking risks and trying new things. They also applied more discipline and a sharper focus on their products, technology developments, and— here's an idea!—customers.
We have picked 10 top CEOs whom we believe made a difference in 2010. Many made gutsy moves intended to change the game in the marketplace, and, in some cases, altered the stagnant culture within their own companies.
Some of these choices might be more obvious than others, but the list is intended to illustrate where efforts by many engineers in the electronics industry are heading right now.
Sit back, scan the lists and apply your own expert analysis. Then, send in your picks to and your selections to our forum. We'd love to compare your lists with ours, and yours with your peers—just to see where the discussion goes and who, a year from now, turned out to be smarter than the average engineer!
I believe Apple designed it's own solution with the A4 processor in iPad, so I do not think thes other company's enabled Apple's success to the extent that you state.
Job's should be on the list - some of these companies would definitely be less profitable w/o Apple's biz and therefore their CEOs may not have made the list.
I beg to differ. His innovative products have boosted the sales of many semiconductor companies. Apple also have their own processors. In any case, if Motorola's CEO is there, then Steve Jobs should be there too IMHO.
Steve Jobs did nothing to enhance the semiconductor space other than buy chips. The point of Apple is consumer products not semiconductors. I am a huge Apple user but Steve just doesn't 'apply' for inclusion on this list.