It's evolution leading to demise. Remember the "logic designers"? They were replaced by Verilog and fpga's. That job is gone, but engineers moved forward to higher level design. Analog design has suffered from fads, mostly the fads of college instruction. Today's fads are RF, ADC, and power-supply design. Meanwhile the rest of the technology is allowed to fade,,,
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.