@junko--Speaking of IoT trend, how much in-depth analog expertise is needed for that?
IoT has analog signal conditioning and RF and power management---there is a great deal of in-depth analog needed unless you use modules. Modules are fast and easy, but costly---your competitor will kill you with their discrete analof, RF and power designs
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