• IanH posted in Group logo of Thoughts and SocietyThoughts and Lives 3 years, 4 months ago  · , 3, 2

    “Nobody wants hardware designers and engineers”

    Cisco is laying off 12,000 employees. Hardware companies struggle to keep up with technology shifts. Bad news for hardware engineers – you are the least attractive engineers in silicon valley.

    • I hope hardware engineer here means pcb designers and not chip or fpga designers. The latter does the coding all day just like a software guy.

    • DanDixon, sorry, looks article does say chip designers are also counted as hardware engineers. I think what makes a difference is whether you are building a generic platform and sitting far from customers (HW guys) or making customization design and close to customers (SW guys).

    • This year hw junior engineers have good chance to land a job though software folks have better chances