CAD and CAE tools often provide analysis of ESD and other effects. This is very much like security in software. Frankly, when design a program, at any level, the main concern is not security, or any number of other -ilities, but the funtionality of the program. Design tools have been used for a long time to ensure that the software meets these requirements. Hardware design has to take this into account as well.
Using wireless chips and accessories, engineers can now extract data from the unlikeliest of places -- pumps, motors, bridges, conveyors, refineries, cooling towers, parking garages, down-hole drills and just about anything else that can benefit from monitoring.
With strong marketplace demand for qualified engineers across the board that currently outstrips the available supply, there may never be a better time for engineers and project managers to advance their careers and salaries. Whether those moves are successful in the short-term and long-term is likely to depend on how the transition from one job to the next is handled.
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