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2021 Trends Foreshadowed in 2020 Tech Awards

2021 work-from-home (WFH) tech, online product development, COVID-19 solutions foreshadowed in 2020 honors.

Many 2021 predictions focus on how specific technologies will impact the way we work and how we perform product development in a COVID and post-COVID world. These trends were foreshadowed by the tech achievements awarded in 2020. The intersection between 2021 predictions and 2020 awards provides interesting insights into such life-changing areas as working-from-home (WFH), cyber-security (e.g., zoom-booming), product development, smart tech in homes and businesses, energy development, and more.

This gallery showcases key engineering work styles and product development predictions for 2021, followed by the 2020 engineering and science awards that foreshadowed them.

John Blyler is a Design News senior editor, covering the electronics and advanced manufacturing spaces. With a BS in Engineering Physics and an MS in Electrical Engineering, he has years of hardware-software-network systems experience as an editor and engineer within the advanced manufacturing, IoT and semiconductor industries. John has co-authored books related to system engineering and electronics for IEEE, Wiley, and Elsevier.

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