CMP Technology's TechOnline has looked into their crystal ball of sorts that identified the top trends in electronics engineering for 2007 and beyond. Would-be marketers to this vertical niche should play close heed to:
An explosion of wireless technology development, especially devices that can deliver fast, broadband access on the go and at home.
Electronics that incorporate quality, complex audio, such as cell phones, in-car systems and high-end amplifiers.
The ongoing fight for HD DVD dominance, as well as increasing demands for low-cost but high-quality HD components.
Faster and more sophisticated ethernet capabilities that are meeting and exceeding demand from manufacturers in industrial control design.
New software and communications architecture to control and add functionality to automobiles, such as electronic stability, tire pressure monitoring, lane departure warning and infotainment systems.
Green design requirements that force electronics engineers to think environmentally friendly in the planning stages or face expensive redesigns, miss time-to-market windows or incur product bans.