Unfortunately, there really
does not appear to be a lot of new design work being
done in the U.S. or Europe anymore. Some niche areas
like defense and RFIC are still designing new products
here, but we've been pretty fully sold out to China
and India. There's not much technology that has
not been transferred there at this point.
For two decades I have railed against the idea
that we can remain prosperous merely by being a
consumer economy. A few weeks ago, I posted a Cool
Pic showing a world map of pollution levels. Note
that the worst areas correspond with where all the
manufacturing is occurring. Note that accordingly,
the U.S. is dead.
Politicians creating laws
to benefit their contributors have killed the country,
while insulating themselves from harm through ultimate
levels of health care, income potential, pensions,
and exclusion from many of the laws that the rest
of us must obey.
- Kirt Blattenberger
RF Cafe Progenitor & Webmaster