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EETech Engineering Design Study 2020 – Executive Summary

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All Shown Pages Q5wHow many years of professional engineering experience do you currently have?Answered: 2,367 Skipped: 3,0011 to 5 years6 to 14 years15 to 29 years30 years ormoreNone, I am amaker/hobbyistI am retired0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Q6wWhich role do you serve in your company?Answered: 2,367 Skipped: 3,001ExecutiveManagement…SeniorManagement (…DirectorArchitectSenior ManagerManagerSenior EngineerEngineerTechnicianAnalystSpecialist(Purchasing/…InternOther (pleasespecify)0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Q7wHow many people does your company employ?Answered: 2,367 Skipped: 3,00110-5050-100100-500500-1,0001,000-10,00010,000+0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Q18wWhich industry do you primarily work in?Answered: 2,511 Skipped: 2,857AutomotiveEnergy (smartgrid, energy…Independentresearch or…Industrial(automation,…Military/AerospaceMedical/FitnessSecurity andidentificationTelecom(communicati…UniversityresearchOther (pleasespecify)0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Q19wWhich end products, services, or applications do you primarily work on in your designs? (Select all that apply)Answered: 2,511 Skipped: 2,857Computers/Computer peripheralsDatacenters/ServersGeneralmodules and…Mobile devices(handheld)Large andsmall…ICs/ComponentsMedicalelectronicsRobotics(non-industr…Test,measurement,…CAD(computer-as…Other (pleasespecify)0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Q20wWhat are your preferred methods for purchasing parts? (Select all that apply)Answered: 2,511 Skipped: 2,857distributor’swebsite (e.g…manufacturer’swebsite (e.g…speak to arepresentati…speak to arepresentati…request to myprocurement…I go to alocal “brick…I go to anonline…not involvedin purchasin…Other (pleasespecify)0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Q25wWhat areas of expertise would you like to pursue? (Select all that apply)Answered: 3,309 Skipped: 2,059AlgorithmdevelopmentCloud computingData scienceEmbeddeddevelopmentIC designIT networkingMachinelearning/Neu…ManufacturingprocessesMechanicalengineeringPCB layoutPower designRF designSensor designSoftwaredevelopmentSystemarchitectureTest andmeasurementDigital designAnalog designNot applicableOther (pleasespecify)0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Q26wApproximately on how many of your designs are you likely to contact a supplier for assistance?Answered: 3,309 Skipped: 2,059100% of mydesigns75% to 99% ofmy designs50% to 74% ofmy designs25% to 49% ofmy designs<25% of mydesignsNever0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Q27wHow often do you use a new product on the market that you’ve never used before?Answered: 3,309 Skipped: 2,059All the timeI tend to usethe same…I branch outonly when my…Never0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Q31wWhich geographical markets are you designing for currently? (Select all that apply)Answered: 2,037 Skipped: 3,331North AmericaEuropeSoutheast AsiaJapan and/orKoreaChinaIndiaRussiaMiddle EastSouth AmericaAfricaAustraliaand/or New…CentralAmerica and/…0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Q32wHow have you individually been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic? (Select all that apply)Answered: 2,037 Skipped: 3,331Cancelled,delayed, or…Work from homefull-timeWork mostlyfrom homeLaid offReduced travelfor workPay cutFurloughedDelayed orcanceled…No changePay raiseAdditionalprojectsOther (pleasespecify)0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Q33wHow has the COVID-19 pandemic affected your company? (Select all that apply)Answered: 2,037 Skipped: 3,331Canceled,delayed, or…Company layoffsIncreasedpressure for…Less budgetfor…Reducedemphasis on…Reducedemphasis on R&DIncreasedoutsourcingMoreconservative…Company paycutsCompanyfurloughsIncreased leadtimes on…Shortages inmaterials/co…Delayed orcanceled liv…Delayed orcanceled…Increasedproduction…Decreasedproduction…DecreasedoutsourcingIncreased R&DIncreaseddemand for…Increasedmarketing…No changeOther (pleasespecify)0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Q40wWhat is your impression of low-cost (priced below $2,000) test and measurement equipment?Answered: 1,275 Skipped: 4,093It’s preferredIt’s mostlyequivalent t…It’s adequatefor most…It’s morelimited than…It’s riskybecause it’s…It can’t betrusted for…I have noopinion on t…Other (pleasespecify)0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Q42wWhat is the most important thing you look for in a distributor (e.g., Digi-Key, Mouser)?Answered: 1,275 Skipped: 4,093Breadth ofproduct…Previouspositive…Low pricesService/SupportSpeed offulfillmentWebsiteusabilityVolume pricingReliablesupply chain…Short leadtimesLifecyclemanagement…Flexiblefinancial…Certificationof products…Other (pleasespecify)0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Q75wWhich of the following sources of information do you utilize most during the design process? (Select all that apply)Answered: 4,183 Skipped: 1,185Search engines(e.g., Googl…Manufacturerwebsite…Distributorwebsite…Co-workers/ColleaguesPrintmagazines…Componentaggregators…Engineeringforums/commu…Social media(e.g., YouTu…Printedtextbooks…FAEs/Sales repsTradeshows/Confer…My procurementteam brings …News sites(e.g., IEEE…Makerblogs/commun…SystemintegratorsInternal/Company documents …Other (pleasespecify)0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Q76wWhich types of information do you rely on most for your designs? (Select all that apply)Answered: 4,183 Skipped: 1,185ApplicationnotesBlog articlesDatasheets/Specification…eNewslettersInternal/company documentationOnline designtoolsPress releasesProductbrochuresReferencedesignsSupplierpersonnel…Technicalarticles…TextbooksUser manualsVideosWebinarsWhitepapersOther (pleasespecify)0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Q77wWhat kinds of informational content would you like to see more of? (Select all that apply)Answered: 4,183 Skipped: 1,185Theory-leveltechnical…Tutorials/WalkthroughsVideo tutorialsIndustry trendanalysesNew productannouncementsResearchdevelopment…Historicaltech/Histori…ProductroundupsIndustry news(e.g.,…Business news(e.g., marke…Opinion piecesInterviewswith industr…ConferencecoverageProductcomparisonsOther (pleasespecify)0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Q78wWhat are the most pressing challenges you face in your current design work? (Select all that apply)Answered: 3,987 Skipped: 1,381Staying onbudgetStaying onschedule…Engineeringstaff lacks…Not enoughengineers on…Adaptingproduct desi…Inadequatetechnical…Integrationwith other…Keepingcurrent with…National orglobal econo…Noopportunitie…Quality controlToo manyprojectsCounterfeitcomponentsDesign toolsnot meeting…Changingand/or uncle…Slow internalprocesses/bu…Other (pleasespecify)0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Q79wDo you use open-source solutions in your designs?Answered: 3,987 Skipped: 1,381YesNoDepends on thesituation0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%

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