Demand for engineers in the defense sectors is stable according to the number of positions requiring security clearance. Time-to-hire is still several months. Evidently, RF engineers with matching skill-sets and security clearance are still a scarce commodity.
Analysts at ABIResearch® (ABI) predict several electronics markets, which will continue to “grow explosively” next year:
Video surveillance and telepresence.
Markets for video surveillance and telepresence are expanding rapidly, especially IP cameras and remote medical diagnostics equipment.
Wi-Fi technology for healthcare
This sector will continue to expand in 2009 as doctors, nurses, and technicians become more mobile, requiring links to medical databases.
This technology could benefit from the tough economic times, according to ABI, since RFID tags increase operational efficiency and boost profits. The key application will be inventory control, a key requirement as consumer spending slows.
Look for growth in the personal navigation devices market; inexpensive portable units have added new features that could attract new users for
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