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Electronics Engineers’ Input Sought

Alameda, Calif. — Starting today and through March 25th, electronics-design engineers are invited to give input on the ways they would like to gain access to information about electronic components and materials, as well as design advice from peers. The global study is being conducted by independent-consulting firm Technology Forecasters Inc. (TFI); for nearly 25 years, TFI has assisted tech companies in examining and optimizing their product lifecycle processes. The survey link is at

The study, entitled Streamlining Technical Resources for Electronic Design Engineers, assesses the various information sources used by electronic-design engineers in getting a product successfully from the initial market requirement documents to first prototype and eventually production. “We are interviewing circuit-board design engineers and engineering managers to determine how their search for critical information, tools, and data might be improved and optimized,” said TFI President Pamela J. Gordon. “The results will be pivotal to creating new, more efficient and convenient ways for the design process.”

All qualified survey respondents–design engineers spending at least 50% of their time supervising or designing PCBAs, FPGAs, and/or embedded software (excluding mechanical and test engineers)–will receive a complimentary white paper based on the findings of the study, and in the meantime may choose one or both of these recently published white papers, Best Practices for the New Wave of Tech Companies Certifying to ISO 14001, and Contract Electronic Manufacturers with Staying Power: How three small-to-medium-sized companies have achieved lasting success in this tough, dynamic industry.

As an alternative to completing the web-based survey, electronics-design engineers may be interviewed by TFI analysts over the telephone. Those located in EMEA and the Eastern half of the Americas can write to; those in Asia and the Western half of the Americas can write to Specify convenient days and timeslots, the relevant time zone, and telephone number to call.

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