06 Jul 2023 -

RF engineering shortages: companies look to outsourcing

satellite communications

The demand for RF engineers is skyrocketing, as the world’s population of STEM graduates shrinks and the existing engineering workforce is fighting fatigue and burnout, reports EPS News.

RF engineers are a specialized type of analog circuitry engineer who focuses on circuits that operate in radio frequencies. They are needed in a wide variety of industries, including radio broadcasting, wireless communications, RF remote control, remote sensing, satellite communication, and imaging.

The demand for RF engineers is particularly high in the 5G market. 5G is a new generation of wireless technology that requires more software services and virtualization than previous generations. This has led to a surge in demand for RF engineers who can design and implement the complex systems that make 5G possible.

In addition to 5G, there are a number of other factors that are driving the demand for RF engineers. These include the increasing use of RF technology in the military, the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), and the growing demand for satellite communications.

The shortage of RF engineers is a serious problem that is having a negative impact on the tech industry. Companies are struggling to find qualified engineers to fill open positions, and this is leading to delays in product development and increased costs.

There are a number of things that can be done to address the shortage of RF engineers. One is to increase the number of STEM graduates who are studying RF engineering. Another is to provide more training and development opportunities for existing RF engineers.

For companies in urgent need, outsourcing their electronics design can provide a more immediate and reliable solution.

Astute E-DESIGN is a dedicated service for design engineers, harnessing the expertise of our experienced product managers and application engineers across interconnect, memory, passive, discrete, power supplies, and cable assembly, as well as the backing and partnership of 50+ franchised component manufacturers.

We are passionate about what we do, and we know you are too, which is why we are hands-on with design challenges – offering design consultations and workshops to explore the art of the possible.

Working in partnership with your design teams throughout the design cycle, we focus on the detail – introducing new technology, modifying & adapting, and speeding up your innovation cycles & development times.

To avoid electronics supply-chain disruptions, you may also wish to consult an expert in electronics component supply. With more than three decades of supply-chain expertise, Astute Electronics is ideally placed to work with you on your daily component requirements.

For more help with looking at supply chain options, contact Astute Electronics

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