Electronic Systems are the general term for the smart technology products that pervade our lives. These are microelectronic based, which when combined with sophisticated software, deliver the advanced functionality that we expect from our 'tech gadgets' today ... Phones, tablets, booking systems, autopilots, smart TV's, navigators, stability-control in vehicles, smart cruise controls, Alexa/Siri, medical equipment, AI, etc. are all Electronic Systems. But not only them, also the smart systems that qualify, manufacture and test them; and the infrastructure systems that enable them to work. To the unenlightened, the working of these is indistinguishable from magic; yet the people involved in their creation know they are the result of the hard work of many skilled individuals, applying their knowledge and know-how. These are the creations of real people networking globally; engineers, technicians and scientists and who have requisite knowledge and expertise. Clustered into businesses to create high-value 'components' for these systems, many can be found in the UK and its universities ... Doing leading international work, but under-recognised and undervalued by society, the media and our leaders; the immense strategic and economic value they create is dismissed because it is easier to believe in magic.
So I believe that EngX offers a platform where the Electronic Systems community can share its experiences and its understanding. Also where it can inform those who wish to develop a better understanding of the roles and opportunities that a career in Electronic Systems can offer today. What do you think ...?