Looking Forward: 2021 Industry Trends and Events to Watch for

Judy Warner
|  Created: February 16, 2021
Looking Forward 2021 Industry Trends and Events to Watch for

Where are we going in these crazy times? Mike Buetow, an exceptional journalist in the electrical engineering space, gives us the state of the industry—what to look out for, the current trends, and what will help you be a better design engineer in 2021.

This is an episode full of valuable information about major industry trends. Make sure to check the extra resources below, and watch the full episode or listen on the go on any of your favorite podcast apps!

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Show Highlights:

  • What lasting effects will the pandemic have on Trade Shows?
  • PCB East and PCB West: Game On! in Massachusetts and California
  • 3 Major Industry Trends to watch for:
    • Component Shortages, Caps, Resistors, Memory, and Microchips
    • Smart Manufacturing: Offshore Giants like Universal Scientific have achieved Industry 4.0 in scale
    • Geopolitical Impacts: Keep your eyes on Taiwan!

Links and Resources:

PCB East
PCB West
TTI Market Eye
ESD Alliance (EDA market stats)
Circuits Assembly Article: Lights-Out Factory at USI (Universal Scientific, Inc)


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About Author

About Author

Judy Warner has held a unique variety of roles in the electronics industry for over 25 years. She has a background in PCB Manufacturing, RF and Microwave PCBs and Contract Manufacturing, focusing on Mil/Aero applications. 

She has also been a writer, blogger, and journalist for several industry publications such as Microwave Journal, PCB007 Magazine, PCB Design007, PCD&F, and IEEE Microwave Magazine, and an active board member for PCEA (Printed Circuit Engineering Association). In 2017, Warner joined Altium as the Director of Community Engagement. In addition to hosting the OnTrack Podcast and creating the OnTrack Newsletter, she launched Altium's annual user conference, AltiumLive. Warner's passion is to provide resources, support, and advocate for PCB Design Engineers worldwide.

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