The company I work for now really does not care about IP. I design low-cost consumer products that get shipped offshore to be produced. The big deal is time-to-market and being first. After something is successful and commoditized, it will be copied and driven to the lowest possible cost. Thus, there is no longer a need for a high-cost EE. There is a need for a high-cost EE to turn local ideas into workable concepts quickly. â€”lroee
From the current EETimes.