Interesting fact: Most of today’s successful firmware engineers, as many as 80% according to a recent poll, are actually electrical engineers that received on-the-job training. Is that the best way to educate this vital segment of our industry? I think not.
Embedded industry experts will tell you that firmware is everywhere. As a member of the embedded community and someone who has enjoyed a career as a firmware engineer, I would certainly agree with that statement. However, the issue is that no one understands or can define what firmware actually is.