EE Salaries Up All Over

Raises are modest in the United States and Europe, big in Asia

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John Wright rode the tech bubble of the 1990s for all it was worth, hopping jobs and moving up to a six-figure salary. Hefty bonuses and stock options nearly doubled his income. But when the bubble burst, Wright spent nearly three years without a job.

When the dot-com boom began, Wright had a good job as an engineer at Cypress Semiconductor, an established and stable outfit in San Jose, Calif. But in the heady summer of 2000, a headhunter caught Wright in what he describes as ”a moment of weakness” with an offer from a telecom start-up.

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Asad Madni and the Life-Saving Sensor

His pivot from defense helped a tiny tuning-fork prevent SUV rollovers and plane crashes

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Asad Madni and the Life-Saving Sensor

In 1992, Asad M. Madni sat at the helm of BEI Sensors and Controls, overseeing a product line that included a variety of sensor and inertial-navigation devices, but its customers were less varied—mainly, the aerospace and defense electronics industries.

And he had a problem.

The Cold War had ended, crashing the U.S. defense industry. And business wasn’t going to come back anytime soon. BEI needed to identify and capture new customers—and quickly.

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