The future of VLSI is bright. VLSI, analog, digital or mixed signal is needed everywhere. Decades ago, a car had just a few electronic components, mainly analog. Nowadays a car has thousands of chips inside. Nowadays, automation and smart devices are the future. Robots, drones, they all need hardware and software (besides mechanics) for their tasks. Hence, there will be a wider variety of solutions needed and this is good news for the VLSI industry.
Hardware and software advisor for tech startups. ASIC, FPGA, RPi, Arduino, AI, robots, drones, blockchain, Machine learning, vision processing, IoT and 3D printers are my fields of expertise.