Design engineers design and build things as part of product development. Sometimes, it's better to buy a subsystem already fabricated -- but which subsystem and when?
Analog monolithic integration has unused capability that stimulates "What if ...?" thinking.
Silicon carbide (SiC) chips are gaining traction in photovoltaic (PV) solar inverters, but its future in electric vehicles remains cloudy.
The field programmable analog array always seems just out of reach. Will it ever become a real device? If it does, will anyone buy one?
Analog computers use far less power than digital ones. They are also less accurate and less capable of producing repeatable results. Still, since they're often good enough, perhaps more attention should be paid to the analog versions.