Design Engineering Outsourced to India

This is why I didn't want to stay a digital design engineer forever.

If you think tech outsourcing is limited to call centers, software writing, and back-office operations, think again. The same Indian firms that generated the outsourcing wave–and the ensuing jobs controversy–are moving up what one executive calls the "value chain." The big three–Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys Technologies, and Wipro–and myriad smaller firms are taking outsourcing in new directions, tech product research and development being just one example. Since the trend is not as obvious as when it involves hearing an Indian-accented voice on a customer help line, it might be considered, as Wipro notes, a "silent revolution."

Of course, as advanced as the software is getting, it may replace all humans for design related tasks someday.