Roots of this problem go way back.

Article: 22nm Design Challenges at ISSCC 2011
By: Nathan Monson (nmo.delete@this.spamaway.com), March 15, 2011 8:17 am
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someone (someone@somewhere.com) on 3/15/11 wrote:
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>Wow, that's brutal. The U.S. graduates about 13k EEs a year
>last I heard. There were about in 100 in my graduating year
>at my school.

67% of graduate level EEs in the US are foreign-born [1]. This matches my experience hiring newly minted EEs in Silicon Valley. (This isn't anything glamorous like chip design, just typical mixed signal motherboards for consumer electronics.)

Somehow, a lot of Americans are getting the message that EE is a dead-end.

In one ear, I'm hearing from trained EEs who are not interested in making a career of it anymore, because 'it's all going to be outsourced anyway'. In the other ear, my managers are getting impatient with how long it takes to find a good EE locally, when the guys overseas swear they can handle it immediately with armies of warm bodies for a fraction of the cost.

Nathan

[1] http://www.h1base.com/visa/work/US%20ECONOMY%20and%20the%20H1B%20VISA%20program/ref/1210/
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