The Future of Product Engineering Outsourcing (PEO)

A recent study found that outsourced engineering services are expected to increase to $1.1 trillion by the end of 2020. This is a dramatic increase compared to the $750 billion in services by the year 2004. Further, the study showed that significant increases are expected in automotive, aerospace, utilities, and telecommunications. Find out what’s driving these trends and how they affect your company.

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