The digital boom which happened in the latter half of the 20th century was the ground zero indication of the core parts of the industry moving to digital electronics.
But at the core still lies the requirement of advancing the electronics, improving which, opens up multiple possibilities in the realm of software.
One of the breakthroughs that has greatly impacted the world include automation in the form of robotics, which has affected society so much that, statistics say since 2000, almost 1.7 million human jobs have been phased out. Sound scary? Well you shouldn't worry too much, Since it's also predicted that AI will create 97 million jobs by 2025.
Many of these technologies are formed around what we call SoC (System on chip), which is the prime focus of studying VLSI.
But it is not necessarily a easy path. Whenever we want a launch a new product in the market, it starts with design, goes through implementation and is finally fabricated, the entirety of which takes a lot of skill,time and effort.
And it does not help that the current education system is not framed according to the market needs, because of which learners are unable to bridge the gap and worse case end up getting a job with different stream.