I am hardware designer and embedded programmer, and I hold my job dear.
I have worked extremely successfully together with my friends for last decade.
In the meantime I have been experienced the following processors and FPGAs:
- Samsung S5PC110 Cortex-A8 1GHz with 512KB L2 cache
- Samsung S3C6410 ARM1176JZF-S 533/667MHz
- PIC serial processors(PIC16F883-I/SS, dsPIC33FJ128MC706...)