The United States is one of the countries in the world with the most developed electronics industry. This has been as a result of the great innovations and inventions that have occurred in this industry. Looking back at the industry in the country one realizes that things have changed a lot since the first electronics were produced. The changes have been brought about by increased knowledge in this industry and also innovations in the way they are produced. Let’s now look at the history of the industry in the country.
How has the industry developed?
The electronic industry in the United States can be traced back in the 19th century. The development led to creation of several inventions in developments of different electronics. Most of the electronics that came up during this period are those involved in the entertainment industry including televisions and radios. As years moved and with increased knowledge in the industry digital electronics emerged in the 1940’s. By the 1990’s, more electronics had emerged even in the computer industry. Since then it has developed to be a worldwide industry worth a lot of dollars. Most of the electronic parts in the modern times are now digital.
Development of consumer electronic products
Consumer electronics have also developed since the 19th century and there are thousands of consumer electronic parts in the United States market. There are modern and more sophisticated electronics that have been developed through the years. There has been the emergence of both semi and fully automated factories that produce these electronics. In addition to this, the industry has grown from the past manual production process to the now modern computerized production that has led to more complex and efficient consumer electronics.
Impacts to the society
The electronics industry in the United States has led to both positive and negative impacts to the entire society, but the positive ones surpass the latter. As years have moved since the 19th century, more and more people are now employed in the industry. There are professional who are involved in designing, testing, developing, installation and repairing of the electronics. Another great impact is that the society has become more efficient with inventions of more complex and smaller electronics that have high level functionality.
With increased production since the 19thcentury, there has been production of toxic materials with negative impacts to the environment. However, in the past twenty years there has been creation of regulations to address these problems.