The exploding IoT (Internet of Things) chip market is expected to reach 20 billion devices by 2020 by many predictions. The majority of these will NOT be wearables.
The IoT market will be driven by Data and Subscription business models. THOUSANDS of these companies popping up will need THOUSANDS of unique, specialized devices. Who's going to design all these chips? Not the traditional IC designers. It's going to be software engineers, systems designers, FPGA designers, college students…you name it.
If you are not a traditional IC or ASIC designer, then you will likely be overwhelmed and have major anxiety when tasked with designing and producing an IoT chip.