I'm finishing my degree in Engineering Physics (really just physics). Without a doubt my favorite area of physics is solid state physics. While I love computational and theoretical work, I don't think making a career out of it is as easy as it is in the experimental or engineering side of it. So I'm thinking of going to graduate school for electrical engineering and work on solid state electronics. But I'm very worried that this industry might not have that much of a future. It's not new science, and people are arguing that we are reaching a fundamental limit on the sizing of transistors, etc. I don't want to argue more about this because I want to hear from you. Does the semiconductor and solid state electronics industry have a lot of future? Why? If not, what areas of electrical engineering (that are like solid state physics) would you recommend looking into? Also, how easy is it to get a job in R&D? I don't want to be in academia if choose this path... Thanks, David.