Computer hardware engineers research, design, develop and test computer systems. They evaluate the effectiveness of hardware already in production and identify ways to improve it.
Computer hardware engineers usually work in a research laboratory. These engineers are responsible for designing and developing computer systems that are compatible with other systems in an efficient manner. They conduct their own research and development, and also collaborate with others in the field of computer science to design advanced systems.
Computer hardware engineers use computers to design, manage and test computer systems. They develop new products and improve existing ones. But the actual manufacturing of computer hardware is conducted by other engineers, such as Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
A computer hardware engineer performs engineering duties in designing and developing computer systems, components, and equipment such as central processing units (CPU), circuit boards, modems, monitors, printers, keyboards, and other peripherals.