Even in a down economy, ARC Advisory Group is predicting that the control valve market will reach close to $3.5 billion in just four yearsup from $3 billion in 2002. Why the surge in sales? ARC attributes the growth to new opportunities in food and beverage, drugs and pharmaceuticals, and the specialty chemical market. Control valves offer performance gains and greater functionality, and are playing a role in predictive maintenance and remote diagnostics.
In a move that strengthens its 3D design business, Stratasys continued a 15-month buying spree this week by announcing its plan to acquire GrabCAD, a provider of a cloud-based collaboration environment for engineers.
Many diverse markets take advantage of semiconductor IP; so many that no one can recite the entire list without leaving off several. So why do we track all the vertical markets? They all have a unique set of requirements and value attributes differently. One major vertical market segment is automotive.
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