Two engineering giants are joining forces to develop a broad range of solar power technologies, including power towers, dish engine systems, solar troughs, and concentrated photovoltaics. The companies inked the deal, called the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, last fall with a goal of accelerating progress toward developing solar power technology to generate clean, renewable electric power sources for consumer use. Now if only customers would pay more attention to their energy consumption.
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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