Frost & Sullivan Industry Practice                                                  Volume 5, Issue 2 - April 2007 
Growth Opportunities in the Automation & Process Control Sector

 
Research Snapshot
Strategic Analysis of the Automation and Software Solutions Market in the World Oil and Gas Industry

 Technical Insights
Self-Guided Vehicle with Enhanced Control System
Advances in Human Machine Interface Technologies

 Industry Forecasting Tools
Robotics Industry – Growth Prospects in the Taiwanese Market

 Upcoming Events
3rd Annual Customer Contact 2007, East: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange, The People, Processes and Technologies That Deliver Customer Satisfaction and Excellence
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 Corporate Training &
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Using Research to Grow Your Business
Welcome to the latest edition of Growth Opportunities in the Automation & Process Control sector. This Newsletter covers the fluid power–hydraulic and pneumatic power, motors & drives–industrial motors, electric drives and mechanical power markets.

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Market Insights

Frost & Sullivan Movers & Shakers Interview with Tom Diederich, Vice President Life Sciences, Emerson Process Management

Movers & Shakers Interview with Mr. Stephen Kao, Vice President, Systems and Solutions, Emerson Process Management Asia Pacific
 
Mergers & Acquisitions

Siemens A&D to acquire UGS Corp.

Siemens Automation and Drive’s imminent acquisition of UGS Corp. is set to make it the world’s first supplier to provide an end-to-end software and hardware portfolio to manufacturing industries encompassing the complete lifecycle of products and production facilities. Read More
 
Research Snapshots
Strategic Analysis of the Automation and Software Solutions Market in the World Oil and Gas Industry
This Frost & Sullivan research service provides an in depth analysis and the revenue forecasts for the various automation and software solution segments across various geographies, along with a comprehensive analysis of the drivers, industry challenges and trends prevailing in the global automation market for oil and gas . In this study, analysts thoroughly examine the following markets: programmable logic controller (PLC), distributed control system (DCS), industrial asset management (IAM), manufacturing execution system (MES), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), human machine interface (HMI), advanced process control (APC), safety systems and industrial control services market. Click on the link for more information about this exclusive research service.

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Upcoming Research

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Recent Studies

Technical Insights

What's Hot?

Self-Guided Vehicle with Enhanced Control System
The automated or self-guided vehicle (SGV) is essentially a mobile robot used in the industrial arena to move materials from point-to-point. The trend towards developing robots that have a greater degree of autonomy so that they can perform tasks more effectively in an unstructured environment without continuous human guidance or intervention also extends to automated guided vehicles. More autonomous automated guided vehicles are better able to flexibly navigate their environment and are more readily able to accommodate any changes in their environment. Read More


Technical Research Snapshot

Advances in Human Machine Interface Technologies
This research service reviews the advancements in the field of human-machine interface (HMI) technologies and identifies and evaluates the novel technologies that are crucial in the enormous manufacturing industry. It also gives an array of information on organizations, companies, universities, research institutions, and government labs involved in research and development (R&D), and their contact details. A summary of key patents along with patent analysis provides an insight into notable activities, technology trends, and major participants in the field. Click on the link below to read more about this exclusive research service.

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Upcoming Research

Recent Studies

Industry Forecasting Tools - Country Industry Forecast
Robotics Industry – Growth Prospects in the Taiwanese Market
The robotics industry in the country is poised for growth. Robot manufacturing has been given very high importance and the production value is expected to increase significantly in the coming years. The aging population in Taiwan, Japan, South Korea etc, increased production of semiconductors, TFT-LCD components and the inherent strength of the country in producing high-tech and peripheral products present potential business opportunities for companies. In addition, the Government’s initiative to support and encourage small- and medium-sized companies to adopt the latest technology is expected to open up new opportunities for the robotics industry. The research service covers the implications of macroeconomic factors such as GDP and trade on the automation and electronics industry and it highlights the potential growth opportunities in the Taiwanese automation and electronics industry.

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Upcoming Events

Executive MindXchange

3rd Annual Customer Contact 2007, East: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange, The People, Processes and Technologies That Deliver Customer Satisfaction and Excellence

Dates: 22-2
5 April, 2007
Venue: Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa, Fort Myers, FL

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3rd Annual Innovations in New Product Development and Marketing 2007: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange - Achieving Sustainable Customer -Driven Innovation

Dates: 10-13 June, 2007
Venue: Newport Beach Marriott
Hotel and Spa, Newport Beach, CA

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8th Annual Sales & Marketing 2007, East: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange, Driving Top-Line Growth with Powerful Sales and Marketing Strategies

Dates: 22-25 July, 2007
Venue:
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, VA

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eBroadcast

By combining the immediacy of the Web with the impact of streaming audio and video, Frost & Sullivan's eBroadcasts are one-hour topic-specific seminars packed with the information and insights needed to address real-world business needs.

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Notable Events

Smart Cards for Government and Payment
Dates: 8-9 May, 2007
Venue: Mexico City, Mexico

Smart cards are a hot technology across Latin America. To learn about the latest market developments and how to profit from this technology, industry leaders are assembling in Mexico City at this great event. Alejandra Etcharrán, Research Team Leader Latin America, Frost & Sullivan, will be a speaker for the key session on "e-Government Initiatives in Latin America".


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contact Edgar Betts at + 1-954-642-8969
betts@smartcardalliance.org



Power Transmission 2007
Date: 31 May, 2007
Venue: Assago, Milan, Italy

Organised by a group of Italian trade publications along with the support of important research centres, "The Future of Power Transmission" will provide an insight of the power transmission market. Main topics include noise/vibrations in power transmissions, hybrid vehicles, agriculture, wind energy, fuel cells and railways.

For more information contact Tecniche Nuove,
Tel. +3902332039612, email: congresso.tp@tecnichenuove.com

Corporate Training & Development

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Using Research to Grow Your Business

Dates: 25-27 April, 2007
Venue: London

This three-day programme will address vital questions by showing how to make use of market data to identify key growth opportunities. This course is designed to help organisations understand their customers better and identify new market opportunities.

Key Focus:
  • Critically assess the strategic market information your organisation requires
  • Understand and use practical tools to extract maximum information from your research resources
  • Identify residual gaps in information
  • How to identify additional desk research sources
  • Use research results to direct marketing initiatives
  • How to present research findings to stakeholders and get their buy–in

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AWARDS Banquet

2007 ASEAN Automotive Awards

Date: 28th June, 2007

The inaugural Frost & Sullivan 2007 ASEAN Automotive Awards, to be held on Thursday, June 28 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, seeks to recognize and honor outstanding performance by companies in South East Asia's automotive industry.
 
FROST & SULLIVAN AWARDS

We recognise outstanding industry achievements by presenting Frost & Sullivan Awards to companies demonstrating best practices in various regional and global markets.

Award Recipients
 

COPA-DATA
Recipient of the 2007 Product Innovation of the Year Award

Emerson Process Management
Recipient of the 2006 North American Automation & Software Customer Value Enhancement Award
Hitachi America, Ltd.
Recipient of the 2007 North American Variable Speed Drivers Excellence in Technology & Product Value of the Year Award
ICS Triplex
Recipient of the 2007 North American Industrial Safety Systems Customer Value Excellence of the Year Award
Pilgrim Software
Recipient of the 2007 North American Enterprise Compliance & Quality Managment Company of the Year
Werum Software & Systems AG
Recipient of the 2007 North American Manufacturing Execution Systems Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Industries Company of the Year Award
Wonderware Corporation
Recipient of the 2007 North American Adaptive Manufacturing & Supervisory Controls Company of the Year Award

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