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New report helps R and D managers discover profit opportunities in the growing market for sensors
New report helps R&D managers discover profit opportunities in the growing market for sensors
As the price of sensors and microprocessors continues to fall, the market for sensors is growing at a fast pace. Many products that once used one or several sensors now use dozens or more. In automobiles, the use of sensors has gone from less than ten a decade ago to more than a hundred today. In addition, many products that never used a sensor before are now employing one or more sensor technologies. For example, some high-end toasters now use a sensor to detect how dark the bread is becoming, helping to regulate toasting better and avoid burning.
"The companies that will succeed in this market," says Peter Katz, publisher of Technical Insights, "are the ones that hook up with the right technology partners. R&D budgets today are typically tight, so companies try to access external sources of technology through acquisition, licensing, and various partnering options."
Sensor Technology Sourcebook, 3rd edition: Guide to Sensor Developments Worldwide, a new report published by Technical Insights, gives R&D professionals an easy way to locate sources of new technology in the sensor marketplace. It features:
a practical overview of the major trends and opportunities in the sensor marketplace;
an examination of the recent directions in sensor-related research;
detailed profiles of more than 130 organizations active in sensor-related research, including universities, independent labs, government agencies, and for-profit companies;
full contact information, including names, addresses, fax and phone numbers, and e-mail addresses, enabling readers to contact developers directly;
easy-access indices that categorize organizations according to the type of sensor or sensors they are working on;
summaries of recent patents in the field.
Some of the companies and research organizations profiled in this report include: ABTECH Scientific Inc.; Applied Biophysics Inc.; Argonne National Laboratory, Energy Technology Division; Université Blaise Pascal Clermont II; Chel Instruments Ltd.; CRYO Industries of America; Dytran Instruments Inc.; International Light Inc.; Karpov Institute of Physical Chemistry; Kyushu Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Optical Sensors Inc.; Piezotech SA; Science Applications International Corp, Technology Development Operation; Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Fiber & Electro-Optics Research Center; and many more.
Further details are available from Peter Savage, Editor-in-Chief, Technical Insights/John Wiley & Sons, 32 North Dean St., Englewood NJ 07631, 201-227-4910. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. URL: www.wiley.com/technical_insights.