All posts by Tim Dawson

Tim has nearly 20 years’ experience in technology market intelligence with expertise across a broad range of industrial automation technologies and industries. Tim is now Research Director and Principal Analyst for the Interact Analysis Industrial Technology team, using his considerable experience to develop best-in-class research for the manufacturing sector. Read More

What’s the Outlook for Italy’s Manufacturing & Automation Markets?

Alongside the SPS IPC Drives Italia tradeshow (being held in Parma, Italy, 28th to 30th May), we decided to showcase our ability to provide detailed...

/ May 28, 2019

Industrial Controls & Remote I/O – A focus on the PLC market

The most important factor driving demand for PLCs is the continued growth in machine building sectors and manufacturing in general. Despite some futurists predicting their...

/ March 27, 2019

Industrial Controls & Remote I/O – 2019

Country-level data and analysis for the industrial controls & remote I/O industry.

/ March 15, 2019

How will the PLC Market be Impacted by the Manufacturing Slowdown?

With the manufacturing sector facing a bleak outlook in 2019, we thought it prudent to share our projections for the growth and development of the...

/ March 6, 2019

Industrial Controls on Growth Path Despite Manufacturing Slowdown

We predict that global PLC, DCS and remote I/O revenues will maintain positive growth in 2019 (growing by 0.6%), despite being negatively impacted by the...

/ February 12, 2019

Who Were the Leading Vendors of Industrial Controls in 2017?

Following two consecutive years of decline, global industrial controls (combining PLCs and DCS) registered an uptick in growth in 2017 to reach over $23.7bn. The...

/ November 20, 2018
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Softbank to Acquire Robotics Division from Alphabet: our take

The details Late last week it was announced, without much ceremony, that Softbank Group would be acquiring Boston Dynamics and Schaft, collectively the robotics division...

/ June 12, 2017
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Softbank’s Investment in OSIsoft

In short: great synergies, but execution will be key Last week it was announced that Softbank Group had made an investment in OSIsoft by acquiring...

/ June 6, 2017
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Google arrives just in IoT(ime)

Last month we wrote about Alphabet’s (and its subsidiaries) lack of presence in the industrial IoT space, this despite being suitably qualified and it being...

/ May 25, 2017