A brief recap of a recent Frost and Sullivan Webinar concerning General Purpose Test Equiment Growth Areas through 2013

Market Segments for GPTE:

Oscilloscopes, Electronic Counters, Signal Generators, Logic Analyzers, Network Analyzers, AWG’s, Spectrum Analyzers, Power Meters, Multimeters

Market for GPTE is projected to increase from $3,760.2 million to $3,916.8 million by 2013
(positive trend to be visible by 3rd quarter 2009)

Transformations During Growth Period:

  • Stand Alone to Integrated and Automated
  • Bench top to PC based
  • Manufacturing and  I&M to Research and Development
  • R&D NA to R&D APAC
  • Increase in Rental and Leasing
  • 2.6% growth rate

Major Drivers:
Need for Higher Bandwidth Speed–> Regulations in Tele-communications Industry—>Long Term Evolution

Major Industry Participants:

  • Aeroflex
  • BK Precision
  • Advantest
  • omega.com
  • Agilent
  • Gossen Metrawatt
  • SRS
  • Hameg
  • Hioki
  • Anritsu
  • Keithley
  • Tektronix
  • Leader
  • Gigatronics
  • Extech
  • Phase Matrix
  • Goodwill.com
  • Yokogawa
  • Fluke
  • Elmika
  • Thurlby Thandar
  • Lecroy
  • Chauvin Arnoux
  • ZP Instruments
  • EZ Digital
  • Rohde and Schwarz
  • Greenlee
  • EADS North America
  • Boonton
  • Rigol

(R&S mentioned as the growth leader of above group)

Market Movers:

  • Combinational Testers
  • Wireless Communication
  • Compact Test Equipment
  • PC Based Instruments

The projected trends being most favorable for used test equipment, test equipiment rentals and leasing test equipment.

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Mike is a finance industry executive with expertise in test, IT and avionics equipment acquisition, resale, residual valuation, leasing, renting and consignment.
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