Staff writer Matt LaWell explores news in manufacturing technology, covering the trends and developments in automation, robotics, digital tools and emerging technologies. He also reports on the best practices of the most successful high tech companies, including computer, electronics, and industr...
Computers are king in so many corners of the world, just not on the IndustryWeek 1000. Not yet, at least. Computers & Other Electronics Products filled 94 spots on our annual list of the world’s 1,000 largest public manufacturing companies by revenue — an incredible number, but still short of Chemicals (95) and Petroleum & Coal Products (113). They accounted for 18 of the top 100 spots on the list, too, behind only, yeah, Petroleum & Coal Products (22).
On a micro level, machinery manufacturers around the globe appear to be struggling, at least relatively speaking. According to the IndustryWeek 1000, our list of the largest manufacturers in the world by annual revenue, each of the top five companies in the space dropped year over year. So did nine of the top 14. And 16 of the top 25. And 24 of the top 35. And 34 of the top 48. And on and on. On a more macro level, though, business is still good.
Much like the best machines that fill his customers’ factories, Roy Ashok has little unplanned time. The augmented reality veteran stepped up to succeed Brian Mullins as CEO of Daqri in early October, then guided the first real significant product rollout — shipping not another version of the Smart Helmet that grabbed so much attention, but rather its newer, slimmer Smart Glasses — in early November. He has no seismic life or work events on the calendar this month. Yet.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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