I'm confused. This alclauty sounds pretty good. The average teacher spends just under 2 hours looking at students' results for each test? Or, if we assume that only the 7 struggling students matter, about 15 minutes looking at results per struggling student per test. That doesn't sound so bad to me, given the reality that teachers have lots of other prep work to do.
Newport Corporation was founded in 1969. The company is now a leading worldwide supplier of technology products and solutions for Life and Health Science, Industrial Manufacturing, Semiconductors, Scientific Research, Aerospace and Defense, Photovoltaics, and Microelectronic markets. Newport has acquired extensive knowledge over the 40 years they’ve been around which allows them to continually deliver innovative products in areas such as, photonics instrumentation, vibration isolation, lasers, and many other in depth segments. Newport also has a long history of partnering with original equipment manufacturer customers where they deliver comprehensive solutions in the areas of design, testing, and manufacturing. Newport today is known for their industry leading brands such as New Focus, Oriel Instruments, Corion, Richardson Gratings, and Spectra-Physics.
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Non ho davvero utirazzile una buona macchina fotografica video per questo, ma una macchina fotografica digitale con registrazione video, in modo che il laser non sono state prese troppo bene. Si d
Companies in the scientific and technical instruments industry have experienced strong revenue growth in recent years. Persistent corporate and state spending and consolidation within the industry were key drivers of growth. In this scientific and technical instrument market, input prices and labor costs are increasing. However, end-users in the semiconductor, networking, and similar industries must compete through non-stop innovation, which increases demand for instrumentation and test gear. Long-term increases in healthcare spending will sustain demand for medical instrumentation, while the expanding defense and homeland security budgets will also be a key determinant of revenues for scientific instrument manufacturers.
Newport sells their products and systems to original equipment manufacturers and end-user customers in markets that are enhanced by the use of photonics technology, including mainly:
The threat of new entrants is pretty high in the industry. Many of Newport’s markets are characterized by swift technological advances, changing customer needs, evolving industry standards, new product introductions, and sometimes new disruptive technology comes along that shifts current technology. Due to these conditions, many products in Newport’s markets can become obsolete very fast. This gives an opening to prospective new entrants looking to take over some market share. Also certain markets in the industry experience extreme cyclicality in capital spending. This means if Newport fails to introduce new products in a well-timed manner they could miss a period of market growth where other companies can gain an advantage. Entry of new competitors can also come from Newport’s current or potential customers. They may have developed or will develop products that could be competitive with Newport’s products.
Newport competes in several specific markets, against a limited number of companies in each market. The markets that Newport serves are very competitive and distinguished by rapidly changing technology. Newport is up against companies such as Corning Inc. and Agilent Technologies Inc, who have longer operating histories, better name recognition and considerably better technical, financial, manufacturing and marketing resources than they have. Also some of Newport’s competitors have e established relationships with their customers and potential customers in their markets. Along with current competitors Newport believes that new competitors with more resources than they have will try to offer products to their same markets which will hurt the company. Newport also has other competitors that are small and extremely specialized firms that are able to focus on only one portion of the market. 
Newport currently obtains various materials and components from a limited amount of sources because of the unique component designs and materials uniqueness needed to manufacture their products. In some cases, the number of suppliers available is limited because of patents covering the components or materials. Newport also manufactures some of their components in house and they are not available anywhere else. Many of Newport’s suppliers require long lead times to the deliver the quantities needed to they need to act in a timely manner.
The bargaining power of buyers is high in this industry. Even though Newport is involved in many markets, most of their sales come from large deals. If they lost the profit from these transactions it would greatly hurt their company. Newport is dedicated to maintaining their relationships with their large buyers so they don’t lose out on a big chunk of earnings.
The threat of substitute products or service is pretty low in this industry scientific and technical industry. This is because many of the products are so complex and unique and not to mention expensive. The only real threat of substitutes is associated with the rapidly changing technology in the industry that opens doors for new and improved products.
Newport provides a large assortment of photonics technology and products designed to increase the capabilities and efficiency of their customers’ precision applications, including:
Along with Newport’s individual products, they offer proficiency in integrating their products into systems that are designed to meet customers specific application requirements.
Newport’s corporate headquarters is located in Irvine, California. They currently lease this facility until it expires in 2022. Their primary manufacturing operations for each of their divisions can be seen in the table below.
|Division||Primary Facility Locations||Approximate Facility Size|
|Lasers||Santa Clara, California||139,000 square feet|
|Stahnsdorf, Germany||12,000 square feet|
|Irvine, California||272,000 square feet|
|Photonics and Precision||Rochester, New York||58,000 square feet|
|Technologies||Franklin, Massachusetts||56,000 square feet|
|North Billerica, Massachusetts||41,000 square feet|
|Stratford, Connecticut||32,000 square feet|
|Beaune-la Rolande, France||86,000 square feet|
|Wuxi, China||64,000 square feet|
|Brigueuil, France||44,000 square feet|
Newport markets their products through their domestic and international direct sales organizations. They also market their normal products through their web site and their product catalog called the Newport Resource. The Newport Resources is mailed to about 40,000 existing and potential new customers. It is also accessible worldwide becaasue they publish the catalog in quite a few languages such as English, German, Japanese, and Mandarin. Newport’s website also includes and online catalog that provides customers access to the most recent information about the products. There is detailed product information and extensive technical and applications data. Customers can also see reviews posted by other people which promotes the products by itself.
Newport’s products are particulary expensive considering the complexity of what they offer. They tailor their products to the needs of OEM’s and capital equipment. Since their products are so advanced they are very pricy.
Newport performed very well in 2010 and had an excellent financial performance. The company achieved and all time record in sales and orders and their earnings were the highest they have been in a ten years. These sturdy earnings led to great cash generation. Because of their strong performance in 2010, Newport is in a great pposistion for conintued growth and profitability.
A hope for the system is that terhceas can track needs of individual students by looking at how they did on different parts of tests, not just the students' overall performance. Even right after tests are given, the average teacher spends under 10 minutes a week looking at individual student information.