The Precision Instrument Industry has been showing steady increases in demand since 2003. US growth has been positive, though not at the levels seen in 2006. Many companies are deriving a large portion of revenue from overseas. Precision instruments are required to develope and produce, and perform quality control and quality assurance. As more solutions are sought for developing economies, demand might steadily increase. Competitive pressures are bound to remain.
Agilent Technologies (A) Analogic (ALOG) Applera (ABI) American Science and Engineering (ASEI) Axsys Technologies (AXYS) Cognex (CGNX) Coherent (COHR) FEI Company (FEIC) K-Tron International (KTII) Keithley Instruments (KEI) MTS Systems (MTSC) National Instruments (NATI) Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) Varian (VARI) Waters (WAT)