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Tool Steels Expected to Lead in Market Demand

NYC, NY — February 2009 – Dedalus Consulting (www.dedalusconsulting.com) recently released new research on Hard and Superhard Materials as part of its Advanced Materials Series. The report contains data on the world market by product type in the following end-user industries: Aerospace, Automotive, Chemical/Environmental, Communications, Construction/Building, Defense/Military, Electronic, Equipment/Machinery, Medical/Research, Metal Working, Optic, Opto-Electronic, Paper & Pulp, Power Generation, and Textile. The product scope encompasses the following sectors: industrial diamonds, boron nitride (CBN/PcBN), advanced ceramics, cemented carbides and tool steels.

New Report Says Integrators of Voice, Data and Video on a Single Network Poised to Benefit

New York, NY — January, 2009 – Dedalus Consulting (www.dedalusconsulting.com) recently released new research on IP-Based Intercom & Public Address Systems, the first report in its Telecom & Mobile Communications Series. The report contains data on the U.S. market by product type in 10 sectors: Security, Education, Industrial, Commercial/Retail, Enterprise, Residential, Healthcare, Hospitality, Government and Transportation.

According to recent statistics from the U.S. government, global energy consumption will increase by close to 40% by 2030 to nearly 700 quadrillion BTUs from its present level of 500 quadrillion BTUs. On average, the increase in developed countries such as the U.S., Japan and Germany will be 17%, following an average growth rate of 0.7% annually. In developing countries, the increase will be closer to 67% by 2030, following an average growth level of 2.5% annually.

Mobile Devices, Laptops, Video Games and Global Positioning Systems Drive Demand

New York City, NY, August 17, 2008 – New York City-based market research firm Dedalus Consulting (www.dedalusconsulting.com) recently released a new report on quartz crystal- and non-quartz crystal-based frequency control devices (FCDs) that projects overall growth in dollar volume of 5.9% annually and unit volume of 7.9% annually. FCDs are passive electronic equipment components that provide precise time and frequency adjustments.

Global MEMS Market Projected to Grow by Approximately 8% in Dollar Volume by 2012

New York, NY — August 17, 2008 – New York City-based market research firm Dedalus Consulting (www.dedalusconsulting.com) recently released a new report on quartz crystal- and non-quartz crystal-based frequency control devices (FCDs) that projects overall growth in dollar volume of 5.9% annually and unit volume of 7.9% annually. FCDs are passive electronic equipment components that provide precise time and frequency adjustments.

The financial risk of rushing a new product out the door has now been significantly softened as a result of today's production lead-times of less than 14 days (10 kpcs) for delivering programmable MEMS clock oscillators.

MEMS clock oscillators rely on cost-effective silicon-resonator technology, which allows the quick introduction of new products without added expense. Despite today's challenging economic climate, program managers need no longer make a trade-off between price and delivery, while design engineers enjoy greater leeway.

Though diamond tools offer longer tool life and greater long-term productivity, end-users often don't look beyond the higher price tag.

Industrial diamond can be defined in two ways: natural diamond that does not meet the standards of gem diamond because of color, size or other imperfections; or diamond that is synthetically manufactured for industrial applications. In 2007, over 90% of all industrial diamond use was synthetic.

New York, NY--In 2008, world production of industrial diamonds will exceed $2.3 billion. The majority of these will be used in abrasive and cutting tool applications. Manufacturers of cutting tools and superabrasives have long recognized the advantages of diamond over other abrasive products, such as ceramic and cemented carbides, but have not been able to justify the added expense of using diamond products over these less expensive materials. Continually, however, efficiencies in synthetic diamond production and the development of untapped mines in Canada and South America, lower the cost of diamond materials. The result has sparked an increased interest in diamond tools.