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CAE-CAD-CAM sales topped $5 billion in '84.

Sales of CAE/CAD/CAM products and services increased 44 percent in 1984, with the total greater than $5 billion. The data comes from an industry report published recently by International Technology Marketing Inc (ITM), a CAE/CAD/CAM consulting and research company based in Wellesley Hills, MA.

The fastest growth occurred in the CAE workstation market segment, where 1984 sales of $400 million were twice those of 1983. In turnkey CAD/CAM system sales, IBM Corp increased its lead over second-place Computervision, attaining revenues of $900 million in 1984 compared to $550 million for CV.

"These results represent a healthy growth for the industry and just about every company participating in it," says Julius Dorfman, president of ITM. "Despite forecasts of an industry shakeout, we saw very few instances of sales declines in 1984. About half of the companies we follow reported sales gains of at least 40 percent."

Included in the report are sales of turnkey. CAD/CAM systems, CAE workstations, and CAD/CAM workstations, hardware, software, and services.

According to the report, 1984 turnkey CAD/CAM systems sales totalled $2.9 billion, compared with $1.67 billion for 1983. Still the largest market segment in dollar value, turnkey system sales accounted for more than 50 percent of the industry total.

For information on complete ITM reports, circle E63.
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Title Annotation:computer-aided engineering - computer-aided design - computer-aided manufacturing
Publication:Tooling & Production
Date:Sep 1, 1985
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