Final Customer Purchasing from the Product Producer

Use Steps: Use steps include all the customer's value added activities or the consumption of the product itself. These steps include all the costs the customer incurs in employing the product in its intended use.

Resources: Reduce resources required for the use of the product

Energy: Reduce the energy the customer uses with the product

A. Effort – Reduce the physical constraints on the customer

Adapt product to differing physical environments of use


No. SIC Year Note
1 1381 2004 Weatherford drilling services firm is one driven by emerging technologies. For example, its technology for expandable-pipes that allow wells to be wider at greater depths-is improving.
2 3571 2002 Palm's Tungsten T handheld features a compact design and an ultrasharp display. It is meant to be easily operated with just one hand-another thing that separates it from PockedPCs.
3 3599 2002 Price is just part of the OmniVision growth story. There is also technology. The OV7640 chip, released this month boasts better color and sensitivity to low light than previous models.
4 3661 2004 Motorola has developed phones that can connect wirelessly to the Internet and also do voice over Internet protocol while inside of an office. They have all the features of a desktop phone, but can switch to cellular networks when outside of the office.
5 3674 2002 Dozens of chip companies have entered the new market for network processing chips. The market for these chips remains small, about $100 million of these products were sold in 2001 however the market may surpass $1 billion within a few years. IBM, Intel and Motorola have all begun manufacturing them, working to push small players out of the market. The network processors can be reprogrammed for different tasks by gear makers. NPUs run devices like routers and switches at the heart of networks, including the Internet. They are also present in phone equipment and other derives. For users, they can speed development and production of electronic devices. Intel has won an estimated 30% of all NPU contracts, followed by Applied Microcircuits Corp, with 23%.
6 3674 2003 Power Integrations' products automatically adjust to whatever voltage is available, making them user-friendly anywhere in the world. This has allowed their products to appeal to a great number of customers.
7 3731 1998 Hitachi turned to Nippon Steel for a new technique that could make welding robots faster and more flexible. The result was one of Hitachi's technological triumphs: a robot that can weld along a curved surface slanted up 15 degrees. Requiring only two people to operate, it is more than twice as fast as manual welding.
8 3829 2003 Kapro Industries, an Israeli maker of measuring tools, developed a new level using two vials filled with liquid and a bubble of air at one- and two-degree angles to help builders lay floors with small slopes, such as a bathroom. The level that emerged from this process, called TopGrade, now enjoys strong worldwide sales.

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