Advanced Imaging


Advanced Imaging Magazine

Updated: January 12th, 2011 10:01 AM CDT

Special Report: The Largest Market in the World

While Japan, Korea and Taiwan are most developed, China and India are charging forward
Matrox Imaging representative addresses the audience at the China International Machine Vision Technology & Application Conference.
Education and training are becoming very important for Western countries moving into the Asian market. Here, a Matrox Imaging representative addresses the audience at the China International Machine Vision Technology & Application Conference.

By Barry Hochfelder

What is the effect of the current global economy?

Marc Damhaut: Asia is not spared by the current depression; it is, however, expected that this will be the first region to rebound later in 2009.

Jeremy Chang: We have seen two previous economic crises—the oil crisis in the '70s and when the IT bubble burst. People have money and don't want to spend it. In China, we're expecting a fourth-quarter U-turn. Japan will probably be a little bit later because they're very heavy in consumer products.

Ganesh Devaraj: The automotive industry in India has been affected badly and sales to this sector have dropped significantly. Industries in general are more cautious about investing now and so there is a slowdown.

Keith Reuben: I think the current thinking is that the first half of the year will be pretty slow. The pickup might occur in the second half. Opinions are split on this. One of the things we're sure of is, when it does occur it will first happen in the emerging countries. When you see China pick up, a few quarters later you'll see other parts of the world pick up.

A lot of money has been put into the system [globally]. A new U.S. president is in place and he has an environmentally friendly policies. The Japanese are putting a couple trillion Yen in the market, the Chinese $580 billion. It will start taking effect. And I'm an eternal optimist.

Henry Chia: Many of the machine makers in the Southeast Asia region export machines overseas, mainly to China or Taiwan which in turn produce the goods for markets in the U.S. and Europe. Since the downturn has curbed demand in these markets extensively, the machine makers and system integrators see businesses very adversely affected. Many assemblies are adopting a four-day work week.

Frank Grube: We see a slowdown in investments but it is still too early to evaluate how big the impact of the financial crisis will be on our business in 2009.

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