Gartner Research

A New Business Model to Emerge: Engineering Services

Published: 02 August 1999

ID: G0080963

Analyst(s): Clark Fuhs


As the contract manufacturing model becomes the standard driver for implementation of technology, industrial engineering practices, and manufacturing science in general, new business models will emerge to fill needs that will develop. Dataquest predicts that the engineering services business model will emerge as a multibillion-dollar market in the semiconductor industry in the next 10 years. This article discusses how the industry has evolved and what needs could emerge to drive markets in operation management, engineering business services, and financial management.

Table Of Contents
  • Dataquest Predicts
  • Background: Vertical Companies Fragmented
  • The Issues at Hand: Focus, Commoditization, and Reintegration
    • What Are "Engineering Services"?
  • What Areas Will Emerge? Which Companies Will Likely Fill?
    • Contractor Services
    • Process Module Services
    • Manufacturing Finance Services
    • Manufacturing Information Services
  • Dataquest Perspective
    • What You Should Do Now

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