[time-nuts] Optical Cesium or maybe Cesium "light"!

Magnus Danielson magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Sat Mar 18 15:12:36 EDT 2017

Hi Paul,

On 03/18/2017 03:32 PM, paul swed wrote:
> I am in the same frame of mind had the market, so no need to evolve. But
> also it seems the business segment is so small its unclear that there is a
> good business case to build them.These days if its not $B little interest.
> Chuckle.
> Hp dumped cesiums and test equipment and then symetricom was purchased by
> Microsemi. Pretty strange. All in all in the timing market the players seem
> to be all but gone.

Some vendors have been unable to adapt, so they loose market share, cut 
products and markets and eventually end up selling the business to some 
large player, get consolidated and eventually vanish as a brand. Some of 
these created some product which fit a market very well, but later the 
solution for that market is tighter integrated and the market is gone, 
but there is still lots of timing in there.

At the same time, others come in, silently builds larger and pick market 

As always, things change.

We time-nuts must be careful to save away all useful material when we 
can, so that we don't loose manuals, software, app-notes, etc. We cannot 
take for granted it will be there next year.


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