Océ rises in the Lighthouse Systems Index for April

Océ is the hot topic for many analysts as it manages an impressive gain of 7 positions to end up at the 35th spot in this month’s Lighthouse Systems Index. The inking of a strategic partnership with Founder Group certainly helping it to gain analyst focus as the firm now seemes poised to further explore the high growth Chinese digital printing market.

Another notable gainer of analyst focus this month is Qualcomm. Qualcomm had lost 4 positions last month but is back up with a 5 positions jump as the news of its strategic investments in AMEC filter in and its tensions with Nokia develop.

In the top 10 firms of the month, the most notable change is NEC as it gains 2 positions to end up at the 9th spot. The firm has been busy with some novel ideas such as its Automatic multi-media blog creation system and the new optical tranceiver family of products.

Matsushita has slid to the 38th spot by losing 6 positions as the news of its February announcement to double its production capacity of multi-layer printed circuit boards materials grows stale. LSI Logic has also slid down 5 positions to the 43rd spot. It would be interesting to watch analyst focus on this firm in the coming months as it has now completed the merger with Agrere.

In the top 25 Lighthouse Systems Index, SanDisk is the only firm to have dropped out. BenQ, which has also won accolades for its products at the iF Design Awards, has entered the top 25 Systems Index.

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Duncan Chapple