"Robert Schwebel, producer of Linux-Automation.com, provided
this report about growing Linux momentum in Germany's industrial
automation industry, as evidenced by the recent SPS/IPC/DRIVES
Trade Fair held in Nuernberg, Germany. Schwebel writes . . ."
"During recent years, the SPS/IPC/DRIVES Trade Fair has
grown to become one of the most important annual events in the
German industrial automation industry. At the recent event, 627
exhibitors represented all aspects of the market in four halls of
the Nuernberg Fair Center. As evidenced by the exhibition, Linux is
becoming increasingly important to German industry, as more
companies than ever before exhibited products based on the free
operating system. Here is a brief summary of the companies
that showed Linux-based products (which, increasingly, represent
more than simply "Linux runs on our x86 board") . . ."