Mass beats California for IPOs this year.

December 31, 2022

Mass beats California for IPOs this year.
Hi all!
We hope you all had some fantastic Holidays and are like us now, preparing to party well into 2023 tonight. What a great year at NPA!

to our fantastic Staff for being you and for helping
our Customers succeed.

And if anyone needs some last-minute curious conversation starters, check out the 74 Things that Blew our Minds in 2022.
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The State of Manufacturing

The Manufacturing PMI Index dropped even further in November to 49%, dipping just below the Manufacturing Economy Breakeven Line.

Supplier deliveries are slowing, and inventories are growing.

The initial signs of the expected supply chain Bullwhip effect after the massive raw material shortages are taking place and will likely continue though 2023.
For 2023, the unprecedented shortage of semiconductors may continue, while manufacturers struggle to meet demand –primarily due to capacity issues and ongoing supply chain shortages.

There's no immediate relief for the shortage, as the biggest manufacturers are constructing new semiconductor fabrication plants in the U.S. that will begin production in 2024/2025.
For the first time since 2003, Massachusetts may beat California for IPOs this year. Only nine companies headquartered in California went public during the first three quarters of 2022, while ten Bay State companies have gone public, raising $1.2 billion in their offerings — six times more than their California counterparts.

Meet Sparrow and Proteus, the two Boston-Made robots handling Amazon orders.

Locus Robotics announced $117 million in funding led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management and G2 Venture Partners. The Wilmington, Massachusetts-based robot maker plans IPO in the next 18-24 months.
With more than 800 Bitcoin ATMs and 231 blockchain companies, Massachusetts is among the top-five states considered crypto-ready. In Massachusetts, there are 813 Bitcoin ATMs, or nearly 12 per 1,000 people across the state.

Momentum Manufacturing Group, one of the largest metal manufacturers in North America, has announced its entry into the semiconductor market with the acquisition of two Massachusetts companies that support semiconductor manufacturing
The best Hardware Startups in New England.
Boston Materials was featured on The Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the manufacturing & industry category. We'd like to congratulate Anvesh Gurijala and Michael Segal. Check the full list here

Flexxbotics announced the launch of FlexxConnect UR, a continuous cobot improvement platform that empowers discrete manufacturers to easily manage their cobots.

Seurat Technologies was ranked #5 by Boston Globe Media as a Top Place to Work in 2022! See the full list here.

They were also shortlisted for 3D Printing Industry's "Innovation of the Year" Award! You can vote for them on this link.
Our monthly survey

In our November survey, we asked about the measures your company is taking to prepare for the high inflation.

The results showed that 24% are automating to reduce labor costs and cutting costs whenever it's possible and spending more wisely.
In the last two years, businesses had to adapt to extraordinary circumstances. While our ever-changing world keeps on bringing different challenges to businesses, the hopes are high for some calmer times in 2023 with positive outcomes.

Most businesses are aiming to focus on the strategies that will make them grow in the next year. So we'd like to know:
Where is your business focusing in 2023 in order to achieve its goals?
Implementing new systems, investing digitalization.
Launching new products and going strong on innovation.
Finding new talent, creating a collaborative and diverse workplace.
Building a good ESG plan with clear goals to focus on sustainability.
Investing in moving to “Cobots” (robots that work hand in hand with people).

An AI-powered hand, edible tape that’s microwave safe, and an ad-free search engine: Check out the best inventions of 2022. ExtraordinaryYearForInventions
(Source: TIME)

We all love gifs. These are the most popular ones of the year. LongLiveTheGIF (Source: Giphy)

Airlines are exploring some weird-looking, fuel-efficient airplane designs as they try to figure out how to decarbonize flights. TheyDoLookWeird (Source: The Wall Street Journal)
I am signing off for 2022 and I wish you all a fantastic 2023 with lots of Fun and Laughter!!

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