What cluster does a company with HQ in Boston but more offices in Silicon Valley belong to?

I’ve got more comprehensive data on public robotics companies due to some updates suggested over at hizook.  However, I’m at a loss as to how to classify Brooks Automation and Cognex.  They both make automation components for various kinds of industrial applications and they both have corporate HQ outside of Boston with two offices each (probably the legacy of acquisitions) in Silicon Valley.

At a loss as to how to classify them, I’ve made a new category for them on my charts.  If you have thoughts about how to get good acquisition data–especially as a lot robotics companies can be acquired in a transaction that is ‘immaterial’ to a 10-K/Q for public company–I’d love to hear them.

And here is the raw data.  Not all market caps were taken on the same day.

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A robotics businessman working to make the economy more human.

One Response to What cluster does a company with HQ in Boston but more offices in Silicon Valley belong to?

  1. robocosmist says:

    Basically, the conclusion that Silicon Valley is the robotics powerhouse remains unchanged, but the picture is a little more complex and there is a lot cross-coast interaction and capital movement.

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