If hardware is the new software, the need for test and manufacturing equipment can’t be far behind:
Thank you, Y Combinator, for not just investing in a million photo-sharing apps. … a new startup called Asseta demonstrates the potential in taking the now familiar concept of a transparent buyer and seller marketplace to a new vertical, which has yet to be flattened by the power of the web and the one-to-one connectivity it allows.
Equipment on the site ranges form a few thousand dollars to several million, and, as previously noted, it’s mainly semiconductor equipment at present. But the company is now beginning to list other equipment in printed circuit board assembly, optics, LED, and solar, each of which are good-sized markets of their own.
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