This reference book is a complete guide to the trends and leading companies in the engineering, research, design, innovation and development business fields: those firms that are dominant in engineering-based design and development, as well leaders in technology-based research and development. We have included companies that are making significant investments in research and development via as many disciplines as possible, whether that research is being funded by internal investment, by fees received from clients or by fees collected from government agencies. In this carefully-researched volume, you'll get all of the data you need on the American Engineering & Research Industry, including: engineering market analysis, complete industry basics, trends, research trends, patents, intellectual property, funding, research and development data, growth companies, investments, emerging technologies, CAD, CAE, CAM, and more. The book also contains major statistical tables covering everything from total U.S. R&D expenditures to the total number of scientists working in various disciplines, to amount of U.S. government grants for research. In addition, you'll get expertly written profiles of nearly 400 top Engineering and Research firms - the largest, most successful corporations in all facets of Engineering and Research, all cross-indexed by location, size and type of business. These corporate profiles include contact names, addresses, Internet addresses, fax numbers, toll-free numbers, plus growth and hiring plans, finances, research, marketing, technology, acquisitions and much more. This book will put the entire Engineering and Research industry in your hands. Purchasers of either the book or PDF version can receive a free copy of the company profiles database on CD-ROM, enabling key word search and export of key information, addresses, phone numbers and executive names with titles for every company profiled.