Every year, Larry O'Brien of ARC and I produce a report that helps end users and vendors alike find out what the health of the industry (and the major vendors in it) looks like. This year, we did it differently. Instead of producing a North American Top Fifty, and showing the worldwide revenue numbers for companies on the list, we produced two lists. Go here to read the story. For the North America list, go here. To view the PDF version click here. For the Global list, go here. To view the PDF version click here. When viewing the charts in PDF version, click on the image after it has loaded to enlarge it. On December 19, ARC and Control will inaugurate its monthly podcast show with a 30-minute discussion of the Top Fifty and the Automation Industry with Larry O'Brien and myself. Check controlglobal.com on December 19 and enjoy the discussion. This monthly show will debut on the third Wednesday of every month throughout 2008.