PSIM Companies Dangerous Positioning

Author: John Honovich, Published on May 26, 2009

Another pro-PSIM magazine article: This article focuses on all things that PSIM must do. Essentially, it must do everything - total integration.

While the goal is noble, strategically, it is a dangerous. Total integration is incredibly hard. There are so many different subsystems involved that require custom work to be done. The result is expensive systems that tend to be fragile.

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