Industrial Automation is a market sector made up of thousands of different engineering applications. From mining and oil exploration to textiles and food production, the machines that have been built to automate the production of the items we use everyday are becoming more complex. In turn the control systems within these machines are becoming more complex and today may utilise hi-tech digital components such as RISC core microcontrollers, programmable logic parts and flash memories. JTAG/Boundary-scan equipment plays a key part in the production of these industrial controls by both testing the circuit boards integrity and by programming CPLDs, Flash and embedded memory of the microcontrollers. In the 21st century Industrial Automation customers have become a significant and growing part of JTAG Technologies valued user base.