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Computer Manufacturing in the US

  • Published: December 2013
  • Region: United States
  • 39 Pages
  • IBISWorld
Shutting down: More firms will move offshore, as shrinking PC prices hurt profit margins

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Shutting down: Increased offshoring activity and declining product prices will hurt profit margins

Computer Manufacturing in the US

Aggressive competition has made computer manufacturing an increasingly commoditized business and industry operators have looked overseas to cut labor and production costs. Consequently, revenue for the Computer Manufacturing industry is has declined in the five years to 2013. Although domestic demand for computers has increased, this development has not translated into greater activity for domestic manufacturers because of the industry's continued offshoring of manufacturing activities. Subsequently, even with a recovering economy and a slight resurgence in domestic manufacturing, revenue is projected to continue declining in the five years to 2018.

Companies in this industry manufactures and assembles personal computers (PCs), laptops and servers. Operators typically purchase computer components (e.g. motherboards and graphics cards) from dedicated manufacturers in other industries, such as semiconductor and circuit manufacturing (IBISWorld report 33441a). This industry does not include tablet computers or manufacturers of computer READ MORE >

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABOUT THIS INDUSTRY
Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

PRODUCTS & MARKETS
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalization

MAJOR COMPANIES

OPERATING CONDITIONS
Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

KEY STATISTICS
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

JARGON & GLOSSARY

MAJOR COMPANIES.

Dell Inc.

Hewlett-Packard Development Company LP

Oracle Corporation

International Business Machines Corporation

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