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Global Computer Hardware & Electronic Equipment Industries

The world computer hardware and electronic equipment industries continue to expand in tandem with technological developments.

The global electronic equipment industry involves mostly relatively small companies, though there are some large companies operating in the market. Certain companies specialize in research and development, while others may just produce components. Electronic product manufacturers often work in tandem with, and are located near, companies that manufacture intermediate components necessary to produce finished products. Companies may also undertake collaborative research and development to cut costs.

The global computer hardware industry involves the assembly and manufacture of computers, along with their hardware and peripherals. The industry encompasses many devices including ATM machines, monitors, printers & copiers, keyboards, storage devices and webcams. Both computer hardware and software are used for data storage, exchange and revision, and the market is characterized by intense competition.


The computer hardware market is constantly evolving due to technological innovation. Consumer demand for new products seems endless, with growth potential remaining for devices such as ultra-minimal desktops and tablet PCs. The more long standing PC market, however, has seen a degree of company commodification resulting in price pressure, which in turn drags down profit. The less established part of the market, characterized by innovation, is time sensitive in that companies quickest to get their products to market benefit from the newness factor sought after by consumers eager to keep up with the times.

Computer hardware companies enjoy international presence, selling their wares worldwide. On the manufacturing side of the business, much hardware design and production is carried out in Asia, in particular in China, Japan and India. Many high-tech companies work in conjunction with universities, and are often located close to third-level educational institutions.

Companies are less bound by borders than before, with electronic equipment outfits often basing their headquarters in one country and locating factories and development facilities in other countries. Hoovers estimates there are as many as 13,000 US electronic equipment repair service outlets, collectively generating close to $20 billion. Heavily reliant on corporate demand, the electronics equipment market tends to rise and fall with corporate profit. In the US, corporate profit climbed almost 8% in the third fiscal quarter of 2011, compared with 2010.

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Visiongain estimates the global wireless roaming market (including access to point-of-sale systems for retailers) will exceed $66 billion in 2016. Long-term evolution services are set to impact the overall telecom industry but in particular the roaming sector. Roaming costs will be kept in check by regulatory bodies, meaning that companies will benefit from reviewing their roaming pricing practices.

Visiongain predicts cyberwarfare expenditure will near $16 billion in 2012, as companies and governments seek to protect their data from cyber attacks. As computer network systems become more connected and intricate, the demand for cyber security will continue to grow.

The world semiconductor market was worth almost $347 billion in 2010, according to MarketLine. The market is expected to grow at a yearly rate of almost 5.5% through 2015 to reach almost $450 billion. The integrated sector represents the leading market segment, exceeding $277 billion in 2010, accounting for 80% of the overall market.

The global Ethernet switch industry is expected to expand more than 10% between 2010 and 2014, reports TechNavio. Increasing numbers of data centers are being set up, fuelling the market, while the market’s dependence on component providers is considered an obstacle to expansion.

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