Research and Markets: Computer Manufacturing in the US 2011

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6fdb5c/computer_manufactu) has announced the addition of the "Computer Manufacturing in the US" report to their offering.

Companies in this industry manufacture, design or assemble personal computers(PCs), laptops, handheld computers and servers. Industry operators typically purchase computer components (e.g. graphics cards and motherboards) from dedicated manufacturers in other industries (see report 33441a Semiconductor & Circuit Manufacturing). Manufacturers of computer monitors, mice, keyboards and printers are covered in 33411b Computer Monitor and Peripheral Manufacturing.

Computer manufacturers do not have a lot to look forward to in the next five years. Despite growing consumer demand for PCs, industry profit will continue to fall because of intense price competition. To boost profitability, manufacturers will shift their focus away from consumer PC sales to more enterprise-oriented offerings, such as servers. The proliferation of cloud computing will prompt companies to increase their server investments. Operators will also expand their offerings to include IT consulting services to attract corporate clients that want a 'one-stop shop'.

Main Activities:

The primary activities of this industry are:

  • Personal computer manufacturing
  • Laptop manufacturing
  • Desktop manufacturing
  • Server manufacturing

The major products and services in this industry are:

  • Desktops
  • Portables
  • Servers

Similar Industries:

33411b Computer Monitor & Peripheral Manufacturing in the US: This industry covers manufacturers of computer-related equipment, including monitors, keyboards, mice and printers.

33421 Telecommunication Networking Equipment Manufacturing in the US: This industry manufacturers IP-based networking equipment, including routers and network switches.

33441a Semiconductor & Circuit Manufacturing in the US: Companies in this industry manufacture semiconductors, memory chips and microprocessors.

33441b Circuit Board & Electronic Component Manufacturing in the US: Businesses in this industry produce circuit boards, liquid crystal display (LCD) screens and coaxial cables.

44311 Consumer Electronics Stores in the US: Consumer electronics stores sell computers at the retail level.

Key Topics Covered:

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
  • Major Markets
  • Globalisation & Trade
  • Business Locations

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • Market Share Concentration
  • Key Success Factors
  • Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Barriers to Entry

MAJOR COMPANIES

OPERATING CONDITIONS

  • Structural Risk Index
  • Investment Requirements

KEY STATISTICS

  • Industry Data
  • Annual Change
  • Key Ratios

JARGON & GLOSSARY

Major players in this industry include:

  • Dell Inc.
  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Apple Computer, Inc
  • International Business Machines Corporation

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Contacts

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager,
press@researchandmarkets.com
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716