Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Rising income levels throughout the world and the ubiquity of computer technology have increased demand for industry products, particularly in emerging markets. However, growing competition from tablet devices and mobile phones has eroded demand for traditional PCs worldwide, thus limiting growth in the Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing industry. In the next five years, industry revenue is expected to grow, as the industry will benefit from broad-based economic growth and greater market acceptance of digital information. Additionally, product innovations and growing demand in emerging markets will fuel growth... read more
Firms in this industry manufacture a variety of computer hardware and peripherals. Some operators, particularly brand owners, also provide a broad range of services, including support services. Professional services, such as IT consulting, systems integration and network management, are also provided by some operators. Furthermore, some firms also develop software.
Complete computers account for the majority of industry revenue in 2015. This segment includes personal computers (PCs); mainframes, super computers and servers; and special-use computers, which are designed for specific uses by a variety of downstream industries... read more