Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Despite increasing sales of computers over the past five years, falling computer prices have been impeding revenue growth for the industry. In addition, firms have had to face rising competition from tablets. To buoy growth in the coming years, the industry is expanding to emerging markets, where rising disposable incomes are boosting these regions' demand for computers and hardware... read more
Industry Key Buyers
Market share concentrations within the industry vary by region. Many PC brand owners in this industry, including Dell, HP, Acer and Lenovo, have outsourced at least some of their manufacturing to contract manufacturers. As brand owners continue to outsource production to manufacturing companies located in countries with low production costs, those manufacturing firms have gained market share.
Some niche manufacturers of hardware and peripherals such as disk drives and printers exhibit higher degrees of concentration than the overall industry. In particular, the disk drive industry has undergone significant consolidation due to needing to continually expand storage capacity and read/write speeds while also improving production efficiencies... read more