Computer crunch: Rising competition and mobile computing will threaten domestic manufacturers

The Computer Peripheral Manufacturing industry includes manufacturers of peripheral equipment for computers such as monitors, terminals, mice and printers. While recent trends point to the decline of the desktop computer, the market for computer peripherals has not shut down entirely. Over the five years to 2017, industry revenue is expected to fall. Some of this loss can be attributed to the offshoring of manufacturing activities to countries that have lower regulatory and labor regulations. As manufacturers endure competition, they have resisted total collapse via core product improvements. As the market shifts from desktop computers toward mobile devices and tablets, demand for computer peripherals such as mice, keyboards and printers is expected to fall over the five years to 2022...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As manufacturers endure competition, they have resisted total collapse via core product improvements
  • The price of computers and related equipment has fallen steadily over time
  • Technological advancements in computer peripherals will likely continue at a rapid pace
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Computer Peripheral Manufacturing industry has medium concentration, with the top four companies accounting for just under 50.0% of total industry revenue. Virtually all of the industry’s hard drive manufacturing activity comes from Seagate and Western Digital. Increased acquisition activity among the industry’s top four companies will likely cause the industry to become more highly concentrated moving forward. Foreign peripheral manufacturing has posed a significant threat to US computer peripheral manufacturers; since the input costs of Chinese, Japanese and Thai manufacturers are drastically lower than the labor costs of US producers. Due to the cost differentials, many foreign operators have found a substantial customer base in US consumers...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Computer Peripheral Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Computer Peripheral Manufacturing Industry are

  • Quick adoption of new technologies
  • Use of automated production
  • User-friendly products
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Trade-weighted index and Price of computers and peripheral equipment in the Computer Peripheral Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Computer Peripheral Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry includes companies that manufacture peripheral equipment for computers such as monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, scanners and terminals. Manufacturers of networking equipment (e.g. routers and modems) are not included in this report (see IBISWorld report 33421, Telecommunication Networking Equipment Manufacturing).

    Industry Products
  • Computer storage devices
  • Parts and attachments for computer storage devices
  • Computer terminals
  • Computer peripheral equipment
  • Parts and attachments for computer terminals
  • Parts, subassemblies, accessories for computer peripheral equipment
  • Parts and attachments for POS terminals
  • Industry Activities
  • Computer monitor
  • Computer mouse
  • Keyboard
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Digital camera
  • Automated teller machine (ATM)
  • Point-of-sale terminal
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Price of computers and peripheral equipment
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Number of broadband connections

  • Current Performance
  • Better technology, lower prices
  • Profit margins shrink
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Technological changes
  • Trade and labor
  • Table: Computer Peripheral Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Computer Peripheral Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling
  • Computer Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Mining
  • Semiconductor Machinery Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Computer storage devices
  • Computer peripheral equipment
  • Parts, subassemblies, accessories for computer peripheral equipment
  • Parts and attachments for computer storage devices
  • Computer terminals
  • Parts and attachments for POS terminals
  • Parts and attachments for computer terminals
  • Chart: Computer Peripheral Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Original equipment manufacturers
  • Distributors
  • Retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Computer Peripheral Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Research & d­­­evelopment
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Computer Peripheral Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Computer Peripheral Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    HP Inc., Western Digital Corporation, Seagate Technology PLC,
  • Table: HP Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Western Digital Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Seagate Technology PLC - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Computer Peripheral Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Computer Peripheral Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Trade-Weighted Index (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Gigabyte (Gb)
  • A unit of electronic data storage equivalent to one billion bytes.
  • Internet Of Things (Iot)
  • the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data.
  • Light-Emitting Diode (Led)
  • A semiconductor light source that is used as an indicator lamp in many devices and are increasingly used for lighting.
  • Liquid-Crystal Display (Lcd)
  • Technology that uses flat panel display to make thinner and lighter computer monitors and TVs than traditional cathode ray tube displays.
  • Moore's Law
  • Intel founder Gordon E. Moore's 1965 theory that the number of transistors that can be placed on an integrated circuit has the potential to double every two years.
  • Organic Light-Emitting Diode (Oled)
  • A light-emitting diode in which the emissive electroluminescent layer is a film of organic compounds that emit light in response to an electric current.
  • Solid-State Drive (Ssd)
  • A data storage device that uses flash memory instead of magnetic and moving parts to read and write data.
  • Terabyte (Tb)
  • A unit of electronic storage equivalent to 1,024 gigabytes.
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