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 inhibiting growth in the Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing industry over the five years to 2016. However, over the next five years, industry revenue is expected to grow, as the industry is expected to benefit from broad-based economic growth and greater market acceptance of digital information. Additionally, product innovations and growing demand in emerging markets will fuel industry growth... read more
Operators 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 operators also develop software.
Complete computers account for the majority of industry revenue in 2016. 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