Chinese Production for IT

So much of our IT is produced in China that it is important to watch the trends there to see what will arrive on our retail shelves sooner or later.

Some news from DigitTimes:

Taken altogether this indicates that production of the new IT, smart phones and tablets, continues to ramp up and is partly limited by supply-side limits which are being raised by new investment happening now and planned for the next couple of years. I don’t see any slowdown in new plants so the players see the recent slowdown in tablet sales as a temporary thing. I agree with that. People love small cheap computers and if the Chinese won’t give them those, someone else will. Clearly, Apple made a smart move by signing up huge production capacity last year. The competition is scrambling for the new capacity. That will prolong Apple’s monopoly on smart thingies for another year perhaps but they have already lost the monopoly on smart phones and will soon lose the monopoly on tablets. This is a fast-paced market leaving little room for Wintel.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
This entry was posted in technology. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Chinese Production for IT

  1. Ray says:

    And retail prices can include a contract, which isn’t available on many parts of the world.

  2. Ray says:

    I wonder to the prediction of computers coming out of cereal boxes.

Leave a Reply