The article below discusses Lenovo, the world's No. 2 personal-computer maker's entry into PC manufacturing in North Carolina next year.
Lenovo is not outsourcing its manufacturing as is done by other vendors (see July article Lenovo Prove: Outsourcing is Not the Only Way)
The July article discusses how Lenovo has been successful manufacturing in house. It is a good way to avoid the commodity PC price squeeze.
Lenovo Chief Technology Officer says the strategy is playing a key role in the development of new products. "If you look at the industry trends, most innovations for" PCs, smartphones, tablets and smart TVs are "related to innovation of key components—display, battery and storage," he said. "Differentiation of key parts is so important. So we started investing more…and working very closely with key parts suppliers" for things like bigger and thinner touch screens."
Lenovo to Set Up PC Plant in U.S.
By JURO OSAWA October 2, 2012, 12:57 a.m. ET
Chinese computer-maker Lenovo Group Ltd. will start manufacturing PCs in North Carolina next year. Company executives said the effort, starting with only a few million dollars and just over 100 workers, will be the beginning of something bigger, rather than a one-time made-in-America publicity effort.
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