Advancement in the technology industry has revolutionized communication as well as access to information like never before. There are companies which have established themselves as the manufacturers of hardware components for electronic devices. These companies are regarded as the most valuable and profitable companies in the world. Industry giants such as Apple, IBM and Samsung are some of the most reckoned brands but there are also other less popular brands that are making a great growth. Hardware is the foundation of the digital world. All of our favorite websites and apps start with hardware. Your favorite fuck site wouldn’t be around to set up local hook ups without the hardware used to create it.
A computer is a device that comprises several hardware components working together. The hardware provides a platform where the operating is installed for the full functioning of a computer. The hardware is the physical or tangible unit of the computer that connects to the computer system while the software is the intangible part of the computer that works inherent with the computer. During the early days of computers there were only a few manufacturers and each of the manufacturer sold their own model. It was very hard for the users to replace the parts depending on their individual needs. Over time more and more companies came into the field and they brought in unified models in the production of computer components.
Apple is one of the most established technology companies that specializes in the production of computers, iPads, tablets and smartphones. It was founded by Steve Jobs back in 1976 and it has enjoyed a comfortable market dominance in the American market and other places around the globe. Apple sells its products through direct sales, online stores, retailers as well as third party networks. Being one of the most popular brands around the globe, the estimated sales for Apple is around $200 billion with assets of around $300 billion.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is a South Korean electronics company that has established itself as the producers of mobile electronic devices. Samsung is regarded as one of the most successful technology companies around the world after introducing their flagship into the market, that is the Android, Galaxy S and the Galaxy Tab. They are also the leading producers of HDTVs as well as home theater equipment’s. The sales of Samsung range somewhere around $200 billion with assets of the save value as well as market capitalization.
International Business Machines Corp. is a New York-based company that was founded in 1911 as a punch-card tabulating machine. The company launched its first personal computer in 1981 known as the IBM PC and it was recognized as the industry standard. The failure of IBM to compete effectively in the rapidly changing market led the industry to a lot of problems. However, the focus of the company in networking and business solutions has helped the company remain a major force in the hardware industry.
Hewlett-Packard Company otherwise known as HP Inc., is a New York based company that produces personal computers and printers. After experiencing a decline in the market of personal computers, the company decided to split into two smaller companies. One of the companies specialized in server and sales of hardware.
Lenovo is a computer technology company that has its headquarters in Beijing china. It is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of personal computers, tablets, smartphones, workstations, smart televisions, servers as well as electronic storage devices. It boasts being one of the largest vendors of PC with an annual sales of around $45 billion and a market capitalization of $10 billion.
Fujitsu is a well recognized company that manufactures and designs a wide array of products and personal computers such as mobile phones, storage systems, servers, scanners, printers and tablets. It is the second oldest technology company after IBM and has its headquarters in Tokyo Japan. The sales of Fujitsu ranges around $45 billion with a market capitalization of $10 billion.
Foxconn Technology Group
Foxconn is a Taiwanese electronic manufacturing company that has its headquarters in Tucheng, New Taipei, Taiwan. It is one of the largest electronic manufacturing companies with over 1 million employees. Being the largest producer of Apple products the company reaps massive success from the selling of Apple products. Other top technology companies in the market include Asus Tek, Quanta computer and Compal.