dc.contributor.authorLin, Ling-Fei
dc.identifier.citationLin, L.-F. (2016). Design Engineering or Factory Capability? Building Laptop Contract Manufacturing in Taiwan. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, 38(2), 22-39.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis article explores how Taiwanese laptop contract manufacturers established the foundation of their businesses between the late 1980s and mid-1990s. It casts doubt on the traditional view of a linear progression from manufacturing to design capability in Asia. By examining the three earliest laptop projects in Taiwan, however, this author shows that manufacturing was not necessarily simpler than design and how important these producers' design engineering capabilities were to attracting customers and establishing a solid foundation for their future development.en_US
dc.format.extent18 p.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIEEE Annals of the History of Computingen_US
dc.rights© 2016 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MAHC.2015.73].en_US
dc.subjectLaptop productionen_US
dc.subjectTaiwan's contract manufacturersen_US
dc.titleDesign Engineering or Factory Capability? Building Laptop Contract Manufacturing in Taiwanen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted versionen_US

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