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Title: Design Engineering or Factory Capability? Building Laptop Contract Manufacturing in Taiwan
Authors: Lin, Ling-Fei
Keywords: Taiwan's contract manufacturers
Laptop production
Issue Date: 2016
Source: Lin, 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.
Series/Report no.: IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Abstract: This 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.
ISSN: 1058-6180
DOI: 10.1109/MAHC.2015.73
Schools: School of Humanities and Social Sciences 
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