Microsoft, HP, Dell, and Amazon Plan to Move Hardware Production Out of China


The FPS Review
Staff member
May 6, 2019
Relations between the United States and China may be improving, but the effects of the trade war have already convinced an increasing number of electronics makers to shift their production to other parts of Asia. According to Nikkei, the latest exodus party comprises the likes of HP, Dell, Microsoft, and Amazon.

HP and Dell are planning to move 30% of their notebook production out of China, while Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Sony, and Nintendo are mulling something similar for their game console and smart speaker manufacturing. Lenovo, Acer, and ASUS are following in their footsteps as well.

Tech companies' plans, spurred by the bitter trade battle between Washington and Beijing, have not changed despite the truce that was struck between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at last weekend's Group of 20 summit in Osaka. Multiple sources said the situation was still too uncertain, while rising costs in China were also prompting manufacturers to examine alternatives.
Wow, 30%! Sounds to me more like the power brokers of the world have realized they just need to spread out everything a bit more. Sorta like how congress made sure every district is producing something the military needs because it means jobs and money for the folks back home. Give everyone a taste in combination with a hit of adrenaline/dopamine and they clamor for it long after it's even necessary.
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