However the next time, ASUSTeK came back, it wasn’t to talk to Dell. It was to talk to Best Buy and other retailers to tell them that they could offer them their own brand or any brand PC for 20% lower cost.
Don't Intel (and possibly AMD) design their CPUs in Israel (presumably something to do with there being a lot of Russian physics PhDs there) and ARM design theirs in the UK?
Though in many respects a fluff-filled volume, Rise of the Creative Class by Richard Florida did make a -- to me -- persuasive argument that the future was very much about innovation and design coming out of America while manufacturing was done elsewhere.
Asus (TWD) Dell (USD)
Revenue 429.8B 61.5B
Gross profit 56.5B (13.1%) 11.4B (18.5%)
Operating income 18.6B (4.3%) 3.4B (5.6%)
Net income 18.0B (4.2%) 2.6B (4.3%)
Asus ($) Dell ($)
Revenue $14.77 billion $61.5 billion
Gross profit $1.941 billion (13.1%) $11.4 billion (18.5%)
Operating income $0.6391 billion (4.3%) $3.4 billion (5.6%)
Net income $0.6185 billion (4.2%) $2.6 billion (4.3%)
Asus (USD) Dell (USD)
Revenue 14.6B 61.5B
Gross profit 1.9B (13.1%) 11.4B (18.5%)
Operating income 0.6B (4.3%) 3.4B (5.6%)
Net income 0.6B (4.2%) 2.6B (4.3%)
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