Q: What countries does THT cover?
A: We cover all countries in the contract manufacturing universe, with particular strengths in Asia . In 2004, we began expanding our coverage of the following countries: China (we have had researchers in Shanghai and Beijing since June 2004 and devote special sections to company China sales and production activities); India (we began our India coverage in 2004, focusing on call centers for contract manufacturing and IC design); Israel (coverage of fabless companies and IP).
Q: How can accessing THT's database help my business?
A: The contract manufacturing and semicon worlds are interconnected in complex links, much like a web, spanning across the globe. THT's database chronicles every chain in the web, helping you to better identify and understand relationships. Use the database to learn.
- Which companies manufacture which products, for whom, and why
- Manufacturer factories, what they make there (and for whom), capacities, etc.
- Where companies source their components
- Which distributors and system integrators do companies work with
- What are the brand name products produced by each company
- Who invests in whom and to what degree
- Patents owned and licensed
- Shipment data per product and company
- Financial data per company (sales, forecasts, gross profit margins, and more)
- Company contact information
- Information on company product mix
A subscription to THT's database provides you with data on over 5,000 companies http://thtresearch.com/tht/allCompaniesaj.html in the IT contract manufacturing universe - right at your fingertips! Use the data to:
- Output a list of potential outsourcing partners and compare amongst them Research potential partners in-depth, gaining insight from their shipment and manufacturing histories, specific models they have made, financial strength, etc.
For example: John wants to source GSM handsets from Asia . He uses THTresearch.com to draw up a focused list of vendors to meet. He arranges meetings with manufacturers that have produced phones similar to what he is looking for and tells them the following: "I want a high-end phone that looks like "xyz model" you built for "Z company" for the German market, the one you ship 100,000 units a month for. But please make the casing round at point A, and add this feature, and use a different antenna (which I know from THT that your subsidiary makes). oh, and give me a better price!" You can imagine how fast you can close a deal this way.
Q: What makes THT's fabless firm directory better than others?
A: THT focuses on the fabless companies that are related to contract manufacturing. We not only cover the leading fabless companies in Europe, the US, Israel , and Japan, but we devote a significant amount of energy to profiling less well known companies, rising stars, and companies still in the incubation stage. This makes our directory both a business tool and an investment tool.
Q: I'm looking to outsource notebook computers from Taiwan - how can THT help me choose the right manufacturer?
A: THTresearch.com's database includes complete data about all of Taiwan 's notebook ODMs/OEMs. By comparing their products, which companies they produce for, their production facilities and their financial and shipment strength, you will be able to effectively evaluate which company fits your needs.
Q: What if a customer cancels an order with its contract manufacturer, do update your records?
A: THT's database is updated frequently, so you can count on us covering not only the latest deals and developing relationships, but also cancellations and adjustments.
Q: Do you cover IDMs?
A: We do cover this essential chain of the OEM web, with a special focus on the UNKNOWN talent.
Q: I saw that you cover Universal Studios? What do they have to do with OEM?
A: Universal Studios contracts a few companies from Taiwan to produce pre-recorded DVDs for their movies. Pre-recording DVD manufacturing is done by a few large manufacturers that make blank DVDs. This makes for a profitable additional product line.
Q: I also see that you cover the Nissan Motor Co.?
A: Nissan purchases LCD panels from OEMs. This is a great example of how broad the "web" we speak of reaches.
Q: Do you have shipment statistics too?
A: Yes, we do - our database includes at a minimum annual shipments for the top 5 of each super-category, and for NB, MB, mobile phones, etc. we monitor monthly shipments as well.
Q: Does THT offer discounts or special deals for small businesses or academic researchers?
A: Yes, we offer discounts for access to THT's database to both small businesses and academic researchers. Contact us for more information http://www.thtresearch.com/company/contactus.php
Q: Do you offer discounts or provide free access for members of the press?
A: We will gladly respond to inquiries from members of the press sent in the form of specific inquiries related to data needed for a particular article or series of articles. Contact us for more information http://www.thtresearch.com/company/contactus.php
Q: How does THT's database work? How can I know if the data I need is available?
A: THT's database may be queried (from www.thtresearch.com) according to company name, location (country, city, or US state), or product or service (such as notebook computer, CPU, NIC, Audio IC, etc.).**
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