Question for practicising engineers

Started by September 29, 2018
who design electronic products. I expect you are well aware of the price you can buy
ready-made modules to do all manner of things from China or other far east
countries. How is it possible to survive nowadays with such competition. I realise
not all of the stuff is quality of course but some are more than satisfactory. I
recently saw a composite video to HDMI convertor and know a friend who used to
design his own and sell them. Now he says the best he can do is buy the Chinese one
and offer a warranty with a small mark up.

 

Hardy
On 30/09/2018 04.28, gyansorova@gmail.com wrote:
> who design electronic products. I expect you are well aware of the price you can
buy ready-made modules to do all manner of things from China or other far east countries. How is it possible to survive nowadays with such competition. I realise not all of the stuff is quality of course but some are more than satisfactory. I recently saw a composite video to HDMI convertor and know a friend who used to design his own and sell them. Now he says the best he can do is buy the Chinese one and offer a warranty with a small mark up. What is the question? There are no question marks in your post. Are you asking how to survive in this situation? Probably one option is to refocus the business. bye, -- piergiorgio
On Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 9:38:14 PM UTC+13, Piergiorgio Sartor wrote:
> On 30/09/2018 04.28, gyansorova@gmail.com wrote: > > who design electronic products. I expect you are well aware of the price you can
buy ready-made modules to do all manner of things from China or other far east countries. How is it possible to survive nowadays with such competition. I realise not all of the stuff is quality of course but some are more than satisfactory. I recently saw a composite video to HDMI convertor and know a friend who used to design his own and sell them. Now he says the best he can do is buy the Chinese one and offer a warranty with a small mark up.
> > What is the question? > There are no question marks in your post. > > Are you asking how to survive in this situation? > > Probably one option is to refocus the business. > > bye, > > -- > > piergiorgio
Yes, how to compete in such a market?
On 01/10/2018 02.51, gyansorova@gmail.com wrote:
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> Yes, how to compete in such a market?
Either you keep up to the technological frontier, if there is any possibility left, or, as mentioned, you'll have to refocus to a different market. I guess there could be other options, but I also guess it is a bit OT to discuss them here. bye, -- piergiorgio
On Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 7:28:45 PM UTC-7, gyans...@gmail.com wrote:
> who design electronic products. I expect you are well aware of the price you can
buy ready-made modules to do all manner of things from China or other far east countries. How is it possible to survive nowadays with such competition. I realise not all of the stuff is quality of course but some are more than satisfactory. I recently saw a composite video to HDMI convertor and know a friend who used to design his own and sell them. Now he says the best he can do is buy the Chinese one and offer a warranty with a small mark up. Not so many years ago, digital processing of digital signals required huge racks full of electronics. Increased processing speed, and especially decrease in the price of memory, allows for some amazing things for a low price, and a small box.