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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Gerow View Post
    I would like to see some "tours" of factories that actually manufacture in Korea. With the recent Trump tariffs, they should flourish in the U.S. market.
    Guess only powerex is manufacturing inside Korea... At least consumer market? -> Yes, true.
    But they already bankrupted once(rehabilated tho but not as before / and they were mediocre even before the bankrupt XD), and beside that labor cost is far from cheap... so guess no merit here


    + actually there are few factory tour posts(old)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Eo4oOUZfMA
    https://m.blog.naver.com/icn1412/120123311312
    https://zsedc18.tistory.com/102
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philipus II View Post
    Even regional brands like be quiet operate multiple Chroma setups. Back in the day they had 3 units in their German HQ alone plus the extra equipment in their Taipei office. Factories usually have more than a dozen units in QC and engineering plus many many cheap loads like Sunmoon. Every production line in a good factory has one for checking all aspects of performance quickly. Having a Chroma test setup is impressive for a site/magazine but not for brands.
    What are you calling a regional brand? Be quiet sells in the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehume View Post
    What are you calling a regional brand? Be quiet sells in the US.
    For a *long* time BeQuiet was difficult and often overly expensive in the US (especially PSU wise). They are much more obtainable nowadays, but that's not always been the case.
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    Technically be quiet sells PSU in the US but they are hardly relevant. From what I know I'd estimate their total US PSU sales below 20%, maybe below 10%, of EU sales while purchasing power in the US is similar. Be quiets strong markets are Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland Poland. They sell in many other markets but hardly gained market share there. Aerocool ist from Taiwan, but their largest market for PSU is Russia for many years. Many brands are strong in a few countries, but hardly have sales in others.

    Labour cost actually isn't the main concern for PSU factory, supply chain is. Supply chain and know how are the main reasons to produce PC PSU in Guangdong region.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philipus II View Post
    Technically be quiet sells PSU in the US but they are hardly relevant. From what I know I'd estimate their total US PSU sales below 20%, maybe below 10%, of EU sales while purchasing power in the US is similar. Be quiets strong markets are Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland Poland. They sell in many other markets but hardly gained market share there. Aerocool ist from Taiwan, but their largest market for PSU is Russia for many years. Many brands are strong in a few countries, but hardly have sales in others.

    Labour cost actually isn't the main concern for PSU factory, supply chain is. Supply chain and know how are the main reasons to produce PC PSU in Guangdong region.
    Maybe with the trade war we will see more PSUs in the US that come from Formosa, not the PRC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awesomegamer919 View Post
    For a *long* time BeQuiet was difficult and often overly expensive in the US (especially PSU wise). They are much more obtainable nowadays, but that's not always been the case.
    And even right now you can only get them directly from be quiet via 3rd party store fronts such as Newegg or Amazon for a reasonable price in the US...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philipus II View Post
    Labour cost actually isn't the main concern for PSU factory, supply chain is. Supply chain and know how are the main reasons to produce PC PSU in Guangdong region.
    Hm, I don't get why there is no "PlanB" for manufacturing outside of China.
    Even something like a Tsunami or hell even a big power outage would destroy the manufacturing of almost all electronics that we have...

    Why did nobody diversify and have a continuency plan for "bad times", either natural desaster or war with China??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philipus II View Post
    . . . Labour cost actually isn't the main concern for PSU factory, supply chain is. Supply chain and know how are the main reasons to produce PC PSU in Guangdong region.
    Are there not some PSU factories on Formosa?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehume View Post
    Are there not some PSU factories on Formosa?
    Not so much, anymore.

    Because of labor to a small extent, but as Philipus said, due to supply chain more than anything. They can do some final assembly in Taiwan. Maybe even build the housing and make the PCB. But the caps, magnetics, IC's, etc. everything that goes on the PCB is still only made in China. Even Taiwan cap brands like Teapo and Elite no longer manufacture in Taiwan. It's all in China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Gerow View Post
    Not so much, anymore.

    Because of labor to a small extent, but as Philipus said, due to supply chain more than anything. They can do some final assembly in Taiwan. Maybe even build the housing and make the PCB. But the caps, magnetics, IC's, etc. everything that goes on the PCB is still only made in China. Even Taiwan cap brands like Teapo and Elite no longer manufacture in Taiwan. It's all in China.
    Even the Seasonic factory?
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