(See the insert How Japan Built a Computer Industry.”) Meanwhile, U.S. and European semiconductor and systems companies are becoming dependent on their Japanese competitors for capital equipment, components, and OEM hardware.
At the same time, they collude to force foreign competitors to license critical technologies, to block foreign applications for Japanese patents, and to deny foreign competitors access to technologies and markets over which Japanese industries gain control. It should come as no surprise, then, that Japanese companies are entering more advanced markets for PCs, intelligent graphics terminals, engineering workstations, digital copiers, and high-performance storage systems. Control of hardware markets is rapidly shifting upstream from traditional systems industries to makers of digital components such as semiconductors, displays, and electronic packaging.
But the extreme market pressure on vendors to provide industry-standard interfaces will make it increasingly difficult for systems companies to maintain exclusive control over a proprietary design or customer base. And though Xerox leads its Japanese competitors in software and systems architecture, its mass-production and components technologies lag behind those of Japanese companies.) As a result, Japan could dominate world hardware markets even though U.S. companies, universities, and standards organizations still define the state of the art in computer science, systems architecture, innovative design, networking, software, and digital communications—even in semiconductor memories, a $10 billion world market the United States has all but lost.
They are able to make long-term investments in technology and manufacturing, command the supply chain from components and capital equipment to end products, and coordinate their strategic approaches to block foreign competition and penetrate world markets. Japanese industry may well control more than 50% of the hardware content of worldwide personal systems markets within five years. If U.S. and European companies continue business as usual, they will either fail outright or become, in effect, local design and marketing subsidiaries of Japanese companies that will dominate a $1 trillion world hardware industry.
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Modern computers are electronic and digital The actual machinery — wires, transistors , and circuits — is called hardware ; the instructions and data are called software. A list of instructions is called a program and is stored on the computer’s hard disk Computers work through the program by using a central processing unit , and they use fast memory called RAM as a space to store the instructions and data while they are doing this. Both laptops and desktops are called personal computers, because one person at a time uses them for things like playing music, surfing the web, or playing video games.
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