Teardown Specialists – Who are They?

In my last post, I raised the issue of how product teardowns are making it harder and harder for high tech device manufacturers to create sustainable differentiation in their product offerings.  Within 24 hours of every major new gadget launch, the full bill of materials, component costs and high resolution photographs are published on the Internet for anyone to see.  In this post, I will explore who these companies which perform product teardowns are and what their motivations are.  Continue reading