DETAILS: October 26, 2001 w/ Joshua Li

CONTRIBUTION: Researched the outsourcing-based EMS (Electronic Manufacturing Services) industry, looking at the crop of companies (such as Solectron) that will dictate the future of electronics manufactiring. Dot-com hurt. Outsourcing is cheap. Are these companies the way to go?

OF INTEREST: It can be said that Flextronics single-handedly made possible the Microsoft Xbox. If that's not an accomplishment, their strategy of "industrial parks" may be the new wave of wide-scale manufacturing throughout the industry, cutting costs for nearly every hardware firm in the business.