- Aug 10, 2020
- Reaction score
- Illinois, USA
- GMC Sierra Hybrid (2-Mode)
They sure know how to install LEDs (and every other electronic component) in Shenzhen! When our contract manufacturers do that, both my employer and our CMs make money; as with most commerce, it is a mutually beneficial arrangement.Shenzhen is beautiful, to be honest! Alot like Silicon Valley in its heyday but of course much brighter because LEDs are a thing now.
One of my Chinese colleagues visits the SEG Electronics Market in Shenzhen regularly for work, whenever we need certain supplies. That place looks almost as if someone designed a 20-story shopping mall just for people like me! I hope to go there when I visit.
Those electronics markets are impressive in terms of scale and scope! Asking why concentrating so much in one a place makes economic sense (as opposed to online suppliers like Digikey, Mouser, and McMaster-Carr) leads to interesting thoughts about economic geography and business-history. I'm sure I will learn something when I visit!