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Calm Before the Storm – Custom Android Tablet Manufacturing Before Chinese New Year

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Nov 2019

Calm Before the Storm – Custom Android Tablet Manufacturing Before Chinese New Year

In Blog China Manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

In the months leading up to Chinese New Year (aka Spring Festival) suppliers are under high pressure to ship out orders. Products not shipped before the holiday usually need to wait a month before the next chance to ship. Manufacturing a custom Android device requires more time and attention to detail than manufacturing a generic […]

Android Used as Leverage in International Trade Wars: How Did We Get Here? What Happens Next?

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Sep 2019

Android Used as Leverage in International Trade Wars: How Did We Get Here? What Happens Next?

In Blog China Manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

In today’s China the domestic economy runs as voraciously as any free market capitalist society, albeit with strings attached by the Communist government. Successful companies that align with the government’s interests thrive thanks to added support. Companies that benefit the national economy, but don’t have an effect on the government can exist unabated. Companies that […]

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Oct 2018

The Nightmare we Share – Lessons from Working with the Wrong Chinese Android Supplier

In October we got an email from a company, Peppercorn (not real name), that had reached out to Hatch over a year ago about making a custom Android tablet for them.   The project itself, from a technical standpoint, was perfect for Hatch, but the company wasn’t mature enough to commit to the volume we […]

Juggling Curve Balls: Electronics Manufacturing in China – Part 2

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Aug 2018

Juggling Curve Balls: Electronics Manufacturing in China – Part 2

In China Manufacturing hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

This is a continuation of last month’s article, Juggling Curve Balls: Electronics Manufacturing in China – Part 1. Surprise problem delivers a blow to plans Word comes back from our engineering team that there was a miscommunication between the head engineer and the project manager. The PCBA is missing 2 little passive components that regulate […]

Juggling Curve Balls – Electronics Manufacturing in China

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Jul 2018

Juggling Curve Balls – Electronics Manufacturing in China

In China Manufacturing hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

This article gives insight into the previously untold story of many businesses that push through defining moments to create their destiny. It should also provide an education of how companies succeed with Electronics Manufacturing in China that isn’t written about in business school textbooks. Three simultaneous truths existed in 2004.   One, I was competent […]