Microsoft Says It’s Not Moving Its Hardware Production From China

Posted on July 9, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Games, Microsoft with 1 Comment

Last week, a report claimed that Microsoft, HP, Dell, Amazon, and some other big tech companies are looking to move production of their products from China to other Asian countries following the trade war between the U.S. and China.

According to the report, Microsoft was looking at Thailand and Indonesia as alternatives for the production of its products like the Xbox. And now, Microsoft is now refuting the report.

The company told Tom’s Hardware that is is not planning to move its manufacturing out of China. It also said that the company has no current plans to move its manufacturing from out of China.

The move comes as a bit of a surprise considering a lot of Microsoft’s partners and competitors are looking at alternatives to China. With Apple slowly moving the production of iPhones to other countries and the increasing uncertainty over the China vs U.S. trade battle, it’s surprising to see Microsoft not looking into any contingency plans.

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One response to “Microsoft Says It’s Not Moving Its Hardware Production From China”

  1. MikeGalos

    Note the wording difference.

    Microsoft is not "planning to move" versus Microsoft is "looking … at alternatives" and "has no current plans".

    Both can be true at the same time. And likely always are.

    A company with competent people is always looking at possible alternatives to have contingencies.

    Likewise a company doesn't implement a change until they're sure they need to do so because of changing situations.