Not necessarily under the "another companies name". For example, the OEM tires are Goodyear.N_Jay said:
When a part or accessory is built by one company for sale under another companies name.
True true,colorider said:
Not necessarily under the "another companies name". For example, the OEM tires are Goodyear.
Hmmm, I didn't state that very clear. Sometimes OEM's have their names on the commodity (like tires) and sometimes they have the name of who they are producing the commodity for (like oil filters).
OK, I should know this.N_Jay said:
OK, Hmmm, now how do we define it?
OK, I should know this.
Afterall I was an "OEM Product Planning Manager" for 2 years, geeze! :2: :2:
It's sort of like pornography, you can't describe it, but you know it when you see it!
Interesting example - but even there it is not always consistent. How do I know? Hee Hee!! I'll never tell!!PaulV7 said:In computers OEM parts are the following:
Parts that are bought by a reseller to build a computer to be sold. The original idea of OEM was it would be cheaper for manufactures to build things and the general public was not suppose to have access to OEM parts. OEM parts generally have no obvious decal of who made it.
Example: The CD burners that are in Dell Computers. Those Burners are actually made by Toshiba ( I think). But Toshiba does not but their name on it. And Toshiba writes an OEM driver for Dell specifically for that burner in their system.
No - it still means what I said at the very beginning "Original Equipment Manufacturer". Just that we are now having a hard time defining what that is!!!Sage said:So what you guys are REALLY saying is...
OEM means Original Equipment... Maybe. :4: