Original equipment manufacturer

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An original equipment manufacturer (OEM) is a company that produces parts and equipment that may be marketed by another manufacturer.wikipedia
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Automotive aftermarket

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In contrast, aftermarket parts are those made by companies other than the OEM, which might be installed as replacements after the car comes out of the factory.
The automotive aftermarket is the secondary market of the automotive industry, concerned with the manufacturing, remanufacturing, distribution, retailing, and installation of all vehicle parts, chemicals, equipment, and accessories, after the sale of the automobile by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to the consumer.

Asus

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.ASUSTeKAsus Summer
They are primarily for direct OEM manufacturers and system builders, and as such are typically sold in volume licensing deals to a variety of manufacturers (Dell, HP, ASUS, Acer, Lenovo, Wistron, Inventec, Supermicro, Compal Electronics, Quanta Computer, Foxconn, Pegatron, Jabil, Flex, etc.).
The company is also an original equipment manufacturer (OEM).

Microsoft

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Microsoft is a popular example of a company that issues OEM software for its Windows operating systems.
Microsoft released its version of OS/2 to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) on April 2, 1987.

Value-added reseller

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It sometimes means the maker of a system that includes other companies' subsystems, an end-product producer, an automotive part that is manufactured by the same company that produced the original part used in the automobile's assembly, or a value-added reseller.
* Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)

Windows 8

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On versions of Windows which require a valid product key for media download from Microsoft (like Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10), OEM keys will be rejected, and the party will be given a notice to refer to the manufacturer.
Despite these shortcomings, 60 million Windows 8 licenses were sold through January 2013, a number that included both upgrades and sales to OEMs for new PCs.

Lenovo

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They are primarily for direct OEM manufacturers and system builders, and as such are typically sold in volume licensing deals to a variety of manufacturers (Dell, HP, ASUS, Acer, Lenovo, Wistron, Inventec, Supermicro, Compal Electronics, Quanta Computer, Foxconn, Pegatron, Jabil, Flex, etc.).
Lenovo instead focuses on vertical integration in order to avoid excessive reliance on original equipment manufacturers and to keep down costs.

Exide

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For example, if Ford used Autolite spark plugs, Exide batteries, Bosch fuel injectors, and Ford's own engine blocks and heads when building a car, then car restorers and collectors consider those to be the OEM parts.
Exide produces batteries and accessories for the Transportation markets with applications in the original-equipment and aftermarket channels for Auto/Truck/SUV, Heavy Duty, Lawn and Garden, Marine/RV, Golfcarts and Powersport, using Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM), Flooded, Enhanced Flooded Battery and Gel (VRLA) technologies.

Microsoft Windows

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Microsoft is a popular example of a company that issues OEM software for its Windows operating systems.
Microsoft licenses Windows CE to OEMs and device makers.

Electronics manufacturing services

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Electronics manufacturing services (EMS)
Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) is a term used for companies that design, manufacture, test, distribute, and provide return/repair services for electronic components and assemblies for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

Windows 10

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On versions of Windows which require a valid product key for media download from Microsoft (like Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10), OEM keys will be rejected, and the party will be given a notice to refer to the manufacturer.
The level of compression used is dependent on a performance assessment performed during installations or by OEMs, which tests how much compression can be used without harming operating system performance.

Windows 7

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On versions of Windows which require a valid product key for media download from Microsoft (like Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10), OEM keys will be rejected, and the party will be given a notice to refer to the manufacturer.
The remaining three editions were not available at retail, of which two were available exclusively through OEM channels as pre-loaded software.

Windows Vista

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On versions of Windows which require a valid product key for media download from Microsoft (like Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10), OEM keys will be rejected, and the party will be given a notice to refer to the manufacturer.
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) was released on February 4, 2008, alongside Windows Server 2008 to OEM partners, after a five-month beta test period.

Rebranding

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Rebranding
Original equipment manufacturer (OEM)

Original design manufacturer

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Original design manufacturer (ODM)
Original equipment manufacturer (OEM)

Secondary market

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Secondary market
Original equipment manufacturer (OEM)

Foxconn

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They are primarily for direct OEM manufacturers and system builders, and as such are typically sold in volume licensing deals to a variety of manufacturers (Dell, HP, ASUS, Acer, Lenovo, Wistron, Inventec, Supermicro, Compal Electronics, Quanta Computer, Foxconn, Pegatron, Jabil, Flex, etc.). For example, Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics contract manufacturing company, which produces a variety of parts and equipment for companies such as Apple Inc., Dell, Google, Huawei, Nintendo, Xiaomi, etc., is the largest OEM company in the world by both scale and revenue.

Apple Inc.

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For example, Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics contract manufacturing company, which produces a variety of parts and equipment for companies such as Apple Inc., Dell, Google, Huawei, Nintendo, Xiaomi, etc., is the largest OEM company in the world by both scale and revenue.

Dell

Dell Inc.Dell ComputerDell Computers
They are primarily for direct OEM manufacturers and system builders, and as such are typically sold in volume licensing deals to a variety of manufacturers (Dell, HP, ASUS, Acer, Lenovo, Wistron, Inventec, Supermicro, Compal Electronics, Quanta Computer, Foxconn, Pegatron, Jabil, Flex, etc.). For example, Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics contract manufacturing company, which produces a variety of parts and equipment for companies such as Apple Inc., Dell, Google, Huawei, Nintendo, Xiaomi, etc., is the largest OEM company in the world by both scale and revenue.

Google

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For example, Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics contract manufacturing company, which produces a variety of parts and equipment for companies such as Apple Inc., Dell, Google, Huawei, Nintendo, Xiaomi, etc., is the largest OEM company in the world by both scale and revenue.

Huawei

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For example, Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics contract manufacturing company, which produces a variety of parts and equipment for companies such as Apple Inc., Dell, Google, Huawei, Nintendo, Xiaomi, etc., is the largest OEM company in the world by both scale and revenue.

Nintendo

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For example, Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics contract manufacturing company, which produces a variety of parts and equipment for companies such as Apple Inc., Dell, Google, Huawei, Nintendo, Xiaomi, etc., is the largest OEM company in the world by both scale and revenue.

Xiaomi

Xiaomi Inc.Xiaomi IncBeijing Xiaomi Technology Co., Ltd.
For example, Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics contract manufacturing company, which produces a variety of parts and equipment for companies such as Apple Inc., Dell, Google, Huawei, Nintendo, Xiaomi, etc., is the largest OEM company in the world by both scale and revenue.

Ambiguity

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The term is also used in several other ways, which causes ambiguity.

Ford Motor Company

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For example, if Ford used Autolite spark plugs, Exide batteries, Bosch fuel injectors, and Ford's own engine blocks and heads when building a car, then car restorers and collectors consider those to be the OEM parts.

Autolite

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For example, if Ford used Autolite spark plugs, Exide batteries, Bosch fuel injectors, and Ford's own engine blocks and heads when building a car, then car restorers and collectors consider those to be the OEM parts.