Original Equipment Manufacturer

(redirected from Original Equipment Manufacturers)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.

Original Equipment Manufacturer

1. A company that makes a product that its customers then use in creating their own products. For example, the manufacturer of an automobile part may sell the part to a car maker, which then builds its own products. In this case, the original equipment manufacturer is the automobile part maker. OEMs often work closely with their customers to integrate their products; for example, an OEM may design a certain product exclusively for one customer. OEMs are especially common in computer and other technology sectors.

2. A company that buys a product from another company and uses it to make its own product. This definition contradicts the above one, and is used predominantly informally. An OEM in this sense is more properly called a value-added reseller.
References in periodicals archive ?
is a SBA certified woman-owned small business (WBE) offering a wide range of electronic components and value-added technical services to its worldwide base of original equipment manufacturers (OEM's) and commercial customers.
PDSi provides product lifecycle service solutions to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the medical, telecommunications, defense, imaging and computer equipment industries, among others.
Federal-Mogul Corporation is a leading global supplier, serving the world's foremost original equipment manufacturers of automotive, light commercial, heavy-duty, agricultural, marine, rail, off-road and industrial vehicles, as well as the worldwide aftermarket.
is a leading global distributor of advanced technology semiconductor, display and system solutions to a wide variety of commercial original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Electronic Manufacturing Services providers (EMS).
Analogic Corporation is a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced health and security systems and subsystems sold primarily to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
The Company's principal customers include many of the world's foremost original equipment manufacturers of automotive, light commercial, heavy-duty truck, agricultural, marine, rail and industrial vehicles and equipment as well as the worldwide aftermarket.
Federal-Mogul is a global supplier of automotive components, modules and systems serving the world's original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket industry.
RMI(R)), a worldwide leader in advanced silicon solutions for the next generation Information Infrastructure, today announced that Intoto, a leading provider of network-centric secure gateway software for networking and communications Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), will showcase its iGateway EX Unified Threat Management (UTM) software platform running on RMI's XLR(TM) Processor at Interop Las Vegas 2006.
military, most of the world's major commercial airlines, original equipment manufacturers, hundreds of aircraft maintenance facilities, fixed-base operators and regional airlines worldwide.
The new online portal makes it easy for the resellers and original equipment manufacturers to work together to generate additional service revenue from product sales and technology refresh opportunities, and satisfy their mutual customers' technical support needs.
As most Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's) are fast becoming aware, compliance to the European directive requires the removal of certain hazardous substances such as Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Chromium, PBB and PBDE flame-retardants from electrical and electronic products distributed in the EU and Asia.
Full browser ?