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Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of Hardware

YEAR: 2016 | LENGTH: 1 part (68 minutes)  |  SOURCE: WIRED


We examine the unique manufacturing ecosystem that has emerged, gaining access to the world’s leading hardware-prototyping culture whilst challenging misconceptions from the west. The film looks at how the evolution of “Shanzhai” – or copycat manufacturing – has transformed traditional models of business, distribution and innovation, and asks what the rest of the world can learn from this so-called “Silicon Valley of hardware”.


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