hoo boy you got that thumb ready dont ya'?There's no economies of scale if everyone develops their products from the ground up. Why have four panel operations when you can have one or two? There is still plenty of room to include features and distinctions that separate each company's products from the others. Big American companies (especially the auto makers) have been doing it for years.
The textbook definition of OEM is precisely what you're railing against: a company that manufactures equipment from outsourced components.
nope. step back a few years. let's go buy a chevy. raw materials may have been from various industries. after recycling started your 'vette body, fenders, windows glass may very well be made from your empty jack and mad dog 20-20 bottles. the engine, radiator, a/c components made from new (or your recycled pbr cans).
but...everything was made under the various divisions of GM. rochester carbs, delco, delphi, frigidaire, fisher body, moraine glass, harrison....yeah you get it. not like saab for example with bendix and a mish mash of kit parts.
so it looks like the premium you pay for a....staying on the subject...sony tv. the x1 processor. that's what you get. rip-chow-ching screens. mediatek chips. yeah, you get it (even you).