3341 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing and/or assembling electronic computers, such as mainframes, personal computers, workstations, laptops, and computer servers; and computer peripheral equipment, such as storage devices, printers, monitors, input/output devices and terminals. Computers can be analog, digital, or hybrid. Digital computers, the most common type, are devices that do all of the following:

  1. store the processing program or programs and the data immediately necessary for the execution of the program;
  2. can be freely programmed in accordance with the requirements of the user;
  3. perform arithmetical computations specified by the user; and
  4. execute, without human intervention, a processing program that requires the computer to modify its execution by logical decision during the processing run.

Analog computers are capable of simulating mathematical models and comprise at least analog, control, and programming elements.