If you open a news website and go to the technology section and you browse the news, it’s very likely that the articles will cover Apple, Google, Facebook, Tesla, HTC, Samsung and companies in the same ilk. Most of the conversations that people having about technology revolve around these companies. But there are other companies out there, who are pioneers in their space and who are building a better world that no one has heard of. These technology companies do not get enough attention and hence aren’t part of technology conversations. In this article we want to cover a few of these companies that are in the technology space and who are creating amazing products or doing great work.
BYD, which stands for Build Your Dreams is a Chinese company that manufactures phone batteries and is the largest phone battery manufacturer in the world. BYD was started in 1995 by Wang Chuanfu who was a chemist turned entrepreneur who started BYD to counter the Japanese product invasion in China. BYD has also recently got into the electric car market and the self-driving car market. BYD has the distinction of being one of the few technology companies that has Warren Buffet as an Investor.
Do you know what is the common theme among the iPad, Kindle, Playstation 4, iPhone, Xbox and the Wii.The same contract manufacturer manufactures all these products and that is Foxconn.If you are a bit aware of the technology business, then you must have heard of Foxconn. Foxconn manufactures 40% of all the consumer products that is sold in the world. They have revenues of over $132 Billion as on 2015. The sheer size of this company and the revenues they make have led them to diversify and they also own 43 network towers and a controlling stake in the technology company Sharp. Foxconn was founded by Terry Gou in 1974 who continues to be the chairman.
You must have heard of SpaceX with the entire buzz around Elon Musk. Elon Musk is not the only man that wants humanity to be a space faring civilization. Jeff Bezos does too. The iconic founder of Amazon has set his sights on space and is right behind the heels of SpaceX. The entry of Blue Origin which isn’t covered by the media as much as SpaceX has managed to heat up the space race.