North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada 2012


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334110 - Computer and peripheral equipment manufacturingMEX

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing computers and computer peripheral equipment.

Computers can be digital, analogue or hybrid. Digital computers, the most common type, are devices that can do all of the following: (1) store the processing program or programs and the data immediately necessary for the execution of the program; (2) 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. Analogue computers are capable of simulating mathematical models and comprise, at least, analogue, control and programming elements.

Peripherals are assemblies of components that are self-contained, but designed for use with computers. For purposes of classification, a peripheral must consist of more than a loaded circuit board. Peripheral equipment may be installed inside or outside the computer's housing. Important types of peripheral equipment are input-output devices, such as monitors, keyboards, mice and joysticks; storage devices, such as disk drives and CD-ROM readers; and printers. Dumb computer terminals, automated teller machines (ATM's), point-of-sale (POS) terminals and bar code scanners are treated as peripheral equipment.

Computers and peripheral equipment may be sold complete or in kits to be assembled by the purchaser.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • automatic teller machines (ATM's), manufacturing
    • bar code scanners, manufacturing
    • CD-ROM drives, manufacturing
    • computer terminals, manufacturing
    • disk drives, computer, manufacturing
    • optical readers and scanners, manufacturing
    • point-of-sale (POS) terminals, manufacturing
    • printers, computer, manufacturing
    • storage devices, computer, manufacturing
    • USB flash drives (e.g., thumbdrives, jumpdrives), manufacturing

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • manufacturing digital telecommunications switches, local area network and wide area network communications equipment, such as bridges, routers and gateways (See 334210 Telephone apparatus manufacturing)
    • manufacturing audio speakers, for use in computer systems (See 334310 Audio and video equipment manufacturing)
    • manufacturing internal loaded printed circuit-board devices, such as sound, video, controller and network interface cards; personal computer modems, whether or not in an external housing; central processing units, memory chips and similar integrated circuits (See 334410 Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing)
    • manufacturing magnetic and optical recording media (See 334610 Manufacturing and reproducing magnetic and optical media)
    • retailing computers, assembled in the store (See 443144 Computer and software stores)
    • manufacturing machinery or equipment that incorporate electronic computers for operation or control purposes and embedded control applications (other manufacturing industries based on the classification of the complete machinery or equipment)
    • manufacturing parts, such as casings, stampings, cable sets and switches, for computers and peripheral equipment (other manufacturing industries based on the associated production processes)
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