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How Logitech Protects Its Manufacturing Secrets in China

A worker assembles computer mice at the Logitech International SA factory in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, on March 2, 2012. Photographer: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg
A worker assembles computer mice at the Logitech International SA factory in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, on March 2, 2012. Photographer: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg

Electronics makers have had to make a difficult choice: Farm out their manufacturing to China, where operations are usually cheaper and more efficient but more vulnerable to trade-secret theft , or try to do it themselves. Logitech International, which makes gadget accessories, does both.

"We make everything in China," Logitech CEO Bracken Darrell said on Bloomberg TV . "About half of what we sell, we make, and half of what we sell, we source from somebody else. It's an interesting strategy. It's really worked for us over time."