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."