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NEC FC-P20X Industrial PC Teardown

18 November 2010
The following is an overview of a teardown analysis conducted by IHS Technology Teardown Services.

Overview / Main Features

The NEC FC-P20X/SX1W4D is an Intel Celeron powered industrial PC designed for the Japanese market. The FC-P20X features 2GB of DDR3 RAM (2 DIMM modules) along with an Intel Q45 chipset solution (82Q45 graphics and memory controller and ICH10 I/O controller) populated in a standard micro ATX board. The NEC industrial PC is equipped with a Teac CD/DVD slimline internal drive, a Western Digital 160GB hard disk drive as well as a 250W power supply. Also, the NEC PC contains a DVI PCIe Card featuring a Silicon Image display driver chip.

NEC FC-P20X Industrial PC Main ImageNEC FC-P20X Industrial PC Main Image

Target Market

Industry Applications



NEC FC-P20X Industrial PC - Motherboard TopNEC FC-P20X Industrial PC - Motherboard Top

Pricing and Availability

Pricing - unknown

Availability - Japan

Volume Estimations

For the purposes of this teardown analysis, we have assumed a lifetime production volume of 36K units.

As a reminder, teardown volume production assumptions are primarily used for our cost analysis in terms of amortized NRE and tooling costs, especially for custom components specific to the model being analyzed (mechanical components especially). Unless assumed volumes are different by an order of magnitude, minor changes in volume (say 1 million vs. 2) rarely have a large net effect on our final analysis because of this.

NEC FC-P20X Industrial PC Cost AnalysisNEC FC-P20X Industrial PC Cost Analysis

Cost Notes

Main Cost Drivers Representing ~80% of total materials cost

Samsung Semiconductor - M378B2873EH1-CF8 - DIMM DDR3-1066 - 1GB Registered, Unbuffered, 1.5V (Qty:2)

Teac Corporation - DV-W28S-VN9 - CD/DVD RW Drive - Slim Internal Type, Slot Load, SATA

Intel - HH80557RG041512 - CPU - Intel Celeron Processor 440, 2.0GHz, 512KB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB, 65nm Process

Western Digital - WD1600AAJS - Hard Drive - 160GB, 3.5', SATA 3Gb/s, 7200RPM, 8MB Buffer

Tiger Power - TFX-2580 - Power Supply Unit - 250W, AC Input 100-240~, 6.0A Max, 50-60Hz, Output 3.3V/18A, 5V/20A, 2x 12V/15A, -12V/0.4A, 5Vsb/2A

NEC Toppan Circuit Solutions Inc. - 8-Layer - FR4

Intel - AC82Q45SLB8A - Northbridge - Graphics and Memory Controller Hub

Intel - AF82801JDOSLG8U - Southbridge - I/O Controller Hub (ICH10DO)

Heatsink - Extruded / Machined Aluminum, 2 Stamped / Formed Metal Mounting Brackets, Stamped/ Formed Metal Housing, Copper Plate, Aluminum Fins, w/ 4 Spring-Loaded Captive Screws & Thermal Transfer Paste

Enclosure, Main, Chasis - Stamped / Formed Electro-Galvanized Steel, Painted, 6 Pieces, Spot-Welded, Riveted

Enclosure, Main, Cover - Stamped / Formed Electro-Galvanized Steel, 4 Pieces, Spot-Welded, Painted

Delta Electronics - AFC0612D - Fan - DC Brushless, 12VDC, 0.6A, w/ Integral 4-Wire Harness and 4-Position Pin Socket Connector

Sanyo Denki Co. - 109P0412P3G053 - Fan - DC Brushless, 12VDC, 0.34A, w/ Integral 4-Wire Harness and 4-Position Pin Socket Connector

Electrolytic Aluminum Conductive Polymer - 2.5V, 560uF, Low ESR (Qty:16)

Total BOM Cost $454.08

What Is Not Included in our Cost Analysis

The total materials and manufacturing costs reported in this analysis reflect ONLY the direct materials cost (from component vendors and assorted EMS providers), AND manufacturing with basic test. Not included in this analysis are costs above and beyond the material manufacture of the core device itself - cost of intellectual property, royalties and licensing fees (those not already included into the per component price), software, software loading and test, shipping, logistics marketing and other channel costs including not only EMS provider and the OEM's margin, but that of other resellers. Our cost analysis is meant to focus on those costs incurred in the manufacture of the core device and exceptionally in some circumstances the packaging and literature as well.

Manufacturing Notes

Country of Origin / Volume Assumptions

Based on markings, the unit was likely assembled in Japan. Furthermore, we have assumed that custom mechanicals (plastics, metals, etc.) were also sourced in Japan.

Country of origin assumptions relate directly to the associated cost of manufacturing, where calculated by iSuppli. In the cases of 'finished' sub-assemblies (such as hard disk drive), we do not calculate internal manufacturing costs, but rather assess the market price of the finished product in which case country of origin assumptions may or may not have a direct effect on pricing.

Remember also that labor rates are applied directly only to hand inserted components and systems in our bill of materials, and although regional assumptions do, these new rates do not have a direct effect on our modeled calculations of placement costs for automated SMD assembly lines. "Auto inserted components (such as SMT components) placement costs are calculated by an iSuppli algorithm which allocates a cost per component based on the size and pincount of the device. This calculation is affected by country or region of origin as well.

NEC FC-P20X Industrial PC - Disassembly View 1NEC FC-P20X Industrial PC - Disassembly View 1

Design for Manufacturing / Device Complexity

The NEC FC-P20X has an overall component count of 1710 (excluding box contents), of which 1510 resides on the motherboard. This level of complexity is typical of a consumer desktop PC.

Component counts have a direct bearing on the overall manufacturing cycle times and costs, and also can increase or decrease overall yields and re-work. Our calculations of manufacturing costs factor counts and more qualitative complexities in the design. The cost of manufacturing is also, to some extent, decreased in this case because of assumed labor rate applied for Japan.

Note that manual labor has a much smaller effect on auto-insertion assembly lines (for the Main PCB, for example), where manufacturing costs are much more capital equipment intensive and driven by these investment costs.

NEC FC-P20X Industrial PC - Box ContentsNEC FC-P20X Industrial PC - Box Contents

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