OEM products are customized to the brand manufacturers, after the production can only use the brand name, they absolutely can not produce their own names and then production; But the ODM to see if the brand companies to buy the copyright of the product, if not, manufacturers have the right to organize their own production as long as there is no corporate design identification can be.
The main difference between OEM and ODM is that the original customer is commissioned by the to design the product, regardless of who completes the overall design, and the requested part does not provide the product for the third party to adopt the project. ; The last ODM from design to production side to complete the product after OEM after purchase, the production part can produce the same product for the third, depending on whether the buyer of the label buys the project.
The basic meaning of Origin (OEM) is to cooperate in creating trademarks, commonly known as “OEM”. They are not direct products of the brand manufacturer, but to use their “key technology” domain is responsible for the design and development of new products, controlled sales channels and limited production capacity, including the production line, to increase the production and sales to reduce the risk of a new production line and even win the market, ordering the contract time, relying on other producers of similar products, buying the price of the product purchased and applying their own brand directly. This kind of cooperation is OEM, called OEM manufacturer, and its product is an OEM product.
Original Designer from ODM (Original Design Manufacturer). The characteristics of the OEM are: the technology is off, the capital is out, the market is out, only the production is in. ODM stands for “original designer,” which means that a company designs and produces a product as specified by another company. For example, a computer company, such as HP, can make specific specifications for a laptop you want to sell. Specifically specify the appearance of the product requirements, such as screen size and technical requirements, input / output port, keyboard, computer package before color shape and tilt, speaker position etc. specify the specifications of the main internal details of the product, such as the processor or the video driver.
However, they do not model patterns, specify the type of switching transistors for the power supply, and do not choose the frequency of the backlight converters. ODM designs and produces laptops according to specifications set by the computer company. The ODM tends to pay more attention to cooperation and, in the case of OEMs, the buyer does not participate in the specific product specifications.