[citation][nom]jnjkele[/nom]'Made' in US as well as assembled would be nice, but guess what - it won't happen anytime soon and it has nothing to do with labor costs. Is anyone familiar with how a chip fab works? The bulk of the world's chip fabs that can churn out the complex stuff (not the nand flash you see micron making in the US) is located in asia, and getting a new one built here is a multi-billion dollar regulatory nightmare. Until someone fixes the regulatory mess, you won't see much new chip fab capacity on US soil.[/citation]
What's funny, remember when IBM invented the hard drive, and they were all manufactured in the US to start with? What has happened since then?
Remember that funny invention the transistor, made in the US. What has happened since then?
So yeah, it will be hard to bring alot of manufacturing back to the US, but why did it leave in the first place? Corporate greed, I'de suspect. Problem is, the offshoring of manufacturing is part of the death spiral for our economy, and it may bee too late already.