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The US is one of the leading manufacturers of technology in the world. While all of the worlds’ microchips are not produced in the US anymore, a vast amount of them are. Intel is leading the way in this; they put the microchips together onto one board for the first CPU the Intel4004 in 1971. It was manufactured in San Jose, California and started the dominance of US computer hardware manufacturing for many years to come. You’ve probably heard of Silicon Valley right? Well that’s where most of our technology manufacturing started out. While today, the manufacturing of microchips and other computer hardware has spread throughout the country, that small area of California is where it all began.
Believe it or not, Intel still makes over 75 percent of their microchips in the United States. While it would be cheaper for the company to move their production overseas to companies like Foxconn, Intel uses American factories to manufacture their chips. In fact, Intel is creating a new state of the art factory in Arizona that costs approximately five billion dollars. It will employ thousands of skilled American workers in the next year. The new factory will be the most advanced semi-conductor producing factory in the world. It will also be the highest volume producer in the world. Intel is quoted as saying “manufacturing serves as the underpinning for our business and allows us to provide customers and consumers with leading-edge products in high volume.” While more than three fourths of Intel’s chip sales comes from outside of the United States they are still determined to maintain the manufacturing of the chips within the US.
Some of Intel’s competitors are starting to take notice as well, with Samsung, a Seoul based company, building a plant in Austin, Texas this year. The new factory in Texas produces the A5 chip that people use in the iPad, so while many parts of Apple’s premier tablet are still made overseas, the CPU or the heart of the tablet is now made in America.
Bryan Metzger is the Web Developer at Accelerated Buy Sell, Inc. and Manufacturing Web Solutions as well as a contributing author to the blog. He develops websites for the “Accelerated Group of Companies”. He also separately designs websites for clients, providing a strong web presence to help manufacturers grow and prevent the need to sell their business. Accelerated’s group of companies that provide services to the manufacturing industry includes:
www.AcceleratedBuySell.com – Provides Online Industrial Auction Services, Used Equipment Auctions, Capital Equipment Auctions, Plant Liquidations, Industrial Plant Cleanout Services, Used Machinery Location Services, Certified Machine Tool and Equipment Appraisals, and more.
www.AcceleratedMfgBrokers.com – Specializes in Manufacturing Business Brokerage and Mergers and Acquisitions. We help manufacturers develop exit strategies to maximize retirement dollars, and successful manufacturers expand through acquisition of other manufacturing companies, product lines and customer lists. Manufacturing Companies for sale throughout the United States are listed on this site.
www.AcceleratedRE.com – Provides Industrial Real Estate Brokerage Services, Online Real Estate Auctions, Sealed Bid Real Estate Auctions and complete industrial facility cleanout services.
www.IgniteMfg.com – Provides funding for products made in the USA, and engineering/manufacturing educational needs through Crowd Funding.
www.MfgWebSolutions.com – Provides web development and social media services for manufacturers at under-market rates.
Bryan Metzger is a contributing author to:
blog.AcceleratedBuySell.com - A site that provides the latest manufacturing news, statistics and opinion. It also provides information on how to grow a manufacturing business, and what to do if you are a manufacturing company that needs to close.
MFGWebSolutions.com/blog - Provides the latest information on social media and web development for manufacturers. It gives manufacturers tips and tricks for boosting their web presence.