- 11-09-2012, 10:49 PM #1
Summary: Taiwanese electronics manufacturing giant, which produces various high-tech devices including Apple iPhone and Amazon Kindle, is evaluating Detroit and Los Angeles, among other cities, as potential sites.
I wonder if they'll have dormitories and suicide nets like the factories in China?
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- 11-19-2012, 03:46 AM #6
American Apparel profitably makes clothing in Los Angeles... much lower margin stuff than high-end electronics. There's no reason that tablets, smartphones and other high-value, high-margin tech products cannot be made in California too.
- 11-19-2012, 04:14 AM #7
****, I used to build cars and trucks for Toyota, up until 2 years ago when I lived in NorCal. That company survived for more than 20yrs, before the recession hit. Now Tesla took over the plant and is ramping up production from 200 cars a week to 400 cars a week next month. If they can build $20K-$40K cars, they can build $600 tablets and phones.
- 11-19-2012, 06:25 PM #8
Californians are affluent compared to much of the country, and we're also big about "buying local."
The Nexus Q was selling like crazy for the week it was out, simply because it was built in San Jose. I'd imagine an actual smartphone or tablet "made in California" would be a blockbuster seller (and a big differentiator for its manufacturer).