The reasons that Amazon’s Kindle 2 can’t be manufactured in the U.S.

August 22, 2011 | By | Reply More

There are many reasons why the Amazon Kindle 2 can’t be manufactured in the United States, and they don’t speak well for the future economy of the U.S.   Here are a few of those reasons, from an article at Forbes:

  • The flex circuit connectors are made in China because the US supplier base migrated to Asia.
  • The electrophoretic display is made in Taiwan because the expertise developed from producting flat-panel LCDs migrated to Asia with semiconductor manufacturing.
  • The highly polished injection-molded case is made in China because the US supplier base eroded as the manufacture of toys, consumer electronics and computers migrated to China.
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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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