Most of the tech products we buy like phones, computers and televisions, are built in other countries. Even if a device is designed in the United States by an American company, the finished product often rolls off an assembly line in China, Vietnam or elsewhere in Asia.
But a recent survey by PC Magazine found that many companies build tech products, or their components, in the United States, including here in Texas.
Tech expert Omar Gallaga told Texas Standard that semiconductors, computers, consumer electronics, home audio and electric vehicles are all being made in the United States. Apple, Ericsson, Samsung, Texas Instruments and Starlink all build products in the Lone Star State.
Highlights from this segment:
– Though polls show consumers say they value American-made products, most say they wouldn’t pay more than a 10% premium for such products.
– PC Magazine cited statistics showing pay for manufacturing jobs is significantly higher than pay in other sectors of the economy.
– In addition to consumer electronics and computers, carmakers like Toyota and Tesla have a significant presence in Texas.