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Posted: 3/9/2005 5:48:43 PM EST
Super Micro and AMI used to make some MBs in the US, but now I am hearing almost all MBs are now made in Taiwan.

If China takes Taiwan, that could be a problem.

Link Posted: 3/9/2005 5:50:19 PM EST
Many cheap boards are made in China.
Link Posted: 3/9/2005 5:53:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By mattja:
Super Micro and AMI used to make some MBs in the US, but now I am hearing almost all MBs are now made in Taiwan.

If China takes Taiwan, that could be a problem.




There are still some prototype houses here in the states. Production is done in the orient - Taiwan, Malasia, etc. They're pretty good at making production level boards and doing it for a lot less than anyone is willing to do here in the states.

Run the numbers... there's no way around it unless you want to pay a lot more for a computer.
TVs are the same way - no domestic production.
Link Posted: 3/9/2005 5:54:12 PM EST

My Soltek boards are all made
in TW.

Stock up now before all the
boards start appearing with
commie mind-control lasers
in them.


Link Posted: 3/9/2005 5:55:07 PM EST
most all MB have been made in Tawain for many years now. I dont think many computer componets are made in the States nowadays.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:57:18 PM EST
So, if China takes Taiwan, what does that do to companies like Dell? I doubt the supply chain will remain uninterrupted.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 6:01:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By Guns_N_Shizzle:

I dont think many computer componets are made in the States nowadays.



Just parts that are export controlled. A few processors and some storage devices that are not allowed for export are made in the states.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 6:12:09 PM EST
Remember Taiwan also makes about 30-40% of the worlds DRAM memory also.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 6:15:58 PM EST
if china takes taiwan your PC components will simply say made in china instead of made in taiwan
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 6:19:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By sharky30:
if china takes taiwan your PC components will simply say made in china instead of made in taiwan



Assuming things don't get ugly.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 6:37:40 PM EST
I don't see the US risking lives over taiwan
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 7:56:20 PM EST
How about if China decides all these semiconductor fabs foreign (USA included) companies have built are now the property of the state? That would really screw over alot of US manufacturers.
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 7:35:56 AM EST
Sometime last year I read an article that noted that the last CD/DVD carriage maker outside of China closed.
The carriage is the "drawer" part that you put the disk into, and that holds the laser, ect.

There isn't anyplace else to get them now at all.
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Link Posted: 3/17/2005 6:07:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By Floppy_833:
Sometime last year I read an article that noted that the last CD/DVD carriage maker outside of China closed.
The carriage is the "drawer" part that you put the disk into, and that holds the laser, ect.

There isn't anyplace else to get them now at all.
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