The Joys Of High-Tech Manufacturing

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 6:08am

Lexar, a division of Micron technology, makes computer memory. A lot of it. According to them, they're the only major memory company who does any manufacturing here in the U.S. And while much of the later processes and packaging is performed in Asia, the high tolerances and cleanliness required for the initial manufacturing makes domestic work the better option.

The video is a mesmerizing, in-depth look at the whole process of making a USB flash drive, or the memory cards that we put into our digital cameras. I, for one, now have more appreciation for the ever-growing collection of flash drives in my desk.

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