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Texas Plant to Make First U.S.-Assembled Smartphones

(AUSTIN, Texas) — Cellphone pioneer Motorola announced Wednesday that it’s opening a Texas manufacturing facility that will create 2,000 jobs and produce its new flagship device, Moto X, the first smartphone ever assembled in the U.S.

The company has already begun hiring for the Fort Worth plant. The site was most recently unoccupied but was once used by fellow phone manufacturer Nokia, meaning it was designed to produce mobile devices, said Will Moss, a spokesman for Motorola Mobility, which is owned by Google.

“It was a great facility in an ideal location,” said Moss, who said it will be an easy trip for Motorola engineering teams based in Chicago and Silicon Valley, and is also close to the company’s service and repair operations in Mexico.

The formal announcement came at AllThingsD’s D11 Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., from Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s office administers a pair of special state incentive funds meant to help attract job-creating businesses to the state, but Moss said the Republican governor did not distribute any money to close this deal.

“Motorola Mobility’s decision to manufacture its new smartphone and create thousands of new jobs in Texas is great news for our growing state,” Perry said through a spokeswoman. “Our strong, healthy economy, built on a foundation of low taxes, smart regulation, fair legal system and a skilled workforce is attracting companies from across the country and around the world that want to be a part of the rising Texas success story.”

The factory will be owned and run by Flextronics International Ltd., a Singapore-based contract electronics manufacturer that has had a long relationship with Motorola.

Assembly accounts for relatively little of the cost of a smartphone. The cost largely lies in the chips, battery and display, most of which come from Asian factories. For instance, research firm iSuppli estimates that the components of Samsung’s latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S4, cost $229, while the assembly costs $8.

In December, Apple Inc. said it would move manufacturing of one of its existing lines of Mac computers to the U.S. this year, reversing decades of increasing outsourcing. The company has come under some criticism for working conditions at the Chinese factories where its products are assembled.

Some other manufacturers, such as Hewlett-Packard Co., have kept some PC assembly operations in the U.S.

Moss said the Moto X will go on sale this summer. He said he could provide few details, citing priority secrets. He said the idea from the beginning was to bring manufacturing back to the U.S.

“It’s obviously our major market so, for us, having manufacturing here gets us much closer to our key customers and partners as well as our end users,” he said. “It makes for much leaner, more efficient operations.”

But Motorola will still have global manufacturing operations, including at factories in China and Brazil.

“Fact remains that more than 130 million people in the U.S. are using smartphones,” Mark Randall, Motorola’s senior vice president of supply chain and Operations, said in a statement, “but until Moto X, none of those smartphones have been built in the USA.

 

Damn, add that to Apple coming to Texas, how long before all of Silicon Valley cedes the lead in the tech industry to Silicon Hills???

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it seems texas would be doing better if it didnt have oblamers admin dragging it down...

http://business.time.com/2013/05/29/texas-plant-to-make-first-u-s-assembled-smartphones/

 

 

 

Damn, add that to Apple coming to Texas, how long before all of Silicon Valley cedes the lead in the tech industry to Silicon Hills???

apple is also going to nevada, they have zero income and corp taxes

 

calif is chasing the employed away

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First American Made Smart Phones Built in Texas

 

Ironic isn't it. Most of the state is filled with dumb sh-itkickers...except Austin of course. Best city in the godforsaken wasteland.

 

your ignorance is impressive skep

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First American Made Smart Phones Built in Texas

 

Ironic isn't it. Most of the state is filled with dumb sh-itkickers...except Austin of course. Best city in the godforsaken wasteland.

 

I went to college in Austin. I still visit every few months.

 

Has anybody moved to New Jersey since 1990?? Talk about a wasteland.

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First American Made Smart Phones Built in Texas

 

Ironic isn't it. Most of the state is filled with dumb sh-itkickers...except Austin of course. Best city in the godforsaken wasteland.

lucky for you, they have a rep gov in new jerksie

 

you deserve to live in the highest tax area like calif.

 

so you can enjoy your "liberal pcs ways"

 

dumbazz...

 

 

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First American Made Smart Phones Built in Texas

 

Ironic isn't it. Most of the state is filled with dumb sh-itkickers...except Austin of course. Best city in the godforsaken wasteland.

austin? as if...have you ever been to san antonio? galviston? hell i had more fun in porter texas than in austin..

bass fishing richland chambers reservoir near corsicana..dude austin...wtf

 

austin the home of segway tours and music festivals...what the hell happened to austin..is that where all the commies go? no wonder e.s. likes the place...

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First American Made Smart Phones Built in Texas

 

Ironic isn't it. Most of the state is filled with dumb sh-itkickers...except Austin of course. Best city in the godforsaken wasteland.

I understand that potential illegal Mexicans are staging at the border, ready to rush in and grab those low paying phone building jobs. Rick Perry is Mexico's biggest employment promoter, he has brought their unemployment rate down more than any Mexican president ever has.

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So they're building in texas and paying the workers $8 an hour. That's worse than not having any jobs.

At least in California they pay a decent wage. Texas is a hellhole.

There's liberal logic for you.

Liberals will protest whenever anyone points out that welfare is a disincentive to work, but then they will willingly admit it's better to sit home on their fat asses, than demean themselves by working.

 

First American Made Smart Phones Built in Texas

Ironic isn't it. Most of the state is filled with dumb sh-itkickers...except Austin of course. Best city in the godforsaken wasteland.

This coming from a moron living in the joke that is Jersey. :rolleyes:

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There's liberal logic for you.

Liberals will protest whenever anyone points out that welfare is a disincentive to work, but then they will willingly admit it's better to sit home on their fat asses, than demean themselves by working.

 

This coming from a moron living in the joke that is Jersey. :rolleyes:

This coming from a kid in Idaho, a state that's only claim to fame is, We got Spuds, if you got the grease.

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Damn, add that to Apple coming to Texas, how long before all of Silicon Valley cedes the lead in the tech industry to Silicon Hills???

LMAO!!! At 7,000 employees,........... long fking time dude. But thanks for thinking of us.

 

Silicon Valley continues to be the leading startup ecosystem for high-tech innovation and development, accounting for one-third (1/3) of all of the venture capital investment in the United States. Geographically, Silicon Valley encompasses all of the Santa Clara Valley including the city of San Jose (and adjacent communities), the southern Peninsula Valley, and the southern East Bay. However, with the rapid growth of technology jobs in the San Francisco metropolitan area, some commentators now argue that the traditional boundaries of Silicon Valley have expanded north to include the rest of San Mateo County and the City and County of San Francisco, as well as parts of Marin County. wiki

 

There's liberal logic for you.

Liberals will protest whenever anyone points out that welfare is a disincentive to work, but then they will willingly admit it's better to sit home on their fat asses, than demean themselves by working.

Cons will whine and cry over people sitting on welfare that they don't have a clue about, but will whine and cry about paying an American worker a living wage or benefits so fat assed stock holders can sit on their asses.

 

 

Then how do you know what its like there?

Did you eat a lot of moon pies when you were a child?

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Is Texas going to rewrite smartphone tech manuals like they did with history books? Are they going to insist that we include the part where Jesus created the smartphone?

 

Texas smartphone instructions:

 

1) take out of package.

2) pray it works.

 

I hate rednecks.

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LMAO!!! At 7,000 employees,........... long fking time dude. But thanks for thinking of us.

 

Silicon Valley continues to be the leading startup ecosystem for high-tech innovation and development, accounting for one-third (1/3) of all of the venture capital investment in the United States. Geographically, Silicon Valley encompasses all of the Santa Clara Valley including the city of San Jose (and adjacent communities), the southern Peninsula Valley, and the southern East Bay. However, with the rapid growth of technology jobs in the San Francisco metropolitan area, some commentators now argue that the traditional boundaries of Silicon Valley have expanded north to include the rest of San Mateo County and the City and County of San Francisco, as well as parts of Marin County. wiki

 

Startups are a tiny percentage of the tech economy. Total venture capital investment in the entire US was $31 billion in 2011. That's two quarters for a company like Microsoft. Companies like Apple and Google don't need venture capital because banks don't consider them high risk and will lend them money. Banks don't prefer to lend money to startups.

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Libs are pathetic...a seemingly low paying job in texas goes a lot further than your decent paying job in california

why dont they like texas ?

 

where can I see a list of all the states liberals are jealous of

 

I wonder why they hate America...

 

 

 

 

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Is Texas going to rewrite smartphone tech manuals like they did with history books? Are they going to insist that we include the part where Jesus created the smartphone?

 

Texas smartphone instructions:

 

1) take out of package.

2) pray it works.

 

I hate rednecks.

The cons have been complaining that the current phones do not fit well with their heads up there in their a$$'s, so the intention is to build a special a$$ compatible con version of the cell phone.

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