With almost everything being made in China these days, it's particularly rare when a company announces plan to manufacturer something in the good 'ole US of A. However, Apple recently announced that they're going to do that with some of their Macs, and today it's being reported that Google will be manufacturing its Glass eyewear in the US.
According to The Financial Times, Google will manufacturer Google Glass in Silicon Valley in California. The search giant will be partnering with Foxconn to assemble the futuristic eyewear at a facility in Santa Clara, California. This is according to several sources familiar with the company's plans.
If this turns out to be true, it would not only boost the reputation of Google, but it would hopefully encourage other electronics manufacturers to bring business back to the US from countries like China and Taiwan. It's said that in the coming weeks, only a few thousand Google Glass units will roll off the assembly line.
However, it's not said exactly how many employees the facility will hire, nor is it said whether or not the employees will consist of current Foxconn workers from China, or if the company will hire all-new staff for the Santa Clara facility. Of course, bringing over current Foxconn workers would completely negate the whole "made in America" initiative, but we don't think Google would be that naive.
[via The Financial Times]