iFixit Reveals Nexus Q Parts Are Not Built Entirely In The USA

Posted Jul 5, 2012

You may have remember the article from earlier when we wrote that the Google Nexus Q was made in the U.S.A. Well, iFixit decided to crack open the Nexus Q to see how much of it was actually made in the USA.  The 16GB flash storage inside of the device could have either been built in Texas or South Korea.

The OMRON EE-SX1131 Photomicrosensor was built in either Schaumburg, Illinois or Santa Clara, California.  The Atmel ATMEGA328P integrated circuit was either manufactured in Colorado Springs or Nantes, France.  The NXP Semiconductors 44501 Near-Field Communications Controller was built either in Germany, China, the UK, Netherlands, or Singapore.  The TXC 8.00 MHz Crystal Quartz Oscillator was built in either Taoyuan, Taiwan, or Zhejiang, China.  The Ethernet Controller was either manufactured in North America, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, China, India, or Europe.  The Murata KM10L3002 chip was built either in China, Japan, or Taiwan.  The SMSC USB3320C USB 2.0 port was made in either North America, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, China, India, or Europe.

The ethernet port is labeled PulseJack J0011D0NL, which is manufactured in China.  The optical port is labeled as a Toshiba TX147APL, which is manufactured in Japan.