APPLE: PRODUCTION IN CHINA ALSO FOR RARE EARTH

APPLE: PRODUCTION IN CHINA ALSO FOR RARE EARTH

25.04.2012 – U.S. politicians such as President Barack Obama calling IT companies like Apple again and again, their products have yet to re-establish in the U.S.. Production in China, in addition to low wages, but an additional advantage: The availability of rare earths.

The website reported Motherboard, wie wichtig rare earths beispielsweise für die Produktion des iPad sind, iFixit takes on this product. What are the materials used for the Apple iPad just production, had not been known. A Cambridge professor of Engineering is believed, that Apple iPad for the lanthanum and neodymium-battery for the production of the magnets could use the Smart Cover. The presentation of colors by the display in turn allowed more metal elements, considered as the "rare earths".

They add that China now, that the country had the most occurrences of these metals - and to date over 90 Percent of the global mining generating. This competitive advantage cemented the country, quoted by the export - so companies, who depend on these elements, not much else, there remains, manufacture their products in China as. With Apple products, which, while only the production of components and not the actual installation of the device. However, it is more lucrative, to produce closer to the manufacture of components.

Other countries with occurrences of rare earths to increase their support while, and the U.S. wants to export quotas against China before the World Trade Organization weheren. Until this regard nothing has changed, the metals, but another reason for the production in the Middle Kingdom.
(giga)

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