Ever wonder how your Lexar memory card or USB drive is made?  This video is a really cool look at the process of how each one is created and put together.  Also, if you watch closely right around the 2:30 mark, you’ll see how Nikon helps the process as well!

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  1. Very cool video, the precision of the robotics is amazing.

    Love seeing how stuff is made. There’s a similar really good one of how a Canon 400mm L lens is made (and that’s coming from a Nikon user) which is really interesting too.

  2. Very cool.
    But if you ever meet the guy who has invented these blister retail packages, please kill him from me ;-)

  3. The chip is made in Utah and the rest in Asia?
    The whole control and packaging process is done by Asian people.
    Maybe there is a Asian state in the US that I’m not aware of…

  4. Hi there Scott!

    really impressive how this works :) awesome video….thx for sharing!

  5. Fascinating video! Thanks for sharing.

    I just bought a new Lexar Professional 8GB 400X card for my D300. Can’t wait to try it out.

    –John

  6. Very interesting video!

  7. No testing of the processed wafer prior to being sent to Asia?

    • There is nothing to test on a wafer until they are cut and solder to a circuit board. Assembled in Asia by workers that get paid $20/week

      • Actually, each chip is completely tested while still in wafer form. Packaging, it seems, is an expensive operation and is not to be wasted on bad chips. Chips are tested again after packaging to ensure that the packaging operations were successful.

  8. That is really cool… thanks for sharing!

  9. What a great video!

    Thanks.

  10. The hundreds of machines/robots the make these cards is the amazing part to me.

  11. Very cool! Thanks for sharing… I didn’t know it takes that long to make this.

  12. Ya know what stuck in my head after watching the video? the repetitive tasks, the checking, the packing… That’s my idea of a nightmare. I’m so thankful I’ve been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to pursue photography as an occupation.

    My cards feel that bit more special and maybe under priced… but don’t go telling Sandisk ;)

  13. Look Great, But for the last 2 days I have been dealing with and was treated like a monkey by Lexars customer support, horrible support program they have!!,

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