Manufacturing of HDMI Cables
For quality reasons, many customers are now looking for HDMI cables manufactured in the US as opposed to HDMI cables manufactured in China. Our observation, however, is just the contrary. This short article explains why a customer won’t find a US-based manufacturer for this important product.
The term HDMI is an acronym for High-Definition Multimedia Interface. An HDMI cable is used to connect high-definition audio and video sources to displays like HDTVs. Often, HDMI cable has terminals at the end for ease of connection.
The manufacturing of HDMI cable is quite complex. Although a handful of U.S. manufacturers have the capability to produce such cables, manufacturing of High-Definition Multimedia Interface cable is rarely done on US soil. In fact, nobody actually claims to manufacture HDMI cable in the US. The main reason for this is the high labor cost involved in manufacturing, which is very time intensive. Therefore, any US manufacturer – attempting to manufacture this – would have faced prohibitive production costs. On the contrary, the labor cost is comparatively cheap in China and that is why manufacturing of this particular type cable is done in China. Moreover, connectors – suitable for the terminating High-Definition Multimedia Interface cable – are also assembled in China for cost reasons. So, Chinese manufacturers are ahead, cost wise, both in the bulk cable and connector market. For a customer, US-manufactured cables probably don’t exist, and if they did, the cost would be exorbitant.
Consider as your preferred High-Definition Multimedia Interface cable source. We have our manufacturing line in China. We only purchase raw materials from outside suppliers, but manufacture our own high-quality HDMI cables in this Chinese plant. As a mark of high-quality, our cables have the HDMI trademark sign, signifying stringent quality standards, on the cable jacket itself. This trademark – issued by HDMI Licensing, LLC – can only be used by manufacturers who must pay $10,000 per year to HDMI, LLC. As a manufacturer, Circuit Assembly also pays royalties to HDMI, Inc. on the sale of products bearing the HDMI mark.
So, when you purchase HDMI cable from us, you can be assured of the highest quality for your multimedia experience!