SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- President Obama singled out Cupertino-based Apple in his State of the Union address Tuesday night for shifting manufacturing back to the United States. It's part of a growing trend that is starting to show up across Silicon Valley.
"This year, Apple will start making Macs in America again," President Obama said. And, that comment instantly turned Apple CEO Tim Cook into a poster child for bringing back manufacturing to the U.S. from China. However, the return of manufacturing in Silicon Valley is already under way. 30,000 new jobs were created there last year. Semiconductor and semiconductor equipment manufacturing jobs grew four percent.