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There are places in the U.S. that can make PCBs for much less than that.
I've not been able to find one. In most cases, there is a setup charge that makes small lots uneconomical.
Places I have tried were not able to accomodate combining small boards into a panel for unique users.
I suppose if you wanted to take on that task, as dorkbot/patchpcb has done, and with a US manufacturer, you might make a go of it.

$34 / board. 2 layers. Full spec. 5 day lead time. Located in Arizona.

http://www.4pcb.com/33-each-pcbs/

As low as $28 / board, shipped. 2 layers, etc, etc....   Located in Oregon.

https://www.sunstone.com/quoteValueProto.aspx


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So how is that better than a 10-lot at $0.99/5cmx5cm board + $5-8shipping,
http://imall.iteadstudio.com/open-pcb/pcb-prototyping/im120418001.html
or a 10-lot at$2.49/10cmx10cm  board plus similar shipping?
http://imall.iteadstudio.com/open-pcb/pcb-prototyping/im120418003.html

Sunstone, 10-lot of 2"x2" = $145.  Not exactly hobbiest friendly.
4pbc = 10-lot would  supposedly by $330.
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So how is that better than a 10-lot at $0.99/5cmx5cm board + $5-8shipping,
http://imall.iteadstudio.com/open-pcb/pcb-prototyping/im120418001.html
or a 10-lot at$2.49/10cmx10cm  board plus similar shipping?
http://imall.iteadstudio.com/open-pcb/pcb-prototyping/im120418003.html

Sunstone, 10-lot of 2"x2" = $145.  Not exactly hobbiest friendly.
4pbc = 10-lot would  supposedly by $330.

Define "better" in this context. "Better" is a subjective term.

Are itead studio board made in the U.S.?

Re-read my first response. I suggested there were "Made in USA" options for much less $$ than $300 for a single board. 10 boards for $145, I believe, is a better value than 1 board @ $300, yes?

But since you asked.... smiley-grin
I also feel it's better since it helps my neighbor feed his family, helps keep Americans employed, off of unemployment & welfare....keeps my money circulating within the U.S. economy (which others could eventually use to hire me or buy things from me).....and ultimately contributing to a lower tax burden, leaving more money for other programs (which may lead to creation of more jobs? Allowing even more people to be able to afford to hire myself, or my neighbors...).  And it continues, around, and around. Keeping homes occupied & paid for, keeping my local economy healthy, and making sure money is available (and being used) to make improvements that people need.  Instead of China, where they are using the money we send over there to build entire "ghost cities" full of giant buildings, replicas of Manhattan, London, miles & miles of high-rise buildings......that all sit empty because nobody can afford to live in them. It's hard for me to support that kind of economy when everyday I pass a half-dozen homeless people begging me for change & sleeping on the sidewalk.

That's "better" to me.  I am just a hardcore supporter of local businesses for similar reasons. I tend to find overall "value" more important than the obvious, bottom line, out-of-pocket, initial "cost".

If all we care about is getting things as cheap as possible, soon that will be all we can afford to care about.
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Ok, I re-read, you said "There are places in the U.S. that can make PCBs for much less than that."
I don't see how $145 or $300 is "much less" than iteadstudio which has jumped into the hobby market taken on the task of combining multiple small designs into one panel, electrically tests them, individually packages them, and  ships to the US.  I have contacted several US board makers, pointing out the US hobby market would support them if they did similar. None are willing to take it on, instead each order is treated individually with minimums on set up charges and amount of material to be used.
I was defining better merely in terms of price, which was how you asked the question.
I agree with all you say re: buy/support American. For hobby market, small time tinkerer, it does not make econimic sense.  For business market, I totally agree, buy/sell American and keep it here.
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Help in IC procurement

I read your post. It was very helpful. I have decided to outsource pcb manufacturing to China. This makes me own an assembling unit which is cheaper. I found few website where I can get Ic and other components in china, I would like to know few more places where I can get the Ic s like gyro, accelero meter and stuff. This help would really help me in completing my project. I request you to share these information.
Awaiting your reply.

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www.digikey.com, www.mouser.com, and try the manufacturer's directly.
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How to do it?
Step 0: make cost estimation
Step 1: get a venture capital
Step 2: Hire engineer to make it
Step 3: realize that the cost estimation was 10-100-1000 times less than what is actually required
Step 4: bankruptcy
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