“Foxconn is actively looking into the possibility of setting up factories for high-end smartphone and tablet production in the US, as part of the next phase of its development,” Vlad Bobleanta reports for Unwired View.
“The Hon Hai Group Chairman and President Terry Gou admitted as much to Asian press,” Bobleanta reports. “Foxconn is the trading name for Hon Hai Precision Industry, the company that makes a lot of the mobile devices we know and love (most notably Apple’s stuff).”
“Foxconn wants to open two different headquarters in the US, one on the West Coast and the other on the East Coast,” Bobleanta reports. “These should be tasked with locating suitable places for the factories. Because of the higher costs of operation implied, only high-end devices would be made in the USA, with lower-cost offerings being confined to China for now.”
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