“Apple Inc. added Flextronics International Ltd. (FLEX) as an assembler of Mac computers last year as Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook pushes forward with plans to have more of the company’s devices made in the U.S.,” Tim Culpan and Adam Satariano report for Bloomberg.
“Flextronics assembled Macs in Austin, Texas, last year, Apple said in its annual supplier report published yesterday,” Culpan and Satariano report. “Foxconn Technology Group remains the largest manufacturer of Apple products, with seven assembly locations in China and Brazil, according to the list published on Apple’s website.”
“Flextronics, with headquarters in California and Singapore, joins Quanta Computer Inc. (2382) as Asia-based companies supplying to Apple from some of 60 facilities in the U.S.,” Culpan and Satariano report. “Taiwan-based Quanta already makes some Macs in California. In November, Apple announced it would pay $578 million to GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (GTAT) to supply equipment for an advanced glass factory to be opened in Mesa, Arizona. The U.S. is the third-biggest hub in Apple’s supply chain…”
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