$10 billion Wisconsin plant to accelerate Foxconn transformation

“The decision by Foxconn Electronics to invest US$10 billion in the US, which will include the establishment of a 10.5G TFT-LCD panel plant in Wisconsin in the initial stage, will help the company move closer to its clients and accelerate its corporate transformation, according to Digitimes Research,” Tony Huang writes for DigiTimes Research.

“Including the planned LCD plant in Wisconsin, a total of five 10.5G flat panel fabs are expected to commence for commercial operations during the period from 2018-2021 signaling that there will be a risk of overproduction of large-sized TV panels,” Huang writes. “But Foxconn’s decision still makes sense given the US is one of the world’s two major high-end TV markets.”

“The new US investment plans, if realized, will also help Foxconn transform itself from its current OEM business model into a conglomerate with powerful system integration and brand management ability,” Huang writes. “Leveraging its advantages of being close to the US market and able to deliver goods promptly, Foxconn is expected to further expand its investments in the US to include other products such as automotive panels, robots and other innovative products.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Hey, make a bunch of those new, forthcoming Apple pro displays there in Wisconsin, too!

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  1. Foxconn has announced nearly as many vaporware projects as Microsoft. There’s also a lot of pushback against the $3 billion in tax breaks and environmental exceptions cooked into the bill. This ain’t a done deal by any stretch.

  2. Just as the US has practiced the free market benefits of its economic colonialist policies worldwide, now it’s feeling the effects of the world’s up and coming nations economically colonizing the US. Foxconn is merely a recent instance, Toyota long ago.

    The evidence is that peak dollar is over and the US is no longer #1 in health, safety, and economy.

    One effect is that the Alt-right, you know, mostly Android users (hiperbole here), are seeing their political world shrink and feel oppressed, being assaulted and victimised by other people’s assertions of equal rights.

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