Foxconn, a major manufacturer of Apple products, is considering opening up facilities in the United States and is currently eyeing locations in Los Angeles and Detroit, according to DigiTimes. It seems a bit odd to us, considering that out sourcing of manufacturing is typically used as a cost saving mechanism, but apparently the company will focus on automated development of LCD TVs in the U.S.
DigiTimes also said Foxconn is currently trying to recruit engineers to work in plants in China or Taiwan as manufacturing or product design engineers. It’s working with MIT first, according to the company’s chairman Terry Gou, who recently spoke with reporters. The hope is that the engineers will learn to speak Chinese and gain a better understanding of Foxconn’s manufacturing processes and facilities before heading back to the U.S. to work in the new plants.