A year ago a rumor surfaced that major tech supplier Foxconn was considering building factories in the United States. The idea, according to last year’s report, is that it could hire U.S.-educated engineers, train them in existing plants in China, and then bring them back to the U.S. to setup operations here. Now, a new report again says Foxconn is trying to make this a reality.
According to Unwired View, which cites knowledge from Asian press, Foxconn is “actively” looking to build factories in the United States that can be used to manufacture tablets and smartphones, which it does in large quantities for Apple. While the report mentions nothing in regards to Foxconn building Apple products here, the Cupertino-based company is already assembling Mac Pro computers in Texas.
Foxconn’s eyes have been set on building on U.S. soil following increased wages in China, Unwired View said. It likely won’t be cheap to pay workers here, either, though perhaps Foxconn will find incentives from the government and from its partners.