Rumor: Foxconn Planning To Build US-Based Plants, Will Train American Engineers In Taiwan Or China

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http://techcrunch.com – In one of the oddest cases of an April Fool’s joke coming true, Digitimes is reporting that Foxconn is looking at opening LCD TV plants in LA or Detroit. These plants will focus on automated production lines and build mostly LCD TVs as too much hand-work is required to assemble more complex mobile electronics. The company is also rumored to be working on a sort of engineer exchange program with MIT and will bring American engineers to China to train at Foxconn’s factories there. We can obviously take Digitimes with a grain of salt here, but the prospect of having a plant in Detroi (IT news)