Foxconn has already confirmed a research facility Pennsylvania, but could soon start producing TVs on American soil, too. Foxconn CEO, Terry Gou, is very interested in expanding TV production to the US, according to WSJ.
FOXCONN TO EXPAND IN THE US
Foxconn is building iPhones, game consoles, and TVs, among other things, in China. According to the Wall Street Journal who spoke with Terry Gou, Foxconn is very interested in expanding production of TVs to USA, and CEO Terry Gou outlined plans to do so at a recent press meeting.
Foxconn is currently producing TVs for Vizio in China, but Vizio that could be an important partner in bringing TV production to the US, according to the report. At CES 2014, Vizio showcased an impressive 120-inch LCD TV, produced by Foxconn. Terry Gou commented specifically on the TV, saying;
- “We have many big projects in the U.S. coming up,” said Gou. “For instance, is it possible to make our 120-inch TVs in Taiwan and ship them over? It’s impossible. We have to make them on site.”
By Rasmus Larsen
Tom Lo, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Friday 13 December 2013]
TPV Technology, Foxconn Electronics, Compal Electronics, Wistron, Amtran Technology and Pegatron will ship 35.95 million OEM/ODM LCD TVs in 2014, increasing 5.3% on year and accounting for 16.9% of global shipments, according to Digitimes Research.
TPV will ship 16.85 million LCD TVs with Philips and Vizio to be major clients, followed by Foxconn with 7.2 million units and Sony to be the major client, Compal with 4.3 million units mainly to Toshiba, Wistron with 3.6 million units mainly to Vizio, Amtran with two million units mainly to Sharp and Vizio, and Pegatron with 1.2 million units mainly to Toshiba, Digitimes Research indicated.
By Tom Lo
This article is an excerpt from a Chinese-language Digitimes Research report.