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Foxconn to invest $40M in Pennsylvania connected to new factory

updated 12:57 pm EST, Fri November 22, 2013

$10 million of sum going toward research at Carnegie Mellon

Apple's main supplier, Foxconn, is planning to spend $40 million in Pennsylvania connected to a new factory, says Bloomberg. $30 million of that is going toward the factory itself, which will be based in Harrisburg and produce telecommunications equipment and Internet servers. The remaining $10 million will go toward research and development at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University.

Despite Apple being Foxconn's biggest individual client, it's unlikely that any products made in Pennsylvania will be used by the company. It may however be a sign that Foxconn is following in the steps of some other manufacturers, who are relocating facilities to the US at the behest of clients wanting to be seen as keeping jobs in the US, and/or wanting to take advantage of factors like lower shipping costs and keeping designers closer to assembly for the sake of quality control.

by MacNN Staff



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