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Foxconn could bring Vizio TV production to US

17 Feb 2014 | Rasmus Larsen |

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.”

Vizio Reference TV
Vizio’s 120-inch could be produced in the US

Vizio will start selling its 120-inch Reference TV in the fourth quarter of 2014, but it is unclear where it will be produced.

Foxconn is also said to be in talks with Google about utilizing robotics in manufacturing, and has previously been rumored to enter the OLED display market.

- Source: WSJ

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