A Foxconn plant would be an interesting development in the tech manufacturing world. But would it make Apple devices? Likely no.
According to Digitimes, Foxconn is considering building a plant in the U.S., but likely not to make Apple devices, but LCD TVs. That’s a pity, but you have to start somewhere I guess. More interesting, I think, is the plan Terry Guo talked about recently to bring U.S. engineers to China and Taiwan to learn Chinese and manufacturing techniques:
Meanwhile, Foxconn chairman Terry Guo, at a recent public event, noted that the company is planning a training program for US-based engineers, bringing them to Taiwan or China to take part in the processes of product design and manufacturing.
Reportedly already in discussions with MIT, this could be a very lucrative career path for engineers thinking about tech manufacturing as a career.