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Foxconn’s Wisconsin Plant to Begin Operations in 4Q 2020
February 17, 2020

Foxconn recently reiterated that the company’s new 6G LCD factory in Wisconsin will kick off operations sometime during the fourth quarter of 2020 to help assemble small-area panels for smartphones, tablets, and TVs, the Economic Daily News reported on February 2020. The company also plans to increase workforce at its Wisconsin high-tech park from 520 people in 2019 to 1,500-2,000 this year, with an aim to bring a total of 13,000 jobs in the future. This high-tech park will include a 6G LCD factory, a data center, and a smart manufacturing center. On top of that, the company will also work on education and training for talent in the areas of big data, high-speed computing, smart networking, and industrial AI. Besides the United States, Foxconn also has factories in Taiwan, Mexico, Vietnam, India, and China. Foxconn’s production share in China is currently 75% and the company plans to reduce to below 70%. By moving some of its factories out of China, the company aims to soften the impact of new coronavirus and the US-China trade war on its global IT clients.