Foxconn’s Wisconsin factory reportedly wins Google server manufacturing contract

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Foxconn is reportedly planning to assemble Google server components at its beleaguered Wisconsin factory. According to Bloomberg, Foxconn landed a deal with Google and is establishing assembly lines for making circuit boards, aiming to start mass production in the first quarter of next year. Foxconn confirmed to Bloomberg that it was developing computing and infrastructure “capabilities” but did not name customers.

Bloomberg suggests that Google is expanding American manufacturing to win more government contracts, and one source said Foxconn was the only manufacturer that could assemble the necessary components inside the US.

Meanwhile, a Google deal would throw Foxconn a lifeline. Foxconn won billions of dollars in subsidies for its…

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