After initially saying that doing so would be too expensive, Foxconn has backtracked and said that it will open a promised factory in Wisconsin.
The latest Foxconn statement did not say whether the commitment to this size factory would affect the type of workers who would be employed in Wisconsin.
"We welcome today's announcement that Foxconn has determined the LCD/TFT technology it will build at its advanced manufacturing campus in the Village of Mount Pleasant".
But Foxconn's plans were thrown into doubt Wednesday when a company official said that the Taiwanese company was backing away from making LCD panels in favor of becoming a "technology hub" employing mostly research, development and design jobs.
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The company, which has invested about $200m in the schemes so far, may also change the function of the United States plant away from display manufacturing and towards a research and development hub, Nikkei Asian Review reported yesterday. A Gen 6 plant is expected to be smaller and less costly than a Gen 10 plant, but the company has not released any details.
"Foxconn is moving forward with our planned construction of a Gen 6 fab facility, which will be at the heart of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park". GOP representative Sean Duffy of Wisconsin told a business programme that "Foxconn is under attack in our state because of our new governor".
Heavy machinery is seen before the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump as he participates in the Foxconn Technology Group groundbreaking ceremony for its LCD manufacturing campus, in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, U.S., June 28, 2018. "As our plans are driven by those of our customers, this has necessitated the adjustment of plans for all projects, including Wisconsin".
The original deal was struck by then-Gov. Scott Walker and Mr. Trump.
The Nikkei story also said Foxconn isn't planning to fully abandon the Wisconsin project, only "slow the investment pace and scale back a bit at the moment because of weakening macroeconomic conditions and the uncertainties brought by the trade war".
"While Foxconn was rolling back their commitment to Wisconsin, Speaker Robin Vos and Republican legislators took control of the agency in charge of the Foxconn deal and slashed accountability after Governor Walker lost his re-election", said Analiese Eicher, Executive Director of One Wisconsin Now. Apple is Foxconn's main manufacturing customer and it has forecast a drop in revenue from the Chinese market due to decreasing demand for iPhones.