(October 16, 2009) SINGAPORE — In a signing ceremony held today with Suzhou Wuzhong Economic Development Zone and Jiangsu Wuzhong Export Processing Zone, electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider Flextronics (Nasdaq: FLEX) announced it will expand its presence in China through the development of a new facility in Wuzhong. The facility will support the growing demand for computing products in China and will include a design center and extended manufacturing capabilities in the Wuzhong Export Processing Zone (WEPZ). The design center will be completed by the end of 2009 and the manufacturing facility is expected to be completed by the end of 2010.
In addition to the present manufacturing facility in Wujiang, Suzhou, Flextronics currently also has computing design centers in Shanghai and Wujiang (Suzhou). Wuzhong will be positioned as the company's main development center in China for computing products.
Flextronics and Wuzhong government officials stated that the facility will support China's market growth for notebooks and desktop products, said Sean Burke, president, Flextronics Computing, adding that the location in Wuzhong offers world-class infrastructure, supply chain ecosystem, and close proximity to Suzhou's Higher Education Center, which has a reputation for excellent education programs and skilled talent.
For more information, visit www.flextronics.com.