Flextronics' plan to build desktops may double giant's size

Oct 15, 2013
Austin Business Journal

Flextronics America plans to add more than 800 jobs to its growing headquarters as it gears up to build a "next generation desktop computer," according to an Oct. 15 report in the Austin American-Statesman

Flextronics, which makes hardware such as Motorola's Moto X smartphone, on Monday filed with Travis County Commissioners details of its plan in a quest to designate its Central Texas facility as a foreign trade zone. The company tells county officials that it employs more than 2,500 people in the Austin area and could add another 815 jobs here soon if it hits peak targets, the Statesman reports

The article contains speculation that Flextronics (Nasdaq: FLEX) will build Apple Inc. hardware — specifically Macs or the next iteration of them — but representatives from Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) and Flextronics couldn't be reached for comment to confirm anything. Flextronics' factory is within walking distance of Apple's expanding campus in North Austin, and Apple executives have said they'd like to move production to Texas but never laid out a site

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