- Taiwanese tech suppliers ramped up production capacity in Mexico to tap North America's growing demand for electric vehicles and servers.
- Key Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd (OTC: HNHPF) Foxconn and others aimed to help the U.S. and their clients shift their supply chain from East to West, Nikkei Asia reports.
- Leading contract electronics manufacturer Foxconn recently established a headquarters in Mexico.
- Foxconn, which also counts Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google, and Amazon.Com Inc's (NASDAQ: AMZN) AWS as clients, prioritized electric vehicles amid the slowing smartphone market.
- Foxconn reportedly secured new EV clients in Mexico. It will have three local manufacturing options for EV clients in North America: Ohio, Wisconsin, and Mexico.
- iPhone assembler Pegatron Corp (OTC: PGTRF), MacBook maker Quanta Computer, iPad supplier Compal Electronics and Inventec, a notebook manufacturer for HP Inc (NYSE: HPQ) and Dell Technologies Inc (NYSE: DELL), look to grow their manufacturing presence in Mexico this year.
- Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) and General Motors Co (NYSE: GM) supplier Pegatron earmarked $300 million - $350 million in capital expenditures this year for Mexico and Southeast Asia.
- Compal looked to grow capacity at the Mexico facility for its automotive electronics business.
- Quanta hired more engineers with expertise in automotive electronics computing systems in Mexico.
- Chiu Shih-fang, a supply chain analyst with the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, said, "The U.S. policy is really the driving force behind this shift, which will be led by the local production demand for EVs as well as servers."
- The U.S. emphasized domestic production of cutting-edge semiconductor chips following growing geopolitical tensions with China, further aggravated by the Communist country's role in disrupting the global semiconductor supply chain due to the pandemic.
Taiwanese Foxconn Driven Towards Mexico Due To Demand For EV, Sophisticated Chips And Geopolitical Tensions