- SPECIAL REPORTS
BROOKHAVEN, MS—Delphi Automotive is investing $15 million to upgrade its assembly plant here. The project will include new equipment and other improvements.
MILPITAS, CA—Flextronics has installed a flexible automated assembly line at its factory here that can be quickly changed to adapt to new products or production processes.
NEENAH, WI—Plexus Corp. has completed the relocation of employees to its new $50 million manufacturing plant. Some 1,100 Plexus employees and 200 temporary employees now work at the facility.
CUPERTINO, CA—Apple is working to manufacture iPhone batteries on fully automated assembly lines this year, supply chain sources claim. The company is interested in reducing the manpower needed to make its products, due to rising wages in China.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI—Supercomputer manufacturer Cray Inc. has doubled the size of its manufacturing space here.
SHANNON, MS—General Atomics will move production of its electromagnetic components to a state-of-the-art assembly plant here. The project represents an $11 million investment and will create 80 new jobs.
ARMONK, NY—IBM is considering selling its chip manufacturing business.
VICTOR, NY—Electronics manufacturing services provider Redcom Laboratories Inc. has installed a new high-speed surface mount assembly line at its headquarters here.
SEABROOK, NH—Connector manufacturer Ardent Concepts has installed a new automated assembly system at its factory here.
GARDEN GROVE, CA—Metcal has scheduled a series of day-long seminars throughout the country on the latest techniques to rework and repair advanced packages.