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Motorola, Flextronics to Assemble New Smartphones in Texas

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The Moto X, the first US-produced smartphone from Google Inc.’s Motorola Mobility group and its manufacturing partner Flextronics International Ltd., will be assembled at a 500,000 sq. ft. facility in Fort Worth, TX, the companies recently announced. The phone will be designed, engineered and made in the US, but some of its components will come from overseas.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that Flextronics expects to employ 2,000 workers at the facility, which was previously used to make Nokia phones. An abundance of skilled labor and close proximity to regional and international airports played a role in the Singapore-based manufacturing company’s decision to select the Fort Worth facility, the Dallas Business Journal reported.

"It's also in the heart of Texas' telecom corridor," Catherine Hernandez-Blades, chief marketing and communications officer for Flextronics, told the business magazine.

The Moto X will hit the market by the end of the year. For more information, visit www.motorola.com or www.flextronics.com.