Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc., also known as ASE Group, announced it will increase investment in its Mexico plant in order to cater the growing North American demand for emerging technologies such as automotive electronics.
The Taiwan-based manufacturer of semiconductors, electronics and telecommunications equipment operates a production facility in Guadalajara, Jalisco through its subsidiary Universal Scientific Industrial De Mexico S.A. De C.V., which is focused in production of motherboards and system assembly services.
Interviewed by Taiwanese media during the opening of a new test facility in Silicon Valley, California, CEO Tien Wu said the company is considering further investment in Taiwan and the U.S., but no concrete figures were mentioned.
Wu said he is cautiously optimistic about the future of the semiconductor industry, because long-term demand has not changed due to the trade war between China and the U.S., although he is aware that the growing dispute will eventually affect them.
So far, no customer has asked the company to change the location of its manufacturing, the official said, adding that ASE has well-placed facilities across the world to minimize potential effects through shifting manufacturing location.
ASE Group has manufacturing locations in 18 countries, located in Asia, Europe, Oceania, and North America, and employs over 90,000 people.