Apple supplier Foxconn in talks to build factory in Saudi Arabia

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man walks past a company logo at the entrance to a Foxconn factory in Longhua township, southern Guangdong province May 27, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

(Reuters) – Foxconn Technology Group (TW:) is in talks with Saudi Arabia to jointly build a $9 billion facility that could make microchips, electric vehicle components and other devices electronics, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Foxconn, which is a supplier to Apple Inc (NASDAQ:), did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

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