MILPITAS, CASolectron Corp. announced the expansion of Solectron’s Shanghai, China product development facility. According to a news release, the facility will provide complete product development services, supporting growing customer demand for fast, cost-effective product development capabilities.

The expanded site will focus on product development services for OEMs of telecommunication, computing, storage and consumer electronics products. By locating product development and manufacturing in close proximity, Solectron will provide customers with system level design, new product introduction and full volume production capabilities throughout China.

“Solectron continues to invest in expanding its design and engineering capabilities globally by market segment, including medical, telecommunications, consumer electronics and other sectors," said Dave Purvis, executive vice president and chief technical officer at Solectron. "We are seeing tremendous demand for complete product development services in China, and our expansion in Shanghai will apply our extensive experience in providing full product development services to meet growing customer needs."

Solectron expects to hire more than 100 engineers to support the growth.

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