CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
NEWS: Dallas Fire Dept to hold press conference at 1:30pm as Dallas Firefighter’s Widow demands answers regarding circumstances of husband's death • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell press conference at 2:00pm on 105.3 The Fan

Local

Motorola Opens 1st U.S. Smartphone Plant

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

186152214 Motorola Opens 1st U.S. Smartphone PlantJIM GAFFIGAN, "My kids have never eaten Hot Pockets

181572784 8 Motorola Opens 1st U.S. Smartphone PlantFunny Faced Cheerleaders

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

455079896 Motorola Opens 1st U.S. Smartphone PlantWATCH: Iggy Azalea & JLO's Booty Battle

 alt=Remembering Jimi Hendrix 44 Years Later

cowb thumb Motorola Opens 1st U.S. Smartphone PlantCowboys Cheerleaders

Motorola's Moto X is displayed in many different colors as the American-manufactured smartphone is unveiled August 1, 2013 at a a news conference in New York. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Motorola’s Moto X is displayed in many different colors as the American-manufactured smartphone is unveiled August 1, 2013 at a a news conference in New York. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

FORT WORTH (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry and top executives are attending the opening of a Fort Worth plant where cellphone pioneer Motorola will produce the first smartphone ever assembled in the U.S.

Motorola is owned by Google, whose Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, will be on-hand Tuesday, as will Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside.

Motorola will produce its new flagship device, Moto X, there, creating 2,000 jobs.

The factory will be run by Flextronics International Ltd., a Singapore-based contract electronics manufacturer that has had a long relationship with Motorola.

Also attending will be Flextronics CEO Mike McNamara.

The Fort Worth location was once occupied by a Nokia plant, making repurposing it easy.

Perry administers two incentive funds meant to attract job-creating businesses to Texas. But Motorola didn’t get money from those funds for this deal.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Latest News:

Top Trending:

View Comments