CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
CBS DFW WEATHER APP: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Soon | More Information

Local

Motorola To Close DFW Smartphone Factory

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

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

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

494849761 10 Motorola To Close DFW Smartphone FactoryCelebrating National Underwear Day

465887719 Motorola To Close DFW Smartphone FactoryFacebook Users – Beware The App!

 alt=JLo Shows Off Her Best Assets In New Cover

904255 10 Motorola To Close DFW Smartphone FactoryRemembering Robin Williams

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

Fantasy_tile

VOTE: Best Coaches In American Sports

FORT WORTH (AP) - Google’s Motorola Mobility smartphone unit will shutter its Texas factory by the end of 2014, barely a year after it opened with much fanfare as the first smartphone factory in the U.S.

Motorola Mobility spokesman Will Moss says sales of its flagship handset the Moto X were too weak and the costs of running the plant too high to keep operations going.

Gov. Rick Perry and Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt were in attendance opening day. Also there was Mike McNamara, CEO of Flextronics Ltd., the Singapore-based international contract electronics manufacturer that runs the plant.

Moss says the factory employs about 700 workers who assemble the Moto X smartphones for the U.S. market. He declined to comment on whether Motorola would retain the workers.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Latest News:

Top Trending:

View Comments
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 42,301 other followers