Taiwanese electronics producer Foxconn will make ventilators with U.S. firm Medtronic Plc to assist patients afflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, the corporate stated Wednesday.
Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry, is best recognized for assembling Apple’s iPhones at plants in China.
In an announcement released via company founder Terry Gou’s office, Foxconn stated it was currently cooperating with Medtronic to build ventilators, and medical and technical personnel from both companies were working closely on this.
The businesses hope to accelerate manufacturing time so the ventilators will be put to work as soon as possible, it added.
Medtronic Chief Executive Officer Omar Ishrak said Foxconn’s Wisconsin factory could be used to make the ventilators.
Different firms in the U.S. are additionally speeding to build ventilators as the coronavirus spreads rapidly there.
Ford Motor stated last week it will manufacture 50,000 ventilators over the next 100 days at a factory in Michigan in cooperation with General Electric’s healthcare arm, and can then develop 30,000 monthly as needed to treat sufferers infected by the coronavirus.