In response to the spread of COVID-19 across the United States and the State of Wisconsin, Foxconn Technology Group has begun assembling procedural masks in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin.
Under the brand Sharp, owned by Foxconn Technology Group, masks assembled in Wisconsin went through testing in the United States. Foxconn plans to continue to assemble tens of thousands of procedural masks for general use by medical professionals, law enforcement, pharmacists, and caregivers, and others.
“Foxconn’s founder, Terry Gou, has heard the call from federal and state elected leaders for industries and businesses to pull together their resources and do their part in the fight against COVID-19,” said Dr. Jay Lee, Board Member and Vice-Chairman of Foxconn Technology Group. “Whether it is consumer electronics, industrial Artificial Intelligence, display technology, high-performance computing, 5G networks, or procedural masks, Foxconn’s manufacturing expertise, global supply-chain reach, and agility is working to save lives.”
Foxconn is also working with Medtronic, a US-based medical technology provider, on an initiative to produce medical ventilators in Wisconsin. The medical and technical experts from both companies are working to fast-track the research and development and production processes so additional ventilators can be quickly produced to fight the current global pandemic.