Flex opens R&D center in Pudong for new technologies

The center will conduct research on self-driving and other technologies like 5G and the Internet of Things.

Flex, the world’s No. 2 made-to-order manufacturer, opened a new research and development center in Shanghai on Tuesday to conduct research on self-driving and other technologies like 5G and the Internet of Things.

The 9,427-square-meter Flex Shanghai Design and Innovation Center, located in the Pudong New Area, houses 19 design and engineering labs on audio & acoustics, augmented reality, virtual reality, human machine interface and imaging optics and automotive electronics.

Flex has has signed a cooperation agreement with Baidu for the center to research on self-driving, Shanghai Daily learned.

Flex's clients are involved in the automotive, consumer, industrial and communications industries. The company is second to Foxconn in the made-to-order manufacturing industry.

Half of the more than 200,000 Flex employees are in China.


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