Kyocera to outsource cellphone production

May 06 2005 - 02:33 AM ET | Kyocera
Kyocera announced today that it will outsource its North American cell phone production to Flextronics International. 1,700 jobs will be lost in the move. bq. Kyocera produces 13 million cellphones a year globally. It will outsource production at U.S. unit Kyocera Wireless Corp., which makes 10 million a year, to Singapore-based, Nasdaq-listed Flextronics from late May, the Japanese firm said in a statement. Kyocera is facing pressure from mobile heavyweights like Nokia and Samsung.