"Automation, software and technology innovation will be our key focus in the U.S. in the coming few years," Gou said, according to the WSJ.
Hon Hai, which is better known by the trade name Foxconn, draws an estimated 40-50 percent of its revenue from assembling gadgets and other work for Apple.
The company is assessing the feasibility of building an advanced 10th-generation panel manufacturing plant in the U.S., Gou said. Such a facility could produce liquid display screens larger than 60 inches. He said it is currently difficult to ship large TV screens to the U.S from Asia.
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As revenue from its low-margin contract manufacturing business slows, Hon Hai has been diversifying into other areas including software development and telecom services.
In November, the Taiwanese electronics giant said it might invest $40 million in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania to build a high-tech manufacturing facility for goods such as components for telecommunications equipment and internet servers and jointly develop robotics with Carnegie Mellon University.