Google plan to make glasses with Foxconn
NEW YORK: Google Inc. plans to make digital eyeglasses in the U.S. with Foxconn Technology Group according to a person familiar with the plans. The eyeware, designed by Google and featuring software and cameras, will be made by the Taiwanese company at its factory in California, the person said, asking not to be identified because the plans are not public. Google co-founder Sergey Brin is touting the device, dubbed Project Glass, as the future of mobile computing after describing smartphones as “emasculating.” Fashion designers, skydivers, acrobats and pilots have been used by Google to demonstrate the eyeglass computers, according to posts on the project’s Website. Foxconn, based in Taipei, is the world’s largest contract manufacturer of electronics and the primary supplier of iPhones, iPads and iPods for Apple Inc. (AAPL) Its factories in China and Brazil make as many as 400,000 iPhones per day. Google, founded in 1998 by Brin and Larry Page, has grown to become the world’s largest Internet-search company with annual revenue last year of $50 billion.