EMS provider Lite-On Technology will invest US$45 million to establish an automotive electronics subsidiary in Suzhou and US$35 million in another for storage devices and components in Changzhou.
The subsidiaries, Suchou Lite-On Technology and Lite-On Automotive Electronics (Changzhou), are both in eastern China.
It will also sppend up to NT$1.15 billion (US$38.1 million) adding automation equipment at its existing subsidiary, Lite-On Electronics (Guangzhou), in southern China.
The Suchou plant will produce SSDs (solid-state drives) mainly for notebooks and cloud computing devices, while the Changzhou maker will mainly produce automotive electronics and LED lighting modules.
The Guangzhou subsidiary produces smartphone-use CCMs (compact camera modules) and the additional automation equipment will be used to produce large-wide-angle and 3D-sensing models mainly.