Liu Young, 63, is also a board member of Foxconn's Japanese electronics unit Sharp Corp. The nomination would come after Gou, 68, told Reuters in April he planned to step down as chairman of the Apple Inc supplier so younger talent could move up the ranks.
The bill approved on a bipartisan 64-31 vote would make $2.85 billion available to Foxconn Technology Group in cash payments if it invests $10 billion and hires 13,000 workers. The Wisconsin Senate approved the proposal Tuesday.
aiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group is pressing its case to acquire Toshiba Corp.’s memory chips unit, as the Japanese conglomerate struggles to complete the sale and avoid having its shares delisted from the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn said it plans to build three facilities in the U.S. state of Wisconsin for operation as early as next year, as part of a campus housing a $10 billion liquid crystal display (LCD) factory due for 2020.