Lighting Science Group to outsource some LED manufacturing to Jabil Circuit Inc.

LED manufacturer Lighting Science Group Corp., Satellite Beach, Fla., says it’s expanding an existing relationship with global electronics manufacturer, Jabil Circuit, St. Petersburg, Fla., to gain “greater scale, global production capabilities, a stronger supply chain and faster speed to market for its new products.”

According to a press release announcing the agreement with Jabil, which manufactures electronic components for customers in a broad array of industries including electronics, defense, health-care, green-tech and computers and is reportedly manufacturing the aluminum casing of the iPhone5, between now and the year-end, Lighting Science Group will be transitioning its manufacturing production in Monterrey, Mexico, to Jabil. Once the transition is complete, LSG says production will cease at the Monterrey facility. Additionally, the company is increasing investments in its Satellite Beach, Fla., manufacturing facility, where it will focus primarily on the production of large-scale, custom lighting products and its infrastructure and roadway product lines.

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