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Flextronics is remaking itself as an IoT firm

Flex's business is growing with clients including Ford, Whirlpool, Johnson & Johnson, and Fitbit

"We touch everything from the connected home to the connected car to connected medical devices. Companies in all kinds of industries need to create intelligent, connected devices, but this is an area they just don't know about." - Jeannine Sargent, Flex's president of innovation and new ventures

San Francisco

FLEXTRONICS has spent 46 years as a low-margin, behind-the-scenes manufacturer of personal computers, routers and other basic electronics, so the Thriller-type jacket sitting in one of the company's research labs is a surprise.

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