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Satellite Industry Association Announces Foxconn as It’s Newest Member

Washington, D.C., February 1, 2024 – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today announced that global electronics manufacturer and leading technological solution provider Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) is the newest affiliate member of SIA.

In November, Foxconn successfully launched two LEO broadband satellites on board a Falcon 9 dedicated rideshare launch vehicle from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. As a pilot run of its LEO satellites, the mission was proof of concept for Foxconn’s broadband communications efforts and next-generation beyond 5G (B5G) capabilities.

“SIA is very pleased to welcome Foxconn as the newest member of SIA,” said Tom Stroup, president of the Satellite Industry Association. “The Company’s global electronics manufacturing expertise, its decision to begin developing space-based technologies and the recent successful launch of its inaugural PEARL LEO connectivity satellites make Foxconn an ideal affiliate member of the Association.”

“Foxconn is venturing into satellite constellation manufacturing with the aim to industrialize the LEO sector with our ICT experience,” said Jesse Chao, Senior Director of Beyond 5G Strategy, at Foxconn. “Joining SIA means we can gain valuable insights from a leading advocate for a safe, secure, and sustainable space environment and support our business development.”

Affiliate membership in SIA is open to satellite companies as well as supporting entities that advocate and promote the domestic commercial satellite industry. SIA Affiliate Members receive a number of benefits including attendance at SIA’s Annual Association Meeting, participation in all open SIA meetings and most events (excluding the SIA Leadership Dinner) and SIA Member discounts to industry events. For further details regarding membership in SIA, please see the following link:

About Foxconn
Established in 1974 in Taiwan, Hon Hai Technology Group (“Foxconn”) (TWSE:2317) is the world’s largest electronics manufacturer and leading technological solutions provider, ranking in the top 30 among the Fortune Global 500. In 2022, revenue totaled TWD6.62 trillion (approx. USD222 billion or EUR200 billion). The Group’s market share in electronics manufacturing services (EMS) exceeds 40% and covers four major product segments: smart consumer electronics; cloud and networking; computing; and components and others. The Group operates 205 campuses across 24 countries and is one of the world’s largest employers with over a million employees during peak manufacturing season. The Group has expanded its capabilities into the development of electric vehicles, digital health, and robotics, and three key technologies – new-generation communications technology, AI, and semiconductors – which are key to driving its long-term growth strategy. It is dedicated to championing environmental sustainability in the manufacturing process and serving as a best-practices model for global enterprises. To learn more, visit

About The Satellite Industry Association
SIA is a U.S.-based trade association providing representation of the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers. For more than two decades, SIA has advocated on behalf of the U.S. satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the satellite business. For more information, visit

SIA Executive Members include: Amazon; The Boeing Company; Comtech; DIRECTV; EchoStar Corporation; Eutelsat Group; HawkEye 360; Intelsat S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; Ligado Networks; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Northrop Grumman; Planet Labs PBC; SES Americom, Inc.; Spire Global Inc.; and Viasat Inc. SIA Associate Members include: ABS US Corp.; The Aerospace Corporation; Artel, LLC; AST Space Mobile; Astranis Space Technologies Corp.; Eutelsat America Corp.; ExoAnalytic Solutions; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; Leonardo; Lynk; Ovzon; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Skyloom; Telesat; ULA and XTAR, LLC. SIA Affiliate Members include: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld LLP; AvL Technologies; Digital Locations, Inc.; DLA Piper; EVONA; Genus Group; Globalstar; Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn); Hogan Lovells; Integrasys LLC; Keysight Technologies, Inc.; Media Broadcast Satellite; Orange Business; Orbital Research; Peraton; Plexus Corp; SD Government; Sheppard Mullin and Wiley

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