Mobile phone manufacturer Motorola last week pledged to create 1,000 jobs in Scotland following a 50% growth in the worldwide sale of handsets this year.
A spokesman for the US-based electronics and semiconductors group said the £50m expansion of its Easter Inch plant, near Bathgate, west Lothian would increase output by a further 50%.
The expansion will make Motorola one of Scotland’s largest employers with a workforce of more than 7,500 across its three plants.
The move comes amid reports of a global shortage of flash memory chip components. A spokesman for Motorola insisted that its suppliers would meet its rapidly growing demands.