The expansion means NEC will hire about 100 new workers over the next two years which Roseville Mayor Gina Garbolino says will add to the city’s burgeoning high-tech reputation.
"This is really great that we now are adding those kinds of jobs to our goals of being a high tech manufacturing city."
Company spokeswoman Denis Iwata says their decision to expand in Roseville was based on support from city officials, the infrastructure already in place and the fact that earthquakes are a rarity in the area.
"Roseville has very low seismic activity which is very important for our sensitive equipment."
She says they’re expanding to increase production volumes and meet customer needs. NEC makes computer chips for digital cameras and other consumer products.