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Topic: Foxconn

Foxconn plans 20 percent wage increases as suicides continue

05/28/2010, 09:05 am

After another alleged suicide at Foxconn's Shenzhen, China, plant on Wednesday, and an attempted suicide on Thursday, the company revealed that it plans to give a 20 percent pay raise to its employees.


Apple looking into Foxconn suicides, says it is 'saddened and upset'

05/26/2010, 08:05 am

As overseas electronics manufacturer Foxconn continues to come under fire for a number of suicides over the last year, Apple has officially commented on the matter and revealed that it plans to carry out its own independent investigations.


Apple partner Foxconn says it's not a 'sweatshop' as suicides mount

05/25/2010, 03:05 pm

A Chinese employee of Foxconn, the overseas manufacturer of numerous Apple products, jumped from a building to his death Tuesday, marking the 10th apparent suicide for the company in the last year.


Foxconn to ship 24M next-gen iPhones with improved displays in 2010

05/17/2010, 08:05 am

Foxconn, the manufacturer of Apple's fourth-generation iPhone, will ship 24 million units in 2010, with new LCD displays that include IPS and FFS technology for improved e-book reading capabilities, according to component makers.


Potential component suppliers for Apple's fourth-gen iPhone named

05/04/2010, 11:05 am

With Apple's new iPhone expected to launch in a matter of months, a new report alleges Foxconn will again assemble the device, while a new panel supplier will be added into the mix.


Suppliers deny iPad production issues, expect to ship 650K at launch

03/03/2010, 10:03 am

Apple's overseas manufacturing partner Foxconn has not experienced any production problems in building the new iPad, due for release later this month, sources have reportedly told DigiTimes.


Apple iPad production hit by 'manufacturing bottleneck' - report

03/01/2010, 10:03 am

Availability of Apple's forthcoming iPad may be limited when it launches later this month, due to an "unspecified production problem" that could restrict the number of shipped units to just 300,000.


Overseas contractors feel pressure from Apple's rules of secrecy

02/17/2010, 01:02 pm

A new report from Reuters has offered a rare inside look at Apple's legendary veil of secrecy, and how the company's desire to prevent information leaks has influenced its relationships with overseas suppliers and manufacturers.


Apple allegedly selects new manufacturer for next-gen iPhone

02/03/2010, 08:02 am

In addition to Apple's existing partnership with Foxconn, a new deal with Asus subsidiary Pegatron Technology is reportedly in place for the manufacturing of the next-generation iPhone.


U.S. senator presses Apple on human rights practices in China

02/02/2010, 12:02 pm

Apple's business presence in China has come under scrutiny from U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who has asked the Cupertino, Calif., company for information on its human rights practices.


Foxconn reportedly tapped to manufacture next-gen iPhone

12/10/2009, 09:12 am

Foxconn, Apple's Taiwanese iPhone manufacturer, has reportedly received an order to build the next-generation handset, likely to arrive in mid-2010.


Apple engineers ramp up overseas trips for tablet - report

10/29/2009, 08:10 am

Apple employees are reportedly taking numerous trips to manufacturing plants in China, including some scheduled during the upcoming holiday season, as the company's long-rumored tablet comes closer to reality.


Foxconn official says employee had suspicious history

07/27/2009, 08:07 am

After a Foxconn employee allegedly committed suicide when an iPhone prototype vanished, an official with the Chinese manufacturing company said the former employee had demonstrated a pattern of suspiciously losing products.


Despite Foxconn troubles, Apple "unlikely" to change supplier

07/24/2009, 10:07 am

Industry sources suggest Apple will not cease its manufacturing business arrangement with Foxconn, even as questions over the Chinese company's alleged interrogation tactics continue to mount.


Worker commits suicide after 4G iPhone prototype goes missing - reports

07/21/2009, 11:07 am

A 25-year-old man reportedly committed suicide after an iPhone prototype he was responsible for went missing, leading to alleged "unbearable interrogation techniques" in the ensuing investigation, according to a Chinese publication.


Apple's image may be tarnished by poor factory conditions

07/14/2009, 07:07 pm

Apple presents an image of quality, but an audit of its factories in mainland China showed that more than half of these weren't paying their workers properly last year.


Workers push Apple to end iPhone supplier's labor abuse

05/21/2009, 06:05 pm

Seizing a chance to grab the spotlight, workers at one of the key suppliers for iPhone touchscreens have taken their cause directly to Apple itself in hopes of halting what they see as abusive and illegal working conditions.


Apple begins bidding for Mac netbook manufacturing contract

04/20/2009, 08:04 am

Long-time Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn is amongst the frontrunners to receive a contract to build a Mac netbook, according to a new report.


Apple already building iPhones at rate of 40 million a year?

08/04/2008, 10:08 am

Apple is reportedly testing the limits of its overseas manufacturing facilities in order to keep up with demand for the new iPhone 3G, with production already cranked nearly sevenfold compared to the first-generation model.


iPhone 3G component suppliers revealed by Chinese paper?

06/19/2008, 10:06 am

Infineon, Broadcom, and Foxconn Electronics are amongst the big winners when it comes to component suppliers for Apple's soon-to-arrive iPhone 3G mobile handset, according to the Commercial Times.