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Topic: Foxconn

Foxconn completes assembly testing for sapphire-covered iPhone - report

01/24/2014, 11:01 am

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn is said to have successfully assembled at least 100 prototype next-generation iPhone units with sapphire-covered displays, according to a new report.


Foxconn executives jailed on suspicion of taking kickbacks from iPhone parts suppliers

01/22/2014, 01:01 pm

Taiwanese police have reportedly arrested at least a dozen current and former senior managers at Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn on charges that the group accepted bribes from upstream iPhone component suppliers.


Foxconn building 500K iPhone 5s units for Apple per day with nonstop production lines

11/27/2013, 08:11 am

In a bid to increase supply of Apple's flagship iPhone 5s, Foxconn --the company's largest manufacturing partner --has dedicated 100 assembly lines to the handset and is now operating 24-hours-per-day, according to Foxconn executives.


Apple partner Foxconn to invest $40M in robots & research in Pennsylvania

11/22/2013, 08:11 am

Foxconn plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania as part of a $40 million investment by the Taiwan-based electronics maker, which is responsible for building the bulk of Apple's products.


Apple allegedly shaking up supply chain as manufacturers no longer obtain components

11/20/2013, 12:11 pm

Apple's relationship with original equipment manufacturers has changed in a significant way, as manufacturing partners are no longer responsible for component procurement and production, according to a new report.


Rumor: Major Foxconn factory to cease iPhone 5c production, focus on Apple's iPhone 5s

11/18/2013, 08:11 am

Foxconn's major factory in the city of Zhengzhou in northern China will allegedly cease production of Apple's plastic-backed iPhone 5c, according to a new report, in order to focus on producing the more popular flagship iPhone 5s.


Apple adding suppliers to boost iPhone 5c, iPad mini output for 2014

11/06/2013, 08:11 am

Facing growing demand and limited production capacity, Apple is reportedly set to certify two new Asian assembly partners to boost iPhone 5c and iPad mini supply, with at least one partner said to be ramping up production by the end of the year, according to a new report.


Strong sales of Apple's iPhone boost Foxconn profits by 41%

08/13/2013, 01:08 pm

Net profits at Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn were up by 41 percent in the company's second quarter, boosted by stronger than expected sales of the existing iPhone lineup.


Foxconn reportedly set to hire 90K workers for iPhone 5S production ramp

07/29/2013, 11:07 pm

According to a report from the Far East on Monday, Apple partner manufacturer Foxconn is in the midst of hiring 90,000 workers in preparation of expectedly large orders of the next-generation iPhone.


Apple partner Foxconn continues to diversify, now bidding for Taiwan 4G spectrum

07/02/2013, 10:07 am

Foxconn is continuing to diversify its offerings beyond the iPhone and other Apple products, as the company has now submitted an application for a 4G high-speed mobile spectrum license.


Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn announces iPhone-compatible smart watch

06/27/2013, 07:06 pm

Hon Hai Precision, better known as Foxconn, revealed on Wednesday that it will be releasing a smart watch that can interface with Apple's iPhone.


US assembly of Apple's new Mac Pro to be handled by Flextronics - report

06/13/2013, 08:06 am

When it goes into production in America later this year, Apple's new cylindrical Mac Pro desktop will reportedly be built in U.S. facilities run by Singapore-based manufacturer Flextronics.


Once scorned in China, Apple now praised for environmental policies

06/07/2013, 08:06 am

Apple's aggressive enforcement of environmental policies in China has turned activists who were once some of its harshest critics into ardent defenders.


Apple reportedly looking to Pegatron in supply chain diversification away from Foxconn

05/29/2013, 05:05 pm

Apple is reported to be bolstering ties with partner supplier Pegatron, while at the same time lessening its reliance on manufacturing monolith Foxconn, which up to now has been responsible for producing a bulk of the Cupertino company's devices.


Wary of iOS-Android duopoly, LG & Foxconn turn to Firefox

05/28/2013, 03:05 pm

Apple's iOS and Google's Android dominate the mobile computing segment, running on more than nine out of ten devices, but now a major Android manufacturer and a major Apple supplier are beginning to look elsewhere in order to pull away from the duopoly,


Foxconn may sell own branded accessories after Apple profits dip

05/27/2013, 08:05 am

With most of its profits believed to come from manufacturing Apple products, Foxconn plans to diversify its business, and is even planning to build, brand and directly sell its own electronics accessories compatible with devices like the iPhone and iPad.


Report: Apple supplier Foxconn still exceeding work hour laws

05/16/2013, 04:05 pm

Hon Hai Precision Industry has made some strides toward improved labor conditions, according to a new report, but the Apple supplier is still working its employees more than Chinese labor law allows.


Foxconn looks to lessen reliance on iPhone, positions for potential Apple television

05/07/2013, 08:05 am

A new profile of Foxconn describes how the company is looking beyond Apple, its largest manufacturing partner, even as it positions itself for the prospect of an Apple-built television.


Taiwan's tech companies banding together with Apple to take on Samsung

04/17/2013, 09:04 am

The dominance of South Korea's Samsung in the technology industry's supply chain has sparked fears among Taiwan-based companies, who are making moves to counter Samsung and align with major device makers like Apple.


NYT wins Pulitzer for 'iEconomy' investigative series on Apple's supply chain

04/16/2013, 11:04 am

The nine-part "iEconomy" series, which investigated Asia's technology supply industry with a particular focus on Apple, netted The New York Times a 2013 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting.