Foxconn

  • iPhone assembler Pegatron recruiting workers in China to manufacture iPhone 6: Report March 18, 2014

    Taipei: Taiwan's Pegatron Corp, which assembles Apple Inc's iPhone and iPad, is opening up new factory space and recruiting workers in China to meet orders to manufacture the new iPhone 6, Commercial Times reported. Production would begin in the second quarter, the newspaper said on Tuesday, citing sources which it did...
  • Budget 'BlackBerry Z3' images leaked; likely to debut at MWC 2014 February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Days before the Foxconn-built budget BlackBerry 10 phone makes its debut at MWC 2014, the phone has been leaked in images. Code-named "Jakarta' and is speculated to be named BlackBerry Z3, the smartphone apparently will be a touch-only handset. The phone is expected to be priced around $150. Rumours...
  • Low-cost BlackBerry 10 phones manufactured by Foxconn likely to debut at MWC 2014 January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: It was only last month when BlackBerry CEO John Chen revealed that the company had teamed up with Foxconn to build budget phones, and now a new report claims that the Foxconn-built budget BlackBerry 10 phones will make its way to MWC 2014. According to a Focus Taiwan report,...
  • The first low-cost BlackBerry 10 phone likely to come by April December 24, 2013

    Taipei: Foxconn's BlackBerry Ltd deal marks the Taiwanese firm's biggest step up the value chain - a chance to not just assemble smartphones, but help design them, too. The agreement to design and market phones starting in Indonesia, the world's fourth-most populous country but an under-penetrated market, is a boon to...
  • Foxconn needs 90,000 more workers to meet large orders for upcoming iPhone July 31, 2013

    Mumbai: The Hon Hai Precision Industry, known mostly by its trading name Foxconn, reportedly needs as many as 90,000 new workers at its plant to work on the upcoming Apple iPhone. Sources in Apple's supply chain told Focus Taiwan that additional workers are needed at Foxconn's Shenzhen complex in Guangdong...
  • Hon Hai working on new devices, applications for Mozilla's Firefox OS June 4, 2013

    Taipei: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd aims to extend its business to provide devices and applications that build on Mozilla's Firefox operating system in a bid to diversify away from the company's core contract manufacturing business that yields low margins. The world's largest contract electronics manufacturer said on Monday it...
  • Apple to dump Foxconn for low-cost iPhone; moving to Pegatron: Report May 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The highly-rumoured low-cost iPhone reportedly will not be manufactured by Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn, which is widely known as one of Apple's key manufacturing partners. The Wall Street Journal reports that the low-cost iPhone will be assembled by a relatively unknown supplier Pegatron, which has developed a limited number...
  • Hon Hai, Mozilla to launch mobile device running on Firefox OS May 28, 2013

    Taipei: Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd will team up with Mozilla and launch a mobile device that runs on the US company's Firefox operating system, a Mozilla spokeswoman said, as Hon Hai looks to diversify its client base away from Apple. The Taipei-based Mozilla spokeswoman declined to provide details...
  • Foxconn, Mozilla to jointly unveil new Firefox OS devices on June 3 May 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Mozilla, which recently debuted with its nascent Firefox OS, is now all set to join hands with Foxconn, which builds devices for a spate of tech giants including Apple and Sony. Reports have surfaced claiming that Mozilla and Foxconn Technology Group will be hosting a joint press event in...
  • Microsoft, Hon Hai sign patent deal for Android, Chrome devices April 17, 2013

    Taipei: Microsoft Corp and Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd signed a global patent licensing agreement on Wednesday designed to protect Hon Hai clients from patent claims arising from their use of Google Inc's Android and Chrome operating systems. Google and Microsoft have been locked in patent battles, with Microsoft contending...
  • Tough to cope with iPhone 5 demand, says Foxconn Chairman November 7, 2012

    Taipei: Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group said on Wednesday the company's flagship Hon Hai unit is finding it difficult to cope with the massive demand for Apple Inc's iPhones. "It's not easy to make the iPhones. We are falling short of meeting the huge demand," Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou told reporters...
  • 14-year old interns found working at iPhone manufacturing unit October 16, 2012

    Beijing: The company that manufactures Apple's iPhone said Tuesday it found underage interns as young as 14 working at one of its factories in China. Foxconn Technology Group said the interns were found by a company investigation at its factory in the eastern city of Yantai and were sent back...
  • Apple iPhone5 maker Foxconn denies workers on strike October 8, 2012

    Beijing: Apple parts maker Foxconn has denied that about 4,000 workers at its plant in China's Zhengzhou city went on strike Friday. A worker, however, told a state-run Chinese daily that the company has been receiving complaints about the fragile phone shell and they were "reprimanded once every day before...
  • Foxconn denies worker unrest slows iPhone assembly October 7, 2012

    Beijing: Foxconn Technology Group denied today that production was affected at a Chinese factory that makes Apple's iPhones, although both state media and an overseas labor watch group said some workers halted production lines, apparently over higher quality control standards. New York-based China Labor Watch reported that 3,000 to 4,000...
  • Foxconn China plant closed after worker disturbance September 24, 2012

    Taipei: Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group closed its Taiyuan plant in northern China on Monday after a brawl involving possibly thousands of workers began in dormitory facilities early in the morning. The Taiyuan plant, which employs about 79,000 workers, makes parts for automotive electronics and assembles various electronic devices, according to Foxconn...
  • Apple iPhone manufacturer Foxconn faces labour complaints September 12, 2012

    Beijing: The company that manufactures Apple's iPhones has responded to an accusation that vocational students are forced to work in its Chinese factories by saying Wednesday its agreement with their schools allows them to leave. China Labor Watch, a Hong Kong group, said this week that Foxconn, which employs some 1.2...
  • Amazon may launch Android-based smartphone July 7, 2012

    Mumbai: Amazon is reportedly working on a Google Android based smartphone with low-priced hardware bundled with Amazon services. The company is working closely with Foxconn, the same company that manufactures the iPhone for Apple, says Bloomberg quoting a source. As of now there are no details on when the Amazon branded...
  • Robots lift China's factories to new heights June 4, 2012

    Baoding: The giant orange robotic arms that swiftly weld together car frames at the Great Wall Motors factory in Baoding might seem like the perfect answer to China's fast-rising labour costs - they don't ask for a raise, get injured or go on strike. For Great Wall, a private sector Chinese...
  • Tech Toyz: HTC one X, Xperia S, Samsung S3, Blackberry 9220 June 2, 2012

    On Tech Toyz, we bring to you all you need to know about latest smart TVs, Foxconn Nano PC and much more....
  • Foxconn chief confirms the 'Apple iTV': Report May 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Rumours about the television set from Apple have been floating for quite a long time, but now there seems to be some confirmation. Foxconn, which manufactures the iPhone and iPad for Apple, reportedly, is making preparations for Apple's iTV. Terry Gou, Chairman, Foxconn, said, in an interview published by...
  • Workers protest at Foxconn plant in China April 28, 2012

    Taipei: Workers at a Chinese factory owned by Foxconn, Apple Inc's main manufacturer, threatened to jump off the roof of a building in a protest over wages just a month after the two firms announced a landmark agreement on improving working conditions. The protest happened in the central city of Wuhan...
  • Apple, Foxconn to revamp China work conditions March 30, 2012

    San Francisco: Apple Inc and its China manufacturing partner, Foxconn, agreed to improve wages and working conditions at factories accused of being sweatshops, a move that could set a new higher-cost benchmark for other Western users of Chinese labour. Under Thursday's landmark agreement, Foxconn, which makes Apple devices from the iPhone...
  • Apple CEO visits Foxconn's iPhone plant in China March 29, 2012

    Shanghai: Apple Inc's Tim Cook, on his first trip to China as the chief executive officer, has visited an iPhone production plant run by the Foxconn Technology Group, which is being accused of improper labor practices. China is the world's largest mobile market and already Apple's second-biggest market overall, but its...
  • Amazon may launch a smartphone in late 2012 November 19, 2011

    Bangalore: Amazon.com Inc may launch its own smartphone in the fourth quarter of 2012, Citigroup said, citing its supply-chain channel checks in Asia. In a research note dated November 17, the brokerage said it believes the online retail giant is now jointly developing the phone with the world's top contract cellphone...
  • Foxconn to make iPads in Brazil October 14, 2011

    Brasilia Taiwan's Foxconn confirmed it will start producing iPads in Brazil in December but is still negotiating a multibillion-dollar expansion plan in the country, senior company and government officials said on Thursday. President Dilma Rousseff first announced the Foxconn proposal to build Apple's hot-selling tablet in Brazil during an official visit...
  • Brazil's $12 billion iPad deal is in trouble September 30, 2011

    Sao Paulo: A much-hyped $12 billion plan for Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn to produce iPads in Brazil is "in doubt" due to stagnant negotiations over tax breaks and Brazil's own deep structural problems such as a lack of skilled labor, government sources tell Reuters. The proposal to build Apple's sleek tablet computers...
  • Foxconn to use 1 million robots in 3 years August 1, 2011

    Hong Kong/Taipei: Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group, known for assembling Apple's iPhones and iPads in China, plans to use more robots, with one report saying the company will use one million of them in the next three years, to cope with rising labour costs. Foxconn's move highlights an increasing trend toward automation...