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Foxconn looking to build factory in the US, move closer to Apple

Foxconn, the giant electronics manufacturing conglomerate and Apple’s biggest OEM manufacturing partner, has begun talks with the US federal authorities to find a suitable place to set up a sixth-generation TFT-LCD panel factory, according to Digitimes. The display factory would cater to small-to-medium sized 6G panels and could be used in Apple’s …

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KitGuru visits Gigabyte’s Nan Ping factory

Gigabyte is one of those companies that has been a big name in the enthusiast PC industry for a long, long time. It makes motherboards, graphics cards, peripherals, laptops, tablets and more and all of them need putting together at some point. Which is why when we were given the …

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Toshiba to consider overseas location for new chip plant

Toshiba Corp. said last week that it would consider an overseas location for its next NAND flash memory chip plant because currently demand for this memory type exceeds supply. While the company did not reveal where it could build its next fab, it is highly likely that the plant will …

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Apple still not protecting rights of Chinese labourers

Apple has been slammed for its poor treatment of Chinese workers in the past, with claims of slave like labour practices and legitimate abuse from management stretching back years. Today though it seems conditions aren’t much better, with a report coming out from BBC’s Panorama investigation that found workers falling asleep at …

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Samsung apologises after 56 employees contract leukaemia

A recent documentary has revealed that 56 Samsung factory workers have contracted Leukaemia, which has been caused by harmful chemicals and a hazardous work environment. Samsung has officially apologised for what happened and has offered compensation to those affected. Samsung Electronics CEO Kwon Oh-hyun said “several workers at our production facilities …

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Far East memory shipments on hold after Hynix explosions

Following the huge chemical explosions that took out 15% of the world’s memory production a short while ago, KitGuru has now been in contact with several major memory companies and we have been told “Everything is on hold”. As KitGuru reported earlier today, Hynix fabrication plants 1 and 2 (FABs) …

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Hynix FABs on fire after chemical explosion

World DRAM prices are set to rocket as news comes in that Hynix FABs 1 and 2 have been engulfed in a ball of flame following a huge chemical explosion. UPDATE: We have just heard that several major memory suppliers have stopped shipments – read more here. Reports are still …

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