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Foxconn to start volume production of next-gen iPhone next month

Foxconn Electronics, the world’s largest contract maker of electronics, plans to start volume production of the next-generation iPhone with a 4.7” display next month. At present it is unclear when the manufacturer intends to begin making the even bigger Apple smartphone with a 5.5” screen. Bloomberg news agency reports that …

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HP and Foxconn team up to make cloud servers for hyperscale datacenters

Hewlett-Packard and Foxconn Electronics, the world’s largest contract maker of electronics devices, on Wednesday signed a joint venture agreement under which the two companies would produce low-cost cloud-servers aimed at big online service providers. The machines will be tailored for individual customers. The changing needs of cloud computing require a …

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China temporarily lifts ban on console sales

If you’ve been living in China for the past near decade and a half, you’ll have been restricted to PC gaming as your main source of video-game entertainment, since console sales were completely illegal. However it now looks like – temporarily at least – China has lifted its ban on …

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PS4 being developed by coerced Chinese students

While Sony might have used Japanese labourers to produce its PlayStation 3 console, it’s outsourced that work to China for the PS4, using the always morally dubious facilities and work force of Foxconn, you know, the company that used 14 year old kids to produce iPhones and had several workers …

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Foxconn sells head mounted display tech to Google

Electronics maker – and perpetrator of illegal labour practices – Foxconn, has announced that it has sold patents and technologies to Google that are linked with the creation of a head mounted display. The display technology is said to be related to the superimposing of computer generated effects and virtual images …

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PS4 could be released in August

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PS4 component makers are suggesting the next console from Sony could ship worldwide as early as August, because Sony wants to try and push a huge number of systems by the end of the year – 16 million if it can help it. This all comes from Digitimes sources, who are …

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Foxconn workers to become unionised

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In a surprising move for the manufacturer that has had so many issues with employee safety, rights and even age in the past, Foxconn, the maker of many things Apple, has announced that it will be allowing its workers to elect union representatives, who will be voted in every five years. …

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Foxconn confirms bribery investigation

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Foxconn has confirmed that it is currently undergoing an internal investigation, as well as one from the Chinese police forces, into whether staff at the company took bribes from suppliers. So far one man has been detained, with the Taiwanese manufacturer apparently investigating a further 10 individuals. According to Next …

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Arbitrators rule against severely injured Foxconn worker

Zhang Tingzhen

A Foxconn worker that needed half his brain removed after an accident at one of the company’s manufacturing facilities, has been ruled against by Chinese labour arbitrators, making it now seem likely that he will be forced to undergo disability testing in an area that offers far less support than …

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Foxconn could be making Microsoft and Amazon smartphones

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While it’s still considered as a rumour for now, there are reports abound suggesting that Foxconn – yes the same Foxconn that employed children – could be set to manufacture the smartphones of both Microsoft and Amazon in the coming year. Taking this with a pinch of salt, we have …

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Foxconn considering US fabrication plant

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While it might seem a little unbelievable and unlikely, Foxconn is apparently thinking about setting up some fabrication facilities in the USA. However if this turns out to be true it would certainly need to improve its labour practices, considering the recent problems it’s had with child labour and worker fatalities. According …

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Foxconn shares soar on iPhone rumours

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Foxconn share prices have jumped by a huge 31.9 per cent after rumours began circulating that the electronics manufacturer would be producing the next iPhone, winning a big contract bidding war with other potentials. This despite the fact that just two weeks ago it admitted to using child labour. This …

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Foxconn taken to court by brain damaged worker’s family

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The father of a man who suffered brain damage during an accident at a Foxconn facility that was making Apple products, has taken the manufacturer to court for its handling of the man’s care. 26 year old Zhang Tingzhen was electrocuted in a Foxconn factory accident just over a year …

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Nintendo is investigating Foxconn child labour claims

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Nintendo has announced in the wake of the Foxconn child labour reports – and the company’s admission – that it was investigating what happened and how much truth there really is behind the story. As a quick catch up, Foxconn admitted yesterday to taking part in the illegal hiring of …

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Toys ‘R’ Us accused of making cheap knock offs

Innovation and inspiration are not quite twins, but they are very close cousins. By the same token, derivation and downright rip-off are also closely related. Lawyers get phat on the differences between these words and, right now, some of those lawyers belong to Acer, Foxconn, Kingston and Toys ‘R’ Us. You may …

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Foxconn give staff 16% salary increase

One of Apple’s main suppliers – Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (Foxconn) said yesterday that they have increased the basic salary of their production line workers by 16 percent. Staff in Zhengzhou, Henan province of China have been offered the increase, partly as the company are having problem recruiting people. …

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Foxconn to build $1 billion Indonesian facility

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Electronics manufacturer Foxconn, is set to open a new fabrication plant in Indonesia, that will purportedly cost around a billion dollars to build. However once created, it’s said that it will open up a million jobs for the local inhabitants. This would be a welcome investment in the region, where …

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Foxconn don’t give a Fffffffondle

An audit of Foxconn’s Chinese factories has led to ‘serious and pressing’ concerns regarding workers’ conditions. Despite numerous reports of the manufacturer’s lack of regard for worker safety, the factories have not yet seen anything ‘official’ criticise them. Apple have also been heavily criticised for continuing to have the millions …

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Should consumers boycott Apple?

We have been reporting recently on the working conditions at partner factories which produce Apple goods. Since then many of the mainstream press organisations are also latching onto the stories of terrible working conditions and ‘slave labour’ claims. The company could face a boycott now if things don’t change, quickly. …

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Foxconn plan to replace staff with robots

Foxconn have had to deal with a raft of suicides in recent years, and it seems their latest plans might help resolve the issue completely. They are planning to replace some of their staff with 1 million robots within the next three years. Terry Gou, the chairman of the company …

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Another death at Foxconn factory

The latest news that another death at a Foxconn factory is sending ripples through the industry. According to reports, the 21 year old employee fell to his death, although the circumstances are not yet known. Foxconn are one of the most well known electronic manufacturers who handle work for many …

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iPad 2 Foxconn factory back online, but overloaded

Kitguru has reported on recent events which led to the shutdown of the iPad factory. Recent updates show that the polishing workshops are back online. This is good news for Foxconn, but Kitguru is hearing from insiders that the relationship between Apple and Foxconn is very strained right now. Foxconn …

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Foxconn ready to meltdown at 300,000 iPads a day

Although Foxconn is one of the largest 3rd party manufacturing operations in the world, Terry Gou’s company is on the verge of meltdown – trying to deal with the phenomenal demand for iPad 2 products from Apple customers. KitGuru considers the company’s plight. While the company has struggled to promote …

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Foxconn damage reputation and Apple relationship

We reported on an explosion in one of the Foxconn factories earlier this week. Three workers have died and several are severely injured, sadly the latest in a line of injuries and fatalities for Foxconn workers. These recent deaths are causing a severe strain on the relationship with Apple, who …

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Foxconn suspend some operations

Foxconn certainly aren’t the luckiest company on the face of the planet, and the latest blast at their factory has caused them to suspend some production. The explosion happened over the weekend on a product line for Apple’s iPad 2 in the city of Chengdu as we reported yesterday. Foxconn …

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Three Foxconn employees arrested over iPad2 design leaks

Three Foxconn employees have been accused of leaking the iPad 2 design and have been arrested, They were officially charged with ‘violating the company trade secrets’. Foxconn became suspicious when some online retailers starting stocking shelves with iPad 2 cases long before the launch. Earlier this year in CES there …

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