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  1. Business - Companies - INVESTMENT

    Foxconn in wearable technology push

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 03:29am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Taipei Foxconn in wearable technology push Foxconn Technology, the maker of Apple iPhones and iPads, is launching an investment fund to finance start-ups developing new kinds of wearable computers, according to two people familiar with the project. Syntrend Creative Park, a Foxconn unit, would administer the NT$200 million (HK$52.4 million) fund and select participants ...

  2. News - China Insider - LABOUR RIGHTS

    University students 'forced to work at iPhone maker Foxconn'

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 03:05pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Xi’an Technological University students say they were told they would not graduate if they refused to work at Foxconn Last year, labour rights activists shamed Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics manufacturer, into admitting it had employed students forced into internships by their universities in its manufacturing plants. A report ...

  3. News - China - LABOUR

    Foxconn's factories struggling to comply with labour laws

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com The maker of Apple mobile devices is having difficulty sticking to the 40-hours-per-week law Foxconn slow in cutting hours, report says Foxconn Technology ... and the treatment of workers at these three factories in Shenzhen and Chengdu in February last year. Auret Van Heerden, chief executive of the association, said Foxconn had made a lot of progress ...

  4. News - China - LABOUR

    Foxconn shuttle buses crash, killing 7 workers

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Foxconn shuttle busescrash, killing 7 workers At least seven people were killed and more than 20 injured in a crash between two shuttle buses carrying employees of electronics giant Foxconn yesterday morning in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province. Foxconn Technology later confirmed in a statement that both buses were bringing workers from ...

  5. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Hon Hai seen on right track with strategic shift

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 03:09am by Reuters

    ... analysts say. The Taiwanese company, better known by its trading name Foxconn, is building an integrated service package ranging from electronic devices to software applications and cloud computing ...

  6. Business - Companies

    Foxconn branches out beyond Apple in troubled solar industry

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 10:10am by Reuters

    ... billion last year. Foxconn Technology Group, best known for assembling Apple’s iPhones, will decide by year-end whether to branch off into unconventional new territory: making solar panels in China. It is an industry plagued by overcapacity that outstrips demand, and panel prices have tumbled by more than two-thirds in the past two years. Yet some analysts say Foxconn may end up ...

  7. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Sharp-Foxconn talks set to end with no stake deal

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Sharp-Foxconn talks set to end with no stake deal Sharp's talks with Taiwan's Foxconn Technology over an investment in the Japanese electronics maker ... March. Sharp is trying to raise funds as it forecasts a record full-year loss of 450 billion yen (HK$37.2 billion) amid slow demand for its panels and televisions. Foxconn initially agreed ...

  8. Business - China Business

    Labour chase takes inland turn

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Taipei The perpetual quest for workers- not lower wages- is prompting electronics maker Foxconn into set up factories in the mainland's hinterland Labour chase takes inland turn Foxconn Technology Group and other electronics makers are saving little in wages by opening plants in inland China and are making the move because of labour shortages in traditional ...

  9. News - China

    Three new suicides at Foxconn China factory

    Posted May 18th 2013, 07:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Three Foxconn workers have committed suicide at a factory in China in the past three weeks, a labour rights group said on Saturday. All three jumped ... in a statement. Foxconn, which assembles products for Apple, Sony and Nokia, has come under the spotlight after suicides and labour unrest at its Chinese plants since 2010. In 2010, at least 13 Foxconn ...

  10. News - China Insider - Morning Clicks

    China news round-up: Supreme People's Court's new guidelines, Foxconn plans US expansion

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 08:22am by Patrick Boehler

    ... China has a plan to stem the rise of antibiotic resistance. Economy Bloomberg Foxconn Technology Group plans to announce an intention to invest in Pennsylvania. ChinaFilmBiz US movie ...




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