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  1. Business - Companies - MANUFACTURING

    Foxconn to invest up to US$1 billion in Indonesia

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Foxconn to make US$1b investment in Indonesia Taiwan technology giant Foxconn group has signed a letter of intent to invest up to US$1 billion in Indonesia as the world's largest contract electronics maker seeks to diversify production away from the mainland, company officials said yesterday. Foxconn's Taipei-headquartered mother company, Hon Hai ...

  2. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Former Foxconn executive detained in bribery investigation

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 03:36am by BLOOM, AFP

    ... Agencies in Taipei Taiwanese authorities investigating claims of violations in tech suppliers' procurement office Ex-Foxconn executive held in graft probe Taiwanese authorities, investigating allegations that Foxconn Technology employees accepted bribes from suppliers, yesterday detained one of the company's former executives. Three other ex-Foxconn employees, accused ...

  3. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Hon Hai pivots to America after China problems

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 01:41am by Ralph Jennings

    ... problems on the mainland followed by pressure from clients and incentives from local governments in the US. The Taiwanese firm, which trades as Foxconn, has announced plans for two projects ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - China

    Apple supplier Foxconn employing underage interns

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 05:55pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing The company that manufactures Apple’s iPhone says it has found underage interns as young as 14 working at one of its factories in China. Foxconn Technology ... Foxconn, owned by Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry, said it was investigating with schools how the interns were sent to its factory. The company faced a complaint in August that vocational ...

  7. Business - Companies

    Quality problems sour new Apple iPhone

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Added to previous supply shortfalls, a problem with Foxconn's anodised casings loses the smartphone giant up to US$60b in market value sours Apple Apple's iPhone 5 supply shortfall is being exacerbated by a quality-control crackdown at the mainland's Foxconn Technology aimed at cutting the number of devices shipped with nicks and scratches, according ...

  8. Business - China Business - COMMENT

    It will be some time before robots will replace Foxconn's workers

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 11:59am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe Manufacturer's factories still primarily staffed by workers despite growing use of robots Foxconn nowhere near wholescale automation Several years ago, amid rising labour unrest at factories on the mainland, Foxconn Technology chairman and founder Terry Gou Tai-ming announced his company planned to have a million robots installed at its plants within three ...

  9. Business - Companies - MANUFACTURING

    Foxconn in talks with US states over factory plans

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 05:02am by Bloomberg, Sophie Yu

    ... Bloomberg and Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Foxconn in talks with US states over factory plans Foxconn Technology Group, the maker of Apple's iPhones and iPads, is in talks with several US states to build advanced facilities as part of plans to set up factories closer to its clients. Arizona governor Jan Brewer met Foxconn's founder and chairman Terry Gou ...

  10. 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 ...




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