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  1. Spectre of suicide returns to Apple-contractor Foxconn

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam The spectre of suicide has returned to Foxconn, with a 25-year-old female employee jumping to her death after she allegedly received a harsh dressing down and was told to resign. Wang Ling, who had worked in an engineering department of Foxconn Technology Group since 2005, died on Friday morning after jumping from her brother's 10th-floor flat in Shenzhen's ...

  2. Ninth Foxconn worker commits suicide

    Posted May 26th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Another employee of Foxconn, the world's largest manufacturer of electronics and computer parts, died early yesterday after jumping from his dormitory in the 11th suicide attempt ... career expectations and reality and he was under pressure over family matters. Li is the ninth Foxconn employee to kill himself in Shenzhen this year. Two others survived their suicide attempts. ...

  3. Turnaround unlikely for Foxconn as loss widens

    Posted Sep 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Foxconn International Holdings, the world's largest contract manufacturer of mobile telephones, is not expected to stage a strong recovery after posting a huge loss ... structure,' Morgan Stanley Asia analysts said in a report. Following a series of suicides by workers at Foxconn's main production facilities in Shenzhen early this year, its Taiwanese parent ...

  4. A-list buyers keep Foxconn orders flowing

    Posted Jun 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Research in Taipei. 'Hon Hai remains a topnotch supplier on cost, quality and delivery.' Taiwan conglomerate Hon Hai, more widely known under its Foxconn Technology Group trade name, ... conditions at the Foxconn factories and steps to address the tragic events. A Hong Kong-based activist group, the Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour, has called on consumers ...

  5. Protesters demand answers over deaths from company's HK office

    Posted May 26th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Eight paper dolls dressed in Foxconn uniforms were placed outside the company's Hong Kong office yesterday as local groups protested against its alleged maltreatment of workers. The dolls represented Foxconn workers who had committed suicide in Shenzhen this year, protest organisers said. A ninth worker jumped to his death yesterday. Thirty people from labour and student ...

  6. Foxconn faces margin squeeze as rivalry rises

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jeff Pao Foxconn International Holdings, the world's largest contract manufacturer of mobile telephones, faces declining profit margins this year because of rising competition. ... this year as handset firms outsource more production,' said Foxconn chairman Samuel Chin Wai-leung after his company's recent annual meeting. 'However, our profitability may come ...

  7. Apple vows action over worker suicides

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... suicides that hit its top electronics manufacturing contractor, Foxconn Technology Group. In its latest published Supplier Responsibility report, Apple made collaboration with relevant industry ... and the Czech Republic. The report said that the company was 'disturbed and deeply saddened' about the spate of suicides at Foxconn last year. The deaths led it to hire suicide-prevention ...

  8. Delta pay rises worry HK plant owners

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Hong Kong manufacturers are worried about escalating salaries in the Pearl River Delta region after the Foxconn saga, a trade group said after its survey found most firms ... again increased the statutory minimum wage, which was raised by about 20 per cent in May. 'The increase in staff costs has given us a lot of pressure, especially after Foxconn announced ...

  9. The Taiwanese dynamo behind EMS industry

    Posted May 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Hon Hai Precision Industry, more widely known by its Foxconn Technology Group trade name, is recognised as having single-handedly powered the vigorous growth of the global contract electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry for many years. Market research firm iSuppli calls this unique market influence the 'Foxconn effect', as the Taiwanese giant ...

  10. Rising output costs likely to cap earnings growth at Hon Hai

    Posted Jul 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to greater than expected losses at its Hong Kong-listed subsidiary, Foxconn International Holdings, according to an analyst's report. FIH, part of Taipei-based Hon Hai's Foxconn Technology ... NT$11.44 estimate. As part of a response to a spate of worker suicides this year at Foxconn Technology Group's main production facilities in Shenzhen, parent firm Hon Hai announced a big pay ...




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