Foxconn International Holdings

Foxconn is the world's biggest maker of electronic components. Primarily an original equipment manufacturer, its clients include some of the world’s best known electronics and information technology companies, and products manufactured at its plants include iPads, iPhones, iPods for Apple, Kindles for Amazon, PlayStations for Sony and Xboxes for Microsoft.

Foxconn’s Foxbot army close to hitting the Chinese market, on track to meet 30 per cent automation target

Foxconn wants industrial robots, including its Foxbots, to comprise nearly one-third of its work force within five years. Photo: Reuters

Foxconn, the world’s biggest contract electronics maker, has been developing industrial robots as it targets 30 per cent automation at its Chinese factories by 2020, it said this week. 

Wednesday, 1 July, 2015, 8:33am 1 comment

Chinese trade union slams Taiwan tech giant Foxconn for ‘overworking’ staff

Foxconn was criticised in 2010 after a spate of suicides. Photo: Reuters

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology, a supplier of Apple iPhones and iPads, has been criticised by China's official trade union for overworking its staff.

4 Feb 2015 - 10:20am 6 comments

Apple supplier Foxconn denies report it is cutting 1.3 million work force

Apple CEO Tim Cook visits an iPhone production line at a Foxconn facility in China in 2012. Foxconn denied reports it is cutting its labour force. Photo: Bloomberg

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer and Apple supplier Foxconn Technology Group has denied reports that it plans to shrink its 1.3 million work force, one of the largest in the world.

28 Jan 2015 - 10:46am 1 comment

Apple supplier Foxconn to cut workers as revenue growth stalls

Under its flagship unit Hon Hai Precision Industry, the Foxconn group employs about 1.3 million people during peak production times. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Taiwan's Foxconn Technology, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, will cut its massive workforce, the company said, as the Apple supplier faces declining revenue growth and rising wages on the mainland.

27 Jan 2015 - 9:48pm

Foxconn chief Gou calls for patience as he invests to tap new markets

Foxconn plans to hire at least 15,000 people in Taiwan to increase its research base with positions that will not replace Chinese manufacturing jobs. Photo: Reuters

Foxconn Technology chairman Terry Gou asked shareholders to give him time to invest in new businesses including car electronics and cloud computing as he chases clients such as Tesla Motors amid slowing sales.

27 Jun 2014 - 7:26pm

Foxconn to buy US$390m stake in Taiwan telecom operator in 4G push

Foxconn has previously won one of the licences to operate part of Taiwan's 4G spectrum, which is expected to begin service later this year. Photo: Reuters

Apple supplier Foxconn Technology will buy a stake in Taiwanese mobile telecommunications operator Asia Pacific Telecom for NT$11.6 billion (HK$2.98 billion) in a deal that would expand its presence in the island's fledgling 4G market.

28 May 2014 - 1:00am

Move to metal casings for smartphones to benefit BYD Electronic, Ju Teng

Apple's use of metal casings, such as on this 5s model released last year, is set to be copied by more of its smartphone rivals. Photo: Reuters

Since Apple introduced an aluminium unibody design on the iPhone in 2012, few smartphone brands have followed suit by introducing metal casings for their flagship devices.

21 Apr 2014 - 6:45pm

Foxconn suicide survivor says no job is worth ending your life over

Tian Yu, who is now paralysed from her waist down, sells slippers online to supplement her family's income. She set up her own online shop where she sells her creations.

Early this month, The South China Morning Post visited Tian Yu, three years after her attempted suicide. Paralysed from the waist down and restricted to a wheelchair, the 20-year-old desperately tries to avoid looking back at a painful past that will haunt her for the rest of her life.

25 Apr 2013 - 11:19am 4 comments

Foxconn arm flags profits warning as customer demand falls

Foxconn International Holdings has flagged a profit warning for the full year of 2012. Photo: EPA

Foxconn International Holdings (FIH), part of Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industries, has flagged a profit warning for the full year of 2012, continuing its losses from the first half.

24 Jan 2013 - 4:58am

'5,000 police' deployed to quell Foxconn brawl

Foxconn workers outside a plant in Shenzhen in southern China’s Guangdong province before their shift. Photo: AFP

Around 5,000 police were deployed to control a mass brawl among workers at a Foxconn plant in northern China, state media said on Monday, after the factory was closed for the day.

24 Sep 2012 - 9:23pm

Apple supplier Foxconn closes China plant after 40 injured in brawl

Foxconn workers outside a plant in Shenzhen in southern China’s Guangdong province before their shift. Photo: AFP

Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology closed its Taiyuan plant in northern China on Monday after a personal dispute spiralled into a brawl involving 2,000 workers on Sunday night, injuring 40.

24 Sep 2012 - 3:29pm

Foxconn shares to feel heat after profit warning

Shares in Foxconn International Holdings are likely to come under pressure today after the world's largest contract mobile phone handset maker issued a profit warning last night.

Foxconn International, a unit of Taiwan's Foxconn Technology group, revealed in an 8.23pm statement it would record a loss for the half-year to last month.

8 May 2015 - 4:18pm

Foxconn to reorganise and sell assets after posting loss

Foxconn International Holdings (FIH), the world's largest contract manufacturer of mobile telephones, plans to consolidate resources and sell assets to parent company Hon Hai Precision Industry after posting a sharp fall in earnings.

8 May 2015 - 4:18pm

Foxconn to focus on Nokia, Samsung orders

After reporting disappointing results for last year, the world's biggest contract handset manufacturer Foxconn International Holdings is looking to build up orders from Nokia Corp and Samsung Electronics amid intensifying competition against BYD Electronic (International).

8 May 2015 - 4:18pm

Foxconn keeps legal pressure on rival BYD

Foxconn International Holdings has urged its rival BYD, which will spin off its handset business on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange's main board next Thursday, to disclose more information about any possible write-off due to an ongoing intellectual property lawsuit.

14 Dec 2007 - 12:00am