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Foxconn International Holdings

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. (trading as 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 has been involved in several controversies, largely over employee relations in China after a series of suicides and accidents. In 2012, Apple hired the Fair Labor Association to conduct an audit of working conditions at Foxconn.

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

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.

Friday, 27 June, 2014, 7:26pm

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

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

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

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 (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

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

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.

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

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.

1 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

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).

29 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

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

Taiwanese stocks fall from favour in face of mainland growth

Investors with fond memories of the 2005 Hong Kong listing of Foxconn International Holdings, the mainland-based handset unit of Hon Hai Precision, are still searching in vain for another Taiwanese firm to match its performance.

17 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Foxconn accuses BYD of obtaining secret data

Foxconn International Holdings, the world's biggest contract mobile-telephone maker, said two subsidiaries had sued BYD in Hong Kong, alleging its mainland competitor had been given confidential information by former Foxconn employees.

13 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Foxconn placement offers little discount

In an unusual move, an institutional investor has offered 27.65 million shares in blue chip Foxconn International Holdings at a price on par with yesterday's close, sources said.

6 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Foxconn profits increase 86pc as phone sales soar

Contracts lift earnings to US$718m

Foxconn International Holdings, the world's biggest contract mobile-handset maker, said net profit last year jumped 86 per cent after it doubled sales in Asia, where the soaring economy continued to fuel demand for mobile telephones.

12 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

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