Terry Gou

'3D printing is a gimmick,' says Foxconn boss

Terry Gou, chairman and president of Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. Photo: David Chang for EPA

The president of Foxconn Technology Group, one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturers, has blasted 3D printing, calling it a “gimmick.”

Thursday, 27 June, 2013, 7:37am 2 comments

Sharp to seek Hon Hai deal in Taiwan this week

Hon Hai chairman Terry Gou (centre) visits a Sharp plant in Sakai, Japan. Photo: AFP

Sharp’s president will travel to Taiwan this week in a bid to conclude a deal that will make Hon Hai Precision Industry the embattled Japanese TV maker’s biggest shareholder, the Sankei daily reported on Monday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Taiwan tycoon quips he will buy Diaoyu islands

Taiwanese tycoon Terry Gou has raised eyebrows again with his brand of humour, this time for saying he would buy a disputed East China Sea island chain to jointly develop it with Japan and the mainland.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Foxconn rallies urge 800,000 to 'treasure life'

Apple supplier Foxconn, battered by a spate of worker suicides this year, is trying a new approach to prevent more deaths after some 3 million square metres of safety netting in its mainland plants failed to deter a young female worker, who leapt to her death in Jiangsu .

8 May 2015 - 4:18pm

Foxconn wage rise both a boon and bane

Foxconn's pay rise has both buoyed workers' expectations over the new minimum salary standard that the Shenzhen government will announce next month and put pressure on other factory owners in the neighbourhood.

3 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Island's richest man steals the show at forum

The cross-strait economic forum may have failed to win the support of the Taiwanese authorities, but it proved popular among businessmen.

29 Apr 2007 - 12:00am