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Does Rising Nationalism Pose Threat to Electronics Supply Chain?

The amount of geopolitical discord around the world at present is stunning: Thailand, Vietnam, Korea and other major electronics manufacturing hubs are seeing a rise in nationalism and severe internal tension over how to address foreign pressure. Thailand in May endured … Continue reading

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Could Foxconn Deal Bite Apple?

The notion that Foxconn might take a large stake in a major Taiwanese telecom equipment company poses a litany of interesting questions for its largest customer — Apple. For example, Foxconn, which gets 40% of its revenue from Apple, could now be … Continue reading

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Poison Apple?

Move over, Foxconn. First Pegatron and now Jabil have joined you on the Apple-watcher hit list. In June, the New York-based employee rights group known as China Labor Watch singled out three Pegatron sites for worker abuse. The alleged violations … Continue reading

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Brazilian Blowup?

Which way is Brazil headed? It looked up, after Foxconn decided to invest — how much is the subject of much speculation, as one report pegs it at about $500 million, another at as much as $12 billion — in … Continue reading

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Believing Foxconn Means Suspending Belief

The Foxconn makeover is in full swing, with the latest this piece from the New York Times that supposes that the world’s largest ODM is worried that Apple — yes, Apple — might be bringing it down. When Apple was … Continue reading

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Headline Humor

“Foxconn Has No Plans To Make Apple Products in New Indonesia Factory” – Tech in Asia, April 30, 2013 “Foxconn to Expand to Indonesia to Make Up for Apple Shortfall” – VR-Zone, April 30, 2013

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Broken Signal

Lots of mainstream media hand-wringing over reports that Apple has returned a large number (5 million? 800 million? a gazillion?) iPhones to Foxconn for repairs. Two things are on display here. One, that calling the companies involved for clarification or … Continue reading

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Slowdown at Foxconn

Could PCs do what the rest of the EMS industry could not — derail the Foxconn train? Over the past decade, Foxconn has been practically unstoppable. Not a backlash against China, outrage over dozens of worker suicides, at least two … Continue reading

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Foxconn Unionizing?

Hell got a little colder today.

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Smoke and Mirrors?

Apple has cut ties with Guangdong Real Faith PZ Electron on the grounds that it was using scores of underage workers. So while noting that this is a step in the right direction, is it cynical to suggest that Apple’s decision … Continue reading

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