Tag Archives: Foxconn

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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1 Billion Reasons for Disbelief

Where do they come up with these numbers? DigiTimes is now reporting that Foxconn will open a pair of R&D centers in Japan at a total cost of $1 billion. Unless Foxconn is planning to break into wafer fabrication — … Continue reading

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Foxconn Moves Intriguing

There is a lot of speculation regarding Apple’s stated intent to build a manufacturing site in the US. This is not a major move. Only 200 jobs will be created. I cannot help but wonder if this is related to … Continue reading

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