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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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Change Coming to Jabil, But Where?

Jabil is cutting staff, but where? The EMS company’s management this week acknowledged an ongoing restructuring — to the tune of $188 million in charges — but declined to address specific actions. “We intend to realign our manufacturing capacity and cost … Continue reading

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EMS Q3: Cloudy, with a Chance of Pitfalls

Checking our pool of 30 or so publicly traded EMS companies that have thus far reported third-quarter earnings, we see an industry that is decidedly mixed. Exactly half of those in our pool reported net income rose over last year. … Continue reading

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Mike’s Main Man

He wasn’t yesterday, and he might not be tomorrow, but for today, Tim Main is my hero. The Jabil chief today became the first major electronics executive to publicly rebuke Foxconn, the world’s largest EMS company. At its annual shareholders … Continue reading

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Pay to Work

Here’s fodder for those who believe government should stay out of the “job creation” business. In the past few years one Florida county gave tens of millions in direct funding and tax breaks to a series of companies that are … Continue reading

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Elcoteq’s Basket Had Too Few Eggs

Thanks to Europe’s fairly generous insolvency laws, Elcoteq will likely survive having run out of cash (which isn’t easy for a $1.5 billion company to do). But the industry will be reminded — again — of the danger of having … Continue reading

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Predictions, Revisited

In mid July, I made five predictions for the second half of this year. Here’s how I fared: Prediction 1. All of 2009’s 10 largest EMS companies – Foxconn, Flextronics, Jabil, Celestica Sanmina, Cal-Comp, Elcoteq, Venture, Benchmark and Plexus – … Continue reading

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5 Predictions for the Second Half

Here’s my 5 predictions for the second half of 2010. All of 2009’s 10 largest EMS companies – Foxconn, Flextronics, Jabil, Celestica Sanmina, Cal-Comp, Elcoteq, Venture, Benchmark and Plexus – will be intact at year end, and with the exception … Continue reading

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Jabil Responds to NLC Allegations

Jabil is fuming, says a Tampa area columnist, but taking the allegations of worker abuse in China seriously.

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Jabil’s Turn in the Hot Seat

You can forgive — if only slightly — Terry Gou if he is smiling today. One of the chairman of Foxconn’s main competitors, Jabil, stands accused today of creating and maintaining a what can best be described as a cruel … Continue reading

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