According to a new report, Foxconn and Google are currently working together to improve factory automation. To further this effort, Google is reportedly creating a robotics OS for manufacturers.
The Firefox OS tablet is real, and it’s here, at least in pre-retail form as seen in the Foxconn booth at this year’s Computex expo in Taipei, Taiwan.
Qualcomm inked a deal with Sharp earlier this week that says they’ll own as much as 5% of the company if the Japanese display maker can get back to good health. According to Retuers, Hon Hai, better known as Foxconn, is still interested in investing in Sharp, despite the fact that Foxconn signed a deal with the American chip designer.
There are some things you can rely on, like your bread always landing butter side down if you drop it, and there are some things you can’t, like being able to get a taxi actually when you need one. There are also news sources that you can rely on, say like the BBC (and Android Authority) and there are those who you need to think twice about before quoting. A story has broken which says that sources close to Foxconn reckon that the big Chinese manufacturer has orders from Microsoft and Amazon for smartphone production.
Once upon a time, HTC was a company that did nothing but build phones and then slap someone else’s logo on them. They figured out that they could make more money if they took a risk and developed their own brand, and thus HTC smartphones were born. Today Foxconn builds smartphones for Nokia, Sony, Motorola, and even Apple. According to DigiTimes, who has a track record that’s about 50/50 when it comes to rumors, Foxconn is thinking of pulling the same move HTC did over half a decade ago.
According to Chinese Labor Watch the working conditions at eight Samsung factories, six owned and operated by Samsung, and two suppliers, are inhumane and even illegal in some instances.
Unless the name of the device starts with the word Nexus and ends with a Q, it is likely that your gadgets are made and assembled in the Far East. Then again, some good parts of the Nexus Q are not really made in America. In the past, there were some horror stories about Foxconn, one of the world’s biggest electronic components manufacturers, whose major clients include Acer, Apple, and Amazon, and how they mistreated their workers. But the region is brimming with countless numbers of factories operated by lesser known firms that Foxconn may not be the worst perpetrator….
Matthew Niederhauser Lenovo is having a great year. In spite of falling PC shipments worldwide, the Chinese electronics mammoth is about to overtake HP and become the largest PC maker in the world. That would be a momentous event, because it would mark the first time in history when a Chinese company attained the first position in any major industry. Lenovo is not doing so well in the fast-growing tablet market, but in terms of global profits, they are killing it. As with any other international corporation, great quarters bring great bonuses to Lenovo’s top executives. The company’s CEO,…
With annual revenues of over $100 billion, a net income of around $2.6 billion in 2011, and no less than 1.2 million employees, Foxconn is currently the world’s largest maker of electronic components, but also the largest exporter in Greater China. However, a certain instability seems to be affecting the company also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry when talking about the key people in its management structure. Just six months after taking up the CEO position at Foxconn International Holdings from Chen Wei-Liang, Terry Cheng has reportedly announced that he himself will be stepping down from the role. Cheng…
It seems that Foxconn’s CEO Terry Gou has a beef with Samsung, ever since Sammy “snitched” to the EU the price-fixing scheme of four Taiwanese display makers. First off, why wouldn’t Samsung do that if it was actually true? Would Mr. Gou prefer those companies to carry on with their price-fixing? If he would, then I question his work ethics, and who knows what else is going on at Foxconn that we don’t know about. Second, Foxconn claiming that the next iPhone will put the Galaxy S3 to shame shouldn’t really surprise anyone. Foxconn is deeply integrated into Apple’s business, as they are…