The South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix offers to invest 3 trillion won ($2,62 billion) in the chipmaking operations of the Japanese manufacturer Toshiba.
Fairphone aims to support fair materials and incorporate them into their smartphones. Since smartphones contain hundreds of different materials, Fairphone decided to prioritize. Together with The Dragonfly Initiative, they created an overview of key sustainability issues associated with different material supply chains in order to identify where the greatest impact can be made.
Foxconn is considering to build a production facility in the U.S. to make display panels. Apple, an important customer of the panels, would also contribute to the investment.
A collective of CSOs and trade unions is calling on the German company INFINEON to stop union busting and to reinstate the president of the union for Infineon Technologies Melaka workers.
Samsung's announcement that defective batteries caused its Note 7 phones to explode has led a U.S. consumer-safety regulator to call voluntary industry standards into question.