Apple has admitted student intern abuses

After the release of SACOM’s investigative report on student interns abuses in Apple’s production line and months of pressuring from international media and activists, Apple has officially admitted student interns abuses in its supply chain. And they promised to eliminate similar problems in the future. Six high…

Robots, not humans: official policy in China

Industrial robots are being put to work on a massive scale in China. Taking the case of electronics giant Foxconn, Jenny Chan considers what an automated future holds in store for human workers China is going all out for automation. The country has become the…

Rising Star seems to be intimately related to Foxconn

Over 600 Foxconn workers are still fighting to get their jobs back. Although Rising Star seems to have close ties to Foxconn, they refuse to employ these workers even though they hired 9000 contract worker. In February 2015 Foxconn stopped the operations in its Sunguvarchatram…

Foxconn invest US$5.7 billion in world’s largest smartphone assembly hub

Foxconn Technology will invest 37.5 billion yuan (US$5.74 billion) to expand its facilities in Nanjing, China. It will become the largest smartphone assembly worldwide and a hub for research and development. Deputy general manager Zheng Naijian signed a contract on September 12 with Nanjing’s deputy…

A Foxconn led alliance makes a $19 billion bid for Toshiba Memory

Nikkei Asian Review reported iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry (or Foxconn Technology Group) is offering 2.1 trillion yen ($19.6 billion) for the chip unit of the Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corporation. Foxconn says Toshiba Memory bid includes Apple, Kingston and SoftBank. In this bid Foxconn is…

Wisconsin taxpayers deceived by clueless politicians about Foxconn

Foxconn has been responsible for some of the most reprehensible labor practices of the twenty-first century, but not only in China. Read this interesting article of Richard Maxwell and Toby Miller about this transnational Taiwanese corporation and it’s dubious management worldwide. If you want to believe…

Foxconn eyeing swing states for U.S. manufacturing plant

Taiwan-based Foxconn plans to invest $7 billion in a U.S. manufacturing facility. Where it places its factory has as much to do with politics as business. Foxconn said it’s evaluating potential locations and discussing options with government officials in the United States. Bringing display manufacturing…

Foxconn has plans to invest up to $5 billion in India

Foxconn has firmed up plans to invest up to $5 billion in India. As it looks to make the country a parallel manufacturing hub to China for export to key markets across Europe and the US. Read the full article here.