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Intel conducting investigation after explosion at Chandler Fab 22

Intel conducting investigation after explosion at Chandler Fab 22

Something went wrong at one of the Intel fabs where computer chips are produced yesterday and an explosion occurred. Luckily, no one was killed in the explosion, but there were four people inside the room when the explosion happened and six more workers were right outside the room. The explosion happened in one of the fabs Intel operates in Chandler, Arizona called Fab 22. The photo below is of Chandler Fab 32, which is adjacent to Fab 22.

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iPad 2 Touch Panels To Come From Chimei Innolux In June

iPad 2 Touch Panels To Come From Chimei Innolux In June

Despite the seeming abundance of iPad 2s in Apple Stores around the country thanks to the recent 2.0 revamp, the tablet is still struggling through supply issues. iPad 2 supplies around the globe have not been able to meet demand, with current ship times here in the states still at about one to two weeks. However, things may start to turn around as Apple works through its procurement process and adds new vendors.

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Tragic Foxconn plant explosion may affect iPad 2 supply after all

Tragic Foxconn plant explosion may affect iPad 2 supply after all

Apple has the best selling tablet on the market with the iPad 2 burning up the sales charts and moving in very large numbers. When the iPad 2 launched it was hard for folks in some areas to get their hands on the tablet and that led to long waits in some areas for the tablets to get in stock. Apple has since the launch been able to ramp production to levels that meet the demand for the most part. Late last week there was an explosion at the Foxconn plant where the iPad 2 is made that resulted in several workers going to the hospital and three dying from injuries sustained in the explosion.

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Third worker dies after Foxconn plant explosion, Foxconn and Apple offer statements

Third worker dies after Foxconn plant explosion, Foxconn and Apple offer statements

We reported on the tragic explosion that happened in the Chinese Foxconn factory where the Apple iPad 2 is made on Friday. The explosion apparently was the result of combustible aluminum dust that was in ducts in the polishing section of the plant according to initial investigations. Two workers were killed in the initial explosion and there are still several other workers in the hospital. M.I.C. Gadget reports that the combustible dust had apparently gathered in a dust collecting pipe.

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Foxconn iPad 2 plant explosion [Video] [Updated]

Foxconn iPad 2 plant explosion [Video] [Updated]

An explosion at the Foxconn Chengdu production facility in China has been reported, the facility where Apple produces much of its iPad 2 supply. According to MIC Gadget, the explosion happened at 19:10 local time; numbers of injured are unknown, though one report suggests that 6-7 people have already been seen by doctors at the scene, and more are expected imminently.

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iPad 2 and iPhone 4 shortage tipped as Foxconn falls behind

iPad 2 and iPhone 4 shortage tipped as Foxconn falls behind

Manufacturers want their gear to be popular, and they want consumers to line up to buy. The problem with being too popular is that it can be hard to keep enough stock on hand to supply the stores that are selling the hardware in droves. This is the issue Apple is having with many of its new products. The iPhone 4 was nearly impossible to get when it first launched with some people waiting weeks or months to be able to purchase the smartphones.

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Three Foxconn Employees Arrested And Charged For Leaking iPad 2 Design

Three Foxconn Employees Arrested And Charged For Leaking iPad 2 Design

According to a report today from DigiTimes, three employees of electronics manufacturer Foxconn in Shenzhen, China, have been arrested and charged for leaking the design of the iPad 2. The Apple tablet was launched just last month with its design and specs kept deeply under wraps the way Apple usually conducts launches, but properly sized shell and case accessories had already begun selling online as early as December of last year.

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iPad 2 shipping Feb 2011 for April release tip insiders

iPad 2 shipping Feb 2011 for April release tip insiders

iPad 2 manufacturer Foxconn is tipped to be preparing for shipment of the second-generation iPad "within the next 100 days", putting the new slate shipping in late February 2011 and, according to the sources, on sale in April 2011. That's according to DigiTimes, whose component manufacturer sources are suggesting that firmware development delays have pushed mass production of the iPad 2 back by around a month.

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