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Microsoft announces patent licensing agreement with Foxconn parent Hon Hai

Microsoft announces patent licensing agreement with Foxconn parent Hon Hai

Microsoft has announced the signing of a patent licensing agreement with Hon Hai, parent company of Foxconn. The agreement covers devices that run Chrome OS and Android, such as smartphones and tablets, and is even said to cover televisions. This makes Hon Hai the latest in what is a growing list of manufacturers with Chrome and Android patent licenses.

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Foxconn rumored to be on hiring spree for iPhone 5S production

Foxconn rumored to be on hiring spree for iPhone 5S production

Rumors of the iPhone 5S have been pouring in lately, so it's no surprise that we're now hearing reports that Foxconn is beginning to ramp up production on the iPhone 5S and is beginning to hire more workers to take on the increase in production. The Zhengzhou factory in China, specifically saw in increase in workers, with recruiting beginning back in February.

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Foxconn sales fell 19% this quarter, blame is placed on Apple’s iPhone

Foxconn sales fell 19% this quarter, blame is placed on Apple’s iPhone

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, also known as Foxconn, has reported a 19% decline in sales for Q1 this year. Its sales totaled T$808.97 billion ($27 billion USD) this quarter, which is down from T$1 trillion ($33.37 billion USD) it generated in Q1 2012, and down from the T$988.34 billion ($33.31 billion USD) it generated in Q4 2012. Because Foxconn gets a lot of its business from Apple's iPhones and iPads, many people are blaming the "lack of demand" for Apple's products to be the reasoning behind Foxconn's decline.

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Foxconn denies that worker tried to commit suicide during protest

Foxconn denies that worker tried to commit suicide during protest

Foxconn is sadly no stranger to worker suicides and threats of such, which reached such an extreme a few years back that nets were installed to catch those who thrust themselves from the roof. Those nets didn't deter protesters who took to the roof on Friday, March 29, however, one of whom jumped, surviving but not without injury.

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Sharp may not need Foxconn after all

Sharp may not need Foxconn after all

Sharp has been in a financial rut for quite a while now, and if things don't go its way, it could wind up filing for bankruptcy. Many companies have rallied to save Sharp's financial back by making generous investments. Samsung invested about $111.5 million in Sharp to gain a 3% stake in the LCD panel manufacturer, and Qualcomm invested $120 million in order for Sharp to develop MEMS display technology for Qualcomm's subsidy, Pixtronix.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 prototype case gets fat and sharp

Samsung Galaxy S4 prototype case gets fat and sharp

All the way from China we're having a glance at a set of prototype cases for the Samsung Galaxy S4, a smartphone device that's set to be unveiled in just a week's time. As it is quite often with releases such as this, the Samsung Galaxy S IV (or S4, whichever you like) is said to have had its basic physical specifications leaked to case-makers so that they might create protective bits and pieces for the hardware available when the device launches. While this situation can sometimes give us a healthy dose of early understanding, it can just as easily be a completely false scent - so keep that in mind!

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Foxconn temporarily stops hiring due to iPhone 5 slowdown [UPDATE]

Foxconn temporarily stops hiring due to iPhone 5 slowdown [UPDATE]

It seems that the iPhone 5 rush is finally slowing down. After several months of the manufacturer not being able to keep up with demand on Apple's new smartphone, it's reported that the Chinese phone maker is finally slowing down production and are temporarily stopping the hiring process until later next month.

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HP cracks down on student labor in factories

HP cracks down on student labor in factories

Shady practices at electronic manufacturers aren't anything new, but more recently, Foxconn was discovered hiring underage interns. This sparked a closer investigation by a handful of companies to see what was really going on inside the factory walls. It turns out that HP is joining in and will begin cracking down on student labor in electronics factories.

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Mac Mini production reportedly headed to the US

Mac Mini production reportedly headed to the US

Many Americans are very big on buying products made in America. That can be difficult when it comes to technology products because so many notebooks, smartphones, and other devices are made in other countries, particularly in China. Rumors have been swirling that Apple and Foxconn have been looking to bring more production to the US.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 20, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 20, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone. It looks like Samsung may soon be hit with antitrust charges from the European Commission after taking Apple to court with numerous patent disputes, and there's a new iOS 6 jailbreak scam on the scene that wants you to shell out $28. Acer might be looking to beat the rumored $99 Nexus tablet to the punch with its leaked Iconia B1, and Google announced today that it has no plans to enter the retail space as originally suspected.

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Foxconn buys 9% stake in GoPro for $200 million

Foxconn buys 9% stake in GoPro for $200 million

In what may be an interesting move by Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer announced that it has purchased an 8.88% stake in camera maker GoPro for $200 million. This gives the US camera company a valuation of $2.25 billion. The move will also see Foxconn founder and CEO, Terry Gou, joining GoPro's board.

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Foxconn rumored to be testing 46 to 55-inch Apple television sets

Foxconn rumored to be testing 46 to 55-inch Apple television sets

Rumors have been swirling lately regarding a possible television set from Apple. Ever since we heard the words "area of intense interest" come out of Tim Cook's mouth, regarding televisions, we've been speculating what Apple might do next in the living room. It's rumored that Chinese manufacturer Foxconn is currently testing designs for television sets ranging from 46 to 55 inches.

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