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Sharp expected to sell shares to Foxconn for less amid decline in value

Sharp expected to sell shares to Foxconn for less amid decline in value

It's hard to believe that amid such huge demand for smartphones and tablets, Sharp Corp. is seeing its stock prices declined. The main market categories that Sharp operates in are liquid crystal displays, LCD television sets, and solar panels. All of its main markets are unprofitable at this time. Sharp is expected to post a loss of ¥250 billion for its fiscal year ending in March of next year.

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Apple supplier Foxconn gets positive FLA progress report

Apple supplier Foxconn gets positive FLA progress report

The Apple supplier in China known as Foxconn has been the subject of study for safety over the past few months under the watchful eye of the FLA - today they report that the factory line is doing quite well. The Fair Labor Association has reported that more than 280 action items completed on time or ahead of schedule, while 76 will be due through July 2013. Over the course of the next year, Foxconn will need to establish that they've completed the remaining 76 items and the FLA is confident that they will do so.

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Foxconn CEO says iPhone 5 will put Samsung Galaxy S III to shame

Foxconn CEO says iPhone 5 will put Samsung Galaxy S III to shame

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou has inadvertently confirmed the iPhone 5 and openly dissed rival Samsung in a recent report. According to FocusTaiwan, citing China Times, Gou said that the next-gen iPhone will put the Samsung Galaxy S III to shame. And although it may, Gou's choice words also come from a deep resentment for the South Korean manufacturer, which he vows to beat in the next five years.

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Foxconn to buy more Sharp shares, fueling Apple iTV rumors

Foxconn to buy more Sharp shares, fueling Apple iTV rumors

Apple's major manufacturing partner, Foxconn, has revealed interest in purchasing more shares in Sharp, raising speculation that the two companies are working towards supplying Apple's rumored television set. Some analysts have dubbed the anticipated Apple HDTV the "iTV" and expect manufacturing for the device to being later this year.

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MacBook Pro 2012 imminent as supply chain wears thin

MacBook Pro 2012 imminent as supply chain wears thin

Chinese manufacturing plants such as Foxconn have been reported to be having so much business this season from Apple that they must outsource themselves to keep up with demand for the MacBook Pro 2012 update. This version of the MacBook will be made with a brand new set of components when compared to the current model, with Apple tipped to be thinning the entire unit out and getting rid of its optical drive altogether. This update has been tipped this week as wearing Eastern China manufacturing plants specifically down to their last available labor, creating demand that must be met by upstream suppliers.

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Apple television in pilot production tip Chinese sources

Apple television in pilot production tip Chinese sources

After Foxconn's "yes we are; no we're not" turnaround on the Apple television earlier this month, fresh rumors from China now claim once again that pilot production has begun at the long-time Cupertino partner. "Informed sources" spilled the test production details to the China Business News, or so the Chinese-language site claims, though exactly when that might mature to full production is unclear.

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Foxconn, Sharp building new iPhone display plant

Foxconn, Sharp building new iPhone display plant

Foxconn is partnering with Sharp to build a new plant in Chengdu, China for producing iPhone displays. The long-time Apple manufacturing partner recently bought a 10 percent stake in Sharp worth $808 million and already owns a 46.48 percent stake in Sharp's liquid crystal manufacturing plant in Sakai, Japan, said to be the most advanced facility in the country.

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iPhone 5 supply purchases tipped for 2012

iPhone 5 supply purchases tipped for 2012

This week we're seeing no lack of iPhone 5 rumors, with this latest tidbit being a selection of supply reports from China pointing toward shakeups in the global supply economy as a result of Apple's next big titan. This next-level smartphone is set to have components that are not necessarily working with the same companies Apple has been working with before, with the most recent supply shock being Apple's leaked purchase of flash memory products with Elpida, a competitor with the then $10 million USD poorer Samsung, for over half of their total parts in-house.

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Foxconn dropping $210m on new Apple production line

Foxconn dropping $210m on new Apple production line

The alliance between Apple and Foxconn seems to be going swimmingly. It wasn’t too long ago that we heard the two companies would split the costs to improve working conditions, and a new report from China Daily shows that Foxconn will invest $210 million into a new Apple production line. The new plant will be located in Huai’an city, occupy around 40,000 square meters, and eventually hire 35,800 workers.

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