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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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Foxconn denies CEO confirming Apple iTV

Foxconn denies CEO confirming Apple iTV

Foxconn is denying reports that its CEO Terry Gou confirmed any plans for the much rumored Apple television set. The China Daily reported last week that during a speech at the start of building Foxconn's new headquarters, Gou revealed that the company had already begun preparations for Apple's iTV.

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Foxconn reportedly making preparations for Apple iTV

Foxconn reportedly making preparations for Apple iTV

Apple television rumors continue to swirl, and now the head of Foxconn has seemingly confirmed that the television is being put into production soon. Terry Gou, chief of Foxconn, gave a speech at the start of the building of the new Foxconn headquarters, spilling the beans by saying that the company was preparing to manufacture the TV.

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Apple and Foxconn pool cash for factory refresh

Apple and Foxconn pool cash for factory refresh

Apple has taken some heat over conditions at Foxconn factories located in mainland China, although the company has been quick to address such issues. The latest development sees Apple and Foxconn sharing the costs to try and improve working conditions at the factories. Foxconn declined to say how much the companies were spending, or how the companies would split the investment.

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Foxconn fanless PCs breaks cover

Foxconn fanless PCs breaks cover

Foxconn is set to get into the fanless PC realm with two new offerings running either an Intel Atom or an AMD processor. The Intel computer is called the AT-5300, and the AMD version is called AT-5600. Both machines are the small and compact type designed easily fit into tight spaces or entertainment centers in the living room.

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iPad Mini orders received in China

iPad Mini orders received in China

It would appear that sources have confirmed orders coming in from Apple to one Taiwan-based manufacturer for the next generation in iOS device known as the iPad Mini. This of course is not the first we've heard of such a product, and though it's been common knowledge for some time now that Steve Jobs himself said there'd never be an Apple tablet smaller than the classic iPad, but Netease has reported that both Foxconn and Pegatron have received orders to begin construction on a new breed of iPad fitting somewhere in-between the iPhone and the current iPad in any iteration. Could Apple be moving to the next generation where lower prices on the original iPad will no longer cut it?

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Foxconn’s Brazilian address is now on Steve Jobs Avenue

Foxconn’s Brazilian address is now on Steve Jobs Avenue

I think many would agree that out of all the companies and people that made Foxconn so successful Steve Jobs and Apple are likely the most important. Jobs passed away last year. The day after Jobs died a request was placed in Brazil to change the name of the street where Foxconn's Brazilian plant is to Steve Jobs Avenue.

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Apple shows Foxconn iPad construction in rare hands-on video

Apple shows Foxconn iPad construction in rare hands-on video

A brand new video report has been created to bring a relatively until-now unseen look inside one of the many Foxconn factories in China creating the new iPad for 2012. A report by journalist Rob Schmitz, who appears to have been given approval by Apple to enter a factory and do a close-up feature on Foxconn for American Public Media's Marketplace, has surfaced today with basic details on the goings-on in the workplace. This report is a far cry from the harsh (and ultimately found fabricated) judgements placed on the working conditions earlier this year - Foxconn looks downright fun to work at here!

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Foxconn pay hike has other companies worried

Foxconn pay hike has other companies worried

Following the highly public report on the working conditions and labor law violations at Foxconn's factories in China, the major Apple supplier promised to make several improvements, including reducing work hours and increasing wages. Although it was surprising that workers were actually more concerned than elated, it's quite understandable that other factories now worry that they'll have to follow suit.

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Foxconn workers unconvinced by FLA overtime limits

Foxconn workers unconvinced by FLA overtime limits

High profile campaigns pushing Apple and manufacturing partner Foxconn to slash working hours for production line staff may be perceived as a win for worker rights, but employees themselves are objecting to the sudden mandatory cut in overtime. "We have just been told that we can only work a maximum of 36 hours a month of overtime. I tell you, a lot of us are unhappy with this" one Foxconn worker told Reuters in the aftermath of the policy change. "We think that 60 hours of overtime a month would be reasonable and that 36 hours would be too little."

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