Foxconn Tag Archive


  • Taiwan’s Foxconn Plans Rs31,500 Cr Investment in Maharashtra

    Taiwanese electronics giant Hon HaiPrecision Industry Co Ltd, traded as Foxconn Technology, plans to invest $5 billion (Rs31,900 crore) over five years in India’s western state of Maharashtra, giving a big boost...

    XIAOMITIPS, 08/10/2015
  • Editorial: Making Foxconn Stay

    Let’s not forget that this is not Foxconn’s first India outing-it shut down its plant in Sriperumbudur, near Chennai, soon after Nokia downed shutters. Though Foxconn will be accorded better treatment having...

    Financial Express, 08/06/2015
  • Foxconn Zeroes in on India As Major Manufacturing Hub

    Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn on Tuesday said it was going to invest in India across verticals like manufacturing, start-ups, energy and e-commerce portals and was also looking at bringing supply chain companies...

    Gadgets Now, 08/05/2015
  • Retrenched Foxconn Employees Want Their Jobs Back

    Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn is staring at labour strife in Tamil Nadu, where it had shut shop well over a quarter ago. About 490 of its former workers, who had received severance...

    Gadgets Now, 07/29/2015
  • Brazil’s IPhone Investment Falls Short

    Despite little sign the investment has created much of a local supply chain, Apple’s iPhone sales in the country are still rising. The Brazilian iPhone was meant to mark a new era....

    Reuters, 04/13/2015
  • Trade Unions Drove IPhone Maker Away

    “Foxconn was petrified of trade unionism. The problem became complicated as senior management teams based in Taiwan and China received reports which suggested that the local government was not curbing trade unionism,”...

    The Times of India, 10/15/2014
  • Foxconn Is Attempting to Replace Its Human Workers With Thousands of Robots

    HIGHLIGHT: Foxconn wants to replace a portion of its workforce with ten thousand “Foxbots.” These robots alone could manufacture hundreds of millions of iPhones every year — potentially eliminating the need for...

    ExtremeTech, 07/08/2014
  • Foxconn Hires 100,000 New Workers for Next IPhone: Report;

    Foxconn China, Apple’s chief manufacturer for iPhones, expects to hire 100,000 additional workers in anticipation of production demands for the iPhone 6. On the same day, Foxconn India announced widespread layoffs at...

    The Christian Science Monitor, 06/24/2014
  • Foxconn Nowhere Near Wholescale Automation; Manufacturer’s Factories Still Primarily Staffed by Workers Despite Growing Use of Robots

    Several years ago, amid rising labour unrest at factories on the mainland, Foxconn Technology chairman and founder Terry Gou Tai-ming announced his company planned to have a million robots installed at its...

    South China Morning Post, 04/10/2014
  • Foxconn in Talks to Build U.S. Plants; Electronics Manufacturer Says Ambitious Growth Plan Depends on Customer Support

    Foxconn Technology Group, the maker of Apple Inc.’s iPhone, is in talks with U.S. states including Arizona and Colorado to build advanced manufacturing facilities as part of plans to set up factories...

    Bloomberg News, 01/27/2014
  • Gou Said He Wanted to Learn Management Techniques From the Director of the Tapei Zoo and Had His General Managers Listen to Zoo Director on Managing Different Kinds of Animals

    “Unfortunately, what could just be poor wording is made much worse by the fact that he also suggested he wanted to learn management techniques from Chin Shin-Chien, director of Tapei Zoo. To...

    ZDNet.com, 01/20/2012
  • Gou Compared Employees to Animals a Week After 300 Employees Threatened to Commit Suicide Over Working Conditions.

    “Foxconn has been under scrutiny for the past two years after a series of suicides. Human rights organisations have criticised the company for their poor work practices, employee safety and alleged management...

    ZDNet.com, 01/20/2012
  • Gou Compares His Workforce to ‘one Million Animals’ and That ‘gives Me a Headache.’

    “’Hon Hai has a workforce of over one million worldwide and as human beings are also animals, to manage one million animals gives me a headache,’ said Hon Hai chairman Terry Gou...

    Want China Times, 01/19/2012