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Due to Apple Products, Hon Hai Posts Record Profits

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It's being report today that Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (2317), the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronics, posted record annual profit after Apple released a new iPhone and three versions of its iPad in Q4 2012....
Due to Apple Products, Hon Hai Posts Record Profits

Apple Moving Away from Hon Hai may be a Good Thing

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Hon Hai, the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronics suffered their biggest decline in sales in its history, according to a new Bloomberg report. To give this a larger perspective, a new report out of Beijing yesterday stated that "Foxconn's net loss in 2012 was US $316 million, the biggest...
Apple Moving Away from Hon Hai may be a Good Thing
How 128 robot arms can do the work of hundreds of Chinese electronics workers

Foxconn's Hon Hai reports Q1 revenue drop, likely on weak iPhone 5 demand

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Foxconn's Hon Hai Precision Industry posted a 19.2 percent year-over-year decline in revenue for the first quarter, with sales likely affected by weak demand for Apple's iPhone 5, according to an analyst.The Taiwanese contract manufacturer said on Wednesday its revenue for the quarter was NT$809 billion (US$27 billion), although...
Foxconn's Hon Hai reports Q1 revenue drop, likely on weak iPhone 5 demand
Apple CEO suits up at Foxconn factory

Labor Unrest In iPhone Factories Is A Wake-Up Call For Apple

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On Friday, employees at one of the two Chinese plants that produces iPhones walked off the factory floor. The unrest was the latest in a string of worker protests surrounding Apple's manufacturing operations. Will Apple's potential customers join them? Foxconn, the Taiwanese contract manufacturer that produces iPhones and iPads, has been...
Labor Unrest In iPhone Factories Is A Wake-Up Call For Apple

Intel may look to outrun foundry competitors with new CEO Krzanich

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Intel hasn't signaled a change in strategy with the appointment of Brian Krzanich to CEO, but it is likely that the company will take steps to outrun its foundry competition by opening its industry-leading manufacturing facilities to more third parties.Krzanich replaces Paul Otellini, who will retire this month after...
Intel may look to outrun foundry competitors with new CEO Krzanich

New Twist Marks Sharp Deal Talks

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Hon Hai Chairman Terry Gou didn't attend an event in Japan Wednesday to discuss a partnership between his Taiwan contract manufacturer and Sharp....
New Twist Marks Sharp Deal Talks
Microsoft wants another crack at making its own phones, says analyst

Apple's Initial Investment in U.S. Mac Production Estimated to Create 200 Jobs

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Bloomberg reports that Apple's $100 million plan to bring some Mac production back to the United States is likely to be a very modest operation at the outset, with some economists and industry experts projecting that the effort will create approximately 200 jobs.The investment "sounds like a 200-job operation with...
Apple's Initial Investment in U.S. Mac Production Estimated to Create 200 Jobs

Microsoft may be building own smartphones

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After Microsoft announced this week that it will sell a pair of branded Surface tablets, an analyst suggested that the company is also working with a contract manufacturer to build a Windows Phone 8-based smartphone....
Microsoft may be building own smartphones

Microsoft to build a Windows Phone handset? No, that’s not very likely, Mr. Analyst

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It’s almost an obvious thought: Now that Microsoft has built its own console, to great success, and its own tablet/laptop hybrid, to general, if early acclaim, why wouldn’t the company build a phone as well? After all, if the other two moves led to more market share, exactly what Windows...
Microsoft to build a Windows Phone handset? No, that’s not very likely, Mr. Analyst

Cognitive dissonance: human rights and Apple

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Why doesn't Apple pay Chinese contract workers more? Will negative attention hurt Apple's reputation? FORTUNE -- I had a really interesting conversation Monday with Madeline Brand, host of a program on an NPR affiliate in Los Angeles, KPCC-FM. (You can listen to the interview here.) She asked me on to...
Cognitive dissonance: human rights and Apple

iPhone Maker Foxconn Has A 19% Sales Drop Because Of Disappointing iPhone Sales

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TAIPEI (Reuters) - Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the main manufacturer of Apple Inc products, posted a 19 percent decline in sales in the first quarter compared with a year earlier, hurt by disappointing demand for the iPhone. From January to March, Hon Hai's sales totaled T$808.97 billion ($26.96...
iPhone Maker Foxconn Has A 19% Sales Drop Because Of Disappointing iPhone Sales
You're having trouble finding a new iPhone 5 due to its design

A Surface Smartphone From Microsoft? Yes, Please!

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If Microsoft really is considering its own "Surface" smartphone, the business decision would be a callous, cold-hearted one that could alienate future partners and leave just two other manufacturers of Windows Phones. But as history has shown, this kind of bold move could pay off. Boy Genius Report claimed Tuesday that...
A Surface Smartphone From Microsoft? Yes, Please!

Project Shield's inauspicious origins and rapid prototyping detailed by NVIDIA

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We got our first look at Project Shield -- the NVIDIA-built gaming handheld -- during CES 2013, where the company surprised everyone with the previously unheard of device. It's essentially the marriage of an Xbox 360-style GamePad to a 5-inch screen, all powered by NVIDIA's brand new Tegra 4...
Project Shield's inauspicious origins and rapid prototyping detailed by NVIDIA

Analyst: Microsoft might make its own Windows Phone, too

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Earlier this week, Microsoft jumped into the computer hardware business, announcing plans to make its own Surface tablet computer. Now, following the unveiling of Windows Phone 8 yesterday, a longtime Wall Street analyst says Microsoft could be laying the groundwork to make a similar move with Windows Phone. In a...
Analyst: Microsoft might make its own Windows Phone, too

Microsoft to build its own Windows Phone, reports

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Rumors of a Microsoft-made phone have resurfaced, with three new reports claiming the Redmond-based company has mobile hardware ambitions. Boy Genius Report and China Times both claim that Microsoft is working on its own Windows Phone hardware, but neither publication names any sources. WPCentral also reports that Microsoft has...
Microsoft to build its own Windows Phone, reports
Microsoft Is Reportedly Testing Its Own Smartphone

Here's What Intel's New CEO Needs To Do To Stop Intel's Decline (INTC)

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There's no question that Intel is in a quandary. The PC business it depends on is in a free fall and the next generation of devices -- smartphones and tablets, usually use chips from Intel's competitor, ARM Holdings. Intel's new CEO, Brian Krzanich is going to need to shake things...
Here's What Intel's New CEO Needs To Do To Stop Intel's Decline (INTC)

Microsoft Strikes Another Android Patent Deal, This Time With ZTE

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While Microsoft is still struggling to grab market share from Android, it continues to have success getting those using Android to pay patent royalties. Microsoft said on Tuesday it has struck a deal with China’s ZTE covering any Android or Chrome OS devices it makes. That follows a deal last...
Microsoft Strikes Another Android Patent Deal, This Time With ZTE

As Apple Feels Competition Bite, So Does Hon Hai

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Apple Inc.'s iPhones and iPads have been cash cows for its Taiwanese contract manufacturer, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. But now that sales of the popular devices seem to be slowing, Hon Hai is also feeling the impact....
As Apple Feels Competition Bite, So Does Hon Hai

Apple reportedly turns to Taiwan's TSMC for make next A7 chip

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An unconfirmed report suggests that Apple has turned to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to produce its upcoming A7 processor for mobile devices. The Taiwanese contract manufacturer is the largest foundry, or maker of chips that are designed by other companies. DigiTimes reported that the company is expected to tape...
Apple reportedly turns to Taiwan's TSMC for make next A7 chip
Activists: Foxconn iPhone, iPad plant improvements too slow

Labor unrest breaks out at factory of Apple supplier Foxconn

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Various reports cast the incident as a riot or as a fight between workers. But something violent has clearly happened at a northern China plant of the Apple contract manufacturer. [Read more]...
Labor unrest breaks out at factory of Apple supplier Foxconn

HTC's Rapid Fall a Cautionary Tale for Huawei, ZTE and Others

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With an all-important product launch on Tuesday, Taiwanese phone maker HTC is hoping to write a new chapter in what has been a truly incredible story. On the back of Android, the former contract manufacturer rose to become one of the world’s largest smartphone makers, earning praise for its design...
HTC's Rapid Fall a Cautionary Tale for Huawei, ZTE and Others

Making Smartphones Without Condoning Poor Work Conditions

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NEWS ANALYSIS: In the wake of Apples black eye from the reports of poor working conditions at its Foxconn contract manufacturing operations in China, there is at least one other company thats willing to pay close attention to how its production workers are treated. - After writing an article about...
Making Smartphones Without Condoning Poor Work Conditions

Pegatron: Apple hasn’t informed us about forthcoming labor audits

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Apple’s contract manufacturer Pegatron Technology of Taiwan is unaware of any forthcoming labor inspections at its Asian plants because its client hasn’t officially tipped them about labor audits, chief financial officer Charles Lin tells Bloomberg this morning. Lin was reacting to yesterday’s announcement by Apple of California that the first audits in cooperation...
Pegatron: Apple hasn’t informed us about forthcoming labor audits

RIM Loses One of its BlackBerry Manufacturers

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Contract manufacturer Celestica said it would phase out manufacturing services for Research In Motion in the next three to six months....
RIM Loses One of its BlackBerry Manufacturers
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