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Hon Hai raises the stakes, wants 20 percent ownership of Sharp

How, exactly, do Apple's iPhone sales 'disappoint'?

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A Reuters headline has some Apple watchers scratching their heads FORTUNE -- A Taipei-datelined Reuters story getting widely picked up Wednesday uses "disappointing" twice in six paragraphs to describe sales of Apple's (AAPL) iPhone. "Disappointing demand" for the iPhone between January and March is blamed for the 19% drop in the first-quarter...
How, exactly, do Apple's iPhone sales 'disappoint'?

Sharp in talks to spin off main LCD plant to suppliers

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Japanese LCD panel maker Sharp revealed on Tuesday that it is negotiating with suppliers Toppan Printing and Dai Nippon Printing on the sale of new shares of its main LCD manufacturing plant in Sakai. Exactly how much money each will contribute and what their stake in the plant will be...
Sharp in talks to spin off main LCD plant to suppliers

Sharp mortgages itself to the hilt just to keep going

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Sharp has mortgaged its offices and factory buildings in order to raise the cash it needs to stay in business, according to Reuters. It's cut a deal with banks for nearly $2 billion in short-term credit secured on its assets -- including the factory that reportedly produces displays for...
Sharp mortgages itself to the hilt just to keep going

The Number One Thing People Hate About The New iPad (AAPL)

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People are overwhelmingly satisfied with their new iPads, according to a ChangeWave Survey of 200 people. However, there are still some tiny complaints. Below is a chart of what people disliked about their iPad. Number one on the list is price. The iPad isn't that expensive. Few, if any,...
The Number One Thing People Hate About The New iPad (AAPL)

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
Sharp's future in doubt as Japanese tech continues to flounder
Apple Is Losing Important, Trustworthy Executives At Foxconn, Says Barclays (AAPL)

Apple supply issues highlighted as Foxconn insider says iPhone 5 is "most difficult" device it's produced

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Apple’s record-breaking iPhone 5 is the most complicated and challenging device that the US firm’s manufacturing partner has ever put together, an executive from Foxconn has reportedly revealed. The iPhone broke records when it launched, selling 5 million devices over the first weekend, but supply has been slow and availability...
Apple supply issues highlighted as Foxconn insider says iPhone 5 is "most difficult" device it's produced

Microsoft signs Foxconn patent deal

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Taiwanese electronics assembly giant Hon Hai - owner of Foxconn - agrees to pay Microsoft a patent fee for devices made running Google's operating systems....
Microsoft signs Foxconn patent deal

Mozilla, Foxconn set a June 3 event

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Mozilla and Hon Hai Industries -- the trading name for electronics manufacturer Foxconn -- have announced date for a major announcement in Taiwan, which is setting off speculation that the companies are teaming up on a new smartphone or tablet. Read full article >>...
Mozilla, Foxconn set a June 3 event

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

A Foxconn Recruiter Reveals The iPhone 5 Release Date (AAPL)

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While being Interviewed for a Japanese TV program, a Foxconn recruiter let it slip that the iPhone 5 comes out in June, reports Apple Insider. A woman asked the recruiter recruiter how many new employees the company is aims to hire. "We're looking for 18,000 employees…for the fifth-generation phone,"...
A Foxconn Recruiter Reveals The iPhone 5 Release Date (AAPL)
After Tim Cook interview, prepare for lots of weaksauce Apple Television rumors!
Lawyers likely to be poorer after Microsoft signs patent deal with Chinese manufacturer Hon Hai

Dilemma at Hon Hai

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Two years after a spate of suicides, workers at electronics manufacturer Foxconn's China campuses are concerned about limits on overtime....
Dilemma at Hon Hai

Internal investigation: underage workers back at some Foxconn factories

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Underage workers have reappeared in some of Foxconn's factories, according to a new internal investigation conducted by Foxconn's parent company Hon Hai. The company said on Tuesday that it found a number of interns younger than the legal floor of 16, but did not reveal the exact number. "We recognize...
Internal investigation: underage workers back at some Foxconn factories

Hon Hai's New Invention Takes "Think Different" to Extremes

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Today's the big day. The iPhone 5 will debut later this morning and the new design by Jony Ive and company is bound to intrigue us all and hopefully depress the Samsung camp. Macites can never get enough .......
Hon Hai's New Invention Takes "Think Different" to Extremes
Sharp technology to be used for Hon Hai iPhone panel plant, says Nikkei

Gene Munster: Research In Motion Is Going 'Out Of Business' (RIMM)

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Research In Motion will go out of business, says Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. He was speaking on CNBC this morning. The clip is below. His RIM comments come at the 5:30 marker. He's asked if there is room for RIM in the market. His answer is "no." He...
Gene Munster: Research In Motion Is Going 'Out Of Business' (RIMM)

Foxconn takes 46.5% stake in Sharp LCD plant in global deal

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Foxconn under its Hon Hai Group name and Sharp have together struck a deal that will primarily help Sharp improve its performance. Sharp will agree to use more third-party parts in its manufacturing in return for Foxconn taking a 46.5 percent stake in Sharp's Sakai, Japan LCD plant, equaling Sharp's...
Foxconn takes 46.5% stake in Sharp LCD plant in global deal

iPhone maker Foxconn buys 350 more acres of land in Brazil

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Foxconn has big plans for Brazil and the manufacturing giant just took another big step toward realizing them. Parent company Hon Hai on Friday announced that subsidiary Foxconn CMMSG Industria de Electronicos has purchased more land in Brazil, AFP reports. The transaction with Toulouse Incorporacao will see Foxconn gain approximately 350 acres...
iPhone maker Foxconn buys 350 more acres of land in Brazil
Bloomberg: Hon Hai investment in Sharp could be preparation for Apple TV set
WSJ: Apple is developing a TV

Briefly: iPad refunds; HonHai raising wages; Nokia Lumia estimates

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Apple has begun emailing customers in Australia with an offer to return LTE-capable third-generation iPads by April 25 if they expected the tablet to work on local 4G networks. Also, Apple partner Foxconn's parent company Hon Hai has announced plans to raise wages at its headquarters in Taiwan, and analysts...
Briefly: iPad refunds; HonHai raising wages; Nokia Lumia estimates

Riot Highlights Squeeze on China Factories

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A riot at a Hon Hai electronics factory left at least 40 people injured and sparked a response by thousands of police, highlighting the pressures on Chinese manufacturers....
Riot Highlights Squeeze on China Factories

Troubled Sharp is reportedly looking to offload $1.2 billion in assets

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Troubled Japanese tech giant Sharp is reportedly looking to sell more than $1.2 billion in assets, including a key solar panel plant in its native Japan. A report from the Daily Yomiuri [via Reuters] claims that the company is already in negotiations with an overseas bidder as it looks to...
Troubled Sharp is reportedly looking to offload $1.2 billion in assets

Sharp Secures Loan Amid Hon Hai Impasse

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Sharp Corp. has reached a deal to receive a $4.64 billion syndicated loan, helping keep the struggling electronics maker's operations afloat amid an apparent standstill in talks with Taiwan's Hon Hai over a previously agreed capital injection....
Sharp Secures Loan Amid Hon Hai Impasse

Rumor has iPad mini hitting in Q3 for $249-$299

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A so-called iPad mini will ship in the third quarter of the year as a "counter attack" to upcoming Windows tablets, a Chinese website claims. NetEase moreover reports that the smaller iPads will cost between $249 and $299, with 6 million units ready at launch. Two Asian manufacturers -- Hon...
Rumor has iPad mini hitting in Q3 for $249-$299

If Foxconn sneezes, does that mean Apple caught a cold?

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The world's largest electronics manufacturer does have other clients. FORTUNE -- If something sounded familiar about Lorraine Luk's headline in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal - As Apple Feels Bite, Hon Hai Looks to Diversify -- it may be because we've heard that tune a lot lately. Just in the past three weeks,...
If Foxconn sneezes, does that mean Apple caught a cold?
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