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Details Of Sharp's Emergency Plan Emerge: The Company May Withdraw Solar Panel Unit From US, UK

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Times are tough at Sharp and the 100-year old company is desperate to turn things around. A Japanese news outlet revealed yesterday that massive layoffs are looming, and Sharp plans to relieve itself of several overseas ventures and manufacturing facilities. Reuters is reporting that part of the plan could be...
Details Of Sharp's Emergency Plan Emerge: The Company May Withdraw Solar Panel Unit From US, UK

Fair Labor Association Offers Initial Impressions on Foxconn Audit as iPads Used to Collect Survey Data

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With the Fair Labor Association's independent audit of Foxconn's manufacturing facilities for Apple products having been underway for several days now, Reuters reports on the association's initial impressions as it works to collect and analyze data on working conditions. According to Fair Labor Association president Auret van Heerden, Foxconn's facilities...
Fair Labor Association Offers Initial Impressions on Foxconn Audit as iPads Used to Collect Survey Data
Apple's new third-party certification rules may delay the launch of Lightning-compatible accessories

Daisey Retraction Sets Online Audience Record for "This American Life"

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Not that you’d want to include this sort of thing in any traffic-generation plan, but “This American Life’s” retraction of monologist Mike Daisey’s discredited account of Apple’s Chinese manufacturing facilities brought the public radio show its most online listeners ever in a single week. The episode chalked up almost 900,000...
Daisey Retraction Sets Online Audience Record for "This American Life"
Tim Cook visits Foxconn's newest iPhone production line in Zhengzhou

Apple reportedly manufacturing test batch of first smart TVs

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Apple this month is reported to have begun production of the first prototypes of its much-anticipated connected television sets at one of its overseas manufacturing facilities ahead of a general production ramp expected to begin late in the 2012 calendar year....
Apple reportedly manufacturing test batch of first smart TVs

Intel ventures further into the foundry business with 22nm customers

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Intel is opening up its manufacturing facilities to third parties, as it takes the further tentative steps toward building a chip-to-order foundry business. The microprocessor giant announced last year that it would build FPGAs for Achronix Semiconductor, and on Tuesday a second FPGA designer, Tabula, said that it would...
Intel ventures further into the foundry business with 22nm customers

An Apple TV set in 2012?

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The hardware is the easy part. The trick is to get Hollywood on board "Apple enters markets to reinvent them," wrote Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster in a note to clients Tuesday reiterating his oft-repeated conviction that Apple's (AAPL) next big thing is an Apple-branded television set. To be sure, Munster...
An Apple TV set in 2012?

Cisco: We Aren't Trying To Dump Our TV Set-Top Business (CSCO)

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Cisco wants you to know that it loves its television set top business and isn't thinking of selling it off. The New York post reported yesterday that the company was trying to shed that unit. Cisco paid close to $7 billion in 2006 to enter the set top business...
Cisco: We Aren't Trying To Dump Our TV Set-Top Business (CSCO)

Foxconn finds underage interns working at factory in China

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Electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group said on Tuesday that students as young as 14, below the legal working age, were found employed at a company factory in China that has been said to make products for Japanese gaming firm Nintendo. Foxconn's internal investigation came after a Chinese media report...
Foxconn finds underage interns working at factory in China

Apple reportedly tightens grip on third-party Lightning accessories

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The iPhone maker wants only "Apple-approved" manufacturing facilities to create accessories for the new interface, sources tell iLounge. [Read more]...
Apple reportedly tightens grip on third-party Lightning accessories

An Alternate Theory About Why Apple Is Cutting iPhone Orders (AAPL)

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The primary reason Apple analysts have turned bearish seems to be concern about iPhone 5 demand. Asian supply chain sources are saying Apple cut its iPhone 5 orders for the first quarter of 2013. Apple may have put in a bigger manufacturing order under the assumption that the iPhone 5...
An Alternate Theory About Why Apple Is Cutting iPhone Orders (AAPL)

TUAW Fact Check: Apple using underage labor? No.

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Filed under: Apple Corporate, AppleWhen a lot of people get their news electronically, skimming over headlines through news aggregators, RSS feeds, and retweets on Twitter, sometimes the majority of information people will get from an article comes from the headline. When a headline leans towards the sensational side, or doesn't...
TUAW Fact Check: Apple using underage labor? No.

The human costs of the iPad mini: chemical smells, unpaid overtime, constant work

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As Apple prepares to start selling its new iPad mini, workers at a Chinese factory that manufactures the product have been enduring chemical fumes, 12-hour work shifts and alleged company mismanagement as they assemble the new device. "The working conditions here are trash, there's no need to bring it...
The human costs of the iPad mini: chemical smells, unpaid overtime, constant work
Silicon Valley is in danger of losing its name

Atmel's XSense technology's will make curved touchscreens possible (hands-on)

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Atmel's XSense technology made its debut way back in April of 2012, but today ASUS became the first big name gadget maker to commit to using the tech -- pledging to put it in an unnamed next-gen tablet set to debut in Q1 of this year. For those unfamiliar,...
Atmel's XSense technology's will make curved touchscreens possible (hands-on)
Five charged after Chinese teenager sells kidney to buy iPad, iPhone

Google offloads Motorola's China, Brazil factories

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Motorola has struck a deal to pare back on its manufacturing facilities, allowing Flextronics to take them over. [Read more]...
Google offloads Motorola's China, Brazil factories

Chinese reporter goes undercover at Foxconn on 'iPhone 5′ production line

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Apple’s fifth generation iPhone is less than 24 hours away from being unveiled to the world, but concerns around the working conditions of the Chinese factory workers that produce the device are being brought up once more. A undercover report from the Shanghai Evening Post, which has been translated into English...
Chinese reporter goes undercover at Foxconn on 'iPhone 5′ production line

Prez Debate: How Candidates Would Bring Apple's Manufacturing To The US

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The presidential debates finally embraced a question about technology. Last night, CNN moderator Candy Crowley asked each candidate how they would “convince a great American” company like Apple to bring their manufacturing facilities to the US. Romney came out swinging against China, accusing them of currency manipulation, violating intellectual property...
Prez Debate: How Candidates Would Bring Apple's Manufacturing To The US
Samsung nabs 3% of Sharp for $112M, taking their display relationship to the next level

Unrest at Foxconn as 2,000 workers reportedly riot at factory in China

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Reports are emerging of a riot that broke out at Foxconn’s manufacturing facilities in Taiyuan early on Monday, but conflicting accounts have described it as either an altercation between security guards and workers or a fight between workers. Engadget’s Richard Lai tracked posts on the Sina Weibo microblog and the...
Unrest at Foxconn as 2,000 workers reportedly riot at factory in China
Robots settlers help colonise the moon

Intel sells flash factories to Micron for $600M

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Intel is selling its two NAND flash manufacturing facilities to Micron as part of an expansion to an already existing partnership between the two firms....
Intel sells flash factories to Micron for $600M

Foxconn workers in Brazil threaten May 3rd strike over poor working conditions

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Following audits and a major overhaul of workers’ rights at Foxconn factories in China, a report from newspaper Jornal de Jundiai (via Evertiq) claims 2,500 workers at a Foxconn plant in Jundiaí, Brazil are threatening to strike if the company doesn’t meet their demands by May 3rd. The plant in...
Foxconn workers in Brazil threaten May 3rd strike over poor working conditions

An Apple TV set in 2012?

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The hardware is the easy part. The trick is to get Hollywood on board "Apple enters markets to reinvent them," wrote Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster in a note to clients Tuesday reiterating his oft-repeated conviction that Apple's (AAPL) next big thing is an Apple-branded television set. To be sure, Munster...
An Apple TV set in 2012?

Samsung Is Accused Of Child Abuse At Its Manufacturing Facilities

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Aug. 7 (Bloomberg) -- A Chinese company that assembles devices for Samsung Electronics Co. hired children at its production facilities and forced employees to work excessive hours, violating labor laws, China Labor Watch said in a report. Seven children younger than 16 were working in the factory of HEG Electronics...
Samsung Is Accused Of Child Abuse At Its Manufacturing Facilities

Intel tests foundry waters

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Intel is exploring whether it can branch out as a foundry by opening its chip manufacturing facilities to more third-party customers, the company said on Tuesday....
Intel tests foundry waters

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....
Intel may look to outrun foundry competitors with new CEO Krzanich
Intel Builds ‘Chip-To-Order’ Foundry Biz
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