Foxconn Founder Asks Apple to Move from China

· Charlotte Henry · News

Foxconn founder Terry Gou urged Apple to move some of its production chain from China to Taiwan as trade tensions increase.

Foxconn Moving 155 Jobs From U.S. to Mexico

· Charlotte Henry · Link

Foxconn factory

Key Apple supplier Foxconn is moving 155 jobs from the U.S. to Mexico. They offshored jobs come from a factory located outside of Indianapolis, according to Reuters, who broke the news. It comes alongside continued criticism of the firm for failing to meet its job creation targets in Wisconsin.

The Taiwan-based electronics maker said in a filing in Indiana in November 2018 that it would lay off 155 workers at a computer factory outside Indianapolis, citing “changes in our business and production objectives.” The Labor Department in February determined that the jobs were eliminated because the company had shifted some production to Mexico, records obtained by Reuters through a Freedom of Information Act request show….The company told the Indianapolis Business Journal in November that the plant in Plainfield, Indiana, was operated by a subsidiary firm and added that the layoffs would not affect other Foxconn-related companies.

Foxconn Wisconsin Project Still Happening

· Andrew Orr · News

Despite Wisconsin’s governor wanting to change his mind on the deal, Foxconn says its still committed to the project.

Wisconsin Regrets $4 Billion Foxconn Deal

· Andrew Orr · Link

Wisconsin’s governor wants to renegotiate his deal with Foxconn, saying he doesn’t believe the jobs promised as part of the deal will come.

“Clearly the deal that was struck is no longer in play and so we will be working with individuals at Foxconn and of course with (the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.) to figure out how a new set of parameters should be negotiated.”

Wisconsin forced people out of their homes, claiming the site of the Foxconn plant was blighted, and now it’s changing its mind. Shameful.

Manufacturers 'Gearing Up' for Qualcomm Trial

· Charlotte Henry · News

Foxconn factory

Manufacturers engaged in a dispute with chipmaker Qualcomm are “gearing up” for a trial in April, according to their lead attorney.

Foxconn May Open Factory in Vitenam

· Charlotte Henry · News

Workers in Apple manufacturing plants built iPhones.

iPhone manufacturer Foxconn is exploring the possibility of opening a factory in Vietnam according to local media reports.

First Million HomePods Roll Off Inventec Assembly Line

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple HomePod speaker

Apple’s HomePod still isn’t on store shelves, but it looks to be getting a little closer now that Inventec has completed a production order for 1 million units.

Foxconn Getting More MacBook Pro Orders, No Redesign Coming This Year

· Jeff Gamet · News

MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Apple’s MacBook Pro has some good news and bad news in store for 2018: Foxconn gets the good news because Apple is sending it more laptop production, and the bad news is for users who were hoping for a major laptop redesign this year.

Leaked Videos Show iPhone 8 Back Panels on Foxconn's Production Line

· Jeff Gamet · News

Leaked videos showing Apple's iPhone 8 in Foxconn factory

Starting off the week—or the day—with another iPhone 8 leak is pretty much the standard routine, and the latest comes in the form of a couple videos claiming to show the Foxconn production line where the new phones are being assembled.