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Foxconn May Open US Factories
2012-11-11 08:59:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports A manufacturing company best known for its work on Apple's iPad and iPhone, as well as multiple inquiries into working conditions and employee welfare at its plants, is rumored to be heading to the West. Foxconn Electronics, a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturing company also known for its work on the Kindle Fire and the Microsoft Xbox 360, is reportedly considering opening factories in the US. Said factories, according to The Telegraph,...

iPhone 5 Issues Make It Hard For Supplier To Keep Up
2012-11-08 10:40:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Supply and demand: It´s a deceptively simple notion. It´s one thing to be unable to get products in customers´ hands because demand is so high. It´s another to be unable supply products because your factory can´t churn out enough product. Take, for instance, Apple´s new iPhone 5. More than 5 million customers picked up the latest Apple smartphone during the first 3 days of its availability....

Foxconn Confirms Underage Workers
2012-10-16 08:07:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Foxconn, the world´s largest manufacturer of electronic products, including Apple´s iPad and iPhone, has found itself in hot water once more regarding labor and hiring processes, an issue which they´ve all but become synonymous with. Following several prior complaints about the working conditions in their plants, the extremely long overtime hours and the practice of hiring underage employees, different advocacy...

Apple Could Sell 10 Million IPad Minis in 4th Quarter
2012-10-08 15:18:12

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It was only last week that the Wall Street Journal ran a story confirming Asian suppliers have already begun “mass production” of the rumored iPad Mini. Today, they´re saying that not only is Apple preparing to release such a 7.85-inch tablet in an effort to directly compete with similar options from Amazon and Google. they´re also expecting it to sell pretty well: “10 million units” well....

Foxconn Denies Strike, Production Disruption Reports
2012-10-08 05:51:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Representatives from a Taiwanese electronics manufacturing company are denying reports that workers have gone on strike and have been disrupting the facility's production of the Apple iPhone. According to Associated Press (AP) reporter Didi Tang, China Labor Watch of New York had reported that between 3,000 and 4,000 workers at the Foxconn Technology Group plant in Zhengzhou went on strike Friday, reportedly because of stricter...

Foxconn Plant Shuts Down Temporarily Due To Riots
2012-09-24 08:27:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Riots reportedly broke out early Monday morning in the Shanxi province in China at a Foxconn Technology Group factory in Taiyuan. According to Chinese state media, 5,000 police officers were called to the scene where fighting had reportedly broken out between Foxconn employees and security guards. Now, a reported 40 employees are left injured and the Taiyuan plant temporarily closed. “We want to give people time to cool...

Reports of Forced Student Workers Precede iPhone 5 Release
2012-09-11 12:48:11

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Normally, the days leading up to an iPhone event are filled with conjecture, rumors and wild speculation. And while there has been no shortage of these stories this year, another story has, yet again, brought to the public´s attention the labor practices of the factories where these iPhones are assembled. Apple supplier Foxconn China has previously admitted to employing interns in their assembly plants but have always...

Foxconn Makes Improvements, Still Needs To Make Changes
2012-08-22 15:00:15

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Foxconn, the assembly plant for Apple and many other electronics companies, is making headlines once again as the Fair Labor Association has issued a report about the plant's performance. According to Reuters, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) says Foxconn has, in fact, improved their working conditions in their Chinese plants, but the advocacy group would still like to see some more cuts in overtime hours. Foxconn has long...

Samsung Investigating Child Labor Allegations
2012-08-09 04:56:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Samsung will be looking into allegations made by China Labor Watch that one of its manufacturers employs underage workers at one of its factories. The company has promised to send inspectors in for a special investigation to determine whether or not the allegations are accurate. A Samsung team will be sent off to a supplier factory in Huizhou, China to see if HEG Electronics is employing underage workers. Two previous inspections...

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