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2011-02-16 13:31:21

Apple said its contractor has "saved lives" with a suicide prevention program established after a number of workers killed themselves at plants in China. Apple said in its 2011 Progress Report that it had sent a team of experts to Foxconn's plant in Shenzhen, southern China, last year to investigate the suicides and evaluate the company's response. "The team commended Foxconn for taking quick action on several fronts simultaneously... the investigation found that Foxconn's response had...

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2011-01-20 08:55:00

Apple has come under fire from environmental groups in China, who accuse the California-based tech giant of ignoring health and safety concerns at factories in the Asian country. Three dozen Chinese environmental organizations combined to publish a report, entitled "The Other Side of Apple", on Thursday. They ranked the iPhone and iPad manufacturer dead last in a survey of 29 multinational tech corporations in terms of response to questions regarding pollution and workplace health hazards in...

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2010-12-07 14:40:00

DigiTimes reported on Tuesday that Apple Inc.'s next iPad tablet will start to ship as early as February from electronics maker Foxconn Electronics' factories in China. The report said that Apple originally planned to start mass production of the new device in January. According to the report, those plans were postponed since the device's firmware was still being tested. DigitTimes reported, citing unnamed sources, that plants in Shenzhen belonging to Foxconn will mainly supply the next...

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2010-05-28 06:10:00

An employee of China-based Foxconn Technology Group attempted to kill himself Thursday, becoming the company's 13th worker to commit or attempt to commit suicide this year, China state media reported. According to an official Xinhua News Agency report, police said the 25-year-old man, surnamed Chen, survived after cutting himself in his dormitory room at the factory. Chen began working at Foxconn two months ago after migrating from the central Hunan province. Foxconn, part of Taiwan's Hon...

2009-10-20 06:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Overland Storage, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVRL) today announced it has reached a strategic manufacturing agreement with Foxconn, the largest and fastest growing multinational manufacturing services provider in the world. Under the terms of the agreement, Foxconn initially will collaborate with Overland on the manufacture of one product line within the company's portfolio of end-to-end data protection solutions. "We are very pleased to partner with...

2009-09-07 11:25:00

The head of a new Chinese firm says he has raised $115 million to invest in promising start-up companies in the country. Lee Kai-Fu, who last week announced his resignation as chief of Google's China operations, told Monday's New York Times that his new company, Innovation Works, is being backed by YouTube co-founder Steve Chen and other venture capitalists, and is seeking to help develop a new generation of Chinese Internet and mobile computing entrepreneurs. We're going to collect the best...

2008-09-30 09:00:30

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. , today announced that the company has entered into a manufacturing agreement with Foxconn Technology Group, a leading provider of contract manufacturing, original design manufacturing services and global IT supply chain services. Under the terms of the agreement, Foxconn will supply Dot Hill with manufacturing, assembly and test services from its facilities in China and final integration services including final...

2008-09-02 00:00:00

A surprising discovery made by a mystery Hull man on his new iPhone has become an Internet sensation. The man left a comment on a website devoted to Apple products - the manufacturer of the trendy mobile - after he discovered pictures of a Chinese factory worker smiling and flashing a peace sign on his phone. Known only by his online profile name of markm49uk, he posted on the MacRumours.com: "Not sure if this is or is not the 'norm' but I just received my brand new iPhone here in the UK...

2008-07-02 15:00:22

Foxconn CZ (Pardubice, Czech Republic), computer manufacturer, was awarded the award Dynamic firm within the chart Czech Top 100 for 2007. Foxconn CZ exported goods worth CEK 88 bil in 2007. It became the second largest exporter in the Czech Republic after the automotive firm Skdoa Auto (Czech Republic). Foxconn CZ's proceeds increased by more than 23% to CEK 89.5 bil in 2007 compared to 2006. According to proceeds for 2007, Foxconn CZ took the third position in Czech Top 100. Foxconn CZ...

2006-08-29 02:55:50

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese financial newspaper has said it will support two of its journalists being sued for defamation over a news report that alleged mistreatment of workers at a China plant manufacturing iPod music players. The case was brought by manufacturer Foxconn, a Shenzhen-based unit of Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., against reporter Wang You and editor Weng Bao, of the Shanghai-based daily the China Business News. Foxconn is suing for defamation and asking...


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