Taiwan’s smartphone sales decline
Published in News
Monday, 14 November 2016 11:19

Taiwan’s smartphone sales decline


Lower than expected results


Shipments of smartphones by Taiwan-based brand vendors and handset ODMs showed a surprise fall.

Sharp might be waking up
Published in News
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 10:40

Sharp might be waking up


Expects significant improvement

Troubled Japanese telly maker Sharp is expecting significant improvement in annual profit due to restructuring with its new owner Foxconn.

Foxconn installs Pork Explosion backdoor into Android gear
Published in Mobiles


Porca misera

Android devices containing Foxconn firmware might have a backdoor thanks to a debugging feature left inside the OS bootloader.

Sharp to spend $570 million on OLED
Published in Graphics
Friday, 30 September 2016 12:10

Sharp to spend $570 million on OLED


Back in the game

Japan's Sharp is to spend $570 million on its OLED screen business in one of the first major investments since it was taken over by Foxconn.

Work begins on PS4 Pro
Published in Games
Monday, 26 September 2016 14:10

Work begins on PS4 Pro


Ready for November 10

Foxconn and Pegatron have begun production of the PlayStation 4 Pro.

Auto makers complacent about IT rivals
Published in News
Thursday, 22 September 2016 20:41

Auto makers complacent about IT rivals

Turning everything upside down

When, and it is  a when rather than an if, autonomous driving cars really begin to tick, it’s going to turn the whole motoring industry upside down.

Microsoft releases a $37 feature phone
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 11:46

Microsoft releases a $37 feature phone


Still making Nokias

Software king of the world Microsoft appears to be still making Nokia phones, despite flogging  its feature phone business to a subsidiary of Foxconn.

Apple leans on its suppliers
Published in News
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 13:19

Apple leans on its suppliers


Cut your prices to keep our ridiculous margins

Those suppliers who thought they were onto a good thing scoring a contract with Apple might be starting to regret it.

Foxconn replaces 60,000 workers with robots
Published in Mobiles


Until the new iPhone makers start killing themslves


Foxconn has finally resolved the problem of labourers working on the iPhone trying to kill themselves by replacing 60,000 of them with robots.

Microsoft sells Nokia to Foxconn
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 13:53

Microsoft sells Nokia to Foxconn


Pretty much as we predicted

Microsoft has confirmed that it is selling its featurephone business to manufacturing company Foxconn for $350 million.