Foxconn aims to replace almost entire workforce with robots
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30 percent automation in China by 2020


According to the latest reports from Foxconn executives, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer now plans to replace nearly its entire human workforce with automated machines over three testing phases, due to advancements in the number of robots it can produce per year.

Foxconn and Sharp set-up TV factory in China
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Japan a bit too pricey 

Foxconn and Sharp are to set up a $6.95 billion10.5G or 11G LCD TV panel factory in China.  Needless to say Foxconn is stumping up most of the cash and Sharp is to providing the manufacturing technology.

Foxconn manager nicked 5,700 iPhones
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Flogged them for $1.5 million

A Taiwanese Foxconn manager nicked 5,700 iPhones and flogged them for a $1.56 million profit and hugely undercutting Jobs' Mob

Amazon worker does a Foxconn
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12 stories without a safety net

An angry Amazon employee sent an email to hundreds of co-workers, including Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos before flinging himself off Amazon’s 12-story Apollo building.

Trump ready to bribe Apple to move back to the US
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Subsiding production like all good socialists

Donald “Prince of Orange” Trump has said that he is prepared to offer all sorts of sweeteners so that Apple will set up a plant in the US.

Apple prices to double if Trump forces it to return
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The cost of “Made in America”

Apple’s assembler Foxconn has been looking at the possibity of setting up iPhone production to the US before Donald “Prince of Orange” Trump orders the US company to do so.

Taiwan’s smartphone sales decline
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Lower than expected results


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

Sharp might be waking up
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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
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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
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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.